It’s advantage India, says Murali
“We had so many great players who have retired and we’re struggling. They’re going through a transition phase with some new faces coming up... It’ll take some time, at least one or two years for the team to build again. So it’s advantage India at the moment,” Muralitharan, who’s been roped in as Bengal’s spin bowling consultant in the CAB Vision 2020, said here. Sri Lanka trail by 187 runs with eight wickets in hand in their second essay as India have tightened noose in the opening Test of the three-match series, which will see Kumar Sangakkara retiring after the second Test in Colombo from August 20-24.
Ravichandran <g data-gr-id="27">Aswhin</g> scalped 6/46 on day one to bowl Sri Lanka out for 183 while in the second innings the off-spinner along with Amit Mishra claimed one each to have the hosts reeling at 5/2 at close on day two. “India have got <g data-gr-id="22">very</g> good spin attack at the moment. <g data-gr-id="28">Ashiwn</g> has done well yesterday.
He’s a good bowler and the wicket was helping the spinners, a flat and turning track. “India will be in a strong position, they have got better spin attack and better combination. Unlike us, they have set players who are together for a long time,” the spin wizard said. Keeping faith in the young team under Angelo Matthews, Murali said: “We’ve some good promising players.”