Sri Lanka is all set to play Pakistan in six limited-overs fixtures in Karachi and Lahore. The ODI series will first commence on September 27 at the National Stadium before the action shifts to the Gaddafi Stadium for the shortest version of the game.
While apprehensions linger over the squads announced by Sri Lanka for the tour given that 10 of their top cricketers decided against the tour, the island nation’s record in Pakistan in nevertheless truly impressive.
They last played an ODI series in Pakistan back in 2009 ahead of the ill-fated terrorist attack on their team bus. During that time, Sri Lanka defeated the home side led by Shoaib Malik 2-1 in the three-match series.
They also boast the record of having won six of their last seven series in Pakistan, including the Asia Cup that occurred in 2008 and the iconic World Cup win in 1996. Sri Lanka’s dominance in Pakistan conditions is thus refreshing news for the tourists ahead of the contest between the two sides.