The match will start in about 20 minutes. I just glanced at the team line up and I am super excited at seeing the last 3 names on Pakistan's list.
Finally, Pakistan is taking the field with a first choice bowling line up. With Sohail Tanvir and Wahab Riaz in the back, Pakistan's pace battery is finally taking shape.
Even though I would have liked Shoaib Akhtar in there, Sohail Khan seems an apt replacement sanz the drama.
Give these guys some time and they could be up there with the best trios - Lee, Bracken, Johnson or Steyn, Nitini, Morkel.
Sohail is still a rookie, while the other 2 Gul and Asif are returning from injury. This will be Asif's 1st match since playing against South Africa in October. Its been over 6 months.
There are reports mentioning that Asif wanted to play so that the PCB allow him to go over to the IPL, which they were initially not allowing so that he could get rest. Either way, whatever the motive, the bottom line is that Mohammad Asif is back. And hopefully back to stay.
Fawad Alam is in the side like the 3rd ODI and he gives Pakistan a 6th bowling option without weakening the batting. I think on more pacer friendly pitches Sohail Tanvir could play instead of him.
Asif, Gul, Sohail K, Sohail T - What a pace attack that would be.