Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne says Sri Lanka has a lot more areas to improve, despite leading the Test series against West Indies 1-0.
Sri Lankans are favourites in the second Test against the West Indies which begins tomorrow after a resounding 187-run victory in the first game.
Karunaratne said ahead of the match, which could again be hit by rain, “We were keen on working on a few areas leading up to the series, and playing spin well was one of them. I guess we have countered the spin threat by sweeping well. But we need to make more improvements.”
He added, “Another area we need to concentrate on is close catching. We dropped way too many in the second innings and can’t do that.”
Skipper Karunaratne also said they are looking at the possibility of including a batter in the playing XI in place of a fast bowler.
If they opt to leave out a seamer, it is likely that Charith Asalanka could make his debut tomorrow.
The second and final test between Sri Lanka and West Indies will get underway at the Galle International Cricket Stadium at 10am tomorrow.