Sri Lanka Cricket has enlisted the providers of Australian spin and fast-bowling consultants, Peter Sleep and Timothy McCaskill, forward of their upcoming tour of the West Indies. The pair, who’ve been employed on a short-term foundation, will be part of the squad on the two-week coaching camp which began on Wednesday in Pallekele, Kandy.
“Peter Sleep, the former Australian legspinner will work with the spinners, while Cricket Victoria’s High Performance Manager Timothy McCaskill will work with the squad’s fast bowling unit,” an SLC launch mentioned.
“Both were hired as short-term consultants under the recommendation of Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha. Sleep will work with the squad for 15 days, while McCaskill will work for 10 days.”
With the pair additionally slotted in to conduct a workshop for 50 National High Performance and Club coaches on May 18, their appointments will be seen as Hathurusingha making an attempt to redress deficiencies he has recognized within the nationwide pool.
Hathurusingha has lengthy been an advocate for the effectiveness of wristspinners in shorter codecs of the sport, highlighted by latest call-ups for Wanindu Hasaranga and Jeevan Mendis, whereas the likes of Jeffrey Vandersay and Lakshan Sandakan have additionally been out and in of the facet. Hathurusingha will doubtless be taking a look at Sleep to assist enhance the effectiveness and consistency of such expertise.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s fast-bowling contingent, whereas gifted, has been struggling when it comes to sustaining health. McCaskill is thought for his work in remodelling the actions of bowlers following prolonged harm layoffs, most notably with Australia’s James Pattinson. With the likes of Dushmantha Chameera, Shehan Madushanka, Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal at fixed threat of harm, SLC shall be hoping McCaskill’s experience will assist hold their frontline pacemen match main as much as subsequent 12 months’s World Cup.