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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 01:58

oh sure.... just like the 'lucky jerseys': http://www.mid-day.com/articles/supersti...
must be the first team in any sport in the world to win a world cup due to a 'lucky jersey'
:D))))))))

PS: in that logic, all teams world are 'lucky' than 'talented' :D))))

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 01:53

Hate to say this folks but the reality is we had 110 over at the opponents on a snake pit of a fifth day wicket but werent good enough to knock them over. You can talk about the rain, the decleration and what ever else you desire but the reality is if you cannot knock over on that wicket in 110 over, its just not good enough.

Credit to SA which is why they are the number 1 team in the world. Lets face it we rolled over in Galle on a much easier wicket while SA were good enough to hold out at the SSC - which is why they are the best team in the world.

Ok here's the curved ball - for me the difference in the series was Vernon Philander! Yes he did nothing with the ball but he did a mighty lot with the bat. At Galle, his partnership with Duminy, after SL had knocked over the batters, was critical to SA's bigh first innings score and eventual dominance of the game. Yesterday Vernon survived longer than his top order players - he simply cost us the series. In both tests, SL were able to get past the powerful top order and make an opening but Vernon hung in there.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 01:50

if luck was not there, india 0-2 down at the moment against England! murali vijay purely riding on his luck! dropped catches .. poor umpiring decisions in favour of him ..etc. without luck indian cricket already done & dusted!! luckily they have cheater srini mama in their ranks! according to dhoni babe 2011 wc win also due to luck! dew came into the ground when sl in control of the game!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 00:42

Whatever way it was said, luck is always luck :D)))

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 23:05

The have been consistent over the last year or so, especially away from home including in India.
No shame in going down to them. Shame it wasn't a 3 test series

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 22:58

No need for the third spinner. Pakistan is very good against spin. Just need to bring Eranga back into squad.

Posted in: Who should be in SL squad as 3rd spinner for Test series against PAK? by Sayan (not verified) - Reply to this comment.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 22:57

They should bring Jehan MuBarak and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to open the batting in the Pak series.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 22:38

It was a super effort by both spinners...the others perhaps a little underbowled.
Mendis wasn't quite what they expected.
Lucky it was just a two test series, although with little break between this and Pakistan series, for our players its like a 4 Test series.
These 2 and Lakmal need a good break with their feet up before Pakistan Test

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 22:35

Sorry I have commented on whole team and not just opening batsmen...
I think Tharanga has just back so stiff to discard him again after 2 tests...Kaushal SIlva needs to convert something to a big score or may find himself out like Dimuth

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 22:33

I think it will be much the same combination but its a fresh series and so selectors will need to take into account the different opposition and any injuries/niggles.
The 3 main bowlers Herath, Perera and Lakmal have had massive workloads in the 2 tests and with not a huge lot of rest between now and 1st Pakistan test they need to bear this in mind, especially in case we have to field first.

For me PJ would come back when he is fit, but only after he is match fit. Not like England did with Prior. So he needs to play some domestic cricket first. Given there is no time between series to really do this I would be unlikely to pick him in 1st Test, so no change to keeper, unless you are going to ask one of the top 3 batsmen to keep...which is probably unlikely.

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