Pakistan, Sri Lanka prepare for World Twenty20 in two-match series in Dubai

Sri Lanka, led by Dinesh Chandimal, will have to overcome rustiness after most of their recent matches at home against New Zealand were ruined by rain.

updated: December 10, 2013 20:38 IST
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Dubai: Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead of the World Twenty20 in three months' time.

Pakistan, fourth in the Twenty20 rankings, are also aiming to topple Sri Lanka from the top of the standings by winning both matches, the second of which takes place on Friday.

"Sri Lanka are a top side so this is in itself a motivation to beat the number one side and if we win both it will lift us to the top of the world," Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said.

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