#PAKvsSL: Two Test Matches Scheduled In July

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Schedule for #PAKvsSL Test series was announced yesterday. Both sides will play two matches. Pakistan also toured Sri Lanka for a Test series last year. The rubber ended with both sides winning one Test match each. 

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#PAKvsSL: Schedule Announced

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Pakistan will visit Sri Lanka during the month of July as per the following schedule.

11 and 12 July – Warm-up game
16-20 July – First Test at Galle International Cricket Stadium
24-28 July – Second Test at Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo

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The green shirts for the tour comprise of the following members.

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi and Shan Masood.

Support Staff: Rehan-ul-Haq (team manager), Grant Bradburn (head coach), Andrew Puttick (batting coach), Morne Morkel (bowling coach), Aftab Khan (fielding coach), Abdul Rehman (assistant coach), Drikus Saaiman (strength and conditioning coach), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (media and digital content manager), Lt Col Usman Anwari (Retd) (security manager), Talha Ejaz (analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).

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It is worth mentioning here that earlier, media houses had reported that there were talks between the two boards of having an ODI series alongside the Test series. ODIs were being considered to provide both sides with good match practice ahead of the ICC ODI world cup that is scheduled to played in India, later in the year. However, owing to differences that emerged between the two cricketing bodies during the scheduling of Asia Cup; Pakistan reportedly gave up on the idea and decided not to extend their tour to Sri Lanka beyond the Test series which will also be part of the new World Test Championship.