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Lanka hopes to avoid whitewash by arresting run famine

SHARJAH, Sunday: Sri Lanka will attempt to arrest the run famine by their batsmen that has placed them in a position for another 5-0 whitewash of a one-day series when they face Pakistan in the fifth and final match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.

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SIX PLAYERS FROM PRESENT SRI LANKA SQUAD IN UAE INCLUDED : THISARA LEADS SRI LANKA IN T20I SERIES AGAINST PAKISTAN

SHARJAH, Saturday - Hard hitting all-rounder Thisara Perera was elevated to the role of leading his country for the first time when he was named captain of the Sri Lanka T20 team to meet Pakistan in a three-match series which ends in Lahore on October 29.

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Shell-shocked Sri Lanka slide to another defeat

SHARJAH, Friday – Despairing Sri Lanka were looking from where they can find an answer to plug the hole that is leaking out so many defeats for them in the ODI format as they slid to their eleventh consecutive loss when Pakistan beat them by seven wickets in the fourth match to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Even a change of venue to Sharjah that holds the world record for the most number of ODIs hosted at one venue in the Guinness Book Of World Records (227 matches) could not bring Sri Lanka that change of fortune despite the shorter boundaries in comparison to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The only thing they won was the toss for the third time in four attempts and taking first lease of a flat Sharjah track full of runs made a royal mess of it succumbing to 173 all out in 43.4 overs.

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Face confident Pakistan in second ODI today : Sri Lanka has worst ODI record with unsettled batting order

ABU DHABI, Sunday: Sri Lanka already with the worst win-loss ratio record for a Test nation in a calendar year has a tough task ahead of them to break the winless run of eight consecutive defeats when they take on Champions Trophy champions Pakistan in the second ODI at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Monday.

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