Team unity no more a matter of concern: Manager


Pakistan cricket manager Naveed Akram Cheema is happy that the team touring Sri Lanka has gelled well, as the area of team unity on foreign tours had always been a matter of concern.
Pakistan continued their recent dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs with a crushing 6-wicket victory over the hosts, and is now focussed on the series ahead.
“The Team has gelled nicely and is united as one unit – all players are committed to ensuring that they perform to the best of their abilities and are focussed on winning this series,” Cheema said. Pundits and supporters alike were pleasantly surprised at the strength of the Pakistani bowling attack, which in 2 successive games on this tour has established superiority over their Sri Lanka rivals.
“All players have done well but you really cannot single out any individual for the performance so far – it’s a team game, all players are putting in their very best and results are there to see,” Cheema was quoted by Pakpassion as saying.
The 1st ODI game at Pallekelle was marred with stoppages due to rain and the 2nd ODI being played at the same venue will undoubtedly be subject to the vagaries of local weather. “We have no injury worries to speak of and the players are in best of spirits – whether the rain will have a part to play in this game is not under our control but what we can promise is that each of our players will be putting in their best effort possible,” he said. The ODI series will move to Colombo at the conclusion of Saturday’s game where the teams will play the last three games before the start of the Test series in Galle.