Time to congratulate Sri Lanka's youngest ever captain

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Not  too shabby a job by Chandi in his 2 outings as Captian. Strated off with 2 wins. Quite a start for this young man with great potential. He did show intent when he was at the wicket on quite a difficult wicket where run making was hard to come by.

A lot has been made of his failures as a batsman. I am still convinced that he is an excellent prospect for Lanka. He is determined and not at all afraid to take it on. The position that he bats is quite a hard one. The middle order is never easy. Either you come in with need to up the run rate and no time to settle or you come in when the top has gone and you are in no mans land. It is not t say that you can't make it, and some of the best such as Bevan, Hussey, Dhoni and even Russel or Hashan have been able to do it. Experience is needed. I am sure Chandi will come good as a batsman wherever he bats. However, I would like him to get opportunites to bat up the order at 4. with some rotation of the seniors. If we look back Chandi has done very well when he bats at 4, and his problems have started when he bats lower down. It is too bad and too late, but, I think if Kapu had batted at number 4 he would have made it.

Well done Chandi !! 

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Long way still to go for the youngster

Long way still to go for the youngster, he need to score lot more runs let alone be captain for Sri Lanka, but credit should be given to him for performing & captaining the side well under highly- pressurized circumstances.

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Good Luck boys...

I wish both Mathews & Chandi to become good leaders. So far I'm happy with both of them, we should not measure their leadership skills from the scale of greatest captains. We should give some time to learn and build their own skills. Also selection committee or team management should rethink about batting positions of players like Thirimanne & Chandimal. My personal opinion is Chandimal's batting position is the major reason for his recent failure. So it is high time to rethink, otherwise we might be wasting these talented players.

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do agree that it's bit too

do agree that it's bit too early to judge chandimal as a captain, but he seems to have that little bit of luck that every successful captain NEED, something which Mahela didn't have even though he was a GREAT captain. Chandimal has won all matches he captained upto now

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Too early to get excited.

Too early to get excited. Chandimal was in awful form till yesterday. He is definitely a good prospect. On the other hand, Thiri is really struggling. He hasn't got enough strokes at the moment.

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His batting form is the main

His batting form is the main concern. He hasn't made a 50 in 11 innings over six months.

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