March 22, 2011 (AFP) – World Cup winner Aravinda de Silva believes Sri Lanka’s misfiring middle order could be the weakest link in Saturday’s quarter-final clash against England. De Silva, who is now the team’s chief selector, also said the day-night match at the R. Premadasa stadium will be “tough”, with the toss playing a vital role when the dew factor kicks in, told the state-run Daily News.
De Silva, who played in the 1996 World Cup-winning team, said Sri Lanka’s main concern so far has been the inconsistency in the batting department.
“He was very critical of the middle order which has not yet performed up to expectations,” the report said quoting de Silva.
He said England were comfortable playing quality spinners and have the batsmen to make big scores.
“They (England) have the potential to upset any side on that particular day,” said de Silva.