-Don’t worry too much about the Sri Lankan record at the PSS. It is a very formidable one, mind. 5 wins in 7 matches. Including 4 on the trot, SA and India included. Ok so maybe you should worry.
– It must be tempting to try Rauf as an opener but it would serve Pakistan unendingly not to waver. Pakistan haven’t got any other options for openers in the Squad. Butt and Manzoor are probably the only 2 players who have the mettle, however little it may be, to take on the new ball.
-Younus Khan should get Moyo to farm the deadly bowling of Angelo Mathews.
-Shoaib Malik needs to take Fawad Alam for a night out in one of Sri Lankas road side cafes. The more unhygenic the place looks, the better Maliks chances are of keeping his spot in the team.
-Umar Gul, as we all know now, never left England. Or maybe its the jet lag. But the man is class and as long as he doesn’t go to dinners with Malik and spends his days bunking with Aamer, he should be back.
-Can a brother get a little Danish ‘Cookies’ love up in here. Leg spin doesn’t trouble SL that much but PSS is a good place for spinners. Ajmal didn’t scare anyone in Galle. Sure he got 5 wickets but it included
All formidable batsmen in their own right yes, but probably not what Pakistan want from their main spinner.
Aamer- just needs to show up.
Razaaq – Was dropped because he couldn’t find his whites after not playing test cricket for around 345 years. But has got the experience, and the skill to make a difference.