“There isn’t any method we are able to name this a second-string Indian facet. India have monumental expertise and this facet is pretty much as good as any. In truth, it will likely be a problem for us to beat this Indian group,” De Silva, who can also be Sri Lanka Cricket’s cricket committee chairman, mentioned throughout a media session forward of the limited-overs sequence to be broadcast on Sony Sports activities from July 13.
“We will take monumental quantity of confidence going into the T20 World Cup (later this 12 months) if we are able to beat India.”
India are fielding two sides concurrently – the Take a look at squad will face England subsequent month whereas the limited-overs facet captained by Shikhar Dhawan will tackle Lanka.
De Silva mentioned this ploy could possibly be the longer term because of the pandemic.
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“Bubble-life could be very difficult for the gamers. It takes a toll mentally. So it’s not solely India however different nations too are rotating gamers to provide them time to spend with their households. I imagine fielding two groups could possibly be the way forward for worldwide cricket,” the previous Sri Lanka captain mentioned.
De Silva mentioned Dravid’s disciplined strategy to the sport will rub off on the gamers.
“Dravid has instilled the information and technique in them. Equally, we’ve been attempting to persuade Mahela Jayawardene to take up the position of SL U-19 coach however couldn’t discover any success,” he mentioned.