Dubai Capitals’ bowler Dushmantha Chameera picked up four wickets in their ILT20 Season 2 clash against Sharjah Warriors. Yet, it was not enough to counter the batting prowess of Johnson Charles, who helped his team chase the target of 170 in a closely fought encounter at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday, January 22.
After the match, the Sri Lankan bowler said, “Johnson Charles is an attacking player. We made the mistake of bowling length balls, which he put away to the boundary. There was a little dew on the pitch after the tenth over, which definitely hurt us.”
This did not stop Chameera from shining with the ball, also taking the wicket of Charles, who scored 93 off 51. Despite the loss, he was optimistic about the various other aspects of his team’s performance. “This is a disappointing result considering that we did well with the bat and on the field. We could’ve defended 170 runs,” added the right-armer.
Chameera also added that sharing the dressing room and taking the field under the leadership of David Warner has been a warm experience for him. “It is a very good experience sharing the dressing room with players like David Warner. He has played in all the major leagues worldwide, so it’s a good experience for me. All the senior players have a lot of experience, so I am enjoying my time with this team,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the Capitals will host the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in their next clash on Thursday, January 25, hoping to add more points to their name on the points table.