Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ian Ward prove anything but switch hits as they tackle our ambidextrous cricket challenge.
Ahead of England’s one-off Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Colombo – in which ambidextrous spinner Kamindu Mendis could play for the hosts – we sent the three former batsmen to the nets to prove if they can redefine the all-rounder role.
Watch the video above to see Nasser trying to channel his inner Brian Lara, Keysy stuttering into action (eventually) as a left-arm seamer and Wardy hitting the roof – literally!
Sri Lanka vs England
October 27, 2018, 2:00pm
“It’s the first time I’ll say this – I never knew you were a sportsman,” reflects a rather tickled Rob after watching a wayward spell from Ward, who fared rather better when batting right-handed.
The verdict? Mendis is nothing more than a modern-day marvel.
Watch Sri Lanka and England contest a one-off Twenty20 international live on Sky Sports Cricket from 2pm on Saturday. Then join us for the first Test, live on the same channel, from 4am on Tuesday 6th November.
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