Sri Lanka have arrived in Pakistan as the latter is ready for Test return to the country after a decade. The islanders have been dealt with a massive blow ahead of the first Test in Rawalpindi from December 11th, with quick bowler Suranga Lakmal being ruled out for the series. The 32-year old fast-bowler is suffering from dengue. Lakmal did not travel to Pakistan.
Asitha Fernando has been called up to replace Lakmal, confirmed Sri Lanka Cricket Board’s CEO Ashley de Silva. Fernando has been a regular feature of Emerging Teams and Sri Lanka’s U-23 teams in the recent months.
Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando
Pakistan squad: Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari
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