Misbah-ul-Haq is due for a big score © AFP
Misbah-ul-Haq is due for a big score © AFP

Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in the third and final Test at Pallekele. The series is set for an exciting climax  as it is tied at 1-1. Pakistan stunned everyone with an emphatic 10-wicket win at Galle, but Sri Lanka bounced back in the second Test at Colombo to win the match by seven wickets. Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 3rd Test at Pallekele, Day 1

With a cloud hanging over Mohammad Hafeez’s availability as he is scheduled to fly to India for a bowling assessment test, Shan Masood might get the nod. Masood has played just four Tests for Pakistan so far, with the last one coming against New Zealand in November 2014. Fawad Alam, who replaced Haris Sohail in the squad recently, too is an excellent option at the top of the batting line-upfor them. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is due a big one after an average series by his standards so far. Pakistan have often found themselves losing wickets in a hurry after one or two big partnerships. Many batsmen get off to a good start, then throw their wickets away. That is something they would want to rectify. Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 3rd Test at Pallekele, Day 1.

Sri Lankan pacer Dushmantha Chameera will have to miss out with an injury, and will most likely be replaced by Suranga Lakmal. The poor form of Rangana Herath will be on the back of the hosts’ minds and the veteran will look to bounce back in the third Test and lead his side to a series win. READ: A ‘low’ for Rangana Herath

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