Give Ford the sack!
SHAME SHAME SHAME ... GOV SHOULD LAUNCH IMMEDIATE INQUIRY AND SACK CRICKET BOARD AND APPOINT INTERIM BOARD
very unlikely... they may struggle to beat minnows in the qualifiers also
I agree it was a lazy shot but i think he should still be in the team for the remainder of this series. His bowling is useful and i also think he is the best fielder in the team. Dickwella should go back to his normal spot next match. I think its best if Kusal Mendis sits out next match and let Gunathilaka play another match. I would prefer Chandimal at 3 and Gunathilaka at 4.
Well this proves we dont have a team .its just an individuals
it was a disappointing performance by the Sri Lankans. I knew that the lack of experience in the bowling will cause an issue, and it did. Lahiru Kumara was very expensive and so was Thisara. Our top order was very poor aswell and i felt we lost the game after the first 10 overs. Kusal Mendis has continued to be a concern in ODI's and i think its best that we try someone else for the next game. Because Dickwella returns next game, i think Dickwella and Tharanga should open, with Chandimal coming in at 3 and Gunathillaka at 4. Chandimal seems to be in good form and rarely gets out very early which will help stop a batting collapse. Kumara should be dropped for Vikum Sanjaya, who i wanted to be in the XI before this match. I knew Kumara would be expensive and not take much wickets. I feel that Sanjay is better suited to open with Lakmal for the bowling as they both bowl at a similar pace and Sanjaya can also swing the ball quite well. Fielding was sloppy again but its unlikely its going to change over night.
It's no surprise if the SL U19 beat the SL national team....
Player like Danushka Gunathilaka may do miracles in local matches and practice matches. But it seems like he is a complete looser when it comes to the international level. Not confident enough to handle the pressure at the international level. What a lazy shot he played to get out. Completely spoiled this run chase for Sri Lanka.
However, it was nice to see Chandimal and Thisara back. We desperately need Dickwella for the next ODI.
Yes. All Class. But he was not the top scorer in this match. Lahiru Thirimanne scored a hundred there. Eventually Lahiru became the man of the series in this Asia cup.
I think this is one thing for the current selectors to think back.
What an insipid toothless bowling performance by Sri Lanka. They picked so many bowlers but none of them are good enough. How many catches grassed and how many runs handed as bonus to the opponents. I think they need to remove Ramanayake as a bowling coach and I think Sanath should resign for picking such a team consisting bowlers who are not capable of taking wickets. I don't know what Tharanga said about fielding practice. I think they must have been practising with tennis balls.