All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has attributed the batting failures to the Twenty20 International series loss to Australia in Colombo.
Sri Lanka lost the opening T20I against Australia by 10 wickets while they were defeated by three wickets in the penultimate game of the series yesterday.
The Lankans only mustered 124 and 128 runs in the two games despite favourable batting conditions.
Speaking after the series loss, Hasaranga said Sri Lanka’s middle and lower middle orders failed to resist Australia’s fast bowling through the middle overs.
He said, “There’s a weakness in our lower middle order and lower order. Right now, they are a little bit out of form, and we have to accept that. Our target is the World Cup. If we can add 10% more on the batting side in the next match, and in the series coming up, we’ll be in a much better place.”
The third and final match of the series will get underway in Kandy on Saturday before Sri Lanka and Australia tussle in a five-match ODI exchange.