SANATH JAYASURIYA vs UMAR GUL
Sanath Jayasuriya is revelling in T20 and his big-match prowess will come in handy for Sri Lanka in the Super 8s. The 39-year-old warhorse showed ominous form during his scintillating 81 against the West Indies in their final group match on Wednesday. Pakistan will be hoping to tame Jayasuriya early and Umar Gul is just the man for the job. One of the finest exponents of T20 swing bowling, Gul has been among the wickets and has the ability to swing the ball both ways. Jayasuriya will also have to watch out for his deceptive slower deliveries.
MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN vs YOUNIS KHAN
Sri Lanka’s most potent weapon in their bowling arsenal, Muttiah Muralitharan’s four overs will prove crucial to the outcome of the match. Can he run through the Pakistan middle-order? One player who could unsettle him is Pakistan captain Younis Khan, who has a penchant for dancing down the track to spinners.