Hathurusingha laments sub-standard fielding

November 18, 2018

Head coach Chandika Hathurusingha believes a modification in selection criteria could be part of the solution to change the fortunes of the national team.

Sri Lanka today lost to England by 57 runs in the second Test in Kandy and surrendered the series 2-0.

Speaking after the conclusion of the match in Kandy, Head Coach Hathurusingha said sub-standard fielding has been a huge concern while also hinting at the possibility of changing the selection criteria for the national team.

Hathurusingha himself is part of the on-tour selection committee, but is understood to work very closely with the official selectors, and carries considerable clout at selection meetings.

He said, “I completely agree that fielding has been an issue for us for a long time in every format. I think it’s a big-picture thing.

The guys who are not fielding well up to the mark, are the same kinds of players who are coming through the system.

They are not athletic enough or skilled enough to do that kind of fielding.

We need to address that.” Sri Lanka is slated to take on England in the 3rd and final Test in Colombo from Friday.