Sri Lanka Head Coach explains the meaning behind code signals used during Asia Cup 2022 match against Bangladesh
The Asia Cup 2022 match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 1st was a very exciting and this thrill was further enhanced by the skirmish of words between captain Dasun Shanaka and Bangladesh team director Khalid Mahmood before the match.
Sri Lankan cricket team has now qualified for the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2022 as the third team along with Afghanistan and India after defeating Bangladesh by two wickets in the do or die match.
Meanwhile, during the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match, Sri Lanka's head coach Chris Silverwood was seen using some code signals during the match from the dressing room, which caught everyone's attention. He sent code signals from the dressing room to Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka several times throughout the match.
Let us tell you, Silverwood has achieved a lot of success with England through this strategy, and now he is trying to implement with Sri Lanka as well. After the conclusion of the match, the head coach of Sri Lanka revealed the reason and the meaning behind using the code signal against Bangladesh.
Chris Silverwood was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying: "It's no rocket science. Through this, only suggestions are given to the captain as to which bowler should be sent in front of the batsman standing at that time. A lot of teams are using Code Signals at the moment, it's really very simple."
However, whether or not to use the code signal sent by the coach is entirely up to the captain. It is not mandatory for the captain to follow the code signal. This technique does not mean that you are not allowing the captain to do his work his way, rather it is just a suggestion.