Herath not feeling pressure of filling in Muralidaran's big boots

Sydney, Dec 11(ANI): Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, who followed in the footsteps of retired countryman Muthiah Muralidaran, has said he feels no pressure filling the shoes of legendary the spinner rated by Wisdon as the greatest bowler in the history of Test cricket.

Herath has taken more wickets than any other bowler this year and intends on adding to his haul of 55 scalps in Sri Lanka's Test against Australia at Bellerive, starting on Friday.

The 34-year-old left-arm orthodox spinner, who made his Test debut against Australia in Galle in 1999, is now Sri Lanka's go-to man with his mesmerizing spin, but he is more focused on getting the job done for his country than comparisons with his former teammate.

"If you're playing as the main spinner, you get more bowling and you build more confidence. I stick to the basics and that's how I've taken those wickets," News.com.au quoted Herath, as saying.

The Hobart deck is expected to start the Test full of life, so Herath does not expect any joy early.

"I'll be looking for bounce and turn on days four and five. We'll see how it goes," Herath said. (ANI)

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