IPL prediction: Sri Lanka head coach wants Shanaka IPL deal

Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka’s unbeaten 88-ball 108-ball run will put him back in the “IPL (Indian Premier League) market,” says head coach Chris Silverwood.

Sri Lanka, chasing the mammoth 374, was witnessing heavy losses after falling 7 to 179. – Lost here on Tuesday.

“I think he (Shanaka) has done a lot on his own,” Silverwood said in a post-match media interaction.

Shanaka who had a base price in rupees. Rs 500,000 was left unsold at the IPL 2023 auction held in Kochi last month.

“He’s set himself up now. (IPL) The franchise will look to him and realize how dynamic a cricketer he is.He’s a great forward with the ball so I hope he gets the chance. ”

This was his second ODI century for Shanaka, continuing his form from the T20I series, with a batting average of 187.87 he was Sri Lanka’s top run getter with 124 runs.

Asked if Sri Lanka is relying too much on Shanaka, the coach said: “I don’t think we are relying solely on Dusun. He’s in great form right now and he’s clearly shining. As you can see today. There was also a points run for Pathum (Nissan Ka). I thought the partnership between him and Dananjaya (De Silva) gave us some momentum when they were together.

In the opening round, Nissanka scored 72 out of 80 and Dhanan Jaya scored 47.

“Over time, I’ve seen every single person raise their hands and count from time to time. So I’m not too worried about that. Obviously, especially on a very good circuit like this, they We need more hands raised to fight and build partnerships, so it’s a constant job,” the coach said. India got off to a great start as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 143 runs for the opening wicket. Then, on Virat Kohli’s show, he scored his 45th ODI century, making 7 to 373.

Silverwood said his bowling lacked discipline, but two drop catches by Cori also brought it back.

“Obviously I didn’t get off to a good start,” Silverwood said after the game.

“To be honest, we had a lack of discipline in the first 10 overs, which gave India a good start. High score floor. We knew India had to get off to a good start and we made it possible. It gave them momentum and they had to constantly back up to brake. And I think we did it for a while. But when you have a top batting lineup like India’s, it’s hard to stop them.

Field work in Sri Lanka was also found to be in short supply. I dropped Cori twice, first with 52 and then with 81. He scored 113 from just 87 balls.

“Yes, it was obviously expensive. Moments like this are very important in a game like this. We knew it was going to be a high-scoring game. We all know that if he did, he would take it away. And that’s exactly what he did today.

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