SL team practicing spin ahead of warm-up tie
Kolkata, Nov 10 (Cricketnmore) Looking to climb a mountain against a virtually unbeatable India at home, Sri Lanka batsmen were seen negotiating spin and trying a lot of paddle-sweep shots during their long practice session ahead of the two-day warm-up game against Board President's XI starting here on Saturday.
Led by Dinesh Chandimal, the Lankans -- coming on the back of a 2-0 Tests whitewash of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- the tourists toiled hard against local spinners for close to three hours in the morning.
The two-day tour match will take place at the Jadavpur University campus ground here.
Chinaman Lakshan Sandakan, who returned career-best figures of 5/132 against India in Pallekele during the first innings of the third Test three months back, bowled a lot of overs at the nets while veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was restricted to a few overs.