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SriLanka vs Pakistan 2009-TEST/ODI/T20 Schedules/Fixtures-Test Series Preview-Test Squads-Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2009

Posted by sriramchewsthefat on July 3, 2009

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Srilanka has been playing good cricket in the past 12 months.They are the runners-up in the recently concluded T20 tournament in England.They only lost one match in the whole series that too in final against pakistan.This series is schedule to have 3 tests ,5 ODI’s and 1 t20,where im going to preview the Srilankan team in this post only for the coming test series.Srilankan team is very hard to beat at home.Last time they lost the test series at home is against Pakistan in 2005/2006.So they want to make a point this time around against Pakistan to win this series.  The Srilankan squad is having lot of new names,so they are trying to develop the young squad which will surely help their cricket in the coming years.The strength of Srilankan team is that their two world class spinners,at home the conditions favoured both the spinners Mendis and Murali more than their opponent spinners.And their batting looks adequate with strong middle order which comprises of Sangakkara,Mahela Jayawardene,Thilan Samaraweera and Dilshan.In their bowling ,Murali and Mendis will bowl most of the overs and their fast bowling attack looks decent.Players like Prasad,kulasekara are good bowlers if conditions helps some swing bowling.So overall its a good All Round squad.

Srilanka Squad for 1st Test:

Kumar Sangakkara(captain)————->Batsman
Mahela Jayawardene——————–>Batsman
Chamara Kapugedera——————–>Batsman
Tillakaratne Dilshan——————>AllRounder
Nuwan Kulasekara———————->Bowler

Suranga Lakmal————————>Batsman
Ajantha Mendis————————>Bowler
Angelo Mathews————————>AllRounder
Muttiah Muralitharan——————>Bowler
Thilan Samaraweera——————–>Batsman
Tharanga Paranavitana —————->Batsman
Dammika Prasad  ———————->Bowler
Kaushal Silva      ———————->Batsman/Wicketkeeper
Thilan Thushara———————–>Bowler
Malinda Warnapura———————>Batsman


Pakistan fresh from a worldcup T20 win wants to continue its form in this tour.Im going to preview the Pakistan team only for the Test series in this post.With the return of Mohammad Yousuf and Abdur Razzaq to the team means they can have a very strong batting line up that can challenge the Srilankan Spinners.They didnt play much test Cricket in last 15 months,they only played 2 or 3 it seems(correct me if im wrong).But their team looks good on the paper especially middle order looks strong.With captain ‘cool’ Younis Khan coming at one down, who scored triple century in last series against srilanka has to play a major role if Pakistan has to win this series.Misbah-ul-haq is good player of  spin will pay a crucial role as a middle order batsman.In the bowling department they have Umar Gul,who can reverse swing the  older ball at will ,and they have two spinners,experienced Kaneria and a new off spinner Saeed Ajmal whose Doosra’s are hard to pick by the overall looks like a decent unit.But we never know how they will perform on a given day.They have to improve the fielding standard if they want to win this series.

Pakistan squad for the Test series:

Younis Khan(captain )—————–>Batsman
Abdul Razzaq————————–>AllRounder
Umar Gul——————————>Bowler
Shoaib Malik————————–>AllRounder
Salman Butt—————————>Batsman
Mohammad Yousuf———————–>Batsman
Saeed Ajmal—————————>Batsman
Mohammad Aamer————————>Bowler
Khurram Manzoor———————–>Batsman
Kamran Akmal————————–>Batsman/Wicketkeeper
Fawad Alam—————————->AllRounder
Faisal Iqbal————————–>Batsman
Danish Kaneria————————>Bowler
Abdur Rauf—————————->Bowler

Srilanka vs Pakistan 2009,tour Schedule/Fixtures:

TEST SERIES schedule:

1ST TEST at Galle–—> Ju1y 4(SAT)- July 8(WED)—->

(10:00 local,04:30 GMT,10:00 IST,10:30 PST)

2ND TEST at P Sara oval,Colombo–—> Ju1y 12(SUN)- July

16(THU)—-> (10:00 local, 04:30 GMT,10:00 IST,10:30 PST)

3RD TEST at SSC,Colombo–—> Ju1y 20(SUN)- July

24(THU)——–>(10:00 local, 04:30 GMT,10:00 IST,10:30 PST)

ODI SERIES schedule:

1ST ODI at Dambulla –—> Ju1y 30(THU)—-> (10:00 local,

04:30 GMT,10:00 IST,10:30 PST)

2ND ODI at Dambulla –—> August 1(SAT)—-> (10:00 local,

04:30 GMT,10:00 IST,10:30PST)

3RD ODI at Dambulla –—> August 3(MON)—-> (10:00 local,

04:30 GMT,10:00 IST,10:30 PST)

4TH ODI at Premadasa,Colombo. D/N –—> August 7(FRI)—->

(14:30 local, 09:00 GMT,14:30 IST,15:00 PST)

5TH ODI at Premadasa,Colombo. D/N –—> August 9(SUN)—->

(14:30 local, 09:00 GMT,14:30 IST,15:00 PST)

T20 Schedule:

ONLY  T20 at Premadasa,Colombo. D/N –—> August 12(WED)—->

(19:00 local, 13:50 GMT,19:00 IST,19:30 PST)


The original source of the SLC  image i have used here is from Wikipedia.

I took the images of Pakistan Team from,

please note that i didnt notice that this image is having copyright or not.So pardon me if i have used the copyrighted im not having any copyright over the image i used in this post.

Hopefully we will have a cracker of a contests between these two sides throughout the coming 2 months .I will try to review  every matches.Feel free to Write your thoughts in comments section about this post. Thanks for reading this post.



One Response to “SriLanka vs Pakistan 2009-TEST/ODI/T20 Schedules/Fixtures-Test Series Preview-Test Squads-Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2009”

  1. saad said

    replace the s malik with f.Alam and s ajmal with d kaneria ,u gul with a razaq and s butt with a kamal and put the akmal on opening

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