Charith Asalanka: The Sri Lankan Team And Coaches Are Still Emotional After Heartbreaking Loss In The 2nd ODI
In the previous England tour, a fifth straight Twenty20 series defeat was followed by two one-day international losses with only rain in the final match-saving them from a complete tour whitewash. Before that, Sri Lanka lost to hosts Bangladesh 2-1 in ODIs in May 2021.
“We’re all emotional – the team and coaches are all emotional,” he said.“We’re a young team. We haven’t won much recently, and we’re trying to do our best to play together for our country. Everyone tried hard and took it to the final over, but unfortunately, we couldn’t win.”
Charith Asalanka Need To Fix Sloppy Fielding On Display In The 2nd ODI
“What we talked about in the 40th over was to push the game deep,” Charith Asalanka said.“We wanted to increase their required rate. But they were successful because they didn’t lose any wickets.”
“They had a plan to play Wanindu out defensively and get runs off everyone else, and it worked. If they’d tried to get runs off Wanindu, then maybe they would have lost.”“I guess the other bowlers have to talk and figure out how to get a wicket in that situation.”
“We did make some mistakes in the field, and we gave away more than 10 runs in the field. We need to fix that. Nos. 8 and 9 also scored runs, so we have to figure out how to stop that as well.”