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Sri Lanka would come back strongly, feels Kaluwitharana

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former explosive batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana has no doubt in his mind that will tide over the bad times and make a strong comeback in international

"All the teams go down the course for sometime, you have good times and bad times. They (Sri Lanka) are not doing well at the moment, but definitely in the time to come they will come back strong and I hope they do it pretty fast," 48-year- old Kaluwitharana told reporters here.

He was speaking after jerseys of teams of the SAI- Masters T20 League were launched.

Quizzed what needs to be changed in Sri Lankan cricket, he quipped, "There are people who are doing it, seeing where it going wrong. They will do the right thing."

have been struggling in international in recent times. They lost the Test, ODI and T20 series against

Earlier, they also lost an ODI series against 5 -0, besides losing an ODI series to at home.

Asked who are the players who can lead Sri Lanka's revival, Kaluwitharana said there were five-six players who would be instrumental in bringing the team on board.

"There are more than 3-4 players who can do it for the national team, get the team back on track, to play competitive and get the winning momentum going," he said.

"It is matter of time that the players have their confidence level high and believe in being themselves and delivering their achievements."

Asked specifically to name the players, Kaluwitharana said, "No (I won't as) it is not fair for someone who is a and better than senior players, there are 5-6 good players (who) can get team back on the track."

He also suggested that playing positive cricket was important for the Indian team to bounce back in the three- match Test series.

lost the first Test by 72 runs in after their batsmen faltered in the second innings against a strong South African attack.

"It is quite different than the other times you play in South Africa, they are making green and fast wickets. Playing positive cricket will be the key, will come back strong (in current series in South Africa)," Kaluwitharana, who played 189 ODIs and 49 Tests, signed off.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 20:35 IST