Sri Lanka Cricket’s top brass meet after shock defeat
Sri Lanka Cricket’s top brass including President Thilanga Sumathipala, Chairman of Selectors Sanath Jayasuriya, captain Rangana Herath, Coach Graham Ford and Cricket Manager Asanka Gurusinha will meet today to do a postmortem after the national cricket team’s shocking defeat in the second Test against Bangladesh at P. Sara Oval on Sunday.
Fears of Bangladesh turning the tables on Sri Lankans have been there for sometime given the excellent work Chandika Hathurusinghe had done with them, reports The Island.
The Island reports that the fielding woes have been part of the Sri Lankan team for well over four years now. Drop catches cost the team dearly in the four wicket defeat.
"I don’t think we are one of the worst fielding sides. We dropped a few catches which is bad. Fielding will be one area we will focus a lot with coach Graham Ford," Gurusinha told at the post match media briefing.
Gurusinha, a man with a no-nonsense approach, was asked whether he would endorse a fining system for dropped catches.
"I don’t think a fining system is going to help. Working on little things is important. I am observing what we are doing well and what we are not doing well. It’s not the amount of time you do It’s the quality of training you do. We need to improve the intensity and not the time," Gurusinha added.