Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Perera admitted that the continued deadlock between the nationwide cricketers and the board is a matter of concern. Nonetheless, he asserted that the staff is concentrated on the ODI collection towards Bangladesh, which begins on Could 23.
The Sri Lankan cricketers have refused to signal new contracts provided by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). The primary bone of competition for the gamers is the dearth of readability over the five-point grading system, which is able to determine their earnings.
The Sri Lankan gamers even issued an official assertion on Friday, stating they have been shocked and dismayed over SLC’s dealing with of the contracts.
Chatting with the media forward of the Bangladesh collection, Kusal Perera said:
“We do not wish to suppose an excessive amount of in regards to the ongoing contract challenge with the board since we’re targeted on the collection at this second. Sure, it’s a concern for all of us however we’re hoping it will likely be resolved quickly.”
Kusal Perera might be main a extremely inexperienced squad with out the likes of Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne. He’s hopeful that the younger aspect will be taught shortly. He added:
”Typically it’s essential to get hit and be taught out of your errors.”
The brand new captain additionally mentioned that it will likely be necessary to be affected person with the bowlers as effectively since they too are new to the job. He added:
“We have now plans for our dying bowling, however it’s necessary to remember the fact that that is a task that you just solely get higher at with expertise. We won’t anticipate perfection from the beginning, our bowlers are new to this position so we have to have persistence.”
Anticipating wickets to show: Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Perera
On the sort of wickets he thinks could be on provide, Kusal Perera admitted the pitches might be anticipated to supply flip to assist Bangladesh’s sluggish bowlers. He defined:
“We all know that one among Bangladesh’s strengths is their spin bowling assault, so we anticipate wickets to cater to that. I believe our fielding has the potential to make a huge effect on this collection.”
Bangladesh lately introduced their 15-member squad for the primary two matches of the ODI collection towards Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan returned to the aspect after being granted paternity go away for the tour of New Zealand. He was additionally battling a thigh damage.
All three matches of the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh ODI collection might be performed on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The collection will start with the primary sport on Sunday.
The second and third one-dayers will happen on Could 25 and 28 respectively.