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October 23, 2019
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T20 series: Sri Lanka to field ‘Jayasuriya, de Silva’ against Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan team is determined to prevent a clean sweep by Pakistan in ongoing tour by winning T20 series commencing from Friday 30th July.

Pakistan have already bagged a double triumph as they won preceding Test series 2-1 and ODIs 3-2 in Sri Lankan soil since 2006.

Both sides have inducted new faces under new captains, with sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga leading Sri Lanka and veteran Shahid Afridi taking over reins of fifth-ranked Pakistan.

Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad includes five uncapped players in batsmen Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva, fast bowler Binura Fernando and leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay.

Skipper Shahid Afridi will be among those five players who did not show up in both Test and ODI series including Zia-ul-Haq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Akmal and Sohail Tanvir.

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Nauman Anwar, Mohammad Hafeez, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Zia-ul-Haq.

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kithruwan Vithanage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Kulasekara, Binura Fernando, Chaturanga de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana.