Island Cricket

Monday, August 25, 2008

Middle order to remain unchanged

posted by Hilal

In a story published on the ECB website mahela discusses the playing eleven for today's all important fixture.

Below are a few excerpts, the full news item can be found here.

Jayawardene has been under pressure to drop the likes of Chamara Silva and Tillakaratne Dilshan in favour of Mahela Udawatte and Malinda Warnapura. But it seems the skipper does not plan to tinker with the batting line-up.

"Every cricketer goes through a bit of hiccups in one or two games," he said.

"But these are quality players. I am sure they will find form. We just need to handle these situations better."

India can now clinch the series with another victory on Tuesday, and Jayawardene admits his team’s predicament is far from ideal.

"Trailing 1-2 is a tough position to be in, but it is a good challenge for us," he said. "You don’t want to lose a series while playing at home.

"We have analysed our mistakes and we now know where we are going wrong. Hopefully we can get it right."


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