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Pakistan face Sri Lanka in U-19 series opener today

Islamabad:    Pakistan U-19 team begin their tour of Sri Lanka on Sunday with the opening match of the five-match 50-over series in Hambantota.
In Colombo, captains Sri Lanka’s Nipun Dananjaya and Rohail Nazir of Pakistan attended the trophy unveiling ceremony with Rohail hoping to play a competitive series.
Rohail said he was satisfied with the team’s preparations and reckoned that Pakistan were capable of winning the series against the hosts.
“The series against Sri Lanka is going to be exciting, which will help players from either side to prepare for next year’s ICC U-19 World Cup in South Africa,” Rohail said. “Our coaches have prepared us keeping in mind the spinning tracks in Sri Lanka, so I feel that the conditions won’t be a problem for us.

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