Since Dasun Shanaka took over the reins of Sri Lanka’s white-ball captaincy, issues have turned brighter for the 1996 ODI World Cup winners. He led the group to the Asia Cup 2022 title and is now making an attempt his finest to encourage a depleted group to retain the title this yr. Nevertheless, his personal batting kind has been a priority as of late.
This yr, Shanaka averages a meagre 18.58 in 14 innings with the bat. His strike price of 90.65 is first rate however contemplating the truth that he is available in to bat principally at No. 6 or 7, he would like to push it up by a number of notches. Dhananjaya de Silva, who’s batting at No. 6 on this yr’s Asia Cup, has a mean of 26 at that exact place and a strike price of simply 74.93. Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood stated that the teaching employees is working carefully with Shanaka to get him to his finest. The skilled coach famous that Shanaka and Dhananjaya can have essential roles to play as finishers as Sri Lanka look to carry again their glory days.
“Dasun is working very exhausting in the intervening time, as he all the time does. We’re working exhausting with him in the intervening time so he can get the runs that we all know he can. We predict at No. 7 he could make actual robust contributions for us, and assist construct on the great begins that we have been getting. We have been moving into positions we might launch from, and it would be nice to see Dasun actually damage the opposition and get us over that 300 mark,” Silverwood stated on the eve of Sri Lanka‘s Tremendous 4 fixture in opposition to Bangladesh.
“With the 2 of them [Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka] sat at [Nos.] 6 and seven, we would like them to offer firepower. It is not only a case of going on the market and slogging. It is about doing it their means, and hitting their robust photographs. And ensuring that they’ve a transparent plan of how they will execute that. As we have seen prior to now, Dhananjaya has been excellent at getting us out of a gap, and getting us to a rating that we are able to then defend.”
I feel Bangladesh have gotten a really robust bowling unit: Chris Silverwood
The previous England coach lauded Bangladesh’s bowling assault. He burdened the significance of planning with a view to deal with the ‘robust’ and ‘correct’ pacers of Bangladesh.
“I feel Bangladesh have gotten a really robust bowling unit. From what I’ve seen to this point, on this competitors, I have been very impressed with them – significantly the tempo bowlers. They’re huge, they’re robust, they’re correct, and so they get motion. We’ve got to verify we put together nicely and ensure that each batter on our facet has a plan on how to deal with each bowler on their facet,” Silverwood stated.
Sri Lanka face Bangladesh on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday, September 09.