- By BV Swagath
After a low-scoring T20I Series at Hambantota, Sri Lanka and Pakistan clash again tomorrow in the first of the five ODIs at Pallekele. The match is going to be a day night affair scheduled to start at 09:00 GMT or 14:30 local and also 14:30 IST.
The venue for tomorrow’s SL Vs Pak, ODI – the Pallekele International Stadium is also known as the Muttiah Muralitharan Stadium. It is located in Kandy district and is one of the newest venues to host International Cricket.
The weather for tomorrow’s First ODI isn’t looking that promising with a thunderstorm in store according to the meteorological sites.
Sri Lanka Squad: Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Upul Tharanga, Nuwan Pradeep and Dilhara Fernando
Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wicket Keeper), Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Aizaz Cheema, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat and Sohail Tanvir