Sri Lankan batting icon Kumar Sangakkara has approached his nation’s cricket selectors to concentrate on Test arrange and watched that it would require over a year to reinforce the unpracticed line-up.
In the wake of the touring side’s 122-run misfortune to New Zealand in Dunedin, Sangakkara said the youthful side would have profited from the incorporation of experienced players, for example, top-request batsman Lahiru Thirimanne.
The 26-year-old, with 23 Tests added to his repertoire, was ignored for the visit, yet remains the country’s one-day bad habit skipper.
“Tragically there are folks like Thirimanne sitting on the sidelines,” Sangakkara told correspondents in Hobart, where he is the most recent worldwide marking for the Hurricanes Big Bash League establishment.
Thirimanne has scored a century and four 50s in Test cricket and is a “fabulous player”, as indicated by Sangakkara, who resigned a year ago in the wake of playing 134 Tests amid which he made 12,400 runs.
“Some of the time one-day cricket and T20 cricket dominate Test cricket, yet toward the day’s end in case you’re a cricketing country you need to have the best Test-playing side out there in the center.”
He said Sri Lanka’s Test side was exceptionally youthful.
“They are not going to perform overnight marvels. We require a decent strong one-and-a-half years to truly develop. Ideally some predictable choice will likewise go far towards helping that.”
Sangakkara noted respectable exhibitions in Dunedin by opener Dimuth Karunaratne (84 and 29) and Dinesh Chandimal (83 and 58).
Sri Lanka’s second Test against NZ begins on Friday in Hamilton.