Ravi Bopara: LPL will have a great influence on Sri Lankan Cricket



Ravi Bopara: LPL will have a great influence on Sri Lankan Cricket

Ravi Bopara: LPL will have a great influence on Sri Lankan Cricket

December 14, 2021  Authorbet365baji

Ravi Bopara, who was named Player of the Match after scoring 34 runs off 39 balls to help his team Kandy Warriors upset Galle Gladiators by 5 wickets in the Lanka Premier League(LPL), stated that the franchise league will undoubtedly assist Sri Lanka in finding quality players.

The 36-year-old cricketer told the media that in his opinion the LPL will undoubtedly benefit Sri Lankan cricket. He said that whenever a league is founded in a country, it aids in the development of better cricketers, particularly in the T20 format. The great examples are India and England, and take a look at Pakistan in becoming better and better in the ICC T20 World Cup. He added that when they have leagues, they can locate players who would never have been discovered otherwise.

Bopara commented that in three to four years, people will be able to see the influence of LPL in the sport. Sri Lankan potential is already emerging; players like Wanindu Hasaranga are excellent cricketers.

Regarding his own results versus the Galle Gladiators in the LPL, Bopara stated that batting was difficult on this wicket and the most important thing for them was to reach their goal. He said that before this match, they had lost three games consecutively and it was his responsibility to ensure that he was present at the conclusion. He explained that the Coach and Captain ordered me not to play any huge shots during the time-out and requested me to stay until the end.

He said that if he was playing for his personal ego, he might have scored more quickly, but he would have probably made a terrible shot and gotten out, putting the team in jeopardy.

In addition, the all-rounder stated that he prefers low-scoring matches. Bopara added that he finds it exciting and he loves it when the score is about 130-140, the game is close, and batting is a challenge. When a side achieves 180-200 runs, the opposing team may be bowled out for 130 runs while attempting to hit fours and sixes.