Sportskeeda – Still a long way to go: SL coach

Kolkata, Nov 17 (PTI) Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothasfeels Cheteshwar Pujara’s county experience has helped him totackle the English-like conditions here as he waged a lonebattle in India’s 74/5 against Sri Lanka in a rain-interruptedfirst cricket Test.

Summary

  • Still a long way to go: SL coach Kolkata, Nov 17 (PTI) Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothasfeels Cheteshwar Pujara’s county experience has helped him totackle the English-like conditions here as he waged a lonebattle in India’s 74/5 against Sri Lanka in a rain-interruptedfirst cricket Test.
  • Pujara has battedoutstandingly well in these conditions.
  • “Rain continued to affect the opening Test as only 32.5overs could be bowled in the first two days with Sri Lankastealing the show.But the head coach said they still have a long way to goas they are chasing a first ever Test win on the Indian soil.
  • The Lankans have an inexperienced batting lineup who willbe tested by the Indian bowlers aided by the conditions.
  • It’s very very challenging batting conditions but youhave to get out there and do your job,” said Pothas.Suranga Lakmal was the pick of their bowler with figuresof 11-9-5-3 and the coach said: “He’s a very very intelligentbowler.


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