Pak, S. Lanka 1st Test match starts today
GALLE: The first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will start at the Galle International Stadium on Friday (today).
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was suspended from the first Test because his team was found guilty of a "serious over-rate offence" during the fifth ODI in Colombo on Monday.
In Misbah’s absence, Mohammad Hafeez will lead the side.
Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in ODI series by 3-1.
Squads of both teams are as under:
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Ayub Dogar, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Afaq Raheem, Mohammad Ayub, Aizaz Cheema.
Sri Lanka (from): Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Chanaka Welegedara, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis.