Sri Lanka fall below Bangladesh in ODI rankings

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Stormy's picture
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15 January 2011
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Was predicted as far back as a couple of years ago as was the test loss to Bangladesh earlier this year. We need to stop saying things like "we have plenty of talent" and "our schools cricket is the best" (despite the U19 not winning anything ever) and start focusing on the fact we appear to have a problem.

For example, in the land of so called spinners where wickets are tailor made for spinners, we don't seem to have a replacement for Herath!Both the Pakistan and Indian spinners out bowled our spinners to series wins for the the first time in over 20 years last year.

Bangladesh beating is a credit to BCA who set their domestic cricket on the path to success along time back. They have 6 teams ( I could be wrong) at first class level and ironically a SL dominated coaching staff! The BPL is total success and they have a string of 18 year old's coming through the ranks. When you have 18 year old taking 5fers on debut and winning man of series in test series, you can claim to have talent.

Ryan's picture
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20 November 2008
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West Indies never returned to being the great side they were in the 70s and 80s. Sri Lanka may not recover from what years of incompetent administrators have done to our beloved sport!

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THANKS TO THE MOST EXPERIENCED SCHOOL BOY SENIOR CRICKETER DINESH CHANDIMAL AND USELESS LAKMAL... THIS ACHIEVEMENT IS ONLY DUE TO THESE TWO AFFORDS AND WITH THE UNBELIEVABLE GUIDANCE OF CHAM PAKA RAMANAYAKE THE FAST BOWLING COACH AND PLEASE DONT FORGET THE BEST NO 3 BATSMEN LAHIRU THIRIMANNE TOO AS THESE PEOPLE HAVE MADE THIS UNBELIEVABLE FEAT POSSIBLE AND I HOPE IF CHANDIMAL CONTINUES AT THIS RATE HE WILL DEFINITELY BRING US TO THE ASSOCIATE LEVELS .

LOVE YOU ALL CHANDIMAL FANS FOR MAKING THIS COME TRUE.

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