Pakistan and Sri Lanka to tussle at crucial series decider in Dubai

 . Last updated on October 6, 2017, 12:17 PM
Pakistan and Sri Lanka to tussle at crucial series decider in Dubai
Gunathilaka is ousted from Sri Lanka team for six matches. This might come up as a serious lapse in the second Test.

Ahead of the second tussle between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the contemplations are high on both the sides. Pakistan has a record in UAE. The team not lot a Test series in the country since almost two decades. But losing the first match against Sri Lanka in the series, the bars has just raised up for Pakistan. The team must win the second Test to keep the series alive.

A serious woe in Pakistan are the retiring players leaving the team. The new players are up to the mark, but a bit incomparable to those who walked the miles for the team. The series has already become a no gainer for Pakistan. If it wins the second Test, the series will be leveled in 1-1. Hence, Pakistan has a very little option other than winning the upcoming game.

The second, which is also the final match of the Test series will be played at Dubai. It would be the first day-night Test of Sri Lanka. This marks a challenge for the team as well. Winning the match would mean a series victory for the country. Also, it would a great feat to reckon, winning the first day-night match the team played. The series win will also mark a return of the team from its low form, turning back with a victory after a long stretch of defeat.

However, the squad still does not seem fully in form. It won the previous match, almost as a surprise. The prime architect was Rangana Herath and the magic of his spells. It worked as the only factor of win in the match. Presently, several players are out of the team including Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga and lately, Danushka Gunathilaka. The latest blow to Sri Lanka is the oust of Gunathilaka for six matches. The top player was charged of misconduct. The player was partying late night due to which, he skipped the training session.


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