Master Blaster's 'Pol Adi' fail to click

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Former captain and current Chairman of Cricket Selectors Sanath Jayasuriya is barking up the wrong tree after the worst ever defeat by the national cricket team during the tour of India. There is lack of remorse and regret in the former captain’s recent statement.

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Sapumal's picture

Dan inna halparuwonta Pol Adi wath gahanna bane. Mewa liyana ewunta aka therenne nadda manda

Anonymous's picture

this is worst selection committee in recent time... this idiot once said that he is going to ban sanga and mahela from team meeting....

Siri Sirisena's picture

The best approach by Sri Lankan fans is to ignore the statements about the India tour coming from Jayasuriya and SLC. They are trying to put lipstick on a pig. The bottom line is that the tour was a dismal failure and a major embarrassment.

We, as fans, must look to the future. The England tour will be a marker for how we will fare in the World Cup, and also whether the negative impacts of the India tour remain. There are a number of places up for grabs. The most important of these is the second opener's position in the batting order. Kusal is far too inconsistent. Mahela or Thirimanne seem the most suitable. Mathews apart, the middle order batting is awful. Numbers 7, 8, and 9, need to contribute more runs and play to the situation. Thisara is disappointing and far too inconsistent. A player of his talents should be averaging around 30. Runs from 7,8, and 9, often make the difference between winning a losing. If Thirimanne opens, we need a good number 6. I cannot suggest one.

The return of Herath will strengthen the bowling. Eranga to me is the best of the young fast bowlers. Prasad is more than useful and can also bat. Mendis will probably be OK against England, but, I do not see him as a World Cup option. Malinga's return is presently an open question. He is no longer as effective as he once was.

Sri Lanka should have one of the best fielding sides in the world. We do not. Major improvement needed here.

Do not look to the bumbling administrators to help. They will be spending their time trying to get free tickets, claiming daily allowances, and sponging on friends and relatives.It will be the players and the loyal fans who need to pull Sri Lankan Cricket through the next few months. Cricket is the only sport at which Sri Lanka has a major presence in the world. Forget the self-serving administrators. It is only the players and fans that can help maintain our presence in the world of Cricket.

Byron Raj's picture
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Sanath taking the blame should be commended. But to say it's hastily arranged tour, fringe players and not being prepared is all lame excuses. We should hang our heads in shame.. because it was so embarrassing and so gut wrenching watching as a Srilankan fan. Are we that bad or India is that good? Except the last one dayers... we were not in any of the games. I would have thought there should have been a real robust discussion or even soul searching meeting with captain, players, coaches and Selectors about what went wrong? If we need to move forward we need to know what went wrong.. and why the plans set weren't working and what can we do to ensure it doesn't happen again. Just giving lip service doesn't fix the problem.

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