CM – Unknown Sri Lanka has the advantage over Indian team
Sri Lanka will have a slight advantage in the ODI series against India which has not seen many new players in the host squad, newly appointed Sri Lanka cricket captain Dasun Shanaka said on Saturday the day before the opening of the tour. ODI at the R Premadasa stadium.
« There is a slight advantage [pour le Sri Lanka] because they haven’t seen these guys in international cricket as well, so yeah I think they need to prepare for these newcomers as well, ”Shanaka said during a media interaction in response .
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had named a 25-member squad on Friday evening even as India’s opponents have already spent 18 days in Colombo with their team announced last month.
The Sri Lankan squad also includes injured players, drummer Kusal Perera, who will not play the ODI and T20I series, and point guard Binura Fernando, who will miss the ODI but will play the T20I.
Apart from Perera and Fernando’s services, Sri Lanka is also missing three key players – wicket keeper Niroshan Dickwella, drummers Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka who are all suspended for disciplinary reasons – for violating the bio-secure environment. during the tour in England.
The Sri Lanka squad now includes drummer Lahiru Udara, rhythm thrower Shiran Fernando and versatile Ishan Jayaratne – all of whom are not capped.
Shanaka said the Indians were not as experienced as there were uncapped players on their squad.
“The two teams will go tied as they have new players to come. We all know they played IPL (Indian Premier League), but they still haven’t played international cricket. The two teams therefore have equal chances, ”added Shanaka.
India presents six players who could make their debut in India. Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chetan Sakariya, Devdutt Padikkal, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Varun Chakravarthy are all uncapped.
Shanaka has admitted, however, that Sri Lankan cricket’s recent issues – linked to contracts, the bio-bubble rupture and injuries as well as the loss in England – are making things difficult. He said, however, that the team was ready to perform.
“It’s always a challenge. International cricket and external issues. They all matter. But at the end of the day, you need to come together and perform as a team. This is the main concern that you all have. I’m sure the boys will go, ”added the 29-year-old all-rounder.
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