The 3- whitewash to India at dwelling was the worst collection reduction Dinesh Chandimal has at any time skilled, Sri Lanka’s new test captain has reported while apologising to the enthusiasts for the team’s overall performance.
REUTERS: The 3- whitewash to India at dwelling was the worst collection reduction Dinesh Chandimal has at any time skilled, Sri Lanka’s new test captain has reported while apologising to the enthusiasts for the team’s overall performance.
Sri Lanka unsuccessful to problem the world’s top-rated test side through the a few-match collection and the gulf in top quality in between the two sides was plainly obvious.
“This was the toughest collection in 8 yrs playing worldwide cricket, no doubt,” Chandimal explained to reporters after his side dropped the closing test in Pallekele on Monday.
“We were being not capable to just take the games to five times.
“The past two were being four-working day assessments, and this was a a few-working day test. Considering that I have been in this workforce, this is the worst collection reduction I have skilled.”
Angelo Mathews stepped down as captain past month after Sri Lanka’s maiden 1-working day worldwide collection reduction to Zimbabwe at dwelling contacting it the most affordable position of his occupation.
Chandimal was handed the reins of the test workforce and led the side to a four-wicket victory in the test versus the African side.
The 27-year-outdated, nonetheless, skipped the opening test versus India in Galle with pneumonia but returned to captain the side in the remaining two matches.
Though citing injuries to top players as 1 of the good reasons for Sri Lanka’s lacklustre overall performance, Chandimal reported the deficiency of operates from senior batsmen was a aspect as effectively.
“Consistency has been a substantial situation this collection,” Chandimal reported. “Some players are not able to conduct effectively in each collection. As seniors, you have to do effectively, and then the kids will stick to.
“Angelo and I couldn’t get amidst the operates, and we just take a good deal of blame for that. But we were being attempting incredibly really hard in the middle … and we have been education incredibly really hard.
“I have good deal of religion the seniors will occur again strongly when we just take on Pakistan.”
Sri Lanka will upcoming engage in a comprehensive collection versus Pakistan and the skipper requested the enthusiasts to retain supporting the side.
“I want to express our disappointment to all of our enthusiasts,” Chandimal reported. “To all Sri Lankan enthusiasts listed here and away from dwelling, we are incredibly let down about our overall performance.
“The enthusiasts have constantly supported us. They persuade us constantly. Although we were being getting rid of, folks were being still applauding us. That is what the workforce demands now. We are not able to permit the players be mentally down.”
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai editing by Greg Stutchbury)