Mathews blames sloppy fielding for another defeat

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has once more blamed the loss to Zimbabwe on poor fielding, after his team failed to defend a target of 317. Three catches were dropped during the innings – two of them off top-scorer Solomon Mire.

Dropped catches have plagued Sri Lanka for about two years now, but the problem has seemingly reached a nadir in 2017, when chances have been missed almost every match – most memorably in the Champions Trophy earlier in the month, where bad fielding cost Sri Lanka a spot in the semi final.

“Poor performance by the bowlers and fielding once again let us down,” Mathews said after the match. “We dropped crucial catches at crucial moments. Can’t say that enough. We have trained extremely hard on fielding, but it’s just that in critical occasions we keep dropping catches, which costs us the game.”

Mire was initially dropped on 17 by wicketekeeper Niroshan…

Continue Reading to the Source

Latest articles

NZ vs WI – 2nd T20I – Glenn Phillips...

Glenn Phillips acknowledges the cheers from the change room © Getty Images For Glenn Phillips, who has had a stop-start international career, smashing a 46-ball...

Recent Match Report – Australia vs India 2nd ODI...

Australia's captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat first against India for the second time in three days in the second...

Recent Match Report – New Zealand vs West Indies...

Toss West Indies chose to bowl vs New ZealandGrey skies greeted both teams at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui -- with showers in...

SA vs Eng, 2nd T20I

Tom Curran's bowling figures - 1 for 55 in four overs - in Friday night's game against South Africa were the sixth-most expensive in...

Similar articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe to our newsletter