Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, ahead of the second Test at Nagpur, said that senior spinner Rangana Herath will be more useful for the visitors in Nagpur than he was at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
“Rangana Herath is a wily old fox. On this wicket, he can be handy. On a green top at the Eden, he wasn’t as effective,” Chandimal said at the pre-match media conference.
“There isn’t much grass like Kolkata. We saw so much of grass (covering on the pitch) at the Eden Gardens. This looks much lesser compared to Kolkata. This looks like a good Test pitch. It’s a challenge for us as a team. We are looking forward to the game,” Chandimal further added.
Asked what is the difference from that of the last series, Chandimal said: “We learned a lot from the last Indian series in Sri Lanka. The most important thing is we came here to win the series. Our attitude has changed. Our fielding also has made a huge difference.
There is a lot of energy. We have looked at a six-five combination or six four plus all-rounder.
“That’s the combination we are looking at. Most importantly, we have come here with a mindset to win a Test match.”