Batsmen need to fire – Sri Lankan Coach

2019-06-11 at 12:47

Batting Coach Jon Lewis says Sri Lanka is hopeful that batsmen will start firing in the key World Cup match against Bangladesh in Bristol later today.

With one win and one defeat, and their game against Pakistan washed out, the 1996 world champions are fighting to stay in the tournament.

Sri Lanka were bowled out by New Zealand for 136 runs and the batsmen struggled against Afghanistan after a solid start with experienced middle-order batsmen like Kusal Mendis and all-rounder Angelo Mathews short of runs.

Lewis said, “I’m confident the players of that quality will definitely come to the party soon. …but yeah, we do need more from some of the batters.”

Bangladesh pulled off an upset win over South Africa in their opening game before losing to New Zealand and England.

Sri Lanka will be without fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep due to a dislocated finger today while heavy showers have been predicted in Bristol during the morning session.

The game is slated to get underway at 1500 Sri Lanka time.