Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test Series 2022


The cricket governing body of Pakistan Cricket has cleared that the Pakistan squad will meet Sri Lanka for a 2 test matches bilateral series in the month of July in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket is all set to welcome Pakistan for Sri Lanka vs Pakistan test series 2022. The series will commence following the 3 days warm-up match which will be held on 11th July in Colombo. Since the SL vs Pak test series 2022 is an integral part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023, the series will be critical for both the teams as the conclusion of the series will decide the position of both the teams in the ICC Test championship 2021-2023 leaderboard. Currently, Pakistan is at the number 5th position whereas Sri Lanka is holding the 4th position in the ICC World Test Championship ranking table.

After the arrival of the Pakistan team in Sri Lanka on 6th July 2022, the test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan 2022 will commence with the first test match which will be played from 16th to 20th July at Galle International Cricket Stadium, then both the teams will head over to R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo in order to play the 2nd test match on 24th July. In 2015, Pakistan visited Sri Lanka for a three-test match series where Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 2-1 in the series. Pakistan will want to repeat the history of 2015 again, on the other hand, Sri Lanka would like to take revenge by defeating Pakistan in July.

Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, the Pakistan test squad will arrive in Sri Lanka along with Saqlain Mushtaq as a head coach. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will fight with Pakistan on the field under the leadership of Dimuth Karunaratne and the guidance of Chris Silverwood as a head coach. Dimuth Karunaratne made his test debut on 17 November 2012 against New Zealand, since then he has appeared in 78 tests where he contributed 5,768 runs with an average of 39.77 whereas Babar Azam made his test entry on 13th October 2016 against West Indies, since then he has made 2,851 from his 40 tests.

Currently, Pakistan stands at the number 5th place in the ICC test ranking whereas Sri Lanka is sitting at the 7th position. In terms of head to head in test cricket, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have met 55 times on the field where Pakistan got the upper hand by winning 20 matches whereas Sri Lanka won 16 matches, and 19 matches between both the teams were drawn. Overall, as of June 2022, Pakistan has appeared in 444 matches where they won 145 matches and lost 135 tests with 163 tests drawn, on the other hand, Sri Lanka has contested 303 tests where they achieved the triumph in 96 matches and faced defeat in 115 matches with 92 tests drawn. So, it would be interesting to watch how Pakistan will perform in the home ground of Sri Lanka in the upcoming SL vs Pak test series 2022.

Start Date :

2022-07-16

End Date :

2022-07-28

Host Country :

Sri Lanka

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Schedule

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Test Match 2022
Match 1
Start Date- 2022-07-16
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 2022-07-20
Sri Lanka Vs
Pakistan Venue
Galle International Stadium
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match 2022
Match 2
Start Date- 2022-07-24
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 2022-07-28
Sri Lanka Vs
Pakistan Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Teams
Pakistan Sri Lanka

Squad

Pakistan Team Squad
Azhar Ali Sarfaraz Ahmed Fawad Alam Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam Shan Masood Yasir Shah Agha Salman
Hasan Ali Mohammad Nawaz Shaheen Afridi Naseem Shah
Imam-ul-Haq Faheem Ashraf Haris Rauf Abdullah Shafique
Saud Shakeel Nauman Ali