Estwick looks for bowling tweaks ahead of Day 2 of 2nd SL Test

    Roston Chase (right) took the only wicket to fall on Day 1 (2019 File Photo: Cricket West Indies)

    West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick is looking for a few tweaks and adjustments from his bowlers after Sri Lanka put up 113/1 in a rain-impacted first day of their 2nd Test.

    Only 34.4 overs were managed before bad light stopped the play for the day but, during that time, Sri Lanka produced a 106-run opening partnership.

    Roston Chase broke the partnership by removing captain Dimuth Karunaratne for 42, 3.4 overs before the umpires called stumps.

    Even though that was the only wicket to fall, Estwick doesn’t believe the bowlers did a bad job, saying that Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican were also threatening.

    However, looking ahead to tomorrow’s play, he says he has spoken to West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite and the bowlers on tweaking their approach.

    He says, “You’ve got to be disciplined on this pitch. Even though it’s spinning, it’s spinning slowly, so you’ve got to make sure that you get the ball in the right areas. We know the areas that the Sri Lankans want to score. So we got to make sure that our planning is spot on but also our patience.”

    West Indies are 1-0 down in the two-match series and will be looking for a positive result to avoid a series-sweep and to earn points towards the ICC World Test Championship.