Dimuth commends Praveen’s accuracy

2021-05-03 at 19:23

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has been impressed by the accuracy of spinner Praveen Jayawickrama in the second Test against Bangladesh.

Ramesh Mendis and Jayawickrama made light work of Bangladesh’s middle and lower-order as Sri Lanka won the second Test and the series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Debutant Jayawickrama was adjudged as the player of the match for his eleven wickets in the second Test. Karunaratne praised the spinner for doing the simple things in the most delicate manner.

“Praveen does the simple things well. He pitches the ball in the right spot. That’s something we saw from Rangana Herath as well. He makes the batsman play, and gives the ball a chance to do something,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Karunaratne as saying.

“When you play at this level, you have to have that consistency in line and length. He did his job 100% and played like a bowler who had more than his 10 first-class matches. It’s a great sign for the future of our Test cricket,” he added.