Revealed on: Could 14, 2021
Newly-appointed Sri Lankan ODI skipper, Kusal Perera, has stated that the group must play fearless cricket in the event that they need to win extra matches. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has introduced an 18-member squad for a three-match ODI collection in opposition to Bangladesh. The three matches of the collection shall be held on Could 23, 25, and 28 in a bio-bubble. Whereas Perera will captain the group, Kusal Mendis has been named as his deputy.
ESPNcricinfo quoted Perera as saying, “We have now to fearless cricket to win matches. You may’t be fearful about shedding. Should you’re frightened about your house, you are not going to present 100 per cent. What I will inform the gamers is to go and provides it the whole lot. If we play fearlessly even once we are working towards, then it is possible for you to to play the identical approach in a match. That is what I’ve informed the group. If we’re fearful, we’ll fall even additional. I am making an attempt to construct a tradition the place the gamers have a number of confidence.”
“I actually prefer to play fearless cricket personally, and that is the place my success has been. At any time when I’ve performed with worry, it hasn’t labored for me. I need everybody else to play like that. You may’t assure that you’ll go proper enjoying this manner, however the possibilities of issues going effectively are larger,” added Perera.
The Sri Lankan squad will attain Dhaka on Could 16. After ending a three-day quarantine, they may participate in a three-day follow match on Could 21.
The brand new Lankan captain acknowledged that you will need to follow effectively to instill fearlessness. He additional defined, “In case you are 100 per cent sure in regards to the shot you are enjoying, you may play with out worry. You could perceive your strengths and weaknesses. The place does the ball have to be for me to hit it? Will I get myself in hassle by hitting there? You could have that understanding. Should you’re a bowler, you have to know which ball can get you a wicket, and which is able to enable you to bowl a dot. These items enable you to play fearlessly. As a fielding unit, it’s important to carry that very same ethos as effectively, and I’ve massive hopes for the upcoming Bangladesh collection about our fielding.”
In July, Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and three T20Is in opposition to India. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly just lately confirmed that India will tour Lanka for a restricted overs collection.
–By A Cricket Correspondent