Loosing last two matches was not that worse...

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If you carefully study the previous two losses, in both ocassions

  • We lost the toss.
  • They posted a total 250+

Chasing 200+ scores is really difficult in Dubai. The past match records shows that only very small percentages of matches were won by the chasing team when the target was 200 or more. Furthermore Afganistan is not a bad team at the moment.

  • Bangladesh has many players who have 10 years or more experince
  • Afganistan has the most  matches under their belt in dubai compared to any other team (by huge margin)

Please note that prior to this tournament, sri lanka's had scored almost 300 vs South Africa in 4th and 5th matches. So that mind set make them to believe that 250 and 260 are chasable targets. But that overconfidence make them loose this time. Batsmen were carefree throught the inning.Have to understand that sri Lanka did not have any luck on their way too.

  • Drop catches
  • crazy run routs
  • changing batting order
  • giving loose balls to rahim at the death overs

Were the main mistakes happened from Sri Lankan side.

  • Good spin attack from Afganistan
  • Experince line up of bangladesh.
  • Tamim Iqbal's , unexpected second return to the crease

Were the opposition side's possitives.
Anyway the point of this artical is to prove that the last two losses were not unbelievable results. These things will happen in matches. Also this tournament was too quick. only one loss is enough to be knocked out. The sri Lanka had back to back matches with travelling involved between. The toss, past records, tournament arrangement, injuries,etc every thing happened against the team. So we should the accept this result as a good thing where we can make possitive changes to the team.


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Chairman of selectors didnt watch the match so he dont know how Malinga bowled very well and how many catches were dropped off Malinga.

Labrooy was doing match referee duties for a women's cricket tournament during Asia Cup. Check link for the news: https://island-cricket.com/news/srilanka...

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Nawatha warak Asian cup 2018 ekata giya megollo team ekata add karanna epaa. Ehema karoth world cup eketh mulinma apita thamai kapenne. Aniwa sure. Gale ketuwa wagee.

1. Tharanga – domestic 100, 200 gahuwata e aakaarayata International
gahann baaa. Digu inim natha. Pressure situation daraa ganna
baa. ( hariyata gaaniyek wage)

2. Kusal Mendis - Digu inim natha. Pressure situation daraa ganna baa.

3. Mathews – molayak athi naayakayaku novee. ( anik kandaayame wicket adu
lakunu ganakata giyama, eka prayoojanayata gena anik team eka
winaasha karala danne nathuwa unta partnership godanageemata
deema.) No luck as well.

4. Thisara – International experience tibbata ewa prayoojanayata
noganema. Molayak kiya kaladak natha, bath kana

5. Shanaka - domestic 100, 200 gahuwata e aakaarayata International
gahann baaa. Digu inim natha. Pressure situation daraa
ganna baa.

6. Chameera – wegaya witharai, eka pawichchikaranna therenne naa.

7. Malinga – hodata molayak thiyena kenek analyse karala baluwoth
therei, eya nawatha comeback ekedi team eke establish
wenna hodata perform karaaa ( yokers, short, slow bowl
hodata palaweni over ekema damma – sakib aut karapu bole
supiri., namuth afganistan match eke ehema kare naa,
mokada eya dannawa Lankawe gon selection ekata awasya
wenne eka parak perform karala pennanna witharai, eeta
passe perform nokalath team eke.

8. Dickwella- Asian cup eke 11 squad ekata select un nathath eya
hodata International perform karanne naa. Digu inim
natha. Pressure situation daraa ganna baa.

Ehema kiyala nawatha thrimanne, pathirana, wage eun dala hariyanne naa.
Kohomath arjunala, Nishantha Ranathunga management ekata awoth karanne Thirimanne team ekata add karana eka. Unge thiyenne hanamiti adahas. Nawo lookaye cricket eeta vada issaraha thiyenne.

Apita one denshapalanaya team selection walata aadaaanogena, tharaha,vaira selection walin thora sudusu pudgalayata nisi thana deemai. Namunth eka wena patak penna naaa.
Anika mona rateda opennersla middle order dala play karanne. ekata specialist middle order playersla danne nathuwa. Lankawe selectorsla team ekak select karoth eke 75% inne oppernesla. Ithin match dinanna puluwanda. Anika playerge talent place eka wenas kara hithumanapeta position dena gon haththak selecting committee eke inna ratak meka.
Nathnam Banuka rajapaksha , Charith asalanka , Andy Solomon , Ramith rabukwella , Dilshan munaweera , Dlshan mohomad , Nishan peries , Jehan Daniel wage hodata perform karana aya melahakata team eke inna one. ( India doing that things perfectly, that’s why they are no 1 team in the world)

Dan sita me aya team ekata add kara pahadili puhuuwak labaaa deema wadagath. Me aya thamai danata inna hodama aya, Thawa keepadenek laisthuwe hitiyata me 20 dena samaga training wiyauthui.

1. Dhanushka Gunathilaka
2. Kusal Janith perera
3. Banuka rajapaksha
4. Chamara kapugedera
5. Dinesh chandimal
6. Asela Gunarathna
7. Seekkuge Prasanna
8. Isuru udana
9. Shehan Madushanka
10. Akila dananjaya
11. Kasun Rajitha
12. Jehan Daniel
13. Charith asalanka
14. Andy Solomon
15. Ramith rabukwella
16. Dilshan munaweera
17. Milinda siriwardena
18. Ashan priyanjana.
19. Dlshan mohomad
20. Nishan peries

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Losing is not an issue. It is the manner in which you win or lose that matters. If you are competitive and still lose to better team on the day so be it. They were not! It was comprehensive losses.

The way the side batted in both games (including running between wickets) and the fielding was pathetic both games and no excuses for doing basics wrong! The tactics (if any as appeared to lack a proper game plan) and captaincy were just as woeful.

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