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Pakistan v Canada 2011 Cricket World Cup: Live Streaming and Match Preview

Pakistan will be confident of beating the minnows of Canada tomorrow.

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Another one-sided contest is expected when Pakistan clash with Canada in Colombo on Thursday.

The two sides could not have had more different preparations to the fixture.

Pakistan have won both their matches, including a terrific victory against Sri Lanka that gave their fans hope of a successful tournament.

On the other hand, Canada have been thumped in both of their World Cup fixtures so far and will be particularly embarrassed by a 175-run towelling at the hands of Zimbabwe.

Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Team News

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (wk), Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (c), Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar,

Akhtar could be rested due to his injury record and may be replaced by Wahab Riaz, but Pakistan should enter the match with the same line-up that impressed against Sri Lanka.

Canada: Nitish Kumar, John Davison, Ashish Bagai (c & wk), Zubin Surkari, Jimmy Hansra, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Tyson Gordon, Rizwan Cheema, Harvir Baidwan, Khurram Chohan, Balaji Rao

Canada are likely to stick with the same side that were thumped by Zimbabwe as they look to regain some pride. Davison could be on his last chance and needs some runs.

Prediction

Pakistan cricket is finally looking forward after the spot-fixing saga and captain Afridi is part of the reason why things are looking up for the Asian country.

After a five-wicket haul against Kenya, Afridi took four match-winning wickets against Sri Lanka and has energised the side with his refreshing brand of captaincy.

Balaji Rao claimed four wickets for Canada against Zimbabwe and will need to bowl well again while the likes of Chohan and Cheema will need to step up and be more consistent if they are to stand any chance.

Canada will need to be at their very best and Pakistan at their very worst to record victory but as has been the theme of this World Cup, a big victory for the Test-playing nation is likely.

Key Men

Shahid Afridi – Afridi is proving a real threat with the ball after nine wickets from just two matches, and if he gets a chance with the bat, could destroy the Canadian bowlers.

John Davison – Despite not making a run in the tournament so far, he has the experience to deliver and needs to score runs to maintain his place.

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