Printed:November 14, 2017 four:38 pm
Sri Lanka have little likelihood of profitable even one Check match towards India within the upcoming three-match collection that begins on Thursday in Kolkata. That is the opinion of world’s most profitable spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Sri Lanka have performed 17 Exams in India however haven’t received a single recreation thus far.
“Our probabilities of profitable a Check match in India, I might say, are slim. All groups have struggled to compete in India. Within the final 13 years, solely two groups have received a collection in India. They’re ranked primary on this planet in the intervening time, our Check cricket appears to be doing okay, however we’re struggling in shorter codecs of the sport. This might be a tricky collection and the characters of our boys might be examined,” Muralitharan was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
Muralitharan stated that when he toured India throughout his enjoying days in 1994 to 2009, he needed to face world’s greatest batting line-up. He additionally did not win a single Check together with his group on 4 excursions.
“Once I performed towards India, they’d the world’s greatest batting line-up. Their batting was stronger than now I might say. If you happen to take that batting line-up, they’d (Virender) Sehwag, (Gautam) Gambhir, (Rahul) Dravid, (Sachin) Tendulkar, (Sourav) Ganguly, (VVS) Laxman and (MS) Dhoni batting from one to seven. A few of them are all-time greats of the game and it was a tricky activity for us,” Muralitharan recalled.
“Equally, we too had been fairly sturdy at residence. Regardless of such an excellent facet, India did not win a collection in Sri Lanka for some 22 years. We have now some completely happy recollections having made issues harder for them. It has been an outstanding rivalry and a few carefully contested video games. That’s what the game needs. There have been some collection the place all video games had been drawn. In 1997, we performed 5 Exams, two at residence and three away and all video games had been drawn. Each groups had some high quality batsmen.
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