Indian Board President's XI vs Sri Lanka: Visitors brace for spin test in Kolkata warm-up game

Aware of the challenge that the Indian spinners are likely to pose in the Test series, the Sri Lanka batsmen focused on tackling the turning ball

PTI, November 10, 2017

Kolkata: Aware of the challenge that the Indian spinners are likely to pose in the Test series, the Sri Lankan batsmen focused on tackling the turning ball ahead of their warm-up against Indian  Board President's XI.

File image of Sri Lanka Test team. AP

File image of Sri Lanka Test team. AP

Left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan, who bagged a five-wicket haul against India in Pallekele in August, was the busiest man at the nets as he kept the batsmen guessing with his variations.

Giving him company was senior most spinner Rangana Herath, who not only rolled his arm but also gave invaluable tips to the young attack.

A vital cog in their bowling line-up, the 39-year-old also padded up and batted in the second lot alongside skipper Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews.

In the first lot, Dimuth Karunaratne batted with Sadeera Samarawickrama and vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne.

Former captain and all-rounder Angelo Mathews, who will return after missing the entire series against Pakistan last month, looked in full flow in a long session.

Three of their players – uncapped batsman Roshen Silva, all-rounders Dilruwan Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva – skipped practice.

Updated Date: Nov 10, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Kolkata
5 3 2 0 6
2
Hyderabad
3 3 0 0 6
3
Punjab
3 2 1 0 4
4
Chennai
3 2 1 0 4
5
Rajasthan
4 2 2 0 4
6
Mumbai
4 1 3 0 2
7
Bangalore
4 1 3 0 2
8
Delhi
4 1 3 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111