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COLOMBO – Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced its Test Squad against Pakistan for the upcoming two Test match series commencing from September 28 in Abu Dhabi.

The first will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 28. The second Test, which is Sri Lanka’s first pink-ball outing, starts on October 6 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, followed by five ODIs and three T20Is.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Lahiru Thirimanne (vc), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Sadheera Samarawickrema, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage.

Stand-by: Dhananjaya De Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Dasun Shanaka.

The Pakistan Cricket Board last week finalised the 16-member squad, which includes young pacer Mir Hamza from Karachi and marks the return of opener Shan Masood.

Squad: Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Abbas, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza and Wahab Riaz.