Cracks in the pitch and spinners in the opposition?

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Are we beginning to see the wicket showing a few cracks and a bit of wear and tear? Did the attempt to take on the English on it, lead to an unprecedented problem? Has the lack of depth in the batting order been exposed? Has overuse of the same bowlers (read tag lines) led to creating a rough outside the off stump ?

These are all questions that come to mind when one is watching the ashes test series in Australia. A vain attempt to drown out the lack of cheer that the onset of Christmas (with a coconut averaging in the high fifties and even the tail end batsman EGGS reaching a 20 average) comes to mind.

Are some of the middle order batsman, senior players who are forced to bat below the brothers and sons who dominate the batting order, thinking of auctioning themselves to IPL? Or should that read UNP?!! Certainly the spectators are beginning to show dissension with a spate of provincial council budget defeats. The skipper is under fire and the brains trust seems to be on vacation in the land of the free.

Meanwhile the opposition seems to have discovered a potent spinner with a largely legal action and an inherited nous for the game. If the wicket starts crumbling the spinner WILL take wickets and there are some agile close in fielders who will come into play.The opposition, also seem to have played their last game well and shown a level of class and refinement that has opened the eyes of spectators, who have been treated only to crass low level sledging. Is there another way to play this game, can rule of law and selection of qualified people for positions vital to the Country/ team prevail ?

Are we on the brink of an unprecedented victory for democracy O people of Lanka? If so shouldn’t we be watching closely and be prepared (invade the field with our flags) to clap and cheer our side on…..just in case!

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Good read but how does this

Good read but how does this belong in 'Sri Lanka tourism, wildlife, and cuisine' section?

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Well...I guess the wild life

Well...I guess the wild life is running the show now !

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Ha ha! :-)

Ha ha! :-)

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