Pakistan will host Sri Lanka for the first match of their three-match ODI series in Karachi on Friday. This is the first time since Sri Lanka’s team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009 that a foreign team will conduct a two-week tour of Pakistan. Major teams have avoided Pakistan since that ambush, which killed eight people and injured several players. Only four players in the present squad had previously toured Pakistan when Sri Lanka played a one-off Twenty20 in Lahore in 2017.
Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead Pakistan in an ODI for the first time at home since being appointed skipper in 2017, and 12 of the 16 players in the Pakistan squad have never played an ODI match at home. Sarfaraz wants it to be a special occasion. “This is my home city, so this will obviously be memorable,” he said.
When is the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI?
The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI will be played on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Where is the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI?
The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI will be played in Karachi.