Sri Lanka ‘A’ may have lost the second unofficial test to West Indies ‘A’ badly by a massive margin of 333 runs at Pallekele yesterday, but the result didn’t matter so much because the national selectors were experimenting with a few players before they selected the squad to Zimbabwe.
Sri Lanka ‘A’ completed a facile seven-wicket win over West Indies ‘A’ to go one-up in the three-match 4-day unofficial test series at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.
Avishka Gunawardana has been retained as Sri Lanka 'A' head coach while Jeryl Wouterz as manager, at the SLC Executive Committee meeting.
Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?
"It was quite an embarrassing defeat. It was pure poor batting and the execution. You have to be really skillful to bat against these guys, especially in these conditions. Anderson once again showed his class. Stuart Broad was brilliant as well. One or two of our guys needed to raise our hands and put up a good score, particularly in the first innings. We failed to do that in the first innings, and once again in the second innings, so that's a pretty obvious reason for our defeat." - Angelo Mathews
Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.
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