India fielding coach R Sridhar feels that Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be pleased to bowl at Eden Gardens after Sri Lankan pacers Suranga Lakmal and Dasun Shanaka ripped through the Indian batting on the rain-hit opening two days.
After Suranga Lakmal's (3/5), Dasun Shanaka's (2/23) saw India stumble to 74/5 in 32.5 overs after two days. "It was fabulous to see so much of lateral movement and swing Lakmal and his fellow bowlers were purchasing from this wicket. Hopefully, Shami and 'Sultan of swing' Bhuvi would relish the challenge," Sridhar told reporters, according to an NDTV report.
Sridhar felt that a result was very much likely if they have three full days. "This Test can definitely get a result in 270 overs, should we get that. If the weather clears out, it would be really interesting going by the conditions of this Test," he said.
"Days like these really bring the team together where you spend a lot of time in the dressing room with each other with the team in a bit of an adverse position. I always feel this kind of days is wonderful for the team,” he added.
--By A Cricket Correspondent