Mix of youth and experience to put SL on top: Sangakkara
Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara is hopeful that his team would come out on top in the Test series against India as it has a good blend of young talent and experience.cricket Updated: Nov 15, 2009 01:26 IST
Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara is hopeful that his team would come out on top in the Test series against India as it has a good blend of young talent and experience.
"The guys are relaxed and enjoying themselves as pressure is not on us. We do have a balanced side this time and have options of playing various combinations of fast bowlers and spinners giving us more flexibility," Sangakkara told mediapersons in Ahmedabad.
"We have got mix of youth and experience a good variation of pace and spin plus over 7-8 batsman. And all of them have been doing good in their own disciplines. We are looking forward for them to go into the first Test and enjoy themselves, play good hard cricket and hopefully come out on top," he said.
The skipper said they have even got two specialist wicket-keepers Prasanna Jayawardene and Kaushal Silva.
"One of them is going to get the first game. Prasanna has been doing great with the gloves. Kaushal is on a maiden Test tour but has been scoring good amount of runs for the A side and in domestic cricket," Sangakkara added.
Talking about the team's pace attack Sangakkara said, "We have fast bowlers like Dammika Prasad and Thilan Thushara who are bowling at the speed of 145 plus kmph."