Sri Lankan Nuwan Seneviratne, The Indian Express has learnt, has been roped in at the request of the team management, among other things, to help the Indian batsmen combat the array of left-arm pacers in the Pakistan line-up, including the lethal Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan.
There is talk, however, that Seneviratne might be in line for a full-fledged contract, based on the feedback the BCCI receive from the Indian think-tank following the Asia Cup, which kicks off on Saturday.
“He (Seneviratne) will be assisting the team only for the Asia Cup. His inclusion is only on a trial basis for now. The BCCI is in regular touch with the Indian team management, and the request to look for a left-arm throwdown specially had come from the team. One more reason for hiring his services was that the Pakistan team has good left-arm pacers. So he’s been brought on board in-order to provide our batsmen with adequate practice,” sources in the Indian board confirmed.