So far on this tour of Sri Lanka, Pakistan's bowlers have done outstandingly.
Throughout the test series they strangled Sri Lanka's batsmen; so much so that the Lankans did not get past 300 even once in the 3 tests, till the final innings of the series.
It has been Pakistan's batting that has let them down on more than one occasion on this tour.
They collapsed in heaps in the tests; they couldn't chase an average total in the 1st ODI; and they fell like nine pins in the 2nd ODI.
For the one time that Pakistan's batsmen put up a fight, show some courage and aggression, and knock down a total that should have won them the game...
Their bowlers failed!
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The one aspect that Pakistan had done well in throughout this tour, the bowling, failed to live up to its potential on the one day that it finally got support from the batting.
I can't even begin to imagine what poor Younis Khan will be going through.
The man who was considered as the one who would take Pakistan cricket out of a crisis, the man who led them to a World Cup title not too long ago, now stands to gain the dubious distinction of going winless on a tour of Sri Lanka.
I highly doubt Pakistan has ever had a worse tour to the island.
His team could not even beat Sri Lanka A in a tour game.
What do you do from here?
There's a champions trophy coming up, followed by tough tours to New Zealand and Australia, and next summer in England.
One would assume that Younis Khan should be the one leading Pakistan on all these tours; after this traumatic experience how does he lift his team and prepare them for tougher assignments?
More importantly, how does he lift himself?