Just In! Sri Lanka Cricket Board has announced the ODI and T20 Squad for Pakistan tour, happening at the end of this month. However, the Sri Lankan Prime minister was advised by the security teams to re-asses the possible Terror Threat situation. Earlier on, ten players from Sri Lanka Cricket team refused to tour Pakistan, due to the insufficient Security measurements.
Sri Lanka ODI Team Squad for Pakistan Tour 2019
Lahiru Thirimanne (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Minod Bhanuka, Angelo Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumar.
Lahiru Thirimanne will be leading the Sri Lanka team in ODI series against Pakistan, after Tishara Prera denied to visit Pakistan for limited over series tour.
Sri Lanka T20 Team Squad for Pakistan Tour 2019
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara.
Sri Lankan T20 captain Lasith Malinga too canceled Pakistan tour for security issues, so Dasun Shanaka will captain the Sri Lankan team in the T20 format.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently assessing the Possible Terror Threats for this tour, so the fate of this visit remains unclear. Many International teams hesitate to visit Pakistan, after Sri Lankan team was attacked in 2006 in city of Lahore. Though, security situation in Pakistan have clearly improved over the years, but still some cricketers fell unsafe to visit Pakistan.
Stay Tuned for More Updates on Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019.