Colombo (October 22, 2017): Thisara Perera will lead the Sri Lankan squad for the three T20 matches series against Pakistan, of which the final match will be played in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Earlier, Sri Lanka T20I captain Upul Tharanga refused to visit Pakistan for the last match, after which Sri Lanka Cricket decided to appoint Perera as the captain of the team. Sri Lankan Head Coach Nic Pothas and a physiotherapist had also refused to visit Pakistan.
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Perera recently visited Pakistan with the World XI team to play a three-match T20I series in an attempt to revive international cricket in the country.
The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27 before flying to Lahore for the last match on October 29.