After a long time, Sri Lanka tour Pakistan for the test series is happening. It is such pleasant news for cricket lovers in Pakistan. The test series is of two matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi after 10 years. The first match will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from December 11 to 15. After that, the second match is scheduled in National Stadium from December 19 to 23. However, I really wanted to enjoy the matches at Lahore but due to bad weather, it could not be selected as a venue. It is a 12-day test series and two venues. Both teams are in a great balance and it is going to be a prediction less series which no doubt, packed with great surprises.
The matches were scheduled in October but due to the tight schedule of Sri Lankan players it is now happening in December 2019. This series is a part of ICC Test Championship.
PAK Vs Sri Lanka Tour is now confirmed by BCB and SLC. Hope for the best for White Ball Cricket Series.
To be honest, the test series in 2009 against Sri Lanka was a really bad memory for both countries due to the armed attacked at Sri Lankan team. Since then the International Cricket in Pakistan was largely suspended. But, nowadays, domestic and International cricket is coming in action after a long time. All the security measures and preparations from Pakistan seem great and we welcome the Guests with an open heart. This series is very important to promote Cricket in Pakistan which was falling down, unfortunately.
Sri Lanka Tour Pakistan Schedule 2019-20
PCB selected two venues for the series in two cities. Pindi Cricket Stadium is an international level ground that has a capacity of 28,000 spectators. While the National Stadium Karachi is owned by BCB and the home ground of Karachi Kings. It holds a big credit for promoting domestic cricket in Pakistan. Moreover, It can hold 34,228 spectators and open in 1955.
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match Dates
- 11-15 December – 1st Test, Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Sri Lanka Tour PAK 2st Test Match Dates
- 19-23 December – 2nd Test, National Stadium, Karachi
- First Match Timing: 05:00 AM GMT and 10:00 AM Pakistani Time
- Second Match Timing: 05:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM Pakistan Time
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Test Series Draft / Player List
Here is a list of Players for Sri Lanka and Pakistan team for test series 2019-20
Pakistan Player List
Azhar Ali (Captain)
Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket Keeper)
Sri Lanka Player List
Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain)
Kusal Perera (Wicket Keeper)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Tickets for Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2019-20
On 5 December 2019, PCB has announced the sale of tickets for Osaka Batteries Cup Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2019. Surprisingly, the ticket price is 50RS only for both matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi. Tickets can be purchased online from www.yayvo.com and Rawalpindi fans can purchase tickets from TCS ticket sales centers on 7 December.
In Karachi, the sale of tickets from the TCS sale centers will commence on 9 December.
The price of tickets for Shoaib Akhtar Enclosure at the Pindi Cricket Stadium is fixed at 50/- PKR. PCB said we lowered the price for this section to promote the Internation Cricket in Pakistan.
At the National Stadium, tickets for Javed Miandad, Fazal Mahmood, Quaid, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Iqbal Qasim and Nasimul Ghani enclosure will be available and have also been fixed at PKR50.
Moreover, PBC distributed a handsome number of tickets in Schools and Colleges to promote Cricket in Pakistan.
How to Buy PAK Vs SL Test Series Tickets?
The tickets are available on www.yayvo.com online and TCS Sales Centers in Rawalpindi and Karachi. People advised keeping their CNIC Card with them to purchase tickets from TCS Centers. Each CNIC Card can purchase up to 10 Tickets. You can collect the tickets directly from TCS Center.
How to Purchase Pakistan Sri Lanka Test Series Tickets In Karachi?
Karachi fans can purchase tickets online from yayvo.com and TCS Sale Centers.
How to Buy Pak Vs SL Test Series Tickets In Rawalpindi?
Rawalpindi fans can buy tickets online and TCS sales centers.
Buy Sri Lanka Tour Pakistan Test Tickets in Lahore
Unfortunately, there is no match will be played in Lahore due to bad weather. But Fans can buy tickets online from Yaywo.com online store. TCS is not selling tickets Lahore.
PAK vs SL Test Series Channels and Live Streaming
Luckily, fans you can watch the match in Pindi Cricket Stadium and National Stadium, Karachi because the ticket price is very low which is only 50/RS. Fans can enjoy the Test Match online and on TV Channels across the world.
Here is a list of TV channels broadcast PAK vs SL test series
- Indian subcontinent: Sony Six, Sony Six HD
- New Zealand: SKY Sport NZ
- Pakistan: PTV Sports
- Sri Lanka: SLRC ( Channel eye)
- Australia: Fox Sports
- South Africa: SuperSport
- USA: Willow TV, Hotstar
- Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV), BTV, Maasranga TV
- Live Streaming: SonyLIV
Today Match – Live Score Ball By Ball
Live scores and updates are available on ICC official website and all the big sports websites like Cricinfo, Cricbuzz, ESPN, Star Sports, NDTV Sports, IBNLive Cricketnext.
Match Prediction For PAK vs SL Test Series 2019-20
This test series is very crucial for Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In the past few years, Pakistan was not able to perform well in ODI and Test. Now, it is a great depression time for Pakistan to perform well in front of a big crowd. However, they have an advantage of home ground. On the other hand, the SriLankan team is more balanced and have the nerve to play under pressure. However, they haven’t played a single match for ten years in Rawalpindi stadium which is a very hard challenge for them.
Winning Facts About Sri Lanka
- 4th position ICC Test Championship’s table
- Full strength squad
- The return of Angelo Matthews and Dinesh Chandimal to their middle-order
- The conditions at Rawalpindi will be similar to their home grounds
- Strong batting lineup and a versatile bowling attack.
Winning and Losing Facts About Pakistan
- Pakistan has a great test cricket experience. Lots of recent tours. The team is in foam.
- This series is a great chance to put their first points on the board.
- Bad Australia Tour
- Misbah has immature team management skills in the past matches and the team is in great pressure.
- Pakistani team has less patience and play bad under pressure.
Azhar Ali (C), Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Kashif Bhatti, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Usman Khan Shinwari, Yasir Shah, Imran Khan
Possible XI: Masood, Imam/Abid, Azhar (C), Azam, Shafiq, Fawad, Rizwan (WK), Yasir, Bhatti, Abbas and Shaheen.
Dimuth Karunaratne(C), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha and Lakshan Sandakan.
Possible XI: Karunaratne (C), Thirimanne, Mendis, Mathews, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dickwella (WK), Dilruwan, Embuldeniya, Vishwa and Kumara
PAK vs SL Pitch Report
We have learned from Quaid-e-Azam Trophy this year the Rawalpindi wicket is very good for run-scoring with pacers and spinners. It best to Bat First on this kind of Wickets and both teams may be looking for this opportunity. However, it all depends on weather forecast.
Prediction Tips For Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Test
- Mohammad Rizwan should get the nod over Niroshan Dickwella for the wicket-keeper slot for this Test.
- Babar Azam is a must-have in the side along with Angelo Mathews
- Dilruwan Perera is capable of picking wickets consistently
- Yasir Shah is a must-have in the side considering his record in the subcontinent.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Azhar Ali, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Asad Shafiq, Lahiru Kumara, Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen Afridi. Captain: Babar Azam, Vice-Captain: Mohammad Abbas
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Babar Azam, Dimuth Karunaratne, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali, Dilruwan Perera, Kashif Bhatti, Lahiru Kumara, Yasir Shah and Shaheen Afridi. Captain: Dimuth Karunaratne, Vice-Captain: Babar Azam