Thursday, 03 April 2014 - 13:29
Sri Lanka coach backs Chandimal for T20Is
Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace came out in strong support of captain Dinesh Chandimal, who has managed just one half-century in a 26-match Twenty20 International career.
Chandimal, who is still learning his craft at 24, knows that his T20I batting average of 13.3 is far from acceptable, irrespective of the fact that he bats lower down the order than he would perhaps like.
The advantage Chandimal has is the cushion provided by the presence of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena in the playing eleven.
The three stalwarts, who have performed in every format over the years, and led the team at different times, allow Chandimal to pick up valuable pointers while playing.