India vs Sri Lanka: seniors have to do more if we have to beat India, says Kusal Perera
GUWAHATI: His performance is not up to his own admission, the wicket hitter from Sri Lanka Kusal Perera He says senior players will have to share more responsibilities if they want to beat India in the T20 series.
Sri Lanka Cricket The team is going through a transition phase, fighting to replace unconditional ones like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
"I didn't play consistent Test Cricket but in white ball Cricket , I played last series in Australia. There I played well but not upto the mark. So I will try to do my best in this series," Perera, who has played 18 Tests, 98 ODIs and 43 T20s.
We need to play together as a team. Obviously, older players will have to lift their socks. They will have to do much better, but at the same time the good thing is that we have some bowlers and young batters on the team. Perera told bcci.tv.
Sri Lankan team is ranked seventh in T20s, eighth in ODIs and sixth in Test Cricket . Their opponents, India, on the other hand, are fifth in T20s, second in ODIs and sit atop the table for five-day format.
"They (India) are very good. In world Cricket , India is at the top of the rank. So, as a team we will try to do what we can do in the middle. We back our strengths," he said after the first T20 of the three-match series was washed out here on Sunday night.
The 29-year-old left-handed hitter said that being a senior player, he will also be under the lens in the short series.
This series will be a good experience for me, since I have to take responsibility. I will have to hit number three and try to do my best, he said.