Wicketkeeper-batsman says Sri Lanka have a greater likelihood of success towards England than in 2018-19

Seventy Take a look at innings in, Niroshan Dickwella remains to be attempting to find that massive one.

Method again in 2014, when he had barely graduated from the Underneath-19 group, Dickwella started his Take a look at profession with a glowing 72 off 116 balls, towards a South Africa assault that includes Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander. However there have been solely 15 half-centuries to date – mirrored in an general common of 30.65, and third place on the listing of most runs in Tests without reaching three figures.

Following a number of years of enchancment with the gloves, Dickwella is now thought of by many to be the perfect wicketkeeper within the nation. With Sri Lanka not too long ago having batted him at No. 6 as an alternative of No. 7, Dickwella hopes enhancements in batting output are on the horizon too.

“I generally get 30 or 40, or get previous that and get 60 or 70, however have not been in a position to hit 100 but,” he stated, three days out from the primary Take a look at of the sequence towards England. “A whole lot of occasions, I am batting with the tail. Within the earlier sequence that modified – Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga have been batting under. However I wasn’t in a position to get many runs there.

“However what I am considering of is what sorts of runs the group wants from me in any scenario. There have been events the place I’ve had the prospect to hit a 80 or 90, and even get to 100. However there are different occasions the 40 that I’ve scored helps us win. I’ll maintain taking part in to these conditions.”


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