Spinners to play major role for Sri Lanka
Nov 14, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka will be looking to exploit the home conditions once again as they return to their happy hunting ground for the opening Test match against the touring West Indies team at the Galle International Stadium commencing today.
Sri Lanka have enjoyed a great amount of success at this Southern coastal venue having tamed many top opponents in the longer version of the game. In fact very recently they brought down the Indians at this same venue in a high drama game which also marked the retirement of legendary off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan from the established game.
As a result Sri Lanka will need to find a new spin attack to bring down the West Indies who will be lacking in match practice after their only three day match against the Sri Lanka President’s XI which was washed out due to bad weather. West Indies will be really concerned on their batting after they were dismissed for under 200 runs in their first innings in that outing.