The way things are going, it would take a miracle for Pakistan to make the finals of the Asia Cup. And right now, that miracle seems very, very unlikely. Sri Lanka have looked extremely competent so far, and they are already in the finals, while India continue their good form and look in course for a clash with Sri Lanka on the weekend.
In the Pakistan-Sri Lanka clash, I was surprised to see Shoaib Malik opt to chase. While all the other captains in the fray are trying to protect their players from toiling in the hot sun, Malik took the rather inexplicable decision of chasing. Hopefully, Shoaib Malik will bat first if he wins the toss tomorrow, especially since his batting has looked stronger while setting a total and fragile while chasing.
The other criticism I have is about the reluctance to promote Misbah ul Huq up the order. He should be batting in the first four because, in nearly every game he comes in when it is too late. Finally, I would still play Kamran Akmal, his keepingRead More »from Indian batting looks invincible