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Sri Lanka’s training camp to begin with pink-ball practice game


Angelo Mathews will be part of the eight-day training camp

Angelo Mathews shall be a part of the eight-day training camp © Getty

Sri Lanka’s cricketers left for Kandy on Wednesday night time (May nine) for an eight-day residential training camp that will get underway the next day to come on the Pallekele International Stadium. The training camp is in preparation for the upcoming tour of West Indies and can begin with a practice tournament which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM native time beneath lighting fixtures the use of a purple ball. The ultimate Test of the three-match collection, in Barbados, shall be a day-night purple ball Test.

Former Australian leg-spinner Peter Sleep and speedy bowling trainer Tim McCaskill, who have been hired by SLC on short stints, shall be a part of the camp. McCaskill, who has a name of operating with injury prone fast bowlers, will spend time with gamers like Suranga Lakmal and Shehan Madushanka. The former is returning to aggressive cricket after a facet pressure pressured him to skip the Inter-Provincial First Class video games whilst Madushanka, who took a hat-trick on debut, has been sidelined for greater than 3 months with a hamstring harm.

Sri Lanka’s white-ball captain Angelo Mathews, who has been sidelined since January this yr with a sequence of hamstring and calf accidents, will make a comeback to global cricket in West Indies. He shall be a part of the training camp in Kandy. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne, who sustained a fractured left index finger ultimate week, awaits scientific clearance. Karunaratne didn’t go back and forth to Kandy however docs are assured that he’ll be have compatibility for the collection.

Karunaratne, who best performs Test cricket, was once Sri Lanka’s maximum a success batsman within the longer structure of the game ultimate yr, scoring over 1000 runs in 2017. Mahela Udawatte, every other left-handed opening batsman, is the stand-by.

A complete of 22 probables of the West Indies excursion shall be concerned within the residential camp alongside with 5 younger gamers who’ve been referred to as up at the advice of Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha. The gamers will pass over a minimum of one game of the continued Inter-Provincial one-day event. Once the squad for the West Indies excursion is introduced later this week, best the 15-member squad is anticipated to be concerned within the training camp.

Sri Lanka will go away for West Indies at the 25th of May. The first Test will get underway at the sixth of June in Port of Spain, adopted by way of video games in St. Lucia and Barbados. Sri Lanka have by no means gained a Test collection in West Indies with their ultimate excursion to the Caribbean being ten years in the past.

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