Pakistan to transfer the momentum from into T20s

Vastavam web: Pakistan will look to transfer the momentum from their one-day whitewash against Sri Lanka into the three Twenty20 Internationals starting in here tomorrow and ending in Lahore three days later.Pakistan blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 in the preceding one-day series and start the Twenty20 fixtures as strong favourites as the number two-ranked side, with Sri Lanka a lowly eighth.Off the field too, Pakistan will hope to build on their efforts to revive international cricket back home with the last match to be played in Lahore on Sunday.
That contest will see the return of Sri Lanka to Pakistan, eight years after their team bus was ambushed by gunmen on the way to the ground in Lahore on March 3, 2009.The attacks, which killed eight people and left seven Sri Lankan players and a staff member injured, resulted in the suspension of all international cricket in Pakistan, forcing them to play home matches in the United Arab Emirates.That forced Sri Lankan selectors to hand all-rounder Thisara Perera, part of the World XI, the captaincy and choose a new-look side.
But Ahmed said his team will not underestimate Sri Lanka.”It’s satisfying to win the ODIs and we will target that same winning momentum but definitely we will not take Sri Lanka lightly,” said Ahmed.Pakistan’s pace bowling will be further boosted by the return of Mohammad Amir who missed the ODIs with a shin injury.Fill-in Sri Lanka skipper Perera hopes his team will put up a good fight.”I am really happy to be leading the team,” said Perera.