This was the right track for me to play on, says Jeffrey Vandersay


Jeffrey Vandersay, the Sri Lankan leg spinner, spent 324 days between his third and fourth One-Day Internationals only to see the game, Sri Lanka's previous in the league phase, get washed out. Another opportunity to make a mark came on Sunday (November 28) in the tri-series final next to Zimbabwe and the 26-year-old shone through with a three-wicket haul that cemented the way for Sri Lanka's title triumph.

Under accommodating conditions for the spinners, Vandersay finished a 53-run remain between Craig Ervine and Tarisai Musakanda and immediately represented the previous. He would go ahead to include the wickets of Musakanda and skipper Graeme Cremer as Sri Lanka limited the hosts to an insignificant aggregate of 170, which they then pursued down in less than 38 overs.

 The amiable youthful spinner was glad to get a chance to showcase his capacities on a visit that was taken a gander at as a trying out and ability spotting exercise. "By and by, I'm cheerful that I could play today and get a couple of wickets. It's been a decent arrangement," Vandersay said. "Indeed, even the main diversion that I got with Zimbabwe, when it was rained off, it resembled a turning wicket.

 Today, obviously we saw so much turn, so it was unquestionably the right track for me to play on. I'm truly glad that we won the arrangement, above all else. "Players like Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, even Asela Gunaratne, they've been performing reliably. The more youthful folks have demonstrated some development, and done truly well in the arrangement. It is a significant palatable feeling for us as a group.

 We lost Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal before this arrangement, and they're steady entertainers. To see our folks putting their hands up and performing great for the group, without a portion of the seniors being here, is very fulfilling."

Vandersay however surrendered that Sri Lanka may have picked to bat to begin with, similar to Zimbabwe did, had they won the hurl. The spinner however ascribed Zimbabwe's low score to viable weight working by the group's rocking the bowling alley unit.

 "We needed to bowl second, for the most part since we thought it would turn in the second innings," Vandersay said. "That is the thing that we were considering. So I'm not astounded Zimbabwe took that choice, batting first. "It was my wickets, as well as the fast sessions we knocked down some pins where wickets were falling routinely. We propped it up, kept working up the speck balls, and that constructed weight."