By CricketCountry Staff
Hambonta: Jun 1, 2012
Sri Lanka taike on Pakistan in the first of two T20 international match series at Hambonta. Winning the toss, Mahela Jayawardane chose to bat first.
Pakistan are hoping to build on their impressive record over the past year when they take the field during the full tour of Sri Lanka starting on Friday.
"The task here is to win, but the longer goal is to take Pakistan high up in the rankings in all three formats," Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore said at the series launch in Colombo on Monday night.
"It's a simple statement, but it requires a lot of work," he said ahead of the seven-week tour which comprises three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games.