Feb 06, 2017

Marvan spoiled Chandimal’s batting? Featured

A change in batting style has resulted in Dinesh Chandimal not being able to be among the runs in recent times, reliable cricket sources say.

Former batting coach Marvan Atapattu is to be blamed for this, say the sources.

Marvan had regularly changed Chandimal’s batting style after failing to do so with the then senior players Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena.

However, critics say that despite Marvan’s having changed Chandimal’s batting style, he has had adequate time to adapt to it.

Noting that Chandimal is a contemporary of India’s Virat Kohli, they say that Chandimal has suffered a setback in his abilities.