Sri Lanka seek best combination and continuity in ODIs

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Sri Lanka are in a little bit of a muddle. So woeful have they been in ODIs lately, that it is difficult to say who exactly forms the core of their team, let alone what those individual players' roles are. So right now, they are trying to experiment, and yet are trying to strike a balance...

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Anonymous's picture

When the middle order (Mathew) is capable at strike rate is around 70%, top order is forced to play with higher risk (SR above 100%) to off set the slack of middle order. Before Mathew came, the run rate was 7.0. Then, just like Chandimal, Mathew dropped the run rate. Instead of chasing, he was playing for his stats. If top order played low risk game with strike rate 70% (i.e. run rate around 5 to chase +360), then only TP can accelerate but Mathew & Chandimal are total letdowns. Simply, UT / Dikka / KM / KJP are forced to play high risk, selfless, game for the team. None of them got out because of defensive batting. Once Mathew/Chandimal contribute a good score at 70% strike rate, it is a automatic ODI loss. As long as Mathew / Chandimal in middle order, SL will continue the ODI nosedive. Add some one in caliber of TP to strengthen the middle order who can score around SR of 150% . That allows the top order to play conservative to build a good foundation.

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As lackluster Mathew continues as captain, SA A-team still can thrash the 4th ODI.

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