Salman Butt may sit out today

Saturday, September 22, 2007

CAPE TOWN: Vice-captain and opener Salman Butt currently under a bad patch is likely to miss today’s semifinal of the World Twenty20 Cricket against New Zealand and will be replaced by Yasir Arafat.

The left-handed batsman from Lahore has so far mustered just 74 runs from five matches of the tournament, two each at Durban and Johannesburg and one at Cape Town.

“There is a strong chance that Yasir will play in place of Salman,”
team sources said on Friday.

He started the tournament by making 13 against Scotland and 17 against India in the preliminary round matches and in Super Eights matches he scored 12 against Sri Lanka and 11 against Australia.

Yasir had played two matches of the preliminary round scoring 17 against Scotland and 12 against India and was dropped in all the three matches of the Super Eights.

The team sources said the team management now wants to give a chance to Yasir but making a change in a winning combination at this crucial stage does not sound wise.

0 Responses to "Salman Butt may sit out today"

Will Pakistan Premier League gain success just like Indian Premier League ?