Dimuth Karunaratne reveals why Sri Lanka have a ‘big advantage’ over Pakistan

Dimuth Karunaratne reveals why Sri Lanka have a big advantage over Pakistan in the Test series cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne: “Mickey was very close to the Pakistan team for the last three years, he knows each and everyone closely, even the batters and bowlers, and how the team is going to get prepared”

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has admitted that having Mickey Arthur as head coach will be a “big advantage” for his side during the Test series against Pakistan, which begins on Wednesday in Rawalpindi.

Arthur was Pakistan’s head coach for three years and will be able to provide a lot of insight about the team.

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali and opener Shan Masood both talked about Arthur potentially telling Sri Lanka about the players’ weaknesses, but insisted that their side can still go on to beat Sri Lanka.

“It’s a positive thing for us. It’s a big advantage for us,” Karunaratne was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “Mickey was very close to the Pakistan team for the last three years, he knows each and everyone closely, even the batters and bowlers, and how the team is going to get prepared. But whatever we get we have to do the things right.”

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