Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 1 washed out due to rain.
The first day of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka’s first Test match finished without even the toss occurring in Galle because of substantial showers. Play will begin 30 minutes early tomorrow with the Toss to occur at 09:15 IST.
The four day match now has a follow-on score of 150 and not the normal 200. Sri Lanka will want to begin once again with Kumar Sangakara hoping to complete his Test career on a high note.
“At first, the arrangement was to play two pacers and both spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar however that could change when the pitch is assessed on Wednesday,” said by a team member.
“We were not able to see the pitch as the ground was covered due to the rain and the showers just before the match could force us to change the side. We might go with three pacers and a spinner but that all depends on the pitch.”
On the other hand Pakistan are without their expert spinner Saeed Ajmal.Previous skipper Rashid Latif feels that Pakistan will miss Ajmal as there are a lot of left-handers in the Sri Lankan squad and the selectors ought to have attempted another off-spinner.
“The important thing will be to play the right combination looking at the pitch. Even if it had rained, they shouldn’t go with three pacers if it is a dry pitch. The ideal combination would be to go with two pacers and two spinners.”
The former wicketkeeper also believed that Younus khan one of the senior cricketer in the team would definitely break the record of highest runs in the Test for Pakistan which was made by Javed Miandad’s of 8,832 runs.
Sri Lanka will play three Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a couple of Twenty20 Internationals.