Legendary spinner Muthiah Muralitharan feels the present Sri Lankan cricket workforce has forgotten easy methods to win matches over time, insisting that the game is at the moment going via a tricky section within the island nation.
Sri Lanka, underneath new captain Dasun Shanaka, didn’t defend a complete of 275 for 9 within the second ODI, permitting India to chase down the goal with three wickets in hand and 5 balls to spare regardless of lowering the guests to 193 for seven at one stage.
“I advised you earlier than, Sri Lanka didn”t know the profitable methods, they’ve forgotten the profitable methods for the final so a few years. It has been powerful for them as a result of they haven’t (recognized) easy methods to win a match,” Muralitharan advised ESPNCricinfo.
Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had claimed three wickets to depart India struggling at 193 for seven in 35.1 overs however Sri Lanka skipper Shanaka made huge mistake by preserving him for the ultimate overs.
“I’ve advised you earlier than if Sri Lanka takes three wickets in first 10-15 overs, India goes to battle and really India struggled. Huge effort from (Deepak) Chahar and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) made them win.
“And likewise they (Sri Lanka) made some errors. They need to have bowled Wanindu Hasaranga, relatively than preserving him, they need to have bowled him and attempt to take a wicket,” he mentioned.
Some, like, praised specific performances. Some, like Harsha Bhogle, spoke about India’s squad depth. Venkatesh Prasad, in the meantime, mentioned India’s white-ball workforce is a Shahrukh Khan movie.
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“If they might have taken one wicket out of Bhuvneshwar or Chahar, with two different tail-enders coming, it will have been powerful to chase 8-9 runs an over…they made some errors however it’s an inexperienced facet.”
Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur appeared pissed off as he made some animated gestures from the dressing room in the direction of the top of the sport as Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar (19) overwhelmed the goal with an 84-run unbeaten stand at hand a second-string India an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
Muralitharan mentioned Arthur ought to have stayed calm and conveyed his message to the brand new skipper.
“I feel the coach was appearing like, exhibiting himself disenchanted and the whole lot, relatively than simply settle down and ship some messages,” he mentioned.
“Inform the very best bowler to ball and attempt to take the wicket relatively than attempt to hold them until the top and defend it, it by no means works like that.”
“Seven wickets gone, one wicket and match would have been sealed however they didn”t know the profitable methods, they’ve forgotten, it’s a had time for Sri Lankan cricket to return to profitable methods,” he mentioned.