Jonathan Cook of The Witness speaks of Jayasuriya's woes with the bat and talks to The Dolphins manager of playing affairs, Jay Naidoo on Sanath's return to Sri Lanka for the tour to Bangladesh.
Jayasuriya, who is still contracted to Sri Lanka cricket, was given permission by his board to join the Dolphins for the limited-over section of their season on condition that any selection for his national team during that period would be honoured.Posted by Hilal
The hard-hitting batsman and spinner has 421 ODI appearances behind him, but he has misfired with bat and ball in the three Dolphins matches so far. Naidoo, who is also convenor of the selection panel, is convinced that the player’s class will prevail.
Naidoo said Jayasuriya was signed on a contract befitting his status but his total package — paid in U.S. dollars — “is well below the exaggerated sums mentioned in certain sections of the media”.
“Sanath has yet to come good, but he is a complete professional and has had a positive influence on the squad,” said Naidoo. - The Witness.