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‘Sri Lanka was absolutely dreadful, they wouldn’t have beaten a club side’ – Mark Waugh

Australia bagged the T20I series 2-0 with more game to go against Lankans.

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Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka, who whitewashed Pakistan on its soil by 3-0, has struggled to find their feet in Australia. The hosts have already taken a series-winning lead on visitors in the three-match series. The encounters played till now have been one-sided affairs in which Aussies have outclassed islanders with sheer dominance.

Lasith Malinga and Co. faced a defeat of 134-runs at Adelaide in the series opener, followed by their second defeat by a margin of 9 wickets. The Islanders’ poor performance has left everyone dejected and now former Australian skipper Mark Waugh has given a strong opinion on Sri Lanka cricket team.

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Mark Waugh opines on Lankans performance

Mark Waugh feels that islanders were not up to the mark in the T20I series and termed their performance ‘dreadful’. The performance of the cricket team was so bad that they would have not defeated a club team. “Listen, Sri Lanka were absolutely dreadful, they wouldn’t have beaten a club side. But you can only play who is up against you,” he said as quoted by News.com.au.

He also said that it is a great start for the Australian T20 team and it will help them to pick an ideal team combination for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Waugh also recited that the home team will look to pick different combinations in a match left against Sri Lanka and the upcoming series of Pakistan.

There are more chances that Australia will rotate its bowlers. The former cricketer was also pleased with the good form of David Warner, who played well in the T20I series, which will give him confidence.

“They’ll tinker with the side a bit over the six games against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. It’s the first time we’ve been able to pick from a full squad. I don’t think they’ll tinker too much but I think they’ll rotate the bowlers a bit. David Warner looked a bit scratchy early on in that innings but went on to make a hundred, so it’s a good start to the summer for him. That’ll give him a bit of form and confidence even though it’s an only white ball (cricket),” he said.

The last T20I against Sri Lanka will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 1st of November.

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