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Dec. 11: First T20 (Dubai)
Dec. 13: Second T20 (Dubai)
Dec. 18: First ODI (Sharjah)
Dec. 20: Second ODI (Dubai)
Dec. 22: Third ODI (Sharjah)
Dec. 25: Fourth ODI (Abu Dhabi)
Dec. 27: Fifth ODI (Abu Dhabi)
Dec. 31-Jan 4: First Test (Dubai)
This threatens to be an intriguing three-Test series—especially after the way in which Pakistan performed recently in holding the world’s No. 1 team, South Africa, to a share of the spoils in the UAE.
Angelo Mathews’ side have not been in action in the longer form of the game since winning 1-0 in Bangladesh way back in March. Therefore, this could represent quite a test for the Lankans.
With that being said, it is a challenge they will feel confident of passing, considering it will be in familiar conditions.
However, prior to the Test series comes the serious stuff—as far as subcontinent nations are concerned, at least—with a two-match Twenty20 series and five-match ODI series that should both prove illuminating and yet equally hard to predict.