Colombo, February 9: Sri Lanka's chief selector and former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya believes that player’s should be able to perform under any conditions, not just at home. Sri Lankas poor performance on the South Africa tour is evident from the fact, none of their batsman had made a century on tour, and only three half-centuries were hit in the Test series.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer said, "We should be able to play under any conditions, not just at home. There's no point giving excuses or blaming our domestic structure after we lose a series. Your success depends on how fast you adjust to these conditions but sadly we have taken too long to do that”.
"I wouldn't say there's a dearth of talent but we don't produce those champion cricketers as much as we did in the past. The problem I see here is not lack of talent but their inability to adjust quickly to situations and handle the pressure. You can't play cricket, if you can't absorb pressure," Jayasuriya said.
The Sri Lankan chief selector further said that players need to find a way to play outside of their comfort zone. Sri Lanka was clean-swept in the three-match Test series and are presently reeling 0-4 in the five-match ODI series. However, they managed to win the T20 series against the Protease 2-1.