1st T20I: Malinga and Afridi at the toss

Sri Lanka's T20 captain Lasith Malinga and Pakistan's T20 skipper Shahid Afridi at the toss before the start of play of the first T20I at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 30, 2015.
Nathan Shanmuganathan


sam jay's picture

Kapila Wijegunawardena along with Malinga, TISSARA PERERS must go home without ruining srilankan cricket. this bold header (thataya) has nothing in his head other than rotten opinions. it seams these guys purposely selecting poor teams to get beaten. in the name of srilankan cricket pl. resign and go home before public outrage. srilankan cricket loving public are fedup of the team selections and the performance of Malinga, Dilshan, N.T.C. PERERA AND kusal janith also there are rumours of mach fixing by these people.

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Please share where the match fixing rumours are coming from...will be interesting to hear.
Did they also fix the World Cup, NZ tour and India tour before that too...guess Kapila secretly picked those teams also! I thought it was another bald headed guy that was in-charge!!!

Really if you look closely SL were on a downward slide even last year. They weren't quite the force at home. It was inevitable that once a couple of the experienced stalwarts went it would be a further struggle. This is what you call going through rebuilding phase and all teams go through it.
Those with stronger domestic systems/structures with a bit of depth in their bench strength obviously recover a bit faster!

We had the chance to blood a few youngsters to make this process a little easier in past but didn't do so. The India ODI tour was prime example, or if they didn't concede first game of series like against Pakistan or South Africa it could have been done then also.
The Test captain is one that doesn't like changes too much!

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