ODI cricket returns to Pakistan- Karachi to host Sri Lanka today

Groundbreaking One-day International series returns to Pakistan, as Karachi prepares to host Sri Lanka in the first of three matches at the National Stadium. With nine of top regular stars skipping the tour for security reasons and prodigiously talented young right-handed batsman Kusal Mendis sidelined through injury, Sri Lanka have named experienced left-handed opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne as ODI captain. 

If the match starts on time as per schedule, this would be the first ODI in Karachi after a yawning gap of exactly 3901 days, which is equivalent to an unimaginable 10 years, eight months and six days, since Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 129 runs in the second fixture on their way to winning the series 2-1.

Source: Dawn