Expert coaches trying to turn Oman’s ‘good chaps’ into champions


With Oman national team set to start their all-important journey to the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 in Namibia in February, Oman Cricket has hired two expert coaches to fine tune the players for a high profile international assignment.

Ruwan Kalpage, former Sri Lankan player, and Anusha Samaranayake, have been working assiduously with the team not only to polish their skills but to get them in the right frame of mind for a high-stake competition. Former Sri Lankan captain Duleep Mendis is the team’s head coach.

The two experts believe Oman has some good players who can become even better. Tasked with improving the team’s fielding, Kalpage is also focusing on the spinners in the squad.

Pleased to see quality fast bowlers in the side, Anusha is busy devising plans for his pacers about when to attack the batsmen or whether to do so or not in a given situation. The duo is determined to make a mark and are quite pleased with the way things are moving.