Was sacking Angelo Mathews as ODI captain and dropping him for the England series the right move?

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Anonymous's picture

SACK THAT USELESS GRAHAM LABROY AND GURUSINGHA ALONG WITH MATHEWS.

Short Leg's picture
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well Im surprised to see a 50/50 result in the poll atm .Im done with commenting in here .no use speaking to a wall .Guess you all will learn soon enough about how a sri lankan side led by stupid management decisions is going to slump further down when we all think SL has already hit rock bottom .get ready to see a few more quick 20s and 30s and record low totals .Dropping angi is stupidest cricketing decision in recent times .Good Luck.

Short Leg's picture
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since you all are blasting mathews captaincy let me put this out there . yes he wasnt a good captain . yes he was negative .But.... he was the ONLY captain we had in the XI ! we all know how UT , TP and kapu turned out .Chandi wasnt even considered as an odi player lately until now ! .At least have some gratitude for mathews taking up captaincy after he was asked to when there was nobody with a permanent place in the side to lead ! .And maybe start focusing your criticism towards hathurusinghe whos apparently passing the ball around instead of taking responsibility for his strategic failures !

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Foolish to sack Mathews with about 12 ODI matches left before World Cup. Hathurusingha and Labrooy are just as bad as Sanath Jayasuriya and Nishantha Ranatunga combo.

Max123's picture

Actually this is something which should have done earlier (I mean the change of captaincy). As far as I remember, when Hathurusinghe took over as the head coach, in the first series against Bangladesh, Chandimal did a decent job and all the players supported Chandimal very well. Although I don't see any special captaincy skills in Chandimal, I clearly see that he can get the full support of the players which is what Mathews lacks greatly. Good luck to Chandimal and the team and hope that he will do a better job as the captain of ODI team as well, just as he is doing it with the test team.

But do not think that its a wise decision to sack him from the ODI team, because if he wants he can play a crucial role in the middle order. But only doubt is whether he will play such a role under someones captaincy.

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This is how things work in Sri Lanka where the people in power show you that you need to tag their line to keep your place, some do not have the confidence to stand on their own what ever happen as a consequence. Also unfortunately the new generation is poor in decision making due to bad parenting in most parts. I do admire Sanga and Mahela with all the SLC bungling still they were able to fight for the what was good for cricket at the time. I am pretty sure many time they would have threatened to walk out. That is the leadership we need. Unfortunately I do not see that in Chandimal also as he was willing to suck a lozinger to win!.

(Last edited by LateCut on September 26, 2018 - 00:20)
Rusiru chandrasiri's picture

mathews is the best player currently in srilankan team. Foolish selectors doing jokes making bad desicions. Is this a time to change captancy?? Wtf srilankan selectors. Any way another 5-0 defeat coming soon from english side sure. Chamdimal is doing great as test captain. We are moving up slowly as test team. This is not a time to add extra pressure on his mind. And that will be harmful for progress of the test team too. This is just about picking right players. Balance the side and make right batsman batting at right position. Lots of openers, lots of all rounders.lack of quality fast bowlers, And test players in odi side. Those are the mistakes selectors making. We cant blame angelo for this. And just saying we are going to knocked out from first round of worldcup with those selectors and with this high salary useless hathurusinghe. Anyone can rememb even we drew couple of test matches againt india in india under pothas. This head coach and selectors are the ones who has to resign. Not captain

LankanOz's picture

The poll should include the option "yes sack as captain, but include in the ODI team." There would be a different result. He's by far been the best ODI batsmen in the team. Provides stability in the middle order. Chandi and Matthews are our new Sanga and Mahela/ Arjuna and De Silva. We need them both. Chandi is a better captain, or well the results so far suggest so.

Suren1998's picture
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Are you kidding me!? 50% of people agree of Mathews getting dropped from the ODI side? Something must be wrong with the mentality of Sri Lankans on this site, no different to the idiots in SLC

Anonymous's picture

Its obvious Angelo is unfit and doesn't deserve a place in the side. But so are many others. SL is sadly like a 2nd tier club side playing Sunday cricket - look at their bellies....ODIs and T20s have come a long way but we are stuck listening to 90's music. Wake up Sri Lankans, stop being nostalgic and move on. There are much younger players, give them a chance. The national team's failure is a symptom and not the sickness. Focus on domestic cricket, otherwise you are just in it to have an ego trip on someone else's glory and throw your toys out when it doesnt turn out to your liking.

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