Dimuth Karunaratne poses for photo with offcials at Islamabad airport.(SLC/ Twitter)
Dimuth Karunaratne poses for photo with offcials at Islamabad airport.(SLC/ Twitter)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne and Co touch down in Islamabad ahead of Test series

Pak vs SL: The two teams are scheduled to play two Tests in the country with first match to be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from December 11 while the second will be held at National Stadium in Karachi from December 19.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:36 AM IST

Sri Lanka’s 16-member Test squad touched down in Islamabad ahead of team’s blockbuster Test series against Pakistan starting December 11. The two teams are scheduled to play two Tests in the country with first match to be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from December 11 while the second will be held at National Stadium in Karachi from December 19.

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The Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) uploaded the images of players being greeted by officials at Islamabad airport and their post read: “Sri Lanka Test Squad led by Dimuth Karunaratne arrives in Islamabad to take part in a two match Test series. #PAKvSL.”

The visitors had earlier annoucned a full strength squad for the two-match series which will be held under ICC World Test Championship.Dinesh Chandimal, who was part of the Sri Lanka squad during the Test series against New Zealand but did not get a chance to play a game, has been retained in the squad for the series.

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Kasun Rajitha is the only new inclusion in the squad which has no place for Akila Dananjaya who, in September, was suspended from bowling in international cricket for 12 months due to illegal action.

Test squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan

((With agency inputs))

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