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
  • Imran Malik Sep 8, 2017, 5:10 am

    Sharjeel ko goli maar deni chaheye aur har us player ko goli maar deni chaheye jo pakistan ka name bechtay hain in ko aik bar zaror sakht sabaq milna chaheye next time koi ni karay ga

    • Anonymous Sep 8, 2017, 11:28 am

      Allah ki raza ke liye maaf kardena chaiye agar next time kare to phr rangers ke hawale kardena chiaye

    • Inam Sep 16, 2017, 7:54 am

      Agreed

      • Ayaz dahri Sep 20, 2017, 1:38 pm

        Jo Chala gya us ko waps aany ka koi haq nhi

    • Boss Sep 30, 2017, 2:35 am

      You are right bro

  • Zarar gul Sep 7, 2017, 9:41 am

    England ki team inshaa allah pakistan aye gi pakistan best country

  • azmat khan Sep 6, 2017, 6:26 pm

    allah srilanka ko b jeetne ka moqa dy say aamen hahaha….

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017, 1:37 pm

    Stay home .. bloody fixers

  • malik bilal Sep 6, 2017, 6:57 am

    Inshaallah srilanka zaroor aye gi or sharjeel ko zaroor moka mel na chahia

  • Wazir ullah Sep 5, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Plz sharjeel team waps karna

  • Arfan KHAN Sep 5, 2017, 3:07 am

    I am suporter karachi kings meri dua ha k karachi kings jeet jaye is bar…

  • Faisal kohli Sep 4, 2017, 2:43 am

    Sharjeel khan ko mauka de kar opening sharjeel aur fakhar sa karvani chahye…

  • faheem Sep 3, 2017, 8:32 am

    Shrjeel khan ko moka dena chaiy

  • Danish ali Sep 2, 2017, 5:44 pm

    sharjeel khan ko chance no dena chaye. best of luck pakistaniiiiiiiiiii cricket team.

  • junaid khan Aug 28, 2017, 11:51 pm

    Sharjee.khan Kong

  • Wafa ahsan ali Aug 28, 2017, 3:33 pm

    Shahid afridi ke wapsi kario t20 main

  • Munib Malik Aug 28, 2017, 12:45 pm

    Sharjeel khan ko aik aur moka dena chaheye acha player h jo bari mushkil say milta h please

    • Tahir Sep 4, 2017, 3:11 pm

      Anyone Guilty of match fixing or spot fixing maligning the name of Pakistan should not only be banned for rest of their life they should be thrown in Jail.There is now so much money in cricket that these players should not be stooping to the lowest level just to make extra buck. They are greedy and they deserve the harshest punishment allowed under the law.

  • sohail ahmed Aug 28, 2017, 12:16 pm

    Sharjeel ko team mai wapis nahing Lana cahiya

  • Wajid Ali Aug 26, 2017, 12:01 pm

    Africa ki team Pakistan ay gi in Sha Allah zaror

    • kamran khan Sep 5, 2017, 4:58 am

      insha allah world xi aye ge aur khere se aye ge—– best of luck pakistan cricket team——–

  • Wajid Ali Aug 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Please Sharjeel ko ek moqa or do

  • Tariq Aug 26, 2017, 5:38 am

    Best of luck pakistani tem worker…

  • Sharjeel Khan Aug 26, 2017, 4:53 am

    Mein Chahta Hu ke Sirilanka Ke Khilaaf Series Khelon Lekin Mujhe Mauka Nahi Mil Rha Agar Mujhe In Kr Diya to Mein Un Ki Maa Bhen Ek Kr Doo Gaa Ganduon Ki Phudi YAhwar KE Ma Lane

  • Abdul Ahad Aug 26, 2017, 4:50 am

    Please Sharjeel Aur Khalid Latif Ko Mauf Kr Do aur Iss Series Mein Khelne Ka Mauka Do

    • Samama Karim Aug 27, 2017, 3:37 pm

      nahi sirf Sharjeel ko maff kar dar Khalid Latif ki jagg nahi banti

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2017, 4:08 am

    Please sharjeel ko maaf karain

  • Arif Hussain Manhas Aug 24, 2017, 5:01 pm

    plz Sharjeel ki wapes lawoo

    • shabir Aug 25, 2017, 9:24 am

      Please sharjeel ko team may shamil

    • shabir ahmad parray Aug 25, 2017, 9:28 am

      srilanka khalaf sharjeel ko shamil karo open and fakhar zanan middle order

      • dr taj m Sep 1, 2017, 4:09 pm

        yes

  • S.M.FAIZ Aug 24, 2017, 12:49 pm

    I am very happy ke Pakistan mai ab international matches hoa Karen ge

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017, 7:21 pm

    U akmal ko world xi kay khilaf shamil krna chahey

    • Abdul Ahad Aug 26, 2017, 4:55 am

      G g zaroor mile ga tension naa lo un k andar war jaye gaa umar akmal

  • M.asif gilgiti Aug 21, 2017, 7:16 pm

    Sarilanka kay khilaf sharjeel.umar akmal.imran nazir aur khalid latif k shamal krna chahey

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017, 7:09 pm

    Inshaallah sarilanka zaror pakistan aye gi

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