Is Kumar Sangakkara too defensive as a captain?

Yes. His field placings are also very negative.
88% (214 votes)
No. He is very positive and not defensive.
12% (30 votes)
Total votes: 244


NONIS's picture

Yes! Terrible captaincy. If Ponting had Malinga, Murali, Mendis and Randiv teams would struggle to score 100.

Ajith Gamage's picture

Any recent success has been thanks to his team mates. He has been a bad choice for captain and great choice for spokesperson. Good talker.

Gopal's picture

I am Indian and I thnk Sangakkara is a great captian. He allows our batsman easy runs and gives a lot of singles so we can get set. Also he dont bowl murali and malinga early so we have time to get set.

Greatest captain.

Anonymous's picture

Horrible captaincy....If mahela was the captain we would have won the match easily. Mahela creates opportunities unlike sanga who kicks the opportunities that come his way

chamila's picture
Member since:
9 April 2010
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1 year 7 weeks

not only field placings, bowler changes too!

worst captain we had after 96.
ppl have to understand good communication skills doesn't mean a good cricketing brain/good captaincy skills

st's picture

from the day kumar has got captaincy i always doubted his leadership quality.some of the decision he makes can be even figured out by small children.i doubt whether he does this to show his authority or something like that.he is a bad captain.and srilanka cricket missed murali.this draw is like a series loss for us especially after they thrashed us 2-0 in india.high time to make changes in the team

SunJ's picture
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25 January 2010
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5 years 15 weeks

All I got to say is that the 4 people who voted "No,he is positive" must be on crack or something

cricketluver's picture
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18 November 2009
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6 years 8 weeks

I of course think he sucks. why? because ever since he has captained nothing good has come to anyone on the team except HIM. He is not helping anyone, instead he is letting them lose to do whatever they want and when Kumar needs his players to get on it, they can't.

batman87's picture
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3 July 2009
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7 years 46 weeks

I'm fed up of his captaincy. Whenever he makes mistakes as a captain I was expecting him to learn from them and proceed but never happened to a good extent. He did well in the first match by having an innovative attacking field for dravid and other seniors but became really defensive ever since the second test. He sux as a captain and no doubt about that.

batman87's picture
Member since:
3 July 2009
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7 years 46 weeks

True, Sangakkara is a terrible captain. But ponting is not far behind sangakkara. He is another weak captain thrived from his bowlers individual strengths. His captaincy skills are questioned more than often here.

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