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Sri Lanka backs sweep to play Ashwin


14th November 2017
After preaparing meticulously at Salt Lake Jadavpur campus, the islanders hit the net an hour prior to schedule at Eden Gardens today with spin on their mind.
While the bowlers abstained from heavy work load before the series, the batters seemed to add a vast array of shots in their arsenal to neutralise Indian seamers and spinners. Lahiru Thrinimane, Angelo Mathews went down on knees several times to neutralise left-arm spinners.
To maintain their good form, the batsmen spent 20-25 minutes individually at the nets, facing spinners mainly, as well as seamers and taking knock-downs. The lions went on to hit some crispy shots, but failed to read few deliveries.
Batting coach Thilan Samaraweera kept eye on the batsmen as traditonally the Eden pitch provides assistance to both seamers and spinners.
However, the bowlers bent their back in short spells. Later, they were extensively honing their skills to chip in with some valuable runs lower down the order.
The team seemed to get rid of sloppy efforts on the field, as the players went through a rigorous fielding session,focusing on both catches,ground fielding.




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