Tallangatta looking to two top batsmen to lift against North Albury

Tallangatta's Dilhara Lokuhettige will look to lift with his batting against North Albury.
Tallangatta's Dilhara Lokuhettige will look to lift with his batting against North Albury.

Tallangatta is banking on half of its batting ‘fab four’ to lift against North Albury.

Indian import Sahib Malhotra is the association in-form batsman, racking up two tons and two half-centuries in his five innings, while Nathan Thompson has 215 runs at 53.75 in the two-dayers.

Coach Matt Amstrong has only 16 runs and former Sri Lankan international Dilhara Lokuhettige just 82 in the last four matches.

“I would suspect that you’ll see a big lift from Dilhara with his batting, while certainly I’d like to get some runs,” Armstrong said.

“Red-ball (cricket) has probably been Kryptonite for me this year.”

The weekend’s away semi-final should be a crackerjack clash.

North has been superb, winning three straight games, defending a paltry total against Tallangatta in round 14.

Meanwhile, Wodonga coach Robbie Jackson returns from a calf injury at home against East Albury.