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Stormy & Ruwin Fonseka - you both are right. none can expect a player to score hundreds and pull the matches alone, when the team is not giving the bare minimum support even to pull those games.

there were 2 specialist career openers in the squad to partner Upul, but they went with kusal mendis at top in both matches. the worst out of form guy in the squad for more than 12 months! Sanga questioned it, as anybody would. but they did that in knock out stage 2 matches. can you think of any logic behind it?
It is hard to believe the management is so naive. so this looks more like a deliberate move to shake the stable first and take the advantage of shell-shocked nation, to include their personal choices.

No matter how we lost all those matches and who were responsible, the ultimate penalty will be paid by the hardworking most consistent run maker in the side. this is not something new, since he was always placed under constant guillotine. dimuth & may be few others will creep in again for the next wc, in his place. you don't have to be a fan of anyone to see what's going on here.

Posted in: The solution to Sri Lanka's ODI woes could be a simple one by Liyum on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:03. Reply to this comment.


Wow, so we are still trying to figure out how Tharanga mystery. The horse has bolted folks. We need plan X now.

Posted in: Rex Clementine owes an Apology for Distorted STATS - his credibility/efficacy as a writer is Questionable? by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 15:16. Reply to this comment.


Wow, so we are still trying to figure out how Tharanga mystery. The horse has bolted folks. We need plan X now.

Posted in: Rex Clementine owes an Apology for Distorted STATS - his credibility/efficacy as a writer is Questionable? by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 15:03. Reply to this comment.


Why big salary is needed for SL coach?

About 50% goes for annual restitution fee (% commission) for those (crooks) who appointed another crook and in return, they never kick him out even the job performance is utter failure.

Hire ups enjoy under the table annual commission and keeps blind eye at falling SL cricket pride.

Then 25% goes for hush money to keep mainstream media hush or to keep attention somewhere else (UT’s fielding, TP’s stomach, Slinga’s age, having Dishan as opener, Hathus credentials etc).

Only those who not get any perks (mostly SL genuine cricket fans) make critiques about corrupted acts of coach, missed catches, run outs, missing Dikka, Ashen, Avishka in ODI, etc.

Any idiot knows once Mathew/Chandi was picked in ODI team, SL nosedives way below Afg and It happened. Remedy:

1) Annul the current contract and make it performance based salary for coach

2) Sack if job performance utter failure

3) Pick ODI team based only on current stats, then pick leader out of them. Never pick players suitable only for test-format into ODI. It takes only one drop of cow dung (test-player) to spoils the whole pot of milk (ODI).

Posted in: Retired Dilshan confirms interest in returning to play for Sri Lanka by Anonymous (not verified) on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 14:36. Reply to this comment.


The point is we have tried all in every possible combination over the last 2 years and made absolutely no difference. So with the WC on the way, I reckon we pick two and say "you are opening in the WC" regardless of how well or bad you do. If I was to pick two - Dhanuska and Dikka.

Posted in: The best opening batting pair for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 14:18. Reply to this comment.


Yep what a great players and I recently noted, if there was one guy you had to watch, Lara would be my pick. As Sanga notes, Lara had an amazing ability to dominate and tear apart the best bowlers and he's done it to everyone.

Remember this guy as a youngster making an insane 277 - you knew he was special which he was.

Posted in: Kumar Sangakkara’s titans of cricket: Brian Lara by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 14:15. Reply to this comment.


Why don't we try Chamari Atapattu in the top order?

Posted in: Only Papua New Guinea have been worse than Sri Lanka in ODI cricket since 2017 by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:59. Reply to this comment.


More signs of chaos, 30+ retired players trying to fit back it. We already have 2 in the team and when last did either of them impact a game lets alone a series?

Posted in: Retired Dilshan confirms interest in returning to play for Sri Lanka by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:57. Reply to this comment.


I am not a Bedi fan but he makes a point - pot bellied players and an admin in chaos, needn't look further than that.

It is said the fielding of a team is a reflection of the culture within the team. Anyone remember a SL fielding as poorly as we have in the last 4 years?

Posted in: Bishan Singh Bedi takes dig at Sri Lanka after Asia Cup debacle by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:55. Reply to this comment.


Signs of confusion and understandably so after such a low point. Sticking to what Sanga raised, why don't we just open with Dhana - isn't he a career opener? We did the same to Upul in the past too. An opener is a specialist position so if you have one in the team, best to open with him I would have thought.

Posted in: The solution to Sri Lanka's ODI woes could be a simple one by Stormy on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:48. Reply to this comment.