There is a suspicion here in Sri Lanka, partly because of disbelief over what they are seeing, that the wickets, like lazy people with bad habits, will go back to what they were: meaning the bounce and carry will fade away and they will become slow and sluggish again. We'll have to wait and see if that actually happens because this is the post-Murali era and Sri Lanka don't have too many bowlers to prepare those kinds of pitches for.
But if that does happen, and the harsh sunlight outside my room could well be a factor, it has the potential to alter the course of this tournament dramatically. When it was first announced that the tournament would be held in Sri Lanka in September, everyone prepared for soggy, spongy conditons.
There were signs from the Sri Lankan Premier League that it may not be the case but the general belief was that pitches don't metamorphose so quickly. Indeed, the P. Sara Oval where a couple of practice matches were played, was as Sri Lankan as string hoppers and curry with cashew nuts.