Lakmal has recovered from his injury for the West Indies excursion. © Getty
Given Sri Lanka’s injury woes – specifically to their rapid bowlers – Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha has been setting up a machine that can lend a hand the workforce scale back accidents. During Sri Lanka’s eight-day residential coaching camp in Kandy forward of the excursion of West Indies, Cricket Victoria’s High-Performance Manager Tim McCaskil labored with the bowlers and Hathurusingha is assured that the inputs will lend a hand his aspect in the end.
“I wanted to get Tim’s expertise. He is more of a fast bowling bio-mechanics expert. He took a look at our bowlers’ mechanics. He went through all the bowlers. He had studied footage before he had come and he was prepared,” Hathurusingha informed Cricbuzz after the residential coaching camp.
Fast bowlers Shehan Madushanka and Nuwan Pradeep were dominated out of the excursion of West Indies with hamstring accidents whilst Suranga Lakmal is returning after an aspect pressure. Angelo Mathews, who will make a comeback in West Indies after a 5 month lay off because of hamstring and calf accidents, will most effective play as a expert batsman.
“We went through what our bowlers need to do. What stage they are at. Whether they need to change anything. Or if we can not change, what are the areas that we need to strengthen. We have to modify their training or do strength and conditioning. That was very successful. When we get back to Colombo, Tim is going to sit with our medical staff and discuss how to go about things,” Hathurusingha defined.
“The other most important thing in my mind was that our fast bowlers and our fast bowling coaches need to have some kind of a template to work on. That is when we are looking at a bowler, we have something in place to work on. Tim is going to leave that behind with us after the coaches’ conference in Colombo,” remarked Hathurusingha.
Sri Lanka will depart for West Indies later this month with the primary Test getting underway at Port of Spain, Trinidad at the sixth of June. They have by no means gained a Test collection in West Indies.
“That’s a motivation for us. That’s something that we can look forward to. We are preparing well. The outcome is something that we can not control. If we do what we are capable of doing and adjust to conditions sooner, we can overcome the challenge.”
Apart from McCaskil, the opposite mavens that Sri Lanka Cricket had employed at the suggestions of Hathurusingha akin to Peter Sleep (Spin Bowling Coach) and Dr. Phil Jauncy (Psychologist) labored with the gamers all over the educational camp.
The theme all over the camp used to be ‘time and position’ and ‘time and area’. Hathurusingha used to be satisfied that he used to be in a position to tick lots of the packing containers forward of the excursion with most effective blemish being the lack to coach underneath lighting with the red ball because of night thundershowers.
Sri Lanka, who’re ranked 6th within the legitimate ICC Test Rankings get started as favourites over ninth-placed West Indies.