Series win against Pakistan is not convincing

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Yesterdays 3-1 ODI series win against Pakistan has still not won over me.  I am not convinced at all.

There are few positives to take note of, the raise of Thisara Perera as a Bowler, He reminds me of young Andrew Flintoff.  As for Mathews he is coming good again, but consistancy is missing from his game.

I still think Pakistan's Match to lose, Pakistan could have won the 4th & 5th ODI, Srilanka are lucky.  Srilanka should take positive but also look at this series and make some changes.

Kumar Sangakara should be dropped and should not be played on reputation, he is no longer the batmen everyone talks about.  He once was a world class wicket keeper batsmen, but the consistency part is missing from his game.  Young Chandimal should take over the gloves and Srilanka Cricket Borad should use ODI as younger batmens paradise and start building a team to next world cup in Australia.

Dilshan, Sanga should only play test cricket and allow Mahela to lead the team till the next World cup before retiring.  Mathews is not ready to lead the team.  I do not feel he is a natural leader like Mahela.  Thirimanne should be promoted to openers slot and create that space to Farveez Mahroof.  Srilanka Cricket Board should start Building the team for the next World Cup and save cricket in srilanka and do not allow Dilshan, Sanga and Mahela to play into there 40's.



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@ Althaaf

hahaha you may be the only SLn thinks this series win is not convincing....

Ane magen mukuth ahananne nathuwa hitapan...

"Kumar Sangakara should be dropped and should not be played on reputation"

this is the joke of the century

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desha drohiyo......

Dont knw how to celebrate a victory...

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@ Althaaf

"Pakistan could have won the 4th & 5th ODI, Srilanka are lucky"

yako meka mara kathawak ne...ape kollone talent eka nis thama pakistan walata tibba win dekama harewwe.....

Angelo Mathews gahuwe luck eka nisa da yakoo?? kiyapan?

Angelo shows his class as well as Jeevan with all round performance!

Thissara perera hatick eka gatte luck ekenda yakoo??
Naa ape kollage talent eka nisa...

Ehenam kiyai api 96 world cup eka dinne, 2007 finals awe,2011 finals awe luck eka nisa kiyala..ane yakoo

dont underestimate your own country's performance...

Tho nam lanakwata hena gahanaa ipadichcha ekek...

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@ Die hard cricket enthusiast

prajathantharawadi nidahas ratakada newaida modayo tho inney?

People have freedom to voice their opinions and support any team they want! Get lost!

Well done Althaaf! I think SL should have won more convincingly than this too! I expect more from our boys.

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Althaaf might be right as it wasn't a convincing series victory but it was a hard fought ed one...Seniors were lacking in taking responsibility and pressuring the youngsters who handled it quite magnificently..had the youngsters were pressured it would have been truly a disaster..we would have lost the series 3-1, but a lot of luck went our way and Pakistani fielding and collapsing batting helped us enormously. SLC team has a long way to go if they want to beat India, Aus, SA, Eng in bilateral series or even world tournaments rather especially in their batting aspect.

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I agree with u in some points but in general i cannot agree with u and u made some absurd arguments like kumar sangakkara is playing due to he's reputation i can't believe anyone even thinking about something like that u agree with u the fact that last 2 odi's victories are not convincing but that's the part of the game, isn't same thing happen to sri lanka in last year's series against pakistan ? , and i think we should gradually leave the senior's my plan is
1. lave seniors from t20 team after the world cup
2. demote kumar mahela and dilshan to 4,5,6 and year by year we should leave one by one first dilshan must retired from all forms of cricket with in next year kumar should retired from odi's and concentrate on tests and mahela should gave up odi captaincy in next 2 years my pick is lahiru thirimanne can be a good captain
3. leave t.m samarawera from test team in next year bring thilina kandabby as a test captain

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Abt the match vs pakistan, i too agree with you. We didnt win the match convincingly. The game was in their hands their fielding let them down. By the way mathews and perera were too good for them. And one or two mistakes from mathews could have taken the game away from us.

We still could see our batting failures in the match, it is the exceptional performance by mathews that won the match for us.
@ SL fans, dont be jubilient we still have probs in our batting.

But i dont agree with your suggestions. I too agree youngsters should be given the chance, bt dropping sanga is not a good idea. Lets hope in the test series sanga would come into his form. :)

@ die hard cricket fan,
boruwata harakek wage thappulanne nathuwa innawa oi. thamusela thamai mulu lankawata ma wadila thiena hene, cricket walata witharak newei. althaaf ge comment ekath ekka ekanga nattam eka kiana widihak thienawa. Booruwa.

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winning like this is not enough. i want SL to whitewash them as this is our backyard...

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I think we all are forgetting how good our lads are in defending. and I assume most of you think that a required rate of 7 or 8 for 15 overs is gettable even with 5 6 wickets in hand after watching so many IPL chases. well look at the numbers. Sri lanka have defended low scores when they are playing in Sri lanka really well. in the 2nd ODI the commentators showed a list of succesful chases (in Sri Lanka) but none of them were against sri lanka. if you look carefully, we have controlled the scoring and when the required rate goes above 6 we have most of the time done well. scoring 7 or 8 per over in the last 6-8 overs is different when you have to do that from 35th over onwards.

I know Pakistan were rubbish on both games but they were rubbish because our lads put so much pressure. eg: quick singles ans doubles when we are batting and bowling tight when they are batting.

I can't agree with dropping any of the seniors, there will be a time if they dont perform but to replace any of them, we dont have any one in the squad. imaging Mahela getting injured and no Dilshan and Sanga means the team will be a vulnarable.

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huu huuuh huuu.....

dan mokada ayyala kiyanne.....

Dili - 101
Sanga - 111*
Mahela - 55*

this is the best reply to all the donkeys above( ayyala thoppi harinam daganna ekai atte)

I feel soo sad and hurt immensely when i saw this article after watching such an amazing two comebacks by Slns in the last two ODI, thats why I i reply in such a way. I still cant understand why Sri Lankan people satisfy with what they achieved.

Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, T M Dilshan....are not onlt world class cricketers they are national heroes.We should respect them.

Remember guys there only two people who made us country proud. Those are war heroes and our ever loving cricketers.

Criticize ...but fairly and not such idiotic baseless manner......

Thissara Perera's smile can beat all those baseless critics...haha

Jayawewa Sri Lanka......!

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