Pakistan-Sri Lanka T20I series begins October 5

The three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which both teams are using to prepare for next year’s T20I World Cup, begins on Saturday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Schedule for Sri Lanka vs Pakistan T20I series 2019

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will meet in the first match of the three-match T20I series at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on October 5.

The entire series will take place at the same venue in Lahore, where the teams will hold on Friday their first training session in preparation for the series after arriving from Karachi on Wednesday.

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The second match of the T20I series gets underway on October 7 and the final match is scheduled for October 9.

The hosts head into the series as favourites after their 2-0 ODI series win and they lead the head-to-head stats 13-5, having played 18 T20Is against each other since 2007.

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In the last two years, Sri Lanka have lost 15 out of 21 T20I matches played in the period, while in contrast Pakistan have registered 21 victories from 26 games.

The visitors will also be fielding a second-string side captained by Dasun Shanaka after senior players opted out of the tour over security concerns.

Schedule

1st T20I, Oct 5, Lahore
2nd T20I, Oct 7, Lahore
3rd T20I, Oct 9, Lahore

Squads

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

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