Coach Optimistic: Theekshana's Return Boosts Struggling Sri Lankan Bowling Unit

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Coach Optimistic: Theekshana’s Return Boosts Struggling Sri Lankan Bowling Unit

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Sri Lanka’s Bowling Gets a Boost with Theekshana’s Return

Sri Lanka’s bowling unit, reeling from conceding a record-breaking 428 runs in a World Cup match, anticipates a resurgence with the return of mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana. He is set to make his comeback in the upcoming game against Pakistan in Hyderabad.

Assistant Coach Naveed Nawaz expressed confidence in Theekshana’s availability for the match, noting that they didn’t want to risk his participation in the first game against medical advice. Theekshana’s return is expected to enhance Sri Lanka’s attacking prowess, vital for a rebound in the tournament.

Nawaz emphasized the importance of taking wickets as a means of containment, acknowledging the challenge posed by Pakistan, whom Sri Lanka recently faced in the Asia Cup. Despite Pakistan’s familiarity with the venue due to their early arrival, the larger boundary sizes in Hyderabad are expected to level the playing field.

The coach anticipates an exciting contest with good batting conditions and bounce in the wicket. He stressed the need for a positive mindset throughout the tournament, emphasizing the importance of learning from each game and maintaining a forward-looking approach.

In a silver lining to an otherwise forgettable match, Sri Lanka found encouragement in skipper Dasun Shanaka’s return to form. Shanaka’s 68 runs provided a boost to the team, alleviating concerns about his recent lack of runs and injury worries.

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