Pakistan is all set and ready for this opening test match against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi. This series will feature only two test games followed by an ODI and then a T20 series. Pakistan will definitely be the favorites for this test but their record against Sri Lanka here at Abu Dhabi is not that well.
There have been two games played between the two teams in the past here on this ground and they both ended up as draw. Pakistan will be looking to seal this game and take the upper hand in the series. Both the sides are pretty much young and some of the players are inexperienced.
Pakistan overall looks a better side than Sri Lanka. Sarfraz Ahmed and his men have prepared well for this series. Yasir Shah once again will be the key man for Pakistan in the match and series. For Sri Lanka Rangana Herath will play the same part being the best spinner in the islanders.
The first session will be important for both the teams. There will be something from the new wicket which the bowler can take advantage off else as the day will progress we all know these tracks behave. So for the moment this game is in the balance. One cannot put his money surely on one team.