I think we all are forgetting how good our lads are in defending. and I assume most of you think that a required rate of 7 or 8 for 15 overs is gettable even with 5 6 wickets in hand after watching so many IPL chases. well look at the numbers. Sri lanka have defended low scores when they are playing in Sri lanka really well. in the 2nd ODI the commentators showed a list of succesful chases (in Sri Lanka) but none of them were against sri lanka. if you look carefully, we have controlled the scoring and when the required rate goes above 6 we have most of the time done well. scoring 7 or 8 per over in the last 6-8 overs is different when you have to do that from 35th over onwards.
I know Pakistan were rubbish on both games but they were rubbish because our lads put so much pressure. eg: quick singles ans doubles when we are batting and bowling tight when they are batting.
I can't agree with dropping any of the seniors, there will be a time if they dont perform but to replace any of them, we dont have any one in the squad. imaging Mahela getting injured and no Dilshan and Sanga means the team will be a vulnarable.