Mickey Arthur says SL T20 squad needs adjustments

2020-04-05 at 18:17

Sri Lanka Head Coach Mickey Arthur says the national sides Twenty20 squad needs some adjustments.

In home fixtures last month, Sri Lanka swept a three-match one-day series against West Indies but lost two Twenty20 Internationals. Arthur in a chat with Sri Lanka Cricket media unit said “Our T20 side is still going to take some fine-tuning and this was amplified against a very strong West Indies team that simply had too much power for us. I think the most important thing is building a method to win games based on the resources that you have at your disposal and then making sure that the players are under no illusion as to what that method is based on our strengths”.

The 2014 champions will be chasing their second 20-overs world title in Australia in October-November.

Since Arthur took over in December, Sri Lanka have lost a test series in Pakistan but prevailed in Zimbabwe earlier this year.

A sterner test had awaited them in a two-match home series against England, which was cancelled last month owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arthur said “It was really disappointing not playing the test series against England although this will be played at a later date. We had just worked out a brand that we knew would be successful against all teams, and I just hope that the momentum that we had built up will not be lost with our test team when we start up again”.