Pitch and weather: The SSC pitch has been known to take some turn on days four and five, but early on will be better for batting. In terms of the weather, unfortunately there’s rain predicted for all five days of the Test, though probably not enough to prevent a result.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Highlights 2023, Monday 24-7. Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2023, Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo.
Toss: Sri Lanka chose to bat.
Pakistan team: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Shan Masood, 4 Babar Azam (capt), 5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), 6 Saud Shakeel, 7 Agha Salman, 8 Noman Ali, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Abrar Ahmed, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi
Sri Lanka team: Sri Lanka: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Nishan Madushka, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dinesh Chandimal, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), 8 Ramesh Mendis, 9 Prabath Jayasuriya, 10 Asitha Fernando, 11 Dilshan Madushanka
Head to Head In Test’s: 58
Pakistan Won: 22
Sri Lanka Won: 17
Pakistan Test Rankings: 6th
Sri Lanka Test Rankings: 7th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Sri Lanka LWWLL
Match Timings: 2 PM GMT | 10 AM Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match number – Test no. 2514