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Dhananjaya praises fast bowlers after winning the SL vs BAN series

By Akanksha - April 03, 2024 06:01 PM

Dhananjaya de Silva, the captain of Sri Lanka, expressed his satisfaction with his pace unit's performance on Wednesday, saying they showed they could be effective even when facing lifeless wickets. After winning the second Test by 192 runs, Sri Lanka easily defeated the hosts in the two-match series. Their fast bowlers were a major factor in this victory, taking 37 wickets in total.

'As a captain, I want to play a more aggressive style of cricket and prefer to go with fast bowlers over spinners at lifeless wickets. Consequently, we decided to use three quicks. After the victory on Wednesday, Dhananjaya told reporters, 'Our bowlers proved that they don't need grass on the track to get wickets.'

'It's quite difficult to get a wicket here. We had to work hard since it was quite hot outside and there wasn't much life on the pitch. Our hitters' skills allowed us to take a commanding lead in the first inning. That was to our bowlers' great advantage.

'It gives the squad a lot of confidence to win a series like this one with our fast bowlers. We will address the areas where we need to make improvements. However, we'll take care of issues and be well prepared when that tour approaches. We're overjoyed with the victory. We have a lot of room for improvement, which I have spoken with the players and the coaches are attempting to address. We can develop winning habits if we can improve 1% every day and learn new things.'

To continue pressing for wickets in these conditions, the captain emphasized once more how important it is to remain aggressive. 'You have to be a bit forceful sometimes. Sometimes players become sluggish when playing in a nation like this when it's hot. However, everyone gains a small boost if I or another player on the field dives about a little bit and makes a nice stop. The other ten players are people I'm attempting to keep in the game. While I'm not advocating for harshness, I do believe that when you take the lead, you should exhibit some anger.'

Dhananjaya went on to say that after the well-known timed-out incident involving Angelo Mathews, there is no rivalry between them. 'I don't believe so. There isn't any competition. It's only a game between two countries. Playing hard and staying true to the spirit of the game is important. Not only against Bangladesh but in every match, it occurs,' he said in closing.

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