Really, how important is it?
There is always talk about adjusting to the pitches etc,but how different can SL and Pakistani wickets be.
Both crumble and will offer spin at some point .That’s until Pakistan realise a green top might help against the feeble SL top order.
A two day match means nothing, if it does, it shouldnt. Sri Lanka are coming off a long summer and probably were a bit rusty yesterday when they leaked 400 runs for 4 wickets in a day.
What tickles our nervous bone is the fact that both ‘M’s went for a bit of runs. Its no secret that our man Splendid Mendis is going through a lean patch. And yesterday was no different.
1-69 in 17 against a side he should eat with cereal for breakfast?
The quick bowlers din’t manage a wicket on their own for 250 runs, although one batsmen did retire hurt before that.
Wait, didnt I say there was nothing to worry about.
Somewhere, probably at slip, Mahela must be wondering if this farewell is going to be a pleasant ride.
But dont worry, its only a tour match.