Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sri Lanka to Australia's weakness in bowling department

Sydney: Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayewardene has claimed Australia's bowling attack is their weakness, and his team would look to expose it in Friday's one-day international at the WACA.

He said if his team plays neatly, then they could easily expose Australia's weakened bowling attack, which is now without a few of its cutting edge bowlers who are out with injury. Ace fast bowler Brett Lee is out injured due to a broken foot, while the exciting young duo of Pat Cummins and James Pattinson are still trying to make a comeback from injuries.

Jayewardene believe Sri Lanka needs to win the decisive battles during their match against Australia. Ryan Harris, Clint McKay, Xavier Daugherty and Mitchell Starc constitute Australia's pace attack against India in the first ODI international match, which they contentedly won. Harris has endured an injury-hit summer while Starc and McKay are yet to establish themselves as regulars in the national set-up.

Now Jayewardene feels his batting line-up has a good chance to get on top. Harris is a decent bowler but they're still missing quite a few cutting edge guys. That's an area we can aim," The Herald Sun quote Jayewardene, as saying. Meanwhile, swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus was draft into the squad cover for Lee, but Arthur said he was almost confident to stick with the same bowling attack that perform so well against India last week.

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