Why Sri Lanka failed in four World Cup - A quick analysis

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Losing four world cups is really frustrating for any country fans. That too in just 5 year time is more frustrating. What could be a real cause of it. After analyzing four world cup finals, it shows the clear batting failures. Srilankan batsmen never had a good start in any of these four world cups. Openers never provided to the middle order to take control. They choked and let the game slip away.

Let us expand on these 4 world cup finals

2007 Australia v Sri Lanka(ODI)
Target 281 the required run rate 7.39
Srilanka’s first 10 overs score 42/1 Run rate 4.20

2009 Pakistan v Sri Lanka(T20)
First innings
Srilanka’s first 6 overs 34/4 Run rate 5.66
Almost half a side gone

2011 India v Sri Lanka(ODI)
First innings
Srilanka’s first 10 overs 31/1 Run rate 3.10
It’s a good batting pitch and against Indian batting attack this was really a very poor start.

2012 Sri Lanka v West Indies(T20)
Target 138 the required run rate 6.86
Srilanka’s first 6 overs 30/1 Run rate 5.00

In all the finals openers never gave good start. Run rate was well below 6, that means the middle order have to do the entire pressure job, when they start to fumble the game over. Credit should been given to Mahela in most of the finals he had batted well but others have not helped him. It is absolute batting failure of Srilanka.

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Anonymous's picture

Playing hard to arrive at semi-finals for the intention of taking the bribes, and taking bribes at the semi-finals from betting agents clearly explains this paradox !what a pity these teams from under-developed countries are going through..

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Too much population in india .. so sometime a country like india can produce too much people for a certain job, it's the same issue with Sakthivel , Sakthivel getting no chance to write blogs in their own country websites.. so to please him self he try to poke to other country businesses , sadly he have selected Sri lanka ..Sakthivel you must be a good cricket ANALYSIS , but your main target is to insult sri lankan cricket .. what's your family background ?didn't you have any one to guide you and say " son don't poke to other businesses "? Did SL do something bad to you? Don't you have any work to do you? or are you still in that ravana seetha age mind set ? what's your problem?

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Thanks for your comment

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no point of thanking me mate, you don't know the precious meaning of the word "thank" , you never learn , you keep doing the same mistake again and again

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Why are you jealous of sakthivel, seems like you also dont have other job to do, besides, searching for sakthivel and other indian comments on IC, do something more productive and pls try to comment in a right manner and talk about cricket only

or, dont poke your nose in the matter which is not relevant to you. Kudos

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the best part of this indian comment " dont poke your nose in the matter which is not relevant to you" ..LOOOL god ...you guys are genuine morons XD

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The run rate of 5 was pretty decent, they just didnt fire when they needed to step on the gas...

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@ Kunal : Actually silva is a duplicate account of one of my dear friend in IC, He just dont want to go aggressive with his own account against Indians.

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@ Sakala Bujang : Run rate 5 in power play overs will not help the middle order to build. So it indirectly put hurdle to fire when they needed.

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thanks this

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