Five World Cup bowling nightmares

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UppercuT's picture
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Just in case

notice that AVERAGE of the guy who forced medium pacers to bowl offspin and ended their careers..

that guy would be NO WHERE near the current SL team

:D)))))))) #AccumilatorAddicts

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@Uppercut, excellent observation and I reckon Kalu was even worse. Kalu kept getting out in the first few overs umpteenth times (remind you of someone else?) but we still played him and let him do the same thing - the rest as they say is history! Dont recall anyone complaining then or suggesting he should suddenly start blocking and being consistent.

Not sure what we are waiting for - the next Chris Gayle to fall from the sky in to a diluted first class structure? It's never going happen, we are going to have th recongnise a talent and let it blossom at the international level. This doesnt mean we jump on it when they fail or move them up and down the order, in and out of the team (sounding familiar?).

We already have the blue print and not sure why we didnt use it. Instread we have plodders and blockers including the test opener in a the team at a time when teams are looking for 300+.

Also interesting to note Waqar Younis and Shoab Akthar on the receiving end on this list.

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@stormy, u absolutely nailed it. current SL management/selectors are following the Andy Flower blueprint for some reason. They are too hooked up with the stats,analysis etc. That was a major reason for the selection of Jeewan too. He was the most successful allrounder in the domestic season stats-wise. So the selectors opted for the safe option of 'in-form' player instead of Maharoof or Seekku's "impact"...
same story for Kusal....

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I think people are forgetting something here... Attapattu is part of management team. He is one who can even get tickets to Venus for his next family holiday if he wants.. so it's bulldust to say it's all management issue. It's purely Selection committee and coaches issue for not having the mindset to think outside square. Obviously Marvelous Marvan's plans are working. I mean he had plans drawn up almost year ago according to one expert. So all wins so far should be credited to Marvan .. not the brilliant batting of Top Three.

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who here now said Atapattu is NOT part of the 'management'?? :D)))

FYI,I have always critisized Atapattu & Sanath for NOT having Kusal in this squad...

just going off topic for a bit, since Byron is not happy without the seasonal jibe at Atapattu as a hobby: :P

so now Thirimanne's scoring, everyone was on Atapattu's case when Thirimanne WAS NOT scoring just months ago.... how abt now BATTING COACH??? bit of credit?? nah i don't think so.... :D))))

(Last edited by UppercuT on March 1, 2015 - 05:54)
Byron Raj's picture
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Welcome back the sniper aka uppercut, you can keep being a bootstrapper for Marvan. Thirimane is a good player.. I said all along he should be an opener. Maybe I should be given the kudos. It's not seasonal jibe..it's just a frank call. Marvan is not fit enough coach even an under 19 squad. I know you don't like it..it's too bad. I know Truth hurts.

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so basically... when SL doing well it's NOT due to Atapattu

and when SL is doing bad, it's Atapattu's fault...

ooook.... :)

PS: yeh getting the feeling that, u've been expecting the kudos for recent SL victories(personal & team) and not getting them... :P

(Last edited by UppercuT on March 1, 2015 - 06:43)
Byron Raj's picture
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Uppercut, I don't write anything to get kudos or worried about getting adverse comments. I write what I see, I comment on something which is good or bad. for Srilanka Cricket.Because I am just a passionate Srilankan Supporter.

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