Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal is looking forward to making the most of his spinners at the turning track at Galle International Stadium, as the Islanders are eying a winning farewell for the retiring Rangana Herath in the first match of the three-match Test series against England on November 6.
The hosts would be certainly like to win the first Test at turning wicket after losing both one-off T20 International and One Day International 3-1 against England to give a perfect farewell to their premier spinner Herath at home.
On the other hand, the spin duo Dilruwan Perera and Akila Dananjaya are expected to partner Herath in his final international outing on a turning Galle track and Chandimal wants him to be surprised here.
Chandimal told reporters ahead of the first Test, “When you look at the Galle pitch, it’s always turning and helpful to spinners. When we play in Sri Lanka, it’s spinners who take charge. Then again, it’s all about weather and the condition of the pitch.”
He signed off by saying, “We have few things under the sleeve (for Herath). We don’t want to reveal all because we want him to be surprised. The main thing is if we can win this game and the series, which will be a really good farewell for him. That’s what the team is looking forward to.”
(With AFP Inputs)