“Knew Dunith Wellalage Would…”: Sri Lanka Captain Dasun Shanaka On Spinner’s 5-For Towards India | Cricket Information

Sri Lanka spinner Wellalage claimed 5 wickets towards India© AFP

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka mentioned that he was assured that the younger left-arm orthodox spinner Dunith Wellalage would do one thing particular towards India after watching his efficiency towards Bangladesh within the Asia Cup 2023. India’s bowling assault mixed to finish Sri Lanka’s 13 ODI match unbeaten streak and seal their spot within the last of the Asia Cup 2023 with a recreation to spare, because the hosts bundled out for 172 chasing a paltry goal on the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday. Whereas spinners from both facet dominated the sport, the pacers, too, performed an element in India’s 41-run victory over the co-hosts.

Belligerent Wellalage sliced by way of India’s high order to assist Sri Lanka bundle out Males in Blue for 213.

Shanaka praised the left-arm orthodox spinner and expressed his confidence in Wellalage’s capacity to carry out admirably towards India.

“We did not anticipate this sort of wicket, I believed it was a batting wicket however we adjusted nicely, particularly Wellalage, DDS and Asalanka. The luxurious of two real batters, they’ve been bowling within the nets and I do know their actual potential, at present I had the choice of utilizing them at present. Seeing the final recreation towards Bangladesh I knew Wellalage would do one thing particular at present, he took Kohli’s wicket and I used to be fairly certain it was his day and he’ll take a pair extra wickets,” Dasun Shanaka mentioned in a post-match presentation.

Teenager Wellalage achieved a outstanding feat as he secured his maiden 5-wicket haul, single-handedly dismantling a formidable Indian batting lineup and bagging the wicket of high batters like Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.

“To begin with I wish to congratulate the Indian workforce. They’ve so many skilled gamers however sadly, we misplaced the sport however now we have one other recreation and we wish to put up a superb combat. Kuldeep is a good bowler, I attempted to play my regular recreation with a optimistic mindset. I wish to thank my team-mates and my teaching workers – they gave me nice help,” Dunith Wellalage mentioned in a post-match presentation.

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