Tharindu Kaushal will look to return to international cricket after getting his doosra cleared    AFP
Tharindu Kaushal will look to return to international cricket after getting his doosra cleared AFP

Sri Lanka Cricket is looking to get the doosra of off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal cleared as it is believed that he has remodeled his action during his time away from cricket. Kaushal was reported for illegal action in the first Test against India in August 2015. There was no issue with his stock deliveries, but his arm exceeded the 15 degree limit in nine out of the 18 deliveries, he bowled during the bio-mechanical test. Kaushal has since then not been in consideration to play international cricket, but has attempted to bowl the doosra with a straight arm. Although there have been suggestion that he focus on the off-spinner and the top-spinner, but Sri Lanka s high performance coach Simon Willis says that the option of clearing Kaushal s doosra s may be explored. READ: Tharindu Kaushal cleared to bowl off-spinners by ICC; Doosra still banned

“Kaushal’s been working really hard over the last four weeks – since I’ve been there,” Willis said on Wednesday. “We’ve been working on a couple of little technical modifications that we hope can help him. We’re convinced that his offspinner and his topspinner are in good shape. The only question is the doosra. Until we get that filmed – which actually we’re going to do a little this afternoon – and see where the doosra is at, it’s tough to tell,” according to espncricinfo. READ: Tharindu Kaushal must be given a longer run for Sri Lanka s benefit

According to an ICC release in September 2015, The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that Sri Lanka s Tharindu Kaushal is permitted to continue to bowl his stock delivery [off-break] in international cricket following an independent assessment of his action.” Kaushal has picked up 25 wickets in seven Tests so far.