Karachi set for historic cricket return

The 2nd One-day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at the National Stadium Karachi, towmorrow, after heavy rain had wash off the inaugurating match, much disappointment of the cricket fans who had comes to the stadium for what was to be the first ODI played on a Karachi pitch in a decade.

Teams have been saying NO to visit the cricket-mad country since a deadly terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009, and Karachi has not hosted a one-day international since that attack. Pakistan have been decided to play nearly all of their “home” matches in the United Arab Emirates due to security concerns

Expected Playing Xl. 

Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne (c), Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana and Kasun Rajitha

Pakistan: Imamul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Usman Shinwari.

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