Sri Lanka Tour Of Pakistan

Sri Lankan Cricket Board announced a full strength 16-man squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in Rawalpindi and Karachi.

Sri Lankan team will arrive in Pakistan on December 8.

Pakistan will be hosting Test cricket for the first time in more than ten years.

The islanders had visited Pakistan for two limited-overs series in September as well but as many as 10 of their first-teamers including captain Dimuth Karunaratne had decided against making the trip citing security concerns.

However, the 16-man roster named had no dropouts whatsoever, with regular skipper Karunaratne back leading his pack.

Furthermore, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya De Silva are set to board the Pakistan-bound plane.

The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played in Rawalpindi from December 11, whereas the second and final one will be staged in Karachi from December 19.