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Graham Ford says Sri Lankan team is in rebuilding phase

Talal Dar - 03-02-2016 - View: 356

The new Sri Lankan coach does not want early expectations

Graham Ford says Sri Lankan team is in rebuilding phase

Graham Ford, who is bac as the coach of Sri Lanka does not want too many expectations so early and stated that the team is in a rebuilding phase so it will take some time to get settled and then the results will start coming slowly as it is a challenge.

Ford was coach of the team in 2012 and now he will have Jerome Jayaratne as his assistant, who was the acting head coach of the side after the resignation of former captain and batsman Marvan Atapattu. But Sri Lankan side were not performing too well.

The Sri Lankan side lost test series to India last year as their home and also lost Test, One-Day International (ODI) and Test Series against Pakistan. Their only success came against lower ranked West Indies in ODI and Test series, that too at their home.

Sri Lanka ended the year by losing to New Zealand in all three formats once again so their ranking has gone down and they were looking for some changes so went back to their former coach. Ford thinks that there is a lot of talent in the side but they need mental toughness.

Ford said that a lot of hard work is required at the moment and he will do his best to make the team better. He said that all the selectors, team management and the players will have to give their in-put and try their best for the improvement of the team.

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