Great to be part of Pakistan cricket revival- Dimuth

2019-12-10 at 18:32

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who has a strong side at his disposal in Pakistan, feels it is a “great pleasure to play a part” in the revival of Test cricket in the country.

When Sri Lanka toured Pakistan for a white-ball series recently, as many as ten of their premier players had opted out, but the experienced Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal are in the ranks now.

Karunaratne and the Sri Lanka team was welcomed in the capital city of Islamabad with around 4000 security personnel looking after their safety.

Speaking at a media briefing Karunaratne, said, “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited, it’s after ten years that we are playing a Test match in Pakistan and it’s a great pleasure for me to be part of it.”

He added Pakistan’s former coach Mickey Arthur being in Sri Lankan dressing room will also be an advantage for his team during the series.

The opening Test of the two-match will series will get underway  tomorrow in Rawalpindi from 1030am Sri Lanka time.