Sri Lanka coach Silverwood lauds ‘improbable’ Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka’s Prabath Jayasuriya bowls in the course of the second day of the primary cricket Check match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on the Galle Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 17, 2022. — AFP

GALLE: Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood on Sunday stated there have been classes to be learnt from the group’s new spin hero Prabath Jayasuriya after his third successive five-wicket Check haul.

Jayasuriya remained Sri Lanka’s go-to bowler as he returned figures of 5-82 together with his left-arm spin to assist bowl out Pakistan for 218 after skipper Babar Azam’s defiant century.

The 30-year-old took 12 wickets on debut in a series-levelling Check win over Australia final week on the similar venue, six in every innings.

Sunday’s efficiency made him the primary Sri Lankan bowler and solely eighth total to say three five-wicket hauls in his first two Exams.

“I believe he has been completely improbable up to now,” Silverwood informed reporters.

“I believe the one factor that he does rather well is hits line and size and I believe that is the one factor that we have to enhance.

“He asks numerous good inquiries to the batsman, he will get numerous balls within the good areas and when there’s flip he finds it, therefore why so profitable.”

Jayasuriya rattled the Pakistan batting — which slipped to 85-7 — together with his turners and sliders and was on a hat-trick earlier than Azam, who made 118, hit again with assist from the lower-order.

“It is a lesson for the remainder of our bowlers of how to try this (bowl constantly in proper areas) and one thing that I’ve been working very laborious to attempt to change (within the group’s bowling),” stated Silverwood, who coached England till earlier this 12 months and was appointed to guide Sri Lanka in April.

“As soon as we have now achieved that, we may have a critical bowling assault.”

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