Karunaratne confident in SL’s short ball preparation

2019-02-21 at 08:16

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has exuded confidence on Sri Lanka’s short ball preparation ahead of the 2nd test against South Africa beginning this afternoon.

He minced no words about the training the team undertook before the Test series that helped them fare better than their previous series in Australia.

This time, the Sri Lankans were better prepared for it is what the skipper reckoned and that showed in the results.

Karunaratne said “The boys are practicing really hard in the nets.”

“The coaching staff knew what kind of bowling attack we will face here, so the preparation was really good in those seven days before the Durban Test.”

“That’s the main reason the boys did really well there.”

The left-hander also put it to the fact that the wickets in Australia were quicker and the wickets at Kingsmead and St. George’s Park are not as pacer conducive as the wickets down under.

He also stressed that learning from failures helped the team recover and stage a comeback.

The encounter begins at 1.30 this afternoon.