Sangakkara backs his spinners to come good

Sangakkara backs his spinners to come good

 Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who opened the bowling, was a big let down as the left-arm spinner conceded runs at 11-plus in his 3.5 overs, while leggie Amit Mishra too disappointed by giving away 28 from four overs without any wicket between the duo.

Sangakkara said the Eden strip lacks pace and bounce and may assist the slow bowlers. “Looking at the wicket, spin in the first few overs may just be a great option and can be an attacking one. But you have to play it according to the situation. You cannot just plan everything and use spin in the first few overs for the sake of it,” he said.

Sangakkara did not read much into his spinners’ performance and said, “It looks like a wicket that lacks pace and bounce and may help the slow bowlers. We have got a couple of good spinners in Ojha and Mishra. Also Jean-Paul Duminy can be handy with his off-spin.”
The former Kings XI skipper said they lost the match against Rajasthan Royals despite getting a good start.

“It was disappointing to lose that game. We had got off to a great start, it’s just that we lost too many wickets too quickly. We bowled excellent, we were right in the match till the about the 18th-19th over. Just that we need to tighten up our fielding a bit.

“Our batting is very good...One cannot judge your batting by just one game. We have some quality players. It does not matter how many runs you have scored,” the Sri Lankan said.