Originally Posted by SJS
Superb. But for me the Pakistani bowler of the tournament is neither Asif nor Afridi - it is GUL.
And Pakistan's strategy to bowl one of their main bowlers (not a spinner) only in the second half of the innings, is the master stroke of the tournament. We may see more teams looking to ape that in the future but they will have to be very lucky to have a bowler as good as GUL to 'spare' for this job.
Haven't Sri Lanka been doing the same thing with Lasith Malinga? Bowling him primarily in the second half of the innings, allowing him to bowl four overs of yorkers once the ball has become a little more worn.