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Dot balls

Recent match lost against England showed how important to avoid dot balls in limited overs cricket .Sri Lanka got a very quick start but in middle overs they were extra careful and played too much dot balls ended up getting under par score .England on the other hand had twos and singles and boundaries allmost in every over and finally was able to reach the target easily .
Sri lanka going forward needs to stop playing dot balls and start running more singles and twos and boundaries as much as they can. Only dickwalle was able to reach boundaries but most of them were in power play overs . Too much risk was there when he did that . ODI means run rate. That is what we have to believe improving . Also fielding ,stoping boundaries and hitting wickets to take runouts.
England have the batting depth also their bowling is impressive most of their fast bowlers used slow balls really well and rashid bowled in a very good manner. Our bowlers apart from aponso didnt make any impact .akila bowled like a average bowler. He needs to be improve as a bowler going forward.

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  1. Yep this is a major issue and
    Yep this is a major issue and ironically this is why England dropped players like Cook, Bell and Trott from one day cricket. Also this is how we used to beat Eng consistently in the past. England only decided to make this change after the 2015 WC and they are now #1. We were already in trouble at that WC – remember we went with Dimuth as a batter but now nearly gone.

  2. 56 dot balls = 7 overs in 21
    56 dot balls = 7 overs in 21 over game…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chandimal had 42 balls for his 34 runs today! While Kusal Mendis (not even selected to the original squad was parachuted again to make his 3rd consecutive Duck (by Hathurusinghe/ Chandimal)after derailing Asia Cup upfront with 2 more similar Ducks in previous 2 innings.

    Kusal Mendis’ AVERAGE is 14 from 13 matches in 2018 & 22 Av from 35 matches since 2017.! He was selected over Upul Tharanga Average 40 from 38 Odis at 88 SR since 2017.! CAN YOU JUSTIFY THIS MADNESS ??

    Axed Tharanga in 2018 : 39*, 56 ,10 , 9 ,19, 36, 19 ,27 ,36 ,0 (he also made a 95 & 49 in India in Dec 2017)!

    K Mendis in 2018 : 0, 19, 36, 28, 3, 0, 31, 14, 38, 0, 0, 0

    6 single digit scored including 5 FIVE DUCKS, this the current form and his form during past 22 months is no different.! This this is how the double standard AXE WORKS!

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