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Sri Lanka frustrated by bad weather


By Hilal Suhaib

Kumar Sangakkara
The Sri Lankan captain said that he was frustrated by the bad weather but his side made good use of the indoor nets on offer. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA.

October 24, 2010 (Island Cricket): Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara said that it was frustrating not to have played New South Wales today. The islanders spent much of the afternoon watching and waiting as persistent rain delayed the start of play, eventually leading to the abandonment of Sri Lanka’s second warm up game.

When asked if he was frustrated by the rain, Sangakkara said: "It is, it would’ve been nice to play a game against such a competitive side. But we managed to get some good practice in while we were waiting. The indoor nets were fine so we managed to do a bit of preparation and hopefully conditions will be better on Wednesday."

Sri Lanka will meet the same opponents, New South Wales, in their final warm up match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 27 in a Twenty20 encounter. Their tour gets underway officially when they play Australia in a Twenty20 International in Perth on October 31.

Sangakkara said that he expected Australia to be focused, tough opposition.

"I think they take every single game they play seriously and always play their best in one-day series against us," he said.

"It’s a good opportunity for us to pit ourselves against the Australians and see where we’re at, especially on tracks that are foreign to us."

© Island Cricket.

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