Lasith Malinga Says Sri Lanka Missed "Main Bowler" Isuru Udana Against India

Updated: 07 January 2020 23:53 IST

Lasith Malinga said on Tuesday that they missed their "main bowler" Isuru Udana who got injured during warm-up just before they went out to defend 143 in the second T20I against India.

Lasith Malinga Says Sri Lanka Missed "Main Bowler" Isuru Udana Against India
India trampled Sri Lanka to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. © AFP

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga said on Tuesday that they missed their "main bowler" Isuru Udana who got injured during warm-up just before they went out to defend 143 in the second T20I against India in Indore on Tuesday. Sri Lanka lost by seven wickets as India trampled them to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The first match in Guwahati was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain and damp pitch. The final game of the series will be played in Pune on Friday.

"He's (Udana) our main bowler and is very experienced in this format. He got injured just before we went out to bowl. He's recovering now. We also need to give opportunities to the youngsters," said Malinga at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"We were around 25-30 runs short. We tried to bowl consistent line and length. The bowlers did well to drag the match till the 18th over," Malinga added.

India chased down the modest target with 15 balls to spare. Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals after they were put into bat.

Highlights
  • Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga said on Tuesday
  • They missed their "main bowler" Isuru Udana in the 2nd T20I
  • India trampled Sri Lanka to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series
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