Our plan to bowl wide yorkers backfired - Samaraweera

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Presented a massive opportunity to record their maiden bilateral series win in India, Sri Lanka came up with a plan to curb the free-scoring Indian batsmen by bowling wide yorkers in the death overs in the second ODI in Mohali. However, the execution of the bowlers went awfully wrong as Rohit...

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delan82's picture
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18 October 2009
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12 hours 29 min

It wasn't a bad plan. It just became too predictable. Rohit knew it and was good enough to punish them.
The odd short ball at the head or throat would have kept him guessing.

Anonymous's picture

Mr. Samaraweera, please get back to basics. The basic principle in ODI cricket is bowling wicket to wicket. Who on earth advocates bowling wide yorkers in a ODI ? Thisara Perera ended getting 3 wickets by bowling straight. So was he disregarding team strategy ? Had the other bowlers adopted the same strategy the Indians would not have feasted on our bowling.

It just goes to show what an incompetent group we have as support staff.

Anonymous's picture

i think Srilanka made the mistake by selecting bat ting first, obviously India being a host and after being beaten very humiliating way, who would expect a pitch which would help for bowlers.

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