Mathews needs to go the de Silva way to halt Sri Lanka's downfall

Mathews needs to don a de Silva mask if Sri Lanka's downfall needs to halt. He is their trusted guardian in the middle-order but has failed to step up quite a lot of times. Surrounded by a host of vulnerable, untested youngsters, Mathews has miserably struggled to match his own standards in...


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It must be said Anji has been a massive disappointment when he was needed most. He was the experienced world class player who was supposed to hold the young side together but he just wasn't there. Too many times not even on the field when he was most needed. This guy should have stopped bowling along time ago to ensure he is fit and on the park when it mattered most. Instead he bowled, got injured, watched the team go down and ended up giving up the captaincy! Where was SLC's planning - oh wait, they only plan to loot!

The other thing that has been on concern about Anji is his shot selection to get out. Just keeps playing really poor shots to get out, something you would expect from a young player.

All in all he has let us down when he was supposed to stand up and be counted. He must stop messing around, stop bowling and control the SL batting in all formats for the next few years.

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All time Sri Lanka Test XI

1. M Attapattu (batsman)
2. S Jayasuriya (all rounder)
3. K Sangakkara (wk/ vc/ batsman)
4. A de Silva (batsman)
5. M Jayawardene (c/ batsman)
6. A Mathews (all rounder)
7. T Samaraweera (batsman)
8. C Vaas (bowler)
9. L Malinga (bowler)
10. R Herath (bowler)
11. M Muralitharan (bowler)

(Last edited by Rajeevah on August 10, 2017 - 18:38)

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