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Sri Lanka have forgotten how to win games for many years: Muralitharan

Legendary spinner Muthiah Muralitharan feels the present Sri Lankan cricket staff has forgotten how you can win matches through the years, insisting that the game is presently going by a tricky section within the island nation.

Sri Lanka, below new captain Dasun Shanaka, did not defend a complete of 275 for 9 within the second ODI, permitting India to chase down the goal with three wickets in hand and 5 balls to spare regardless of lowering the guests to 193 for seven at one stage.

“I advised you earlier than, Sri Lanka didn”t know the profitable methods, they’ve forgotten the profitable methods for the final so a few years. It has been robust for them as a result of they haven’t (recognized) how you can win a match,” Muralitharan advised ESPNCricinfo.

Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had claimed three wickets to go away India struggling at 193 for seven in 35.1 overs however Sri Lanka skipper Shanaka made massive mistake by retaining him for the ultimate overs.

“I’ve advised you earlier than if Sri Lanka takes three wickets in first 10-15 overs, India goes to wrestle and really India struggled. Large effort from (Deepak) Chahar and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) made them win.

“And likewise they (Sri Lanka) made some errors. They need to have bowled Wanindu Hasaranga, reasonably than retaining him, they need to have bowled him and attempt to take a wicket,” he stated.

“If they might have taken one wicket out of Bhuvneshwar or Chahar, with two different tail-enders coming, it will have been robust to chase 8-9 runs an over…they made some errors however it’s an inexperienced facet.”

Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur appeared annoyed as he made some animated gestures from the dressing room in the direction of the tip of the sport as Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar (19) overwhelmed the goal with an 84-run unbeaten stand at hand a second-string India an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the three-match sequence.

Muralitharan stated Arthur ought to have stayed calm and conveyed his message to the brand new skipper.

“I feel the coach was performing like, displaying himself disillusioned and every thing, reasonably than simply settle down and ship some messages,” he stated.

“Inform one of the best bowler to ball and attempt to take the wicket reasonably than attempt to hold them until the tip and defend it, it by no means works like that.”

“Seven wickets gone, one wicket and match would have been sealed however they didn”t know the profitable methods, they’ve forgotten, it’s a had time for Sri Lankan cricket to come back to profitable methods,” he stated.

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