Pak vs SL: Babar Azam-led squad departs to Sri Lanka to play Take a look at collection

Pakistani cricketers at Lahore airport forward of departure for Colombo. Screengrab

LAHORE: The nationwide cricket staff left for Sri Lanka on Wednesday to play two Take a look at matches beginning July 16.

The squad will arrive in Colombo this night at 6:00pm Pakistan time.

Pakistan will play a three-day warm-up match between 11-13 July. The primary Take a look at will likely be performed at Galle from 16 July, whereas the second Take a look at will likely be staged at Colombo from 24 July.

For Pakistan, who’re on the fifth spot, this collection is their closing away dedication of the present ICC World Take a look at Championship cycle, which stretches from July 2021 to June 2023, and they are going to be keen to enhance their place on the desk by repeating the identical consequence as final time with a collection win.

Pakistan have performed three collection within the present cycle and with wins in three Checks and two attracts are ranked fifth within the nine-team desk.

Babar Azam’s males levelled the two-Take a look at collection within the West Indies, and defeated Bangladesh 2-0 of their second away project earlier than Australia edged out with a 1-0 victory in Pat Cummins’ facet’s historic tour of the nation.

Within the upcoming 2022-23, Pakistan are set to host England and New Zealand for 3 and two Checks in a bumper dwelling worldwide season.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah

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