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‘Spinners ready to fire as Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Herath’ – Chandimal
England tour of Sri Lanka

‘Spinners ready to fire as Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Herath’ – Chandimal

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal indicated that his spinners are ready for the challenge against England and his side are aiming to win the Galle Test to give a perfect farewell to the retiring Rangana Herath.

Sri Lanka, who had a torrid time in the limited overs, are expecting to come back hard at England in a series which is likely to be dominated by the spinners.

Spin bowlers Dilruwan Perera and Akila Dananjaya are expected to feature alongside Rangana Herath as Chandimal expects spinners to dominate in Galle.

"When you look at the Galle pitch, it's always turning and helpful to spinners.

"When we play in Sri Lanka, it's spinners who take charge. Then again, it's all about weather and the condition of the pitch."

Rangana Herath, however, remains in the spotlight as he is the most successful left-arm spinner in history as he bids farewell to Test cricket.

The 40-year-old Herath, who made his Test debut at the Galle is only wicket away from having 100 scalps at the picturesque venue.

Chandimal added that his side have few things under the sleeve for the veteran left-arm spinner and wants to give him [Herath] a good farewell by winning this game.

"We have few things under the sleeve (for Herath). We don't want to reveal all because we want him to be surprised. The main thing is, if we can win this game and the series, that will be a really good farewell for him. That's what the team is looking forward to," he concluded.