Pakistan Test Series
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Sri Lanka Test Tour Schedule has been Announced for Pakistan

Schedule announced for Pakistan's Test tour to Sri Lanka

Next month, the first of a two-match Pakistan Test series between Sri Lanka will be played in Galle, where Pakistan set a record-high chase for the venue last year. On July 16, the first Test will start at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. On July 24, the second Test will begin at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo, and it will last until July 28.

The Babar Azam team will arrive in Sri Lanka on July 9 and play a two-day warm-up game on July 11 and 12, then they will go south for the first Test, which will be Pakistan’s first assignment in the ICC World Test Championship cycle 2023–25. Closer to the time, the location of the warm-up game will be announced.

In July 2022, Pakistan last visited Sri Lanka, and the two-match Test series ended in a tie. Pakistan won the first Test by four wickets after they reached the target of 342 to record the most extraordinary run chase at the venue. With a 246-run victory in the second Test, the hosts returned to even the series.

The Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo hosted Pakistan’s most recent Test match there in 2014. They’ve played six Tests at the location, winning one, losing one, and drawing four more.

Sri Lanka trip itinerary for Pakistan:

Pakistan lands in Colombo on July 9.

11 and 12 July – A pregame activity

First Test at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, 16–20 July

Second Test, July 24-28, Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo

Babar Azam (captain), 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 Mas

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; Talha Ejaz, analyst; and Malang Ali, masseur.

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