ISLAMABAD - Pakistan could easily lose the match against Sri Lanka due to its bad fielding, especially the wicketkeeping. Younus Khan and Abdul Rehman dropped two of the most important catches at crucial stages of the game where Pakistan was losing grip on the match. Waqar Younis as coach must focus on this area as situation like this can easily change the whole situation of the match. Anyways one positive thing of the match was the captaincy of Shahid Afridi; he made bowling changes at the right time and his field placing was also very good. Afridi is maturing with every match and his grip on and off the field is very much imminent. Shoaib Akhtar is bowling exceptionally well in the tournament and against Lankans he bowled with sheer pace and his line and length was spot on. The delivery on which Jayawardene was clean bowled was an absolute beauty, while at the crucial stage when Perera was trying to hit the ball out of the park, Shoaib routed his middle stump with a perfect Yorker. Pakistan batting, except opening, is doing an excellent job. The only area of concern is the opening department where Ahmed Shahzad and M Hafeez are not making runs. They have to train harder in the nets to regain their confidence and overcome their mistakes. It would be better for Pakistan to drop Hafeez and bring in Asad Shafiq as his inclusion will further boost the middle order which is already one of the strongest in the current teams who are taking part in the World Cup. Pakistan could have easily made 300 plus runs against the Sri Lanka but due to some rash shots they were restricted to 277 runs. Misbah and Younus can hold the innings together but they cant hit big boundaries when they are required as it was clearly witnessed against the Sri Lankans. Rather than having Hafeez as opener Kamran Akmal should be sent in with Shahzad to open the innings. Younus should play at No 3 and Misbah at No 4. This batting order would not only help the scoreboard ticking but also allow the likes of Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi and Razzaq to play their natural game without any fear. The first hurdle of beating the Sri Lankans has been achieved, but the team cant beat the mighty Australians by dropping so many catches and missing easy stumping. Australia has yet to lose a match in World Cup since 2007 and they have regained the lost confidence. It will be difficult but not impossible for Pakistan to beat them. The team has got the potential and by overcoming fielding mistakes they can beat not only Australia but also any other top nation. The match against Canada is the perfect stage where Pakistan can make one or two changes in the side to give chance to Asad Shafiq and Junaid Khan. After Canada all the remaining matches are tough and the team cant afford to take chances in those games. The team is playing as a combined unit and the body language of the players is positive. All the boys are working very hard and they just need to improve their catching. Kamran Akmal has to realise that his silly errors can cost Pakistan dearly if he doesnt stop missing easy stumping chances and casual approach. Instead of relaxing the team must go to the nets and focus on their past mistakes and try to overcome them if they want to have any chance of regaining the crickets most coveted trophy - the World Cup. This is a very balanced side and each individual is more than capable of winning matches with their solo performances. Afridis bowling is excellent; he has to improve his batting rather than throwing his wicket. He has to concentrate on his batting and must realise that as long he stays at the crease, the runs will come in bulks. Being the captain of the side he has to lead the team from the front. As every one knows Afridi is one of the cleanest strikers of the ball, he has to choose and wait for the right ball to hit rather than trying to hit every ball out of the ground. No body can beat this Pakistan side if they manage to overcome their minor mistakes. This World Cup is very much in Pakistans grasp if they dont manage to win this then no other but they should be blamed for not holding the winners trophy.