The only and main concern for the Sri Lankan team now is the middle order problem. Do Sri Lanka really have a problem? I think everyone will answer that question in the affirmative.
The lifespan of 50-over cricket is coming to an end; however, if there was a better advertisement for the game needed, the pundits should not look further.
Perfect win by Sri Lanka. Here are some statistical Highlights.
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The Sri Lanka – India ODI dosage this time had more spice even before a ball was bowled. The obvious reason was that Randiv No Ball. Suraj Randiv received a one match suspension for his antics by SLC in addition to 100% fine of his match fee along with partner in crime, TM Dilshan.
Most of the Sri Lankan fans were vary of this gesture by SLC, if anybody in the Sri Lankan team did not come out in support of him, there was at least one, showing his placard, ‘Randiv we are with you’.
Sri Lanka's batting in yesterday's (16th Aug 2010) match reminded me of the old Arabian Nights story of Alibaba.
The selection committee headed by Aravinda De Silva has dropped Fervez Maharoof from the Tri-Series involving India and New Zealand. The decision is justified when one considers the fact that Maharoof, who claims he played well in the Asia Cup had taken wickets only in one of the matches and failing to take anything in the other two matches. Everybody will remember the catch taken by Sanga for Maharoof's hat trick in that match against India. Maharoof is not express pace but a lively seamer who generally thrives in Dambulla conditions but his batting has let him and the team down. He made a mere 11 from 2 innings.
Kumara Sangakkara’s trust in the young players finally paid off at St. Lucias. Sri Lanka needed to avoid a 20-run defeat as India batted after winning an important toss. They did it in a confident manner.
In a group which consists of the mighty Indians and Australians, Sri Lanka and West Indies must be hoping to get a win under their belt to continue further in the tournament.