Sri Lanka's wretched run in ODIs in 2017

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Sri Lanka sprung a surprise by defeating Pakistan 2-0 in the Test series in the UAE, but their loss in the first ODI in Dubai highlighted their struggles in the format. They have lost 17 of 22 ODIs this year and won just four, which is a win-loss ratio of 0.235. None of the top Test nations have..

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Stormy's picture
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This is a major concern and we don't have a real plan with a musical chairs game of players. Kind of surprised that the batters have actually done a decent job posting a few 300+ scores including a couple of 300+ chases. We still don't have a settled top order with Niroshan being the only certainty. We need to cement another couple of spots. For argument sake I would go with Tharanga (he is the captain and obviously has to play) to open with Niroshan with say Mendis and #3 and Kusal Perera at #4. The idea here is not argue about which player but get pick the correct type of player and give him a chance to succeed. Thrir and Chandi plodding along striking at 80 is never going to get us anywhere.

That's just one part of the problem with the real issue being the bowling. There are simply no bowlers to make an impact. If the wickets have some spin we have a couple of spinners but no experienced hand to impact the game which is a major problem.

Gamika's picture

Kusal Mendis's failure as a ODI batsman is a major reason.

Hamada's picture
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Why kusal mendis always adding to the squad even he unable to get runs continuously.
KAPUGEDERA & PRASANNA need to add to the squad replacing kusal mendis & Vandersay.

Hamada's picture
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Don't change the strategy of Balling first after winning the toss.
Our failure is batting in previous match.
Don't trust the bowlers, because they cannot defend the runs.
So bowling is the best option.
Strength the batting order. KAPUGEDERA must in the squad. Because his runs against pakistan is good.

Anonymous's picture

@Hamada You are an idiot just like our idiot selectors

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