TRI-SERIES IN BANGLADESH, 2018
Sri Lanka misplaced by way of an enormous margin of 163 runs. © AFP
Following Sri Lanka’s 2d successive defeat within the ongoing tri-series – a 163-run loss to Bangladesh, allrounder Thisara Perera rued the workforce’s failure to execute batting plans. Sri Lanka conceded 320 runs after Bangladesh opted to bat first, however may best make 157 in reaction. Perera felt the Dhaka pitch used to be without a doubt a ‘300-run wicket’.
“I think our batting didn’t click,” Perera mentioned in a post-match press convention. “It can happen in cricket. When we look at the last match against Zimbabwe, we have a lot of positives to take. But in this match, we couldn’t execute our batting plans. This is definitely a 300-run wicket,” Perera opined.
“We came back strong after Shakib and Tamim batted really well. It looked like a 350 score but it came down to 320. Our bowling unit also did well in the first 10 overs. But we didn’t execute our plans,” he mentioned.
Perera additionally felt that dropping Angelo Mathews to harm once more used to be a large blow. Mathews, who used to be passed limited-overs captaincy after Chandika Hathurusingha used to be appointed as head trainer, suffered any other harm setback that dominated him out of the sport.
“He [Mathews] is a key player in our batting unit. I don’t know what happened with him. But certainly it is really a big blow,” Perera mentioned.
Perera additionally mentioned that Hathurusingha’s go back is a bonus for Sri Lanka and that he wishes to be given a while prior to anticipating a flip in fortunes.
“I think it is plus point for us. Chandika Hathurusingha is one of the best coaches in the world. I worked with him in the A team in 2011-12. He needs time. No one can do miracles. I think it is time to step up with this news coach,” Perera mentioned.