Arjuna Ranatunga: Asian teams struggle against other teams for want of wicket-taking bowlers

Delhi: Oct 18, 2014

MS Dhoni has come under intense scrutiny for his captaincy in Tests. In fact, in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and T20 cricket, he has been a wonderful captain. Arjuna Ranatunga, the former Sri Lankan captain, said that it is because of the absence of wicket-taking bowling that there is such a difference.

Speaking at an event organised by Aaj Tak-Headlines Today, Ranatunga said, “When you take limited-overs it is about containing. When it comes to Test cricket you need to take 20 wickets. India need to see and even Sri Lanka, if they have bowlers who can take wickets. You need to create situations in the middle and still have the bowlers who can take wickets. Asian teams struggle against other teams.”