Pakistan is set to tour Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series which is scheduled to begin on 16th June. Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) announced the schedule for the two-match series yesterday. Pakistan also toured Sri Lanka last year for the two-match Test series before the Asia Cup. This series will be part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-2025 cycle.
|1st Test||16th July – 20th July||Galle International Stadium|
|2nd Test||24th July – 28th July||Sinhalese Sports Club|
Pakistan’s Squad For The Sri Lanka Series
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the 16-man squad for the two-match series a few days ago. A lot of regular names are returning after a long gap. The series is going to be very crucial for Pakistan as it is a very important WTC fixture.
|Babar Azam (Captain)||Middle-Order Batsman|
|Mohammad Rizwan (WK)||Middle-Order Batsman|
|Abdullah Shafique||Top-Order Batsman|
|Imam Ul Haq||Top-Order Batsman|
|Shan Masood||Top-Order Batsman|
|Mohammad Huraira||Top-Order Batsman|
|Saud Shakeel||Middle-Order Batsman|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK)||Middle-Order Batsman|
|Salman Ali Agha||Middle-Order Batsman|
Which Team Has A Better Chance?
Pakistan and Sri Lanka both are fine Test teams and Pakistan was able to draw the series last time around. Sri Lanka can’t be taken easily at their home as they have some top-quality players and they will challenge Pakistan. Pakistan, led by Babar Azam will be looking to make a strong statement and start their WTC campaign with a win. It is going to be an exciting and well-fought series but I’m gonna go with Pakistan to win it.
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