Ajantha Mendis,who was taken to the cleaners by India in the one-dayers recently,needs to work on reading the batsmens mind to regain his lost spark,Sri Lankas outgoing skipper Mahela Jayawardene said.
India are one of the top sides today and they played very well against us. We have played them a lot in recent times and I think they played Mendis very capably, said Jayawardene,after arriving here for a two-Test series against Pakistan.
Mendis now has to realise that the surprise element is out and he now has to become a much smarter bowler and come up with new tricks and learn to read the mind of the batsmen. He has got Muralitharan bowling with him who is a very good teacher, he added.
Jayawardene however sidestepped queries on who his successor would be when he steps down after the two-Test series against Pakistan.