How prepared was Sri Lanka, and the role of the Head Coach


Great Bat's picture

I totally agree entirely with the author of this article and the pertinent points made.

I wanted to put across these points as Ford being Southern African moreover a person who has coached his country and surely would have no problem getting insight into all the current players with his connections in his homeland. We heard all those gibberish from captain courage about practising on surface which replication south African pitches. But it was again all talk but nothing on the field.

I refrained myself blaming the coach for our current disaster because it will be like our neighbors who like to blame the loss on everything including the coach if he is not their own. Besides blaming Ford will be like interior decorator when the building itself is bad.

Having said, we need to take stock of the current tour and accept coach is part of the problem because we didn't have a plan or mapped out approach in handling certain situations knowing it is going to happen.

How long we are going to keep bragging about our success against Australia but keep ignoring our failures against England and now South Africa? We got the Aussies on the hop because they probably were cocky and forecasted a white wash before a single ball was even bowled. We had the momentum and never looked back after the first test and ending up black washing the cocky Aussie's.

I think Ford has relinquish his role as batting coach and bring in a proper batting coach and champaka ramanayake should be demoted and Vaas should be our bowling coach. Ford main role should be about planning and tactics rather than involving in routine activities.

I don't want to talk about Sanath because it's well documented and discussed here in detail.

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