Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sanath Teran Jayasuriya, the veteran, aggressive, skilled opening batsmen and the most threatening nightmare of any bowler who has to bowl to this master blaster and the greatest entertaining player ever in the cricket history. This little bit short but powerfully built Matara lion smashes the bowl all over the ground with massive amount of power, generated by his strong bottom hand. The strokes he plays around squire region and over third man are the evidence for the tremendous power he uses to hit the ball into the fence.
His favorite stroke is the squire cut and he plays it for any bowler if the bowl pitches out side the off stump. That is why it is said that Jayasuriya is really strong in off side and he goes anytime through the offside regardless of the fielder arrangement. But if you have watched Jayasuriya's innings, probably you may have seen that that the massive strokes which fly over the boundary line have been played on the onside. Because he has got a lightning pull stroke and soft flick of his wrist. The pull stroke sometimes makes Jayasuriya worrying because the short arm pull stroke was caught by several in the deep squire leg but now he does not play that stroke frequently.
Finally I hope that this interesting batsmen will play for the next world cup and I have great confidence that he will score a double century on a one day international.