Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas said his side must show more character as they went down to another big defeat against Pakistan in the first T20I in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Sri Lanka's white ball woes in the UAE continued as they slumped to a 7 wicket defeat to Pakistan in the first of three T20Is.
Upul Tharanga insists he will not quit as Sri Lanka limited-overs captain despite suffering a five-nil ODI series whitewash against Pakistan in the UAE.
Pakistan latest left-arm fast bowling sensation, Usman Khan, credits national team bowling coach Azhar Mahmood for his maiden five-wicket haul in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Monday.
Usman Khan took five wickets in just his second game as Pakistan demolished Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the fifth and final ODI in Sharjah to complete a five-nil series sweep.
Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas has told his batsmen to score runs or risk losing their place in the team as they prepare for the second ODI against Pakistan.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed blamed his team's batting for the Test series defeat against Sri Lanka in the UAE.
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal said he and his team were "over the moon" after securing a Test series victory against Pakistan after winning the second and final game in Dubai on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka became the first team to beat Pakistan in a Test series in the UAE after a 68-run victory in the second Test in Dubai for a two-nil series win.
Pakistan's hopes of winning the second Test against Sri Lanka hinge on Asad Shafiq and Sarfaraz Ahmed who moved them to 198/5 at stumps on day four.