Vaas identifies Ransika and Daniel as young seamers with potential

By Staff Writers | July 9, 2017

Chaminda Vaas is employed by Sri Lanka Cricket as a fast bowling coach. © AFP

Sri Lanka fast bowling great Chaminda Vaas picked two teenagers when he was asked in a recent interview to name uncapped bowlers from the island with 'immense potential'.

Vaas, who is currently employed by Sri Lanka Cricket as a fast bowling coach, was in Mumbai last month for a coaching clinic, where he was interviewed by the Indian publication Firstpost.

"We have a lot of young fast bowlers coming up," Vaas said. "Nipun Ransika is a young U-19 boy, Jehan Daniel and quite a few other youngsters are coming up.

"You have to groom them and look after them really well, giving them right nutritional guidance and confidence."

Ransika and Daniel, both 18, recently toured Australia with Sri Lanka U19.

Daniel finished the five-match one-day series against Australia as the highest run-scorer (202 runs, average 50.50), while Ransika was Sri Lanka's highest wicket-taker in the series with seven wickets at an average of 17.17 from three matches.

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Sunny's picture

Definitely big talents. Daniel can be a true fast bowling all rounder while Nipun has been fantastic since he came into the U19 team, first heard of him in South Africa and he was in some form. Of course, both need to be groomed properly so that they can transition to the top level without any major hiccups.

Anonymous's picture

I do understand these two are very talented but talent does not make you successful at international level you need to be mentally very tough and with so many distractions at the international level with all T20 franchises they need to be level headed and be guided professionally. These are the areas SL cricket are lacking for so long...

There is a left arm bowler from Mount Lavinia who really needs watching out too.

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