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Sri Lanka named a squad without any prominent names after as many as 10 players opted out of the Pakistan tour due to security concerns. Lahiru Thirimanne has been named the captain of the 15-member squad while Dasun Shanaka will lead the Twenty20 International side.

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Batsman Minod Banuka is the only uncapped player in the ODI squad. He is joined by Bhanuka Rajapakshain the T20I squad. Danushka Gunathilaka and Lakshan Sandakan return to the side for both series after having been dropped for the home ODIs against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) were faced with a major problem with 10 players – prominent names include Lasith Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews – over security fears thus opening the doors for the inexperienced ones to step in.

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It was in 2009 that the Sri Lankan team bus came under militant attack in Lahore during the tour. The upcoming series will be Sri Lanka’s first full tour of the country, but they one T20I game of a three-match series against Pakistan about two years ago, in Lahore in October 2017.

Sri Lanka will play three ODIs in Karachi and as many T20Is in Lahore between September 27 and October 9.

ODI Squad: Lahiru Thirimanne (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Minod Bhanuka, Angelo Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

T20I Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara