Pakistan Team after loosing the ODI Series now determined to win the Test Series against Sri Lanka because of their spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman. Sri Lankan pitches are always helpful for the spinners and Pakistan have two world class spinners. Sri Lanka Team is performing very well in One Day International Series and are confident in Test Matches also because their experience Trio are in good form. Watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Streaming on Ten Sports and PTV Sports in sub continent including espncricinfo Live Ball by Ball score card and commentary, Toss report, Pitch Report, Weather Report and all about the 1st Test Match between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test on 22-26 June 2012 from Galle International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka.
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match is Scheduled to Begin at Jun 22-26, 2012 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 09:30 PKT).
Pakistan Team will play without their Orginal Test Skipper Misba Ul Haq because he is suspended one Test Match due to slow over rate in final odi so Mohammad Hafeez will lead Pakistan Team 1st Time in Test Matches. So Mohammad Hafeez is the 30th Man who will lead Pakistan Team in Test Cricket. Still batting is worried for Pakistan Team and the man who is the most reliable test player of current Pakistan Team Misba Ul Haq, he will not play in this match. So Faisal Iqbal will probably replace Misba Ul Haq but Pakistan’s most reliable batsmen in this match is Azhar Ali and Toufeeq Umer. Younis Khan is not in good touch and Mohammad Hafeez is also not in promising form so let see what Asad Safique and Faisal iqbal do for Pakistan, Asad Shafique is very good batsmen if we look at his technique.
Now look at Pakistani bowling line up Umer Gull is always dangerous with the new ball and Mohammad Sami will share with Gull a new ball but again Pakistan depends upon their spinners the Two World Class spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman. Now see what the behavior of wicket if it little bid helps the spinners than Pakistan have the chance to fight in test match other wise Sri Lanka will beat Pakistan easily.
Sri Lankan Team is a mixture of Experience and Young players still in batting department they depends on their experience Trio Dilshan, Sangakara and Jayawerdene if one of them will stay on the crease than Sri Lanka have bright chances for victory. In test matches Sri Lanka’s main worry is their fast bowling they don’t have quality fast bowlers only Kulasekra is bowling well with the new ball but he does’t have a good partner. Sri Lanka’s strength is Rangana Herath, he is the only bowlers in the line up in which Mahela Jayawerdene have some confidence.
Sri Lanka Probable Squad:
T Dilshan, T Paranavitana, K Sangakkara, A Mathews, P Jayawardene(wk), M Jayawardene(c), T Samaraweera, N Kulasekara, C Welagedara, R Herath, J Mendis.
Pakistan Probable Squad:
Taufeeq Umar, Muhammad Hafeez(c), Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Faisal Iqbal, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal(wk), Mohammad Sami.
Galle Pitch Report:
The Galle International stadium is in between sea from both sides and known as paradise for spinners. On 4th and 5th day, the pitch is most likely to undergo deterioration which means a colossal threat for the batsmen.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match’s prediction is quite difficult but if we look at One Day Matches Performance than Sri Lanka is the favorite but test is the totally different game so i think that Pakistan is the favorite for 1st Test Match at Galle because Galle wicket is known as the Spinners Paradise and Pakistan have the better spinners as campared with the Sri Lanka.