Sri Lanka Wary of 'Unpredictable' Pakistan in Mahela Jayawardene's Final Series

Mahela Jayawardene will play his final two Tests before he retires but Sri Lanka and Pakistan have long journeys as they look to fix their contrasting woes when they take each other on.

updated: August 05, 2014 19:54 IST
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Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene looks on during a practice session at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.


Galle: Rusty Pakistan and overworked Sri Lanka are set for an enthralling contest when they open a two-Test series in Galle on Wednesday, the last for the retiring Mahela Jayawardene. (Also read: Mahela Jayawardene - dependable and graceful)

The former Sri Lankan captain, whose elegant batting has seen him rise to sixth place in the all-time scorers' list with 11,671 runs in 147 Tests, is due to quit the longer format after the series.

But rival captains Misbah-ul Haq of Pakistan and Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka will look to put aside the emotions of a farewell series as they find themselves battling contrasting worries.

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