KARACHI - Sri Lanka's senior batting star Thilan Samarawweera said here Monday that the team would give its hundred percent in the coming two test match series against Pakistan to give a fitting farewell to their outgoing captain Mahala Jayawerdene. Talking to the media here at the National Stadium shortly after the Sri Lankan team completed its first outdoor training, he said, Mahela had done well as captain of the team for the last two years. His record was brilliant and the players wanted to see him goin out as a winning captain. He, however, admitted as Sri Lanka and Pakistan would be playing a test series after a lapse of two years it would be a challenging job for the visitors. Pakistan being the host had the home advantage but as they would be playing a test series after a along lay off they might not be as sharp or in form. His team, he said would be closely watching the approach of Pakistan team under the new leadership of Younis Khan. The senior Lankan batsmen did not sound worried about the pace attack of Pakistan which may have experienced Umar Gul and Sohail Tanvir in it but he said spinner Danish Kaneria may be a threat to his team. Samaraweera who himself was making a come back in the national team was hopeful that he retain his newly found batting form which had brought him into the visiting team. The middle-order batsman, who has scored just one half-century in his last 17 one-day innings, said he would give up the captaincy so that his successor could build a team for the 2011 World Cup. The 32-year-old Samaraweera, a regular in Test matches, said Pakistan would be tough opponents. Samaraweera is regarded as an adhesive middle-order batsman, having scored 2,800 runs in 47 Tests at an impressive average of 45.16, with seven centuries. Samaraweera said he hoped to continue his batting form on the Pakistan tour. The Test will be Pakistan's first in 14 months, after Australia and India refused to tour the country over security fears. Pakistan played its last Test in India in December 2007. Their last home Test was against South Africa in October 2007.