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Senanayake to get help with correcting action

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

July 28, 2014

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Highlights: Senanayake's bowling action came under greater scrutiny after he took 4 for 13 on May 25 in an ODI v England


What's wrong? Sachithra Senanayake mankads Jos Buttler, England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston, June 3, 2014
Sachithra Senanayake will travel to Australia next month for a week-long remedial course © PA Photos
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Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will get help from Daryl Foster, a human movement lecturer at the University of Western Australia, to correct his bowling action. Senanayake was banned from bowling in international cricket by the ICC earlier this month, due to an illegal action.

Senanayake will leave for Australia in the second week of August, along with Sri Lanka Cricket's head of coaching, Jerome Jayaratne, and will undergo a week-long remedial course at the University of Western Australia under Foster's guidance.

Foster was also involved in the testing of former Sri Lanka offspinner Muthiah Muralitharan's bowling action in 1995, 1999 and 2004.

"Senanayake's action will be scrutinised through three-dimensional cameras which will give a better picture of how much of remedial action needs to be taken," Carlton Bernadus, SLC's head of cricket operation, said.

Senanayake was reported for a suspect action during Sri Lanka's fourth ODI against England at Lord's on May 31. He underwent an independent analysis of his action at the Cardiff Metropolitan University towards the end of June and the tests revealed that he exceeded the 15-degree flex-limit in all four types of deliveries that were assessed.

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Posted by   on (July 29, 2014, 9:31 GMT)

Today i saw him with his little angle ........... He is a clam guy .... he will get another chance ..... i will pray for him

Posted by stumpedlloyd on (July 29, 2014, 4:12 GMT)

Are you telling me there isn't a single bowling coach in Sri Lanka who can teach an off-spinner how to bowl properly? Wow!

Posted by Dilmah82 on (July 29, 2014, 1:52 GMT)

This will be interesting to see what happens. He needs to play some cricket with the "new/modified" action prior to the World Cup, otherwise it would be rediculous to select him.

You can't compare him and Murali...the difference was Murali had a genuine deformity and his craft was all in his rubber like wrists and shoulder. Hence he was cleared, and even bowled his repotoire of deliveries on national TV twice with a metal brace to the likes of Mark Nicholas, Ravi Shastri and Michael Slater to prove so in addition to the lab testing!

It's a good move by SLC. It won't be easy but Good Luck to Senanayake

Posted by SLMaster on (July 28, 2014, 14:54 GMT)

Good for him and SL. We need him back in action and stronger. Action correction could make his bowling better.

Posted by Charindra on (July 28, 2014, 13:23 GMT)

Hope he'll return stronger, like Murali did after 1995.

Posted by nursery_ender on (July 28, 2014, 10:25 GMT)

Posted by Tharanga De Alwis on (July 28, 2014, 10:21 GMT) Good stuff by SLC!! Hope he'll be back as soon as possible

I hope for his sake there's no pressure to return before he's really ready. This process can't be rushed

Posted by   on (July 28, 2014, 10:21 GMT)

Good stuff by SLC!! Hope he'll be back as soon as possible

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