Windies aim to topple out-of-sorts Sri Lanka
May 6, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka’s problems are mounting: Only Mahela Jayawardene has turned up with the bat. Kumar Sangakkara, the captain, is struggling. Sanath Jayasuriya is playing as a bowler. Muttiah Muraltharan is injured. Tillakaratne Dilshan is having a nightmare. Angelo Matthews too hasn’t showed up yet. Even Lasith Malinga had a bad game. Sri Lanka were the most consistent team in the last ICC Twenty20; they have moved to the opposite end of the spectrum this year but still possess the men who can turn on the heat. Don’t count them out. Not yet at least.
Dwayne Bravo has already spoken about how important his team feels about the home advantage and the crowd factor. They have been tinkering with their bowling. Kemar Roach played the first game and had excellent returns and was replaced by a spinner on a surface that aided turn in the second game. Roach should be back for the next game and though Ravi Rampaul leaked 52 runs from three overs against England, West Indies will rely on him and Darren Sammy to do the job.