Indian Express – Written by Shamik Chakrabarty
| Pallekele |

Updated: August 26, 2017 3:11 Akila Dananjaya polished off five wickets in just 13 balls to peg India back.

Summary

  • Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Pallekele | Updated: August 26, 2017 3:11 Akila Dananjaya polished off five wickets in just 13 balls to peg India back.
  • Like Mendis, Akila Dananjaya has become an overnight sensation, after his 6/54 against India at Pallekele on Thursday.
  • Like Mendis, he bamboozled the Indian batting with his mystery, bowling wrist spin with the action of an off-spinner.
  • Unlike Mendis, Sri Lanka’s new ‘spin doctor’ has had his ups and downs quite early in his career.
  • Time will tell what lies in store for Sri Lanka’s new mystery man; if Pallekele could be the game-changer.


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