Yasir Shah celebrates 150 wickets with the dismissal of Thirmane, Pakistan VS Sri Lanka, 1st Test 2017

The first of the two test match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka kicks off today at Abu Dhabi. Previously these two teams have taken on each other twice on this ground and both the test matches ended up as draw. So Pakistan and Sri Lanka both will know this fact really well.

Apart from batting the bowling from these two teams will decided the future of this test match. Abu Dhabi track is a batting heaven and hardly results come out other than draw games on this track unless a non-Asian teams like Australia, England, New Zealand or South Africa are playing here.

These teams have issues in facing spinners on such tracks. The Sri Lankans do know how to play spin but then again for both the teams the main factor will be their bowling. The bowling will decide the fate of this test match. The team bowling better will take the advantage in the game.

The first day and especially the first session will be vital in the match and the reasons we all know why. So Chandimal and his men will be looking for this. Yasir Shah for Pakistan will be the key man for his side and he will definitely play a very key role in the two match series.