The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released the itinerary for the upcoming Pakistan tour to Sri Lanka in 2022 on Wednesday, June 22.
The teams will play a two-match series in 2022 as part of Pakistan’s trip to Sri Lanka, which will be a part of the ICC Men’s World Test Championship cycle from 2021 to 2023.
The first Test match of the series will be played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle from July 16 to 20. While the second Test match will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo from July 24 to 28.
A three-match ODI series and a two-match Test series were initially planned for Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2022. The ODI matches, however, were abandoned in May 2022 because they were not a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League for the years 2020–2023.
The previous time Pakistan visited Sri Lanka was in 2015, at which time three-Test series, five ODI series, and two T20I series were played. Pakistan had dominated the whole tour, winning the Test series by a score of 2-1, the ODI series by a score of 3-2, and the two-match T20I series by a score of 2-0.
Meanwhile, the arrival of the Pakistan National Cricket Team in Sri Lanka will take place on July 6 and after a few training sessions, Pakistan will play a three-day warm-up game in Colombo, which will start on July 11.
The two teams are almost neck-to-neck in the WTC23 standings currently, with Sri Lanka occupying the fourth spot with a point percentage of 55.56 while Pakistan is fifth with 52.38.
SL vs PAK Schedule
- 11 to 13 July: Three-day warm-up – Colts, Colombo
- 16 to 20 July: First Test – Galle International Stadium, Galle
- 24 to 28 July: Second Test – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo