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Murali will break record in Kandy


Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is confident that off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will surpass Shane Warne’s world record for the highest number of Test wickets during the upcoming series against England.

He (Murali) will break the record in the first Test itself, he said ahead of the series opener against England starting at Kandy next Saturday.

The recent Test series against Australia Down Under could yield Muralitharan only four wickets and he is still short of five wickets to get past the world record.

Jayawardene, upset over 2-0 series loss against Australia, however, said their performance in the second Test against the Kangaroos would boost his team�s morale.

The confidence our batsmen regained in the second Test will provide a strong platform for us when we face Englishmen here. We were playing in different conditions there in Australia. But we always have extra edge when playing in Sri Lanka, he explained.

Jayawardene chose not to comment on the controversy surrounding former captain Marvan Atapattu, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, and described him as great batsman.

He signified a whole new chapter in Sri Lanka cricket. He was technically a sound batsman and a player who made great impact on our cricket, he added.

Source:Cricket News

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