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Well folks that was just plain embarrassing to the point were even Hong Kong look like the better side. It doesn't get worse than not being able to bat for 50 overs in familiar conditions and if we have forgotten how to play, we just need to learn from Afghanistan!

Here we are at it again that it should have been Tharanga or Asela or who ever else. How long are we going to go on with this. Tharanga for example has played the last 7 one dayers in a row. Lets take Dikka, he played 5 in a row before - the point is we lost everything regardless. We can sit around talking about who should have played when, the point is 11 players have taken the field in the last two years and we have failed miserably. Time to focus on the real issue, the system needs to be fixed once and for all.

Posted in: Angelo Mathews slams Sri Lanka's performance by Stormy on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:20. Reply to this comment.


Yep perfectly summed up Andrew, lets just sit around talking about sacking everyone. It's what we started doing from the day Sanga retired. For a while it was 'need time to rebuild' but now its 'lets sack everyone'. Even on this forum, there is so much time spent on opening with Upul or why is Hathu paid so much.

I am not claiming I have the answer but its certainly has to be at the top. A handful of thieves were never going to take us anywhere. Yes we were blessed with some real talent which allowed the thieves to take a lot of credit. Now it's time for the real men to do the hard work.

Posted in: Sack captain, sack coach but don't talk about real changes by Stormy on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:04. Reply to this comment.


Ha ha.. "Another fan speculated tongue-in-cheek that the poor performance was all part of a strategy to dupe other teams into thinking Sri Lanka were weak before next year's World Cup".. good one.

Posted in: 'Flop of Asia' - Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit by AmilaSaman on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:18. Reply to this comment.


LOL CRICEXP

I just ignore this julius guy, but that comment made me laugh

Posted in: Disapointed Sri Lankan Fan... by Anonymous (not verified) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:53. Reply to this comment.


Ignore the lunatic who spread HATRED allover against a player :)

Posted in: Sri Lanka cricket goes back to drawing board by Fight4Right on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:36. Reply to this comment.


between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018

Overall Batting figures of Players who has minimum of one 50 score in 2018: No Hundreds scored by anyone in 2018.!

Odis - NO -Runs- Ave - SR - 50

MDKJ Perera: 10 - 0 - 337 - 33.70 - 100 - 3

NLTC Perera: 12 - 2 - 316 - 35.11 - 123 - 2

AD Mathews : 8 - 2 - 315 - 52.50 - 75 - 2

WU Tharanga: 12 - 1 - 304 - 27.63 - 75 - 1

N Dickwella: 9 - 0 - 223 - 27.87 - 77 - 1

DM de Silva: 5 - 0 - 147 - 29.40 - 93 - 1

MD Shanaka: 4 - 0 - 93 - 23.25 - 127 - 1

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*** Look at the following:

BKG Mendis: 12 - 0 - 169 - 15.36 - 88 - 0

Hardly any better in 2017!

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Between Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017:

WU Tharanga: 25 - 4 - 1011 - 48.14 - 92 - 2 x 100 - 6 x 50

N Dickwella: 12 - 1 - 826 - 33.04 - 96 - 2 x 100 - 4 x 50

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

Naturally even the most productive players in Top order have to compromise their well maintained individual form, record and aggressiveness, risking their own wickets at times as the situations demands & on assigned role of play to compensate for constant failures slotted to partner them.

This was quite evident in the 2 different roles forced on Opener Tharanga in the Asia cup 2 vital matches: 1st match Vs BD - going at full Throttle -170 SR- starting with a massive 1st ball six followed by 4 x 4s to put up 30 runs on the board single handedly in 3 overs at 10 Runs per Over RR risking his Wkt.

2nd Odi Vs Afg he was forced to do the damage control role & revival but unfortunately the only guy who supported him DdeS got run out in the middle of that process that yielded a healthy 55 runs 2nd wkt stand both contributing equally well. When KJP also got out quite unnecessarily, Upul had to maintain the scoreboard clicking alone again, with slow starter new batter Mathews at the other end and he perished misjudging a slower ball while trying to push the score alone again.!

REPEATING TWO MISTAKES TWICE (Including Constantly failed Kusal Mendis in playing XI & sending him to Open) TWICE in such IMPORTANT MATCHES is unbearable for any side, especially for a side trying hard to raise it's head.!

So Whom to be blamed for this debacle?

Posted in: Sri Lanka cricket goes back to drawing board by Fight4Right on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:32. Reply to this comment.


between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018

Overall Batting figures of Players who has minimum of one 50 score in 2018: No Hundreds scored by anyone in 2018.!

Odis - NO -Runs- Ave - SR - 50

MDKJ Perera: 10 - 0 - 337 - 33.70 - 100 - 3

NLTC Perera: 12 - 2 - 316 - 35.11 - 123 - 2

AD Mathews : 8 - 2 - 315 - 52.50 - 75 - 2

WU Tharanga: 12 - 1 - 304 - 27.63 - 75 - 1

N Dickwella: 9 - 0 - 223 - 27.87 - 77 - 1

DM de Silva: 5 - 0 - 147 - 29.40 - 93 - 1

MD Shanaka: 4 - 0 - 93 - 23.25 - 127 - 1

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*** Look at the following:

BKG Mendis: 12 - 0 - 169 - 15.36 - 88 - 0

Hardly any better in 2017!
---------------------------------

Between Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017:

WU Tharanga: 25 - 4 - 1011 - 48.14 - 92 - 2 x 100 - 6 x 50

N Dickwella: 12 - 1 - 826 - 33.04 - 96 - 2 x 100 - 4 x 50

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

Naturally even the most productive players in Top order have to compromise their well maintained individual form, record and aggressiveness, risking their own wickets at times as the situations demands & on assigned role of play to compensate for constant failures slotted to partner them.

This was quite evident in the 2 different roles forced on Opener Tharanga in the Asia cup 2 vital matches: 1st match Vs BD - going at full Throttle -170 SR- starting with a massive 1st ball six followed by 4 x 4s to put up 30 runs on the board single handedly in 3 overs at 10 Runs per Over RR risking his Wkt.

2nd Odi Vs Afg he was forced to do the damage control role & revival but unfortunately the only guy who supported him DdeS got run out in the middle of that process that yielded a healthy 55 runs 2nd wkt stand both contributing equally well. When KJP also got out quite unnecessarily, Upul had to maintain the scoreboard clicking alone again, with slow starter new batter Mathews at the other end and he perished misjudging a slower ball while trying to push the score alone again.!

REPEATING TWO MISTAKES TWICE (Including Constantly failed Kusal Mendis in playing XI & sending him to Open) TWICE in such IMPORTANT MATCHES is unbearable for any side, especially for a side trying hard to raise it's head.!

So Whom to be blamed for this debacle?

Posted in: Afghanistan knock five-time champs Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup by Fight4Right on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:31. Reply to this comment.


between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018

Overall Batting figures of Players who has minimum of one 50 score in 2018: No Hundreds scored by anyone in 2018.!

Odis - NO -Runs- Ave - SR - 50

MDKJ Perera: 10 - 0 - 337 - 33.70 - 100 - 3

NLTC Perera: 12 - 2 - 316 - 35.11 - 123 - 2

AD Mathews : 8 - 2 - 315 - 52.50 - 75 - 2

WU Tharanga: 12 - 1 - 304 - 27.63 - 75 - 1

N Dickwella: 9 - 0 - 223 - 27.87 - 77 - 1

DM de Silva: 5 - 0 - 147 - 29.40 - 93 - 1

MD Shanaka: 4 - 0 - 93 - 23.25 - 127 - 1

--------------------------------
*** Look at the following:

BKG Mendis: 12 - 0 - 169 - 15.36 - 88 - 0

Hardly any better in 2017!

---------------------------------

Between Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 most productive:

WU Tharanga: 25 - 4 - 1011 - 48.14 - 92 - 2 x 100 - 6 x 50

N Dickwella: 12 - 1 - 826 - 33.04 - 96 - 2 x 100 - 4 x 50

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

Naturally even the most productive players in Top order have to compromise their well maintained individual form, record and aggressiveness, risking their own wickets at times as the situations demands & on assigned role of play to compensate for constant failures slotted to partner them.

This was quite evident in the 2 different roles forced on Opener Tharanga in the Asia cup 2 vital matches: 1st match Vs BD - going at full Throttle -170 SR- starting with a massive 1st ball six followed by 4 x 4s to put up 30 runs on the board single handedly in 3 overs at 10 Runs per Over RR risking his Wkt.

2nd Odi Vs Afg he was forced to do the damage control role & revival but unfortunately the only guy who supported him DdeS got run out in the middle of that process that yielded a healthy 55 runs 2nd wkt stand both contributing equally well. When KJP also got out quite unnecessarily, Upul had to maintain the scoreboard clicking alone again, with slow starter new batter Mathews at the other end and he perished misjudging a slower ball while trying to push the score alone again.!

REPEATING TWO MISTAKES TWICE (Including Constantly failed Kusal Mendis in playing XI & sending him to Open) TWICE in such IMPORTANT MATCHES is unbearable for any side, especially for a side trying hard to raise it's head.!

So Whom to be blamed for this debacle?

Posted in: 'Flop of Asia' - Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit by Fight4Right on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:30. Reply to this comment.


Answer is Tharanga.

Posted in: Sri Lanka cricket goes back to drawing board by cricexp on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:26. Reply to this comment.


Hathurusinghe, Mathews, Kusal Mendis mainly pushed all others including millions of SL fans to eat the humble pie...... Three Cheers for them!

Posted in: Once trailblazers, now whipping boys - Sri Lanka's downward spiral by What4DTelling (not verified) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:44. Reply to this comment.