It had rained pretty much constantly for two weeks in Colombo before Sri Lanka had left to Pakistan. When arriving in metropolis early last week, it had rained pretty much constantly for the first few days, forcing the abandonment of the primary ODI. During a fortnight in which climate change has been in the news globally, perhaps it has fitted that unstinting, unseasonal rains in both cities have also left their mark on the game. Pakistan may be stepping out into a replacement era, below Misbah-ul-Haq. Live Cricket Streaming HD But they were always firm favourites in this series, against a team that also does not have a permanent coach.
Whether the rains are results of a changing climate or not, they certainly have made Sri Lanka's unenviable position even worse. Already weakened by a slew of withdrawals, the country has also been unable to coach as they'd like, each before they left for the tour, even as since inward in Pakistan. Live Cricket Streaming HD What is more, if there's extra moisture in the metropolis surface to assist seam bowling, this too might play into the hands of their hosts, who have the superior seam attack — personnel guarding the teams around the hotel and stadium.