Pakistan are set to tour Sri Lanka for a two-Test series starting 16 July, part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.
Pakistan will arrive on 6 July and will play a three-day warm-up game in Colombo ahead of the WTC23 series.
Both the teams have had a mixed results so far in the World Test Championship. Pakistan drew away against West Indies 1-1 before coming back strongly against Bangladesh. They then fell short in the series against Australia, losing 0-1 at home.
Sri Lanka started WTC23 with a brilliant sweep against West Indies at home, but were dished the same treatment by India away. They took the series against Bangladesh 1-0 but have a big challenge ahead of them in the form of table toppers Australia.
The two teams are almost neck-to-neck in the WTC23 standings currently, with Sri Lanka occupying the fourth spot with a point percentage of 55.56 while Pakistan are fifth with 52.38.
However, there could be a lot of changes to the standings before they clash, with Sri Lanka facing Australia in two Tests.
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SL v PAK Schedule:
11 to 13 July: Three-day warm-up - Colts, Colombo
16 to 20 July: First Test - Galle International Stadium, Galle
24 to 28 July: Second Test - R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
This will be the first time since 2015 that Pakistan will travel to the shores of Sri Lanka for a Test series. Pakistan emerged 2-1 victors in a series and did it in some style. With the series tied 1-1, Pakistan chased down a mammoth 377 in the fourth innings to take the series, which is still their highest successful chase in Test cricket history.
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