The first match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan under the 2023-2025 World Test Cricket Championship is scheduled to start tomorrow (16th) at 10.00 am at the SSC Stadium in Colombo.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne is likely to lead Sri Lanka while Babar Azam leads Pakistan. If the doctors declare that Dimuth Karunaratne has not fully recovered from his injury, Dhananjaya Silva will take the lead tomorrow instead of Dimuth.
In the last World Championship Test Cricket Tournament, Sri Lanka finished 5th and Pakistan finished the tournament as the 7th team. In the latest International Cricket Council Test Cricket Team Rankings, Pakistan remain at number 6 and Sri Lanka at number 7.
Sri Lanka squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Sadheera Samarawickrama, Kamindu Mendis, Ramesh Mendis, Prabhath Jayasuriya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Vishwa Fernando, Lakshitha Manasingha.