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Slow over rates a concern for Sri Lanka

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Slow over rates a concern for Sri Lanka

“There seems to be too many discussions going on out in the middle” – Sri Lanka’s Chairman of Selectors Labrooy © AFP

Finishing their overs on time shall be one of the crucial subjects that shall be mentioned at period by means of Sri Lanka forward of Friday’s must-win conflict in opposition to Bangladesh of the Nidahas Trophy event. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal is banned from the sport after failing to complete the 20 overs in time and can leave out Friday’s conflict.

Slow over rates has been a drawback for Sri Lankans as within the ultimate 10 months, that is the 3rd time the captain has been suspended. Upul Tharanga used to be banned for two video games all the way through Champions Trophy after a sluggish over price offence. He repeated the offence in August all the way through the bilateral ODI collection in opposition to India and used to be banned for additional two video games and confronted six to eight-match suspension, if the offence used to be repeated once more from the time of his first offence. Tharanga used to be axed as Sri Lanka’s white ball captain after a Five-Zero collection whitewash to Pakistan in October.

Sri Lanka’s Chairman of Selectors Graeme Labrooy mentioned that the problem used to be a concern and needs to be addressed in an instant. The newest offence came about all the way through Sri Lanka’s five-wicket defeat to Bangladesh on Saturday the place they did not bowl 20 overs throughout the stipulated 85 mins.

“There seems to be too many discussions going on out in the middle. The game obviously went to the wire and the captain and senior players were discussing strategy and what to do. It is not a case of the bowlers took more time to finish the 20 overs, but the umpires and Match Referee had pointed out that we were taking more time in discussing strategy,” Labrooy advised Cricbuzz.

Sri Lanka’s bowlers are skinny on enjoy and appeared to be cracking underneath power. The hosts have stored speedy bowler Lasith Malinga out of the equation even supposing he has proven excellent shape in home cricket. Malinga used to be the absolute best wicket-taker within the simply concluded SLC Twenty-20 event the place his 17 wickets at 11:35 helped Nondescripts Cricket Club for the identify.

Sri Lanka want to win Friday’s conflict to qualify for Sunday’s ultimate.

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