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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mendis more dangerous than Murali - Utseya

Zimbabwe captain Prosper Utseya speaking to media on the eve of their five-match one-day series believes that Mendis is more a threat than Murali.

"We were lucky to play Mendis in a four-day game and we have an idea of what to expect from him," Utseya told reporters on Wednesday.

"Murali didn't play in that warm-up game, but I don't think he's as effective as Mendis. But basically it's all about us reacting to whatever they dish out."

Early this week Zimbabwe-A skittled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 235 in 48 overs. Contributions from Jehan Mubarak(88*) and Upul Tharanga(71) saved the Lankans from total embarrassment.

By Hilal Suhaib

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