DAMBULLA - With heavy load of defeats, tension of middle order failure and confusion over team combination, the green shirts have reached Dambulla for the decisive match of the series on Thursday.

The defeats in Test series and second ODI due to pathetic flop of middle order batting and bowling have made Pakistan team management confused. At one hand, despite having a bunch of coaches, Pakistan players are not performing up to the mark while on the other hand, the team management is in a fix over inclusion of magical spinner Saeed Ajmal in the third ODI.

First it was being said by team manager Moin Khan that Ajmal would be very much part of the squad for third ODI, but on Thursday, the manager, while talking to this scribe, said: "It is not sure either Ajmal will play the third ODI or not as we will decide his inclusion after analysing the pitch and situation."

The tour has proved a tough task for the star coaches like Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmad and the two Grants. The men in green off course disappointed them but they are yet eager to deliver. It would be unfair not to mention Islanders' confidence how well they have played against Pakistan. Now, the last match of the tour is face saving not only for Pakistan cricketers but also for the team of coaches.

Weak bowling line up was explicit prior to the series and now planning of playing with three complete bowlers in 50 over matches helped the opponents to keep the score board busy.

 Meanwhile, the team has practised here at Dambulla Stadium. The players were seen confident and when asked they hoped that they would play well against Sri Lanka and try to clinch the ODI series.