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Sri Lanka announce full strength squad for Pakistan Test tour

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  1. Del

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    Dec 21, 2016
    Sri Lanka on Friday announced a full strength squad, led by Dimuth Karunaratne, for their upcoming tour to Pakistan for a two-match Test series against the hosts, starting from December 11 in Rawalpindi.

    The Islanders will leave for Pakistan on December 8 to take part in the series, held under the ICC Test Championship.

    Sri Lanka Test squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan

    After more than 10 years, Test cricket will return to Pakistan as the first Test will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from December 11-15, while the second Test will be held at the National Stadium from December 19-23.

    Originally, Sri Lanka were scheduled to play Tests in October and then return in December for white-ball cricket, but the matches were swapped to provide them the opportunity to assess the security situation before deciding on the Test venues.

    Earlier in October, ten Sri Lanka cricketers had decided against touring Pakistan for the limited-overs leg citing security concerns.

    Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) were forced to send a second string squad for the tour, which lost the One-day International (ODI) series two-nil to Pakistan but clean sweeped the hosts by three-nil in the Twenty20 International (T20I) series.


  2. Del

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    Dec 21, 2016
    Hasan Ali ruled out of Sri Lanka Tests

    Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has been ruled out of home Tests against Sri Lanka after fresh CT scans revealed cortical rib fractures, involving ninth rib on the right side and eighth and ninth ribs on the left side. The fractures to the pacer will require up to six weeks to heal.

    The 25-year-old pacer will start a rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore from Monday.

    Hasan, after passing fitness tests, had rejoined Central Punjab for their ninth round Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy fixture against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 22 November. However, prior to the match, he complained of pain on his left side for which he underwent precautionary scans in Karachi that revealed fractures.

    The fractures were confirmed in the follow-up scans that were carried out in Lahore.

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