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Dickwella: Like keeping and batting in middle order

  • Published at 11:29 pm March 8th, 2017
Dickwella: Like keeping and batting in middle order
On Galle wicket It’s a really slow, flat track. It’s a good batting track. And it’s becoming really slow at the moment. [Wednesday] it was getting slow. I think it will start to properly turn in the evening. In the morning [Wednesday], the ball swung and seamed a bit, and in the afternoon it became a batting track. Lankan spinners' prospects Yeah definitely, we have to take wickets and keep them (to) a low score. Our spinners are bowling really well and we’ve got three spinners. That should help us [Thursday]. Missed chances Those came at a crucial time. Both the batsmen got half-centuries. That’s part of the game. We get chances and score runs, and sometimes we miss catches and they score runs. Tamim Iqbal's dismissal It brushed his pad and I caught it. He must have thought the ball went past me. He went out of the crease. I removed the bails. We were appealing for (both) the catch and lbw. Attacking approach That’s my normal game, and I don’t want to change the way I play. It was a flat track as well. I didn’t think too much, and my normal game helped me to score runs. Same approach across all formats No, it’s different because in T20s and one dayers, I open the batting, and it's a different ball game with the Powerplays and all. In Test cricket, it’s a totally different game. Difference between conditions on Test debut and here Actually that was two and a half years ago. It was my debut and I hadn’t played any international game. I had some pressure and scored 72, but that was not fluent I think. [Wednesday] I was more confident and comfortable. Keeping wickets, besides batting I like keeping wickets and batting in the middle order. I want to be a better wicket-keeper so I like this role. Icon Obviously Kumar Sangakkara. Nickname My name is a unique name, so if people make fun of that, I’m happy.