We can floor Sri Lanka, says Younis
LONDON: Pakistan captain Younis Khan declared on Thursday that his team
has the potential to floor Sri Lanka in its World Twenty20 Super Eights
match here at Lord’s.
“Sri Lanka are a good side. But its also a good chance for us because I
believe that if we make things right at the right time, we can beat them
Younis played down the threat posed by Sri Lanka’s spin duo of Muttiah
Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis, saying that his batters have a plan to
deal with them.
“We are used to the Sri Lankan spinners now,” said Younis, whose team
bounced back from a crushing 48-run defeat to beat the Dutch by 82 runs
and qualify for the Super Eights.
“My batsmen will play well against them. Because of cold conditions the
ball might not break here at Lord’s tomorrow. But that said, if you play
your shots against a
bowler like Mendis, there is always a chance that you might give away
Younis almost rules out the inclusion of seasoned all-rounder Abdul
Razzaq, saying that it would be difficult for the player to take the
field against Sri Lanka after arriving here just before the Super Eights
“I don’t think it’s possible for him to come here after 16 or 17 hours
of travel and then take part in the match right away.”