The team of Silly Point, a web series by Samaa Digital, analysed Sri Lanka’s elimination from the ongoing Asia Cup.
The show is being hosted by anchorperson Nazahat Khan and panel of experts included sports journalist Shoaib Jatt, former cricketer Tahir Khan and cricket enthusiast Sohail Khan.
Jatt said that the loss did not seem an upset one judging by the way Sri Lanka performed in the match.
Tahir added that poor-shot selection and poor running between the wickets was the reason of Sri Lanka’s loss in the game. He said, “Such performance was not expected from a champion side.”
“There was no planning. Sri Lanka played the same way they did against Bangladesh,” Tahir said.
Sohail Khan said that Lasith Malinga, who bowled so well for the Lankans in the previous game, looked out of form.
Earlier, analysts said that ‘one-sided’ matches will be played in the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2018 if teams like Sri Lanka are eliminated early on in the tournament.
Anchorperson Shoaib Jatt was giving his opinion on today’s Asia Cup 2018 fixture between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
He said that there was grass on the pitch but it will go on to help the batsman rather than the fast bowlers.
Former cricketer Tahir Khan said that the body language of the Sri Lankan team showed that they meant business and were eyeing a comeback into the tournament. He added that the return of Akila Dhananjaya into the team may change the prospects of the team.
Cricket enthusiast Sohail Khan went on to say that the pace of Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga and Shehan Jayasuriya may be a factor in restricting the Afghan side to a low total.
Tahir Khan said that unrecognized players gain confidence by putting on spectacular performances.
“Afghanistan have improved significantly and are introducing reserve players for their teams over the past couple of years,” Tahir added.
Sohail Khan said that Rashid Khan, Mujeebur Rehman, Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad can be the key players for Afghanistan while Akila Dhananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Parera and Shehan Jayasuriya are dangerous players for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan legend Arjuna Ranatunga was picked as the power player in the segment. They analysed the former cricketer’s style of batting and his way of leading the team.
Silly Point, a web series by SAMAA Digital will be providing in-depth analysis of the Asia Cup 2018 matches.
They are providing facts, match predictions, analysis, reviews and interesting trivia of today’s fixture.
The 30-minute programme will be aired live on SAMAA TV’s Facebook page and YouTube channel before and after every match.
The Asia Cup 2018 is under way in Dubai and two matches have been played in the competition so far.
Bangladesh picked up a comprehensive 137-run win over Sri Lanka in the opening fixture of the tournament while Pakistan humbled Hong Kong by eight wickets in a low-scoring affair.