A lot of teams are depending on their spinners because after falling on the wicket, the ball has started coming to a little stop, due to which the batsmen have to use the strength to put shots in place of timing.
‘Fast bowlers have an important role’
Asked if he would reconsider his strategy before the Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Jayawardene said, “I can’t say right now because fast bowlers still have a big role to play in the tournament – whether it’s powerplay Be it or middle over or death over. He said, “So as long as they are trying to keep the balance, if they are destroying the batting order of the opposing team, then it doesn’t matter what surface we are playing.”
‘Good fast bowlers and spinners near Mumbai’
The former Sri Lankan batsman said that his fast bowling attack led by Jaspreet Bumrah is world-class and is creating enough opportunities for him.
Jayawardene said, ‘We have a lot of good spinners who are playing in the playing eleven right now. There are some players sitting on the bench whom we can give a chance at certain times and matches. If conditions are favorable then we can look into it, but right now I am happy with my combination and performance.
The head coach also told that Australian fast bowler James Pattinson was included in the team on the insistence of captain Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai team has dominated the tournament so far and has won five of their seven matches, out of which they have won four in a row, but Jayawardene knows that they cannot afford to be let down any time.