After feeling the excitement and competition in Indian Premier League, Sri Lankan and Pakistani cricket fans won’t get any breaks as the inauguration T20 match of Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka is ready to kiss the ground today (01) increasing the circulation of Cricket fever in every and each fans’ body of two countries.
The two counties will play a tournament with two T20s, five ODIs and three Test matches during June and July. The first Twenty20 will play at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sooriyawewa, Hambantota today (01). The match will begin at 07.00pm in local time and will play as a day/night 20-over match.
Mahela Jayawardena will be the Captain for Lions team as usual while Mohammed Hafeez will lead Pakistan team in the series.
Sri Lankan team as follows, DPMD Jayawardene (Capt), LD Chandimal, TM Dilshan, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, KS Lokuarachchi, SL Malinga, AD Mathews, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara (WK), SMSM Senanayake, WU Tharanga, HDRL Thirimanne, I Udana
Pakistan team as follows, Mohammad Hafeez (Capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Sami, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shakeel Ansar (WK), Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat