Purpose of overpaid coach Hathurusinghe is going limits

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Do not understand why Sri Lankan authorities giving such a large amount for Chandika Hathurusinghe to show these kind of pathetic performances. Mind you Sri Lankan test performance is better even before this man take over like beating Australia 3-0 in 2016 and beating Pakistan in Dubai in 2017. So it is hilarious to think SL test cricket improved under him.

But in ODI and T20 cricket SL has been really poor in last 3 years which we cant see any improvement under overpaid coach like Hathurusighe. Mind you Hathurruisighe was paid more than 4 amount of money which paid to SL previous coach Nic Pothas.

So one question need to ask HAS CHANDIKA HATHURUSINGHE REPAID THE FAITH FOR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY HE HAD BEEN PAID. HAS HE ONLY HAVE BIG MOUTH WITH A BIG TALK like many others which remain to be seen.

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Stormy's picture
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15 January 2011
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Chandika Hathurusinge is not paid to fix what SLC destroyed over the last decade by not investing in the game. Even if he were to miraculously fix that, it certainly wont be in a short period of time. He is paid to coach what talent we have, he cannot create talent. Give him some time but bottom line is if we keep playing low quality first class cricket don't expect the frustration to end.

delan82's picture
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18 October 2009
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Technically he is supposed to be suspended on game day right...even though he is relaying coaching messages...Anyway now is not a good time to be analysing his coach till this suspension is finished and full normal duties resumed.

Players got to take some responsibility on game day too. Things like so many dropped catches shouldn't be acceptable. The coaches can do drills but they can't do it for the players out in the middle

Anonymous's picture

Far too early to start questioning his appointment. He needs to have at least 18 months to 2 years to have any significant impact. The Test side has really improved recently but is largely down to the batting performances of Karunaratne, Chandimal and Mendis and the dual spin attack of Herath/Perera plus the evolution of Lakmal into a really top class pace bowler. If Kumara can continue to be developed as a strike bowler then Sri Lanka could have a really penetrating pace attack on overseas pitches.

The current ODI batting as been very disappointing - they are missing Chandimal to provide a solid base to their innings. If Gunathilaka can get his act together off the field he coul;d be a valuable contributor on it ! I would also like to see either Shanaka or Guneratne recalled to provide some attacking strokes in the middle order and their additional bowling options would be useful too. I don't understand why Dilruwan Perara is not in the side to pair up with Dananjaya since he can also strengthen the batting lower down.

This ODI team has prospects but they need to build confidence by getting some wins at home against this current South African side and then against England when they tour later this year.

Anonymous's picture

Dumb people like this poster thinks, sacking and dropping players and coaches is the answer to everything.

Remember the time we kept switching over 40 players when sanath was the selector. How did that go?

Like are you dumb or what?

Ask for the system to change
Ask for the Sri Lankan Cricket constitute to change
Ask for businessmen to be not allowed in cricket administration
Ask for fresh/capable admins during election, instead of the same old men like Sumathipala or Nishantha

Posts like this make me lose faith in Sri Lankan people.

Any top level player is trying their best to perform their best.

Hilal's picture
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20 November 2008
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There is a reason why most fans don't criticise the coach or support staff when Sri Lanka loses - because it's not very smart. You are not taking into equation the many factors that result in defeats. One of the main factors is that the opposition may have played better than us on the day. When we blame everything under the sun and don't credit the opposition, we come across as childish. If the players field poorly, there is no point blaming the fielding coach for it either. We can't be that shallow.

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