Asalanka the newest to follow the path of Ian Daniels, B Rajapaksa, Yashoda Lanka etc.

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I really don't understand what's the issue. When they played for National U19, it was inevitable they had the class and potential for be the next big thing. After their U19 stint, all of them have started their first class careers with dominant performance. How ever after few games they began to fade away and ultimately ended up having below average stats under their profiles.

It seems like Charith Asalanka is the newest to join the club, He started his first class career with good innings but after about dozen of games he is struggling to score runs. Do you have any idea why this happens?

Bhanuka and Yashoda have been criticised for their lack of commitment. But don't you think there could be something beyond that?

Is it the frustration that they are not being fast-tracked to the national team with accordance to the hype created around their U19 days or they get lost in the  substandard domestic arena ?


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No suprise. the reason behind this is Cricket Sri Lanka haven't any idea about developing the players. They just let these players to players for the sake of playing. Had these players in Australia these players are groom already. Players are also need to take this blame as well. They just playing the game. no any motivation to prove them selves

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Good question and it is a real shame. I do also think some young talent simply wanes off but I seriously doubt if enough is being done to nurture this talent. Do we for example have high performance centers or the like to groom these guys. All the talent in the world is of little use if you don't know what to do with it.

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