Team India defeated the Sri Lankan team in every department on their recent tour of Sri Lanka. Most of the matches played between the two teams were totally one-sided and therefore, Virat Kohli & Co. whitewashed the hosts by 9-0.
The way Indian team performed in Sri Lanka was clear from Day 1 of the first Test match. Indian players performed like a ‘Boss’ and on the other side, Sri Lankan team just couldn’t find a way to stand against the visitors.
However, recently Team India’s full plan against Sri Lankan batting unit was revealed when they forgot to destroy the strategy paper and left it intact in their dressing room. Later, Sri Lankan officials found it stuck on the wall of the room.
The paper revealed all the weaknesses and strengths of Sri Lankan players and how to tackle them.
Have a look:
The text read,
Pace:- Back of Length 4th Stump Line angling across LBW & NICK OFF Candidate.
Spin:- Scaring Areas- Looks to play down the wicket. On the off side looking to play more on the back foot. Doesn’t seem to play the sweep shot.
Pace:- Plays from within the crease, can bowl fuller length angling across.
Spin:- Scaring areas – Looks to play in the front of wkt (From covrs to mid wicket). Likes to come down the track. Doesn’t fancy the sweep.
Pace:- Covers the stumps. Back of length straighter lines, he loves to drive on the rise through covers. Compulsive pullers.
Spin:- Compulsive sweeper/slog sweep (From square to mid wkt). Likes to come down the track.
Pace: Back of length 4th stump line (Plays from within the crease) very strong off his legs. Short ball is a good option.
Spin:- Uncomfortable against RAOS with backward and forward short leg. Release shot coming down the track.
Pace: Back of length, angling across. Short ball with a leg gully.
Spin: Plays sweep & reverse sweep.
Pace: Length ball coming in, LBW candidate.
Spin: Favors off side, plays sweep & reverse sweep. Uncomfortable playing middle & leg line.
Dhananjaya De Silva
Pace:- Hard lengths- 4th stump line, very strong of his legs. Compulsive hooker/ puller.
Spin- Loves playing the cut. Consistently steps out to play the lofted shot.
Pace:- Hard length 4th stump line. Nick off & LBW candidate. Bouncer is a good option.
Spin – Looks to step out, scoring areas are from long to mid wicket. Plays the sweep & slog sweep.
However, it’s not yet clear that the paper was left by mistake or purposely.