The Mathews captaincy conundrum and unexpectedly good Test selections

June 21, 2012
Sri Lanka Cricket Podcast

Damith Samarakoon and Andrew Fernando avoid eating their words about Angelo Mathews, review Sri Lanka's limited overs performance and take a look at the squad for the first Test. Damith also refrains from talking up Ajantha Mendis for the first time in his life.


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I totally agree with the fact that Mathews has to start playing the consistent role instead of a performer in only high pressure situations. However I think that the Chandimal century criticism was quite unfair as it was a selfless act that put him straight in the line of criticism for the future betterment of the team -one could say (showing that he isn't the egocentric person you portray him to be) :P After all a century at Lords could be quite the confidence booster for a youngster. Sanga and Mahela looked extremely pleased that he did so and I'm sure he would have changed gears if the situation became critical- which it was close to but didn't. Nevertheless, if I were Mathews I would really listen to this because it's excellent constructive criticism. How can you rely it to him though?

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