Sri Lanka came to Australia with a lifted morale, which was acquired after thumping the top-ranked T20I team Pakistan at their home. However, what followed was horrible as Australia punched Sri Lanka left, right and center to whitewash them 3-0. The most troubling aspect was the fact that the Islanders looked a no match to the Kangaroos.
Sri Lanka’s interim coach Rumesh Ratnayake recently talked about his unit’s drubbing in Australia as he highlighted the lack of practice on the fast wickets. Rumesh said that he doesn’t want to use this reason as an excuse, but he is trying to dissect the reasons of the defeat.
With T20 World Cup set to be staged in Australia, it wasn’t a great sign for Sri Lanka. For this reason, the 55-year old suggested his cricket board to either arrange matches in Australia or adopt fast wickets back at home prior to the mega-event.
It is important to mention that Sri Lanka will have to appear in a pre-tournament round-robin in Geelong along with Bangladesh as both the units haven’t qualified for the main draw of the next year’s T20 World Cup.