SL vs PAK Live weather report today and pitch report from Galle Stadium – SL vs PAK 1st Test 2023. Galle is set to host the first SL vs PAK test match on July 16-20. The second test match will be played in Colombo from July 24-28. The Test series is part of the WTC Cycle 2023-35.
Both teams have played 57 Test matches with Pakistan winning 21 matches and Sri Lanka 17. The last time both teams played a Test series in 2022 it ended in a draw.
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Sri Lanka will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne. There are some concerns regarding his fitness, but he should be fine to start the first test. He has a hamstring injury that could prevent him from playing the test match. In case he misses Angelo Mathews he could Sri Lanka in Galle.
The winger has announced the squad for the first Test only. A source close to Sri Lanka Cricket told the newspaper that Dimuth Karunaratne will undergo a fitness test before the first test. In the announced setting, he will play the Galle Test match.
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Pakistan will be led by Babar Azam. This WTC cycle is very important for their captaincy as they lost to Australia and England at home in the previous WTC cycle. With Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Sarfaraz Khan and Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan would have experienced players to deliver in the first Test. Recently, Pakistan played a two-day practice test match with the Sri Lanka Cricket Presidents XI team which ended in a draw.
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India currently leads the WTC cycle with 100 PCT points after their dominant victory over the West Indies in Dominica. Australia and England rank second and third respectively. Five of the top nine Test teams have yet to start their WTC cycle.
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SL vs PAK Live Weather Report Today and Pitch Report from Galle Stadium – SL vs PAK 1st Test 2023
Galle has hosted 43 test matches with 23 matches won by the batting first team and 14 matches won by the chasing team. The average first entry score is around 370, which decreases with each entry.
Talking about the weather conditions in Galle for the first test, there will be clouds on all five days with the threat of rain on four of the five days of the test match. The test match starts at 10am local time and periods of cloudy spells are to be expected. The temperature will be between 30-32 degrees.
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