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Pakistan Twenty20 squad reach Dubai

05 December, 2013

LAHORE: Pakistan Twenty20 squad reached Dubai to play two matches against Sri Lanka, Our Sources reported on Thursday.

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In the series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will play two Twenty20s, five one-day internationals and three Test matches from December 11 to January 16.

Pakistan will also play a one-off T20 match against Afghanistan on December 8.

Earlier, the members of Pakistan's Twenty20 squad Sohail Tanvir, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Sharjeel Khan, Zohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Junaid Khan, Bilawal Bhatti and Zulfiqar Babar along with Manager Moin Khan left for UAE from Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport. Captain Muhammad Hafeez will join the squad later. Allrounder Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali will also reach UAE later.

Moin Khan talking to media, before departure of the team, said that the services of a local coach are essential for the team. He said the performance of the team has improved with new players. He said the morale of the team is high and it will try its best to win the series.

The series against Sri Lanka will begin with opening T20 match on December 11.