Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara could return to Pakistan for the first time in 10 years. The former cricketer has not visited the nation ever since the Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists during Sri Lanka’s tour to Pakistan in 2009. On their way to the stadium to play Day 3 of the second Test, the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked that effectively brought an end of international cricket in the country for many years.
As the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the retired cricketer could make a public return to Pakistan if MCC sends a touring team to the country. While speaking with a news outlet, Sangakkara acknowledged that he would be a part of the tour if such an opportunity arises. After the attack on Lankan team, Zimbabwe then toured Pakistan to play a limited-overs series in 2015, thus marking the return of international cricket to the country after six years.
Most recently, the Sri Lankan team visited Pakistan for three ODI’s and three T20I matches. The visitors lost the ODI series 2-0 but came back strongly in the T20I series. Young Sri Lankan team blanked the host’s 3-0 in the format where Pakistan are ranked number 1 in ICC rankings.
Pakistan make some surprise inclusions to their squad for the upcoming Test series in Australia. What do you make of the fresh faces?https://t.co/cRWvdSPoth— ICC (@ICC) October 22, 2019
The Pakistan national team will now be touring Australia for three T20I’s and two Test matches. The Test series between the two nations will form a part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. The series will also open Pakistan’s campaign in the inaugural edition. The tour will begin on October 31 and will conclude on December 3.