Yahoo – Singapore – Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis (R) gets dismissed by Indian spinner Axar Patel (unseen) during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and India

Sri Lanka’s cricket coach Nick Pothas has blamed outside interference for a string of poor performances, saying frequent changes to the selection line-up had made his job “very difficult”.

Summary

  • Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis (R) gets dismissed by Indian spinner Axar Patel (unseen) during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and IndiaSri Lanka’s cricket coach Nick Pothas has blamed outside interference for a string of poor performances, saying frequent changes to the selection line-up had made his job “very difficult”.
  • Pothas hit out after Sri Lanka, who suffered a 3-0 Test whitewash at home last week, went down to India by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals in Dambulla on Sunday.
  • Sri Lanka’s woeful run has continued since their first-round exit in the eight-team Champions Trophy in June followed by an embarrassing 3-2 ODI loss to minnows Zimbabwe at home.
  • “When we’re getting new players every game, it gets very difficult from a confidence point of view.
  • The result of the current series apart, Sri Lanka need to win at least two of the five games to gain a direct entry into the 2019 World Cup in England.


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