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Thirimanne not fazed with Sri Lanka’s power-hitting conundrum
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Thirimanne not fazed with Sri Lanka’s power-hitting conundrum

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament is truly underway with a game between hosts England and South Africa. It is believed that the mega-event is going to dish out friendly batting surfaces where scores below 300 will seriously dent any team’s winning chances. Therefore, the power-hitting department becomes crucial for all the 10 teams of the tournament.

Sri Lanka is one of the units carrying this weakness. However, Lahiru Thirimanne isn’t ready to consider it an issue as he opined that Sri Lanka can do well without having a plethora of aggressive players. The 29-year old went on to highlight the ICC 2014 ICC World Twenty20 event where Islanders claimed the glory without posting massive totals regularly on the board.

Reflecting on the running edition of the 50-over competition, the adroit player added that an ODI innings possesses 300 balls which cannot be played following a single dimension. Moreover, the Moratuwa born shared that he hasn’t worked on adding new shots to his batting arsenal. Instead, his focus lies on doing the basics well. It will be interesting to see Sri Lanka’s approach when the team will begin their World Cup journey against New Zealand on June 1 at Cardiff.