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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 23:53

Yes that could be a reason but look at the vote count more people also thinking the same way as I think. It is more due to a technical problem.

So how the vice captaincy could be a huge burden on a player ? I don't think he has to do lot in the field if the captain is there. Captain will plan all the activities and VC will have very little to concentrate apart from his batting

I don't know about Thiri but Chandi has captain his school teams and lower cricket very much. So he should have that experienced but he failed in this is thinking more due to a technical failure. Yes, one could argue now international cricket is different.

As far as I'm concerned I think selectors done the r8 thing. I don't think Mali have captaincy skills and his age also now 30s.

Players like Arjuna, Greame Smith, Fleming, Dhoni also appointed a captain at a very young age and they are the most successful captains in the world. I hope Mathews will also like that and also hope any vice captain who is appointed will also go in the r8 way for a considerable future by removing his technical failures.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:06

Two points:

1. Mathews and Kohli already had booked their places in the XI.. so they didn't have the pressure of worrying abt their places in the team when they were captaining..whereas neither Chandimal or Thirimanne are guaranteed places in the XI...

2. Both Mathews and Kohli were more experienced(in terms of matches) when they were given the responsibility...

PS: Kohli's problem was not captaincy,we all know what it was :P

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 15:40

Yeah Kusal is injured according to the news. When he was injured during Eng tour with A team they said Kusal will recover and vl b available for selection from August 14. But it seems taking little more time. But also news says he might b available when the squad is selected for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan.

Even he did not recover for 3rd ODI hope he will available for Southern Express team in Champions League tournament as he will b a key player to watch out vth opening with Dilshan for SE

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 15:34

If we want to groom a youngster to the captaincy position in future it is preferable to give vice captaincy to a player who is below the age of the captain is a good move. For me selectors has done the r8 thing. They have tried it with Chandimal and when they failed given to Thiri as both of them are younger than Anji. No point of appointing a deputy who is above the age of the captain.

As most of the votes suggest I think it is a technical problem more than the burden of leadership. I don't think this will create a major issue specially the vice captaincy position the player do not have to do anything if the captain is present in the field.

Perfect examples are Anji who is doing very well. And also Kohli he is given the captaincy and vice captaincy roles in past two years in Indian team and he have done brilliantly. But suddenly in a horrible form during the Eng series becoz of some technical problem or poor form nothing else.

Think about if Kohli appointed as vice captain just before the Eng series and if he make such a low scores what will media will say ? Media vl say this is due to LEADERSHIP.

I hope Thiri also going a bad patch and don't think this is due to leadership.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 14:17

Surod
Kusal injured? Sure?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 13:42

for me it s just straight up two bad decisions from the selectors...

Malinga should've been the vice captain in ODIs and captain in T20s in the first place...

and may be Chandmial should've been the vice captain in Tests...since he was doing good in Tests(and I think that's more his game...)

They did the same to Mahela in 1999 and he went through the same process..

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 13:40

Wasn't Herath once went all the way to the 2nd position in the rankngs??? Don't think 3rd is his career best..

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:47

Good read. A lot has evolved from the teenage days of both Mahela and Sanga, but the partnership will be remembered forever!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:33

I think it's a combination of factors. Giving a young player who has not secured his place in the side with performances the job as captain and vice-captain is not a wise move, no?

For example, Thirimanne was not a regular in the Test side but made vice-captain. Chandimal was struggling to hold his place in the T20 side when the selectors gave him T20 captaincy instead of making Mathews skipper in all forms.

What's worse is that the selectors are not backing the players they placed faith in.

Chandimal may have been in poor form during WT20 but changing captains and dropping him in the middle of the tournament is somewhat unprofessional and tells us that the selectors are not willing to back up the strange decisions they made and support players all the way, even through bad form. Because we won the WT20, all is well. Had we lost, the decision to drop the captain may have been criticised by all.

Sometimes the gambles the selectors take don't always pay off. I get that. But they also need to show faith in their decisions by sticking through with the players they pick or they end up looking no better than impatient fans.

Then, we also know that the gap between Sri Lankan first-class cricket and international cricket is huge, but we never take that into account when young players struggle against teams with good bowlers? Let's stop blaming our batsmen and acknowledge that they are up against the world's best bowlers. We can't expect consistency from our young batsmen at the start of their careers.

Just see what's happening to Kusal Perera for example? The expectations on him are just ridiculous. Do we want him to score a 100 in every match and still take risks against the new ball by attacking? Sometimes it doesn't come off, and we need to give him more chances. Imagine what would have happened to Sanath's career if we wanted him to be consistent and score in every match?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:45

It'd be great if we can see the videos of that match

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