Cricket is a game. Win or loose, you have to play it in a way that anybody can enjoy just by viewing it. If you play it in a good manner even the opposition will admire your performance. As cricket lovers we used to play cricket in our villages , near small roads, paddy fields, small grounds. Whenever we play, our aim is allways to win the match. We know how to run between wickets.How to catch the ball. How to save valuable runs. How to chase a target. How to make batsmen out. How to build up an inning. That is the desire, the hunger, the happiness or you may say the whole idea behind enjoying the sport. That is your hobby. Playing for the country should be more valuable than that. You should enjoy it instead of make it complicated with stress or politics or pressure. When you enjoy there is no pressure.
At the moment,
- Sri Lankan team doesn't know how to run between wickets
- How to make the second run in a proper way
- How to cancel the second run
- How to avoid hitting bowlers while running between wickets ( should follow a straight line)
- how to make the eye contact with the other batter
- How to turn for the second run, while maintaining the focus on the ball
- how to take a catch
- How to stay in the game allways
- While fielding how to imagine the way the ball may come to you
- take the right fielding location by thinking of the angles and the distance to the wicket
During the last game Sri Lanka made lot of mistakes where even the village team would not do, for example
- the way Angelo got out, when there was a good partnership between him and thisara
- The way Tharanga got out
- The way tharanga played the innings ,(very slow inning with lot of dot balls)
- The way dananjaya de silva got run out
- Sending mendis to open again, we saw he was not succesful at the latter part of the south african tour.
- Making lot of changes with the batting order, unusual possitions will lead to a difficulty on running between wickets
- Useful partnerships will happen when there is fair bit of understaning among them
- The shot played by kusal janith to get out to rasheed. he was bowling well, partnership was building, that shot was not needed
Hope in future such things won't happen. Asela gunarathne should be injured free and he must join the squad very soon. He is an enthusiastic player. Niroshan dickwella should be included as well.