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Monday, 09 December 2013 - 7:29
SL youngsters will need to wait to bat in top order - Ford
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Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said that his team's young batsmen are in the "apprenticeship stage" of their careers, and so are required to bat down the order though they have the games suited to batting higher up.

The top three slots in the one-day batting order are occupied by Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, all three of whom have indicated to the selectors that they will be around till the 2015 World Cup.

Ford said that that means Chandimal and Thirimanne are left with closing out the innings, even though they are not "finishing" batsmen.

He added that they'll have to work a little bit on adjusting their style. They are both young players and they have very important roles to play in the future.
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