Sri Lanka cricket team arrives in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: A 15-member Sri Lankan cricket arrived here on Thursday from Karachi for their back-to-back triangular series one-day international matches against Zimbabwe to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on October 9 and 11.
Sri Lanka will take on new-look Zimbabwe for their first win of the series after losing their opening match to hosts Pakistan by a huge margin of eight wickets in Karachi on Wednesday. Sri Lanka were received by the city administration personnel amid tight security at the airport. They were driven straight to the hotel from the airport.
Zimbabwe, going through a rebuilding process after their senior white members pulled out of the team due to a row with the board, are looking to break their 12-match defeat sequence. Zimbabwe had reached Islamabad four days back and had net practice on October 5 and 7. They rested on October 6 when their tour to Sialkot was postponed due to security reasons.
Zimbabwe team manager Mohamed Meman said his team was comprised of youngsters who were just new to international cricket. “But they are learning with each passing day and improving their game after every match.” He said his boys would play their positive game irrespective of the outcome of the matches.