Dasun Shanaka wants more consistency from top-order against India | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Let down by his batters in Australia, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka desires extra consistency from the top-order within the three-match T20 sequence in opposition to India, starting right here on Thursday.
The 1-4 scoreline would counsel in any other case however Sri Lanka had been aggressive within the current five-match sequence in Australia. The outing additionally gave Sri Lanka a good suggestion of the situations and mixture going into the World Cup Down Beneath later this yr.
Nevertheless, Sri Lanka’s top-order didn’t stay as much as the expectations in Australia.
“We wish the top-order to fireside. Every time the highest order is among the many runs we’ve got a greater probability of wining.
“India have a powerful bowling lineup and we expect our top-order to fireside which can give our bowlers an opportunity to defend,” stated Shanka within the pre-match press convention on Wednesday.
Star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will miss the sequence on account of a COVID-19 an infection he contracted in Australia. The skipper stated the staff will miss him however he expects the younger gamers to rise to the event.
“The kids have been within the system for some time, they’ve carried out in home cricket. It has grow to be regular with the COVID scenario. All of the groups are dealing with it. Wanindu can be a weak spot for us however we all know that he can be again quickly. Nonetheless our squad is powerful sufficient.”
Shanaka has used solely 5 bowlers of late however stated he is able to roll his arm over if the scenario calls for.
“Our 5 predominant bowlers have executed nicely. Personally I wish to bowl however there was no alternative for me to bowl. If any of the bowlers get hit I’m able to take the ball.”
Sri Lanka had overwhelmed a second-string India at residence final yr. The captain stated the away sequence can be a a lot harder problem despite the fact that India can be lacking the companies of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (each rested) and the injured Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar.
“They’ve gamers with a number of IPL expertise. Nonetheless they might be very robust. However we’ve got a very good aspect as nicely,” he added.

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