Practice match against BCB XI being washed out won’t make a big difference, says SL Captain Karunaratne

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Image : AFP

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Image : AFP

Dimuth Karunaratne said that the Sri Lankan camp aren’t exactly worried about the two-day practice match against BCB XI being cleaned out by downpour, as they had arranged for the two-match Test series at home and the circumstances in Bangladesh are additionally comparable. Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the series opener at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on May 15.

The two-day practice game between the meeting Sri Lankan side and BCB XI finished in a dull draw after downpour permitted just 18.2 overs of activity at the BKSP-3 scene. Sri Lanka XI had arrived at 50-1 when the umpires canceled the last day’s play.

”I think we arranged in Sri Lanka for half a month and the circumstances are really comparable, so I don’t think the training match will have a major effect,” the Sri Lanka captain said. ”We have done what’s necessary practice here and are good to go for the series,” he added.

In the interim, Shakib, who was governed out of the initial Test because of COVID-19, is once more into thought for the series opener after he tried negative on May 12.

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Karunaratne, on his part, noticed that the research organization had proactively spread out plans for the all-rounder. Also, they would hope to stay with the format. ”We had an arrangement when Shakib was there, so we will have an arrangement for him also. He is the best all-rounder. We will attempt to do our absolute best and find out how it turns out.”

Karunaratne likewise said that the set-up is zeroing in on the Test series instead of the overall circumstance in Sri Lanka. ”Everybody knows what’s going on. We’re here to play cricket and that is the main thing we are worried about cricket. Just thing we can do is to bring a decent outcome for individuals there.”

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