Fresh after historic win in the first test at Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal says that Pakistani batsmen struggles against his premier bowler Rangana Herath.
“Normally the Pakistan batters really struggle against the left-arm spinners. We all know Rangana is a legend so I am sure he will be a really good asset for this game as well,” said Chandimal before the match, of his match-winner who took his 400th Test wicket in Abu Dhabi.
A old tormentor of Pakistan, Herath also reached 100 wickets against them during the first Test. He was the chief architect of a stunning 21-run victory in the first Test, as he took 6-43 in the second innings to foil Pakistan’s modest chase of 136.
Though, even after leading series 1-0, Chandimal warned that the Sri Lankan’s opponent is a dangerous team and should not be taken lightly.
“We never underestimate Pakistan, they are a really good side, especially in the last couple of series they have played really good cricket,” said Chandimal.
Second test at Dubai, starting from today, will be a memorable occasion for Sri Lanka, as it will be their first ever day-night test.