Lahore June 21 2023 : The itinerary for Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka is now out, with the two matches set to be played between July 16 to 28.
The two-match Test series will mark the opening round of fixtures for both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in their World Test Championship 2023-25 campaign. Galle and Colombo have been shortlisted as the two venues, with the matches to be played between July 16 to 28.
Pakistan will land in Sri Lanka on July 9 and will play a warm-up fixture on July 11 and 12. The first Test will be played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium between July 16-20, with the second Test being played at the Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo between July 24-28.
Pakistan have already announced their 16-member squad for the series, with the headlining act being the return of star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi after a prolonged absence from the longest format. Pakistan have also handed out call-ups to uncapped players Mohammad Huraira and Aamir Jamal.
Sri Lanka are yet to announce their squad for the two-match series.
16-20 July – First Test at Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
24-28 July – Second Test at Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Pakistan squad: 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, Shan Masood.