Yasir Shah makes his long-awaited return to the Pakistan squad for their first Test series tour of Sri Lanka in seven years. Shah took 24 wickets over the course of that three-Test series, and with the Green Shirts currently trailing the Lions in the World Test Championship standings, Babar Azam will be hoping that Pakistan’s returning hero will prove their lucky charm once again. Read on as we explain how to live stream Sri Lanka vs Pakistan and watch the 1st Test from anywhere.
The leg-spinner hasn’t featured in a Test since last August, but replaces Sajid Khan in the setup after Pakistan’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Australia in March. After two draws, the Aussies prevailed in the final Test in Lahore to take the series.
Sri Lanka faced off against the same opponent at the start of July, the two-Test series ending with the honors even. Spin master Prabath Jayasuriya lit up the series by taking 12 wickets on his Test debut, while Dinesh Chandimal took care of business with the bat, his double century ensuring the Lions could walk away with their heads held high.
Uncapped spinner Dunith Wellalage has been called up at the expense of the more experienced Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya, after taking a team-best nine wickets in Sri Lanka’s 3-2 ODI series win over Australia last month.
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test schedule: dates and times
- 1st Test: July 16-20 一 Galle International Stadium, Galle 一 10am IST / 9.30am PKT
- 2nd Test: July 24-28 一 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 一 10am IST / 9.30am PKT
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How to watch Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test cricket from outside your country
Below we’ve got you covered with your official Sri Lanka vs Pakistan broadcasting options for India, the US and South Africa, but if you’re currently outside your country of residence and trying to stream the cricket via your local broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t, as it’s location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream – assuming you comply with the broadcaster’s fine print, of course, specifically its terms and conditions.
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