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Hello? any body out there...?

The loss to Zim was bad but now the Bangers are back to breaking records as they did on their last visit to SL, this time, their biggest win! If we have forgotten how to play cricket lets look at the Bangers. These are our conditions and we are not even in the game and were the same against Zim till Perera had his knock. Just look at the Bangers strike rates - 5 of the top seven striking over 100%. There is no rocket science here, this is the way the game is played today, in fact this is our game that everyone else has adopted. I don't understand why we were trying to block our way to 300! Have we lost the plot to that extend that we actually thing we can block our way to 300.

We have two genuine stroke makers, both openers, both wild, perfect for the much needed quick starts and what to we do - send one at #4. Dickwella showed plenty last year to be an opener so why is he batting at #4? Yes I know both KJP and Dickwella play cow shots but what is the option? Recall Thirimane?! I don't see how Chandi, Anji and Tharanga can play in the same team unless the target is 250! I don't understand why the out most experienced players in Chandi and Anji's starting tactic is to block and block and give away the momentum. This has been their game plan for ages - this was Englands game plan when the opened with Cook and had Bell and Trott in the team - yes these guys actually played limited overs cricket for England...once upon a time but have you seen their line up now?

There is not much one can do about not having the talent, other than keep saying there is plenty of talent around. But there is something you can do with the talent you have. We are playing like we started playing cricket last year and coming through the ranks. Yet Angela Mathews can be a devastating one day player with all the strokes in the game - so why is he blocking for his life. Chandimal is not like a noted blocker but a stroke make but blocking for his life. Its like the guys have lost the plot!


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