The ODI wickets in Sri Lanka do not afford the luxury of playing three spinners.
Talking about his Sunday’s knock and his unbeaten partnership of 197 for the second wicket with captain Virat Kohli, Dhawan said: “I really didn’t think about the pitch”. “.But look it is hard for any team going through transition. If a player gets a century then we can put up a good total between 280-300”, Tharanga said at the pre-match press conference.
Sri Lanka have now returned to the site of their worst Test defeat in the island in the recent Test series (and in recent years), and must summon up the resolve to raise all three disciplines of their cricket out of their present shambles.
Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says “too many cooks” are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday (20).
This panel would involve former players, captains, former selectors, coaches, worldwide experts, provincial cricket organisations and media. “We always play him like that, we have always played him like that and we’ll continue to play him like that till he plays for Sri Lanka”, Kohli signed off.
The hosts failed to convert a good start into a big score and were dismissed for 216 in the 44th over. On his watch, the team has lost four out of six ODIs and three out of four Tests, but nearly every side goes through a similar slump, Pothas suggested.
Ranatunga felt that Sri Lanka needed to stick to talented and experienced cricketers like Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal after the retirements of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Dhawan’s resurgence as an opener means that Rahane will probably have to sit out a few games after the captain said that he (Rahane) was the team’s third opener.
Where can I watch India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI match live? “It goes for every player in the team”.
India has made wholesale changes to the squad and now the country is ready to display its extravaganza in two years time. “Of course you’re going to get it wrong, but people nick half volleys and nick cuts”, said the coach.
It is a little disheartening to see the contrasting fortunes of the two teams. Then, he got out off a full toss from Kedar Jadhav even as Lanka’s innings crashed.
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