Last Man Out's blog
As the new year dawns many of you will look ahead to the year with renewed optimism and determination .But if you are a sri lanka cricket fan I feel sorry for you.
"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent." - Nolan Ryan
Given the lack of bowling power against Australia what is the best team combination for SL going forward?
First up let me just say the team I would like to see sri lanka playing.
1.Dilshan 2.Thiri 3.Sanga 4.Chandimal 5.Mahela 6.Matthews 7.Thisara 8.Senanayake 9.Herath 10.Malinga 11.Lakmal
The most obvious thing sri lanka could change is promote jayawardena to the top of the order the numbers support the move as the jayawardena averages a significant percent more as opener than playing in the middle order.
Sri Lanka the last editions runners up go into the tournament as one of the favorites to win the tournament. What sri lanka has going for them is their familiarity with the Bangladesh conditions having been playing there for close to two months Lankans will hit the ground sprinting with the momentum of being the Asia cup champions and not having lost in Bangladesh from the beginning of the year.
The champions trophy begins it’s long overdue end on the 6th June with India taking on the proteas.
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It has been 31 years since sri lanka gained test playing status during this period sri lanka have done exceptionally well in limited overs cricket even overshadowing some of the well established cou
During the 1st ODI against Pakistan it was evident that the big three of our batting line-up Mahela, Dilshan and Sanga were struggling considerably, their decision making was muddled against a good b
Every team in International cricket strives to be the best Test team in the world. Being the best gives the holder bragging rights over winning any other competition in the world game today.
Sri Lanka made strides towards regaining their reputation as an unbeatable force in home conditions today with a hard fought victory over England. It is fitting that Sri Lanka start their post-Murali era winning-record from the ground where Murali ended his Test career in a truly legendary manner.
Last time sri lanka met England it was a gloomy series for the Lankans it was evident that they weren’t enjoying their time in the unfamiliar green pitches and the pre summer weather.
The new ball rule since its introduction as a remedy for the bowl changing issues has caused slight but very concerning changes in the game .The new rule means the ball will only get 25 overs old.
When Sri lanka began this series the odds of them reaching the finals were very slim, they were expected to make-way for the much hyped indian and Australian teams. But throughout the series, the Sri Lankan team has won the respect and adoration of the Australian cricketing fraternity through their no fear, never give up brand of playing. One can say that playing in Australia can bring out the best or the worst in visiting teams. Indians can probably testify for the latter.