Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: In a remarkable phenomenon, the entire current Pakistan squad will be playing its first-ever Test match at home, since no Test was played in Pakistan since they made their debuts.
Pakistan announced their 16-member squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.
Saeed Ajmal has faced a tough time since returning to cricket from a five-month suspension after his bowling action was found to be illegal by the International Cricket Council last year.
Haris Sohail injured his knee during a practice session and doctors have advised him a minimum rest of two weeks.
A well-informed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the hierarchy of the Board had ruled out a comeback for either Kamran Akmal or Shoaib Malik in the one-day squad.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has backed both Shahid Afridi and Faward Alam for the post of Pakistan T20 skipper.
Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 45 overs, Pakistan fought back after being 106-5 to scrape home off the penultimate ball of the match in Hambantota. Sohaib Maqsood remained unbeaten on a glorious 89 off 73 balls, while Fawad Alam scored 62.
A official in the board confirmed that pace bowlers, Mohammad Talha, Mohammad Sami, Tabish Khan and Umaid Asif, all-rounder Fawad Alam and leg-spinner Yasir Shah have been given four-month contracts worth Rs 40,000 per month from September to December.