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


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Rusty Pakistan and overworked Sri Lanka are set for an enthralling contest when they open a two-Test series in Galle today, the last for the retiring Mahela Jayawardene.

 

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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