Dimuth Karunaratne Considers Two Changes for Sri Lankan Cricket Team

Friday, 17 March 2023 - 18:03


Captain Dimuth Karunaratne says Sri Lanka will use their agonizing last-gasp defeat to New Zealand as motivation when the second Test starts on Friday in Wellington.

“Unfortunately we aren’t in a position to progress [to the final], but it’s a two-Test series and we have to play for our pride,”

“I can see the boys in the dressing room still want to win this match and draw the series.”

“We can challenge the Kiwi top batters every time, even some of their players said to me that they didn’t expect that kind of bowling pressure from the Sri Lankans, That’s a plus point.”

“We have not yet finalised our XI for the game, there could be two changes, We might play four fast bowlers also a possibility of a change in wicket keeper position of Niroshan Dickwella” Dimuth Karunaratne added.

“There is more greenery in the wicket and rain forecasted for few days, so we might play an additional fast bowler instead of our Spinner”

Dimuth Karunaratne also said that if Niroshan Dickwella is replaced, Nishan Madushka likely to come in to the XI but he will not bat in the top order.

Kerala Gets Its First Transgender Lawyer In Padma Lakshmi
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 15:48

Kerala got its first transgender lawyer when Padma Lakshmi enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of the state. The state's industries minister P... Read More

Vision Care marks “World Glaucoma Week 2023” by emphasizing risk factors and importance of early detection
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 11:58

Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s largest vision and eye wear solutions provider, is marking “World Glaucoma Week”, the annual global initiative... Read More

Law exam English only proposal defeated in Parliament
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 16:09

The gazette notification, which was issued making it compulsory to conduct Law College examinations only in English, was defeated in Parliament by 113... Read More