Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2017 in Lahore

Pakistan win by 36 runs

Pakistan win by 36 runsPakistan will host Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I of the series and the game will be played in Lahore on October 29. Pakistan will welcome Sri Lanka with open arms as the resurrection of cricket in the country continues to build on a strong note. After a World XI team played in Pakistan recently, it is now the turn of a cricket board to send its team to the country.

With the series already sealed in favour of Pakistan, who have now won seven internationals in a row against Sri Lanka, they will look to make it 3-0 in the series. Expect a high-scoring game on the flat Gaddafi Stadium surface in Lahore.

Latest reports suggest that Sri Lanka will play one T20I against Pakistan in Lahore. The remaining matches on the tour will be played in UAE, starting with the a day-night Test from September 28. The match in Pakistan is now confirmed after security clearance.

Pakistan T20 Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Ahmed Shahzad, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Amir Yamin, Muhammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Muhammad Nawaz, Umar Amin.

Sri Lanka Squad for Lahore T20: Thisara Perera (captain), Ashan Priyanjan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Dilshan Munaweera, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Chathuranga de Silva, Lahiru Gamage, Mahela Udawatte, Minod Bhanuka, Sachith Pathirana, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Seekkuge Prasanna, Vikum Sanjaya, Vishwa Fernando

No international team has toured Pakistan apart from Zimbabwe since the attack on the visiting Sri Lanka side in 2009, that had left some of the players injured. Six policemen and two civilians had lost their lives in that attack as well.

Sri Lanka are to play Pakistan in an away series which is usually held in the UAE, Pakistan’s temporary cricketing home for now. However, the SLC President indicated that out of all the games to be played in the series, a T20 could be hosted in Lahore if logistical concerns are taken care of.

In a statement to the media, Sumathipala said he was happy to send the Sri Lankan side to Pakistan with their security experts having made a positive assessment of the security situation in the country.

He added:

We have three T20 games coming up against Pakistan in September and we would like to play at least one of those games in Lahore.

I call upon each one of you as members to play your role and give Pakistan the security of your support. There is always risk – there were two attacks in London during the Champions Trophy – but cricket continued under the security assurances of the ICC, so likewise we too must be as accommodating and understanding as possible with our members and extend our fullest support to them as the cricketing family of Asia.

What now needs to be seen is whether the Sri Lankan cricketers will be open to touring the country after having been at the receiving end of of that terror attack. Most of the players from that fateful tour of Pakistan in 2009 have retired and while Chamara Kapugedara is the only player who has a realistic chance of making the Sri Lankan squad, the rest of the cricketers need to be comfortable with the idea as well.

There is also a World XI series planned in Pakistan in the month of September, and if that goes ahead, it will be interesting to see when will the Sri Lanka game expected to be played in Pakistan be played. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ticket information will be released here.

Up until the final of the PSL, Pakistan played their home matches in neutral venue such as United Arab Emirates. But after the final of the star studded 2017 PSL amidst an exceptional level of security, the Pakistan Cricket Board has proven that it is capable of hosting high profile games once again.

Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2017 Schedule

The teams are scheduled to play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20Is.

Date Fixtures Venue
28 Sep – Oct 2  Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Abu Dhabi
6 – 10 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Dubai [D/N]
13 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Dubai
16 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Abu Dhabi
18 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Abu Dhabi
20 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI Sharjah
23 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Sharjah
26 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Abu Dhabi
27 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Abu Dhabi
29 Oct Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 (Match tickets) Lahore
128 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017, 3:35 am

    inshallah srilanka Pakistan aye GI
    wo meri feoret team hy ,,,,

  • Nadeem balouch Aug 21, 2017, 12:47 am

    pakistan t20 saqud hona chayie fakhar sharjeel hafeez baber malik sarfaraz imad aamir shadab junaid hasan yet a team

  • Misbah halepoto Aug 20, 2017, 7:54 pm

    Inshallah aaegi srilanka or pakistan zindabad

  • Sahir Khan Aug 20, 2017, 1:13 pm

    Really Sri Lanka

  • ijaZ ansari Aug 19, 2017, 10:37 am

    gud. luck pak

  • Khan Aug 17, 2017, 6:31 pm

    Sonu gupta tari ma ki kus madar chod

  • furqan Aug 17, 2017, 3:54 pm

    india walo bach jao

  • muhammad Sultan Zaki Aug 17, 2017, 3:34 pm

    Bold step by sri lankan board

  • RAI Aug 17, 2017, 4:09 am

    GREAT JOB PCB.WELLDONE.

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2017, 5:04 am

    MOST WELLCOME SL ..

  • ALI Aug 16, 2017, 5:02 am

    thanks sl play t20 in pak most wellcome to our beauful country.

  • meer shahid baloch Aug 15, 2017, 2:59 pm

    my best player a shehzad or a shehzad ko khilana cheheye

  • Rudra Prasad Ghosh Aug 14, 2017, 4:52 pm

    It is really good thing that cricket has backed in Pakistan. But we hope that the attack which was happened with Srilanka in 2009, will not iterate in the next time

  • Arif Khan Aug 12, 2017, 4:07 am

    Shareel ko nahi khilana chahiye.

  • fazal malik Aug 11, 2017, 1:38 pm

    sherjeel khan ko khilana chahiya

  • waseem Aug 10, 2017, 3:50 am

    amir. Hassan Sami

  • waseem Aug 10, 2017, 3:49 am

    amir Hassan aur sami ko khilana

  • jalal Jul 26, 2017, 9:30 am

    M.Amir k sath M.Asif ko khilana chaheye

  • shayan Jul 24, 2017, 4:07 am

    this will happen and india will burst into tears

  • Imran Sunny Jul 19, 2017, 4:01 am

    Come lets play In Pakistan Veniue 🙂

  • AHTESHAM HAIDER KHARA FROM RANG PUR BAGHOOR Jul 8, 2017, 6:17 am

    Srilanka kay khalaf sharjeel khan mukthar ahmad aor imran nazir umar akmal ko shamal karna chayia €€

    • hasnaat Aug 2, 2017, 7:10 am

      why mukhtar ahmed and imran nazir y not umar amin in t20 squad

  • Sibtain Sibi Jul 7, 2017, 8:04 pm

    Wellcome SL COME to Pakistan , WI PLZ COME TO PAKISTAN AND IMPROVE YOU’R CRICKET .INSHALLAH SL WEHEN U COME TO PAKISTAN U c the Stediam will ful and you c the sport of pakistan and Sl equeal thats big diffrince like the other Cuntry like india ENG Aus SA BAN AFG ZIM nz . PAKISTANI FANS SPORT THE CRICKET AND ALWAYS BOTH TEAMS

    • Abhishek kumar Jul 8, 2017, 10:42 am

      Pakisthan Terrarist State not Safe to Cricket.

      • Hussnain Aslam Jul 9, 2017, 8:13 am

        India is responsible for terrorism in Pakistan. Have you forgotten it???

      • ALI mukhtar Jul 9, 2017, 1:57 pm

        Teri a man killed bound maroon mein

      • Anonymous Jul 13, 2017, 6:30 am

        abishek kumar chup kar

      • Hassan Jul 14, 2017, 4:11 am

        Abhishek come 1 vs 1……… you bitch

      • Bilal Aug 16, 2017, 2:46 am

        And India promote Terrorism in Pakistan

      • Pakistan Aug 16, 2017, 8:06 pm

        Killing People in Kashmir on daily Basis. You bloody Indian Terrorist.

      • Ali Raza Aug 21, 2017, 10:41 am

        tumara moulak sa bara dashatgarad kohi nahi ha Kashmir ma Jo kush ho raha ha Sab ko pata ha jab be boloa such samag kar boloa Pakistan zindabaad

    • HAARIS MEHMOOD l Jul 11, 2017, 12:41 pm

      hindushtan is a terrorist country and it exports terrorism.your navy officer which is a son of bitch has accepted it.he will be hanged soon. hindushtan is the most dirtiest country in the world.hindushtan murdabad, it is the site of psl,donot stick your nose where it does not belong.

      • Anonymous Aug 2, 2017, 10:50 am

        Pakisthan Me Cricket Ha Ha Ha

      • Sonu Gupta Aug 2, 2017, 10:53 am

        Pakisthan Me Cricket HaHaHa … Pakisthan Murdabad

        • HAARIS MEHMOOD Aug 3, 2017, 11:30 am

          INSHALLAH ALL SPORTS WILL COME TO OUR GREAT AND BELOVED COUNTRY,OUR GREAT PAKISTAN. THE FACES OF ALL hindushttanes WILL BE BLACKED. hindushttan IS A TERRORIST STATE AND YOUR TERRORISTS ATTACKED SRILANKAN TEAM.WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN OUR BELOVED COUNTRY WILL COME BACK TO YOU SOON .hindushttan
          MURDABAD,I CURSE ON hindushttan .REMEMBER DUSHT IN hindushttan means evil.LONG LIVE PAKISTAN.PAK ARMY ZINDABAD.KASHMIR BANEGA PAKISTAN INSHALLAH .

        • nazeer Aug 12, 2017, 1:52 pm

          Teri man ko

        • Unknown Aug 18, 2017, 8:18 am

          Kutti ke bache saale tera mulk India Pakistan ka beta hai .Apne baap ko gali ni nikalte .Kuti ke bache India me 2018 me Azaab ana hai dekh lii

        • Kamaldin Aug 18, 2017, 8:20 am

          Kutti ke bache saale tera mulk India Pakistan ka beta hai .Apne baap ko gali ni nikalte .Kuti ke bache India me 2018 me Azaab ana hai dekh lii

    • AJ Jul 14, 2017, 10:36 am

      SL,PAK,IND are Asian teams.my favourite cricket teams.MUHHAMED AMIR is the best bowler ever.and SL now in a big trouble as they are rank no.8 now.Bangladesh leading us.sri lanka’s fan very sad with that.we will hope to win both matches and come back to active.

  • Shaheen Nawaz Abbasi Jul 5, 2017, 6:40 pm

    Inshallha

  • Ateeb Ahmed Jul 5, 2017, 2:33 pm

    Pakistan vs srilanka

  • Ali Asghar dahar Jul 5, 2017, 12:05 pm

    Pak vs SL

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