Whats in a tour match?

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.


  1. Sachintha said:

    Bro how’s it going there? Are the goddamn Aussies treating you well? 😛

    February 19, 2009
  2. Kesh said:

    well a tour match won’t matter no… but say the touring team suffers a pretty bad defeat then it’ll matter to them lol

    February 19, 2009
  3. Sachintha said:

    Kesh, then the touring team can always show a lot of ‘character’ and learn from their mistakes before the big game.

    February 19, 2009
  4. Kesh said:

    yeah…. that’s why it would matter for them a lot… lol and of course ‘character’ which is a good for cricket u knw 😛

    February 19, 2009
  5. Nesta said:

    400 odd for 4 is a long time in the field and can’t be good. Perhaps Splendid is foxing and hiding his tricks for the Tests. Sri Lanka need a good performance in the series as do Pakistan so it should be a top contest.

    February 19, 2009
  6. Q said:

    Its not a worry Damith, the Lankans were just met with the 2 most talented batsmen on the domestic circuit in Pakistan 🙂

    February 20, 2009

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