Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Hosts embrace tempo technique for Check elevate
Sri Lanka have lengthy been feared for his or her spin bowlers however the crew has determined that velocity is the long run, and will probably be examined towards Bangladesh from Wednesday.
Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has essentially the most check wickets and Rangana Herath is essentially the most profitable left-arm spinner. However since Herath’s retirement three years in the past, Sri Lankan spin has misplaced its efficiency.
So Sri Lanka have embraced tempo technique for the two-Check sequence towards Bangladesh, to be held in a bio-secure bubble on the Pallekele floor.
And the shift in direction of tempo is a long-term technique, based on skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.
“Spin was our energy however not anymore,” he advised AFP.
“Our seamers have achieved a reasonably good job in current months. We’ve Suranga Lakmal who bowled so nicely within the Caribbean and was named participant of the sequence. So we’re backing our seamers and see what we are able to get out of them. The spinners we’ve are younger and uncooked.”
Lakmal is backed by Lahiru Kumara, who incessantly clocks 150 kilometres per hour and is making a comeback having missed the simply concluded West Indies tour after testing optimistic for coronavirus.
Lakmal and Kumara are anticipated to share the brand new ball with Vishwa Fernando, a left-arm seamer who would offer selection.
Karunaratne mentioned he expects former skipper Angelo Mathews to bowl as nicely though the veteran has solely been used sparingly in current Assessments.
Mathews returned early from the Caribbean for private causes and Pathum Nissanka who changed him scored 100 on his debut.
With Nissanka maintaining his place and Mathews returning, one of many batsmen has to offer manner.
All of the indications are that former skipper Dinesh Chandimal will lose his place. However the hosts may additionally make Chandimal wicketkeeper and axe Niroshan Dickwella.
Bangladesh haven’t gained a Check match abroad since their victory in Sri Lanka in 2017.
They’re with out star allrounder Shakib-Al-Hasan, who has taken greater than 200 Check wickets and scored virtually 4,000 runs. He has most popular the Indian Premier League.
On the greenish wicket, left-arm fast Mustafizur Rahman would have been ultimate however he too has caught with the IPL.
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque, who has scored three of his 10 Check tons of towards Sri Lanka, expects a aggressive sequence even with out Shakib and Mustafizur.
“Each groups have good tempo bowlers. Batting goes to be essential,” he mentioned.
Sri Lanka squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Lahiru Thirimanna, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Roshen Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama.
Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithum, Mominul Haque, Mukidul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nayeem Hasan, Najmul Shanto, Nurul Hasan, Saif Hassan, Shadman Islam, Shohidul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Khaled Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed and Yasir Ali.
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