Sri Lankan selectors must ignore non performers, if they want to make Sri Lanka a super power in world cricket.
As expected, Sri Lanka’s tour of England, turned out to be a damper. Of course, greats like mahela jayaweredne, kumar sangakkara and caption tilakratne dilshan can argues that it was a tour for searching future players, but honestly it’s nothing more than a lame excuse. They said that during the tour of UK, srilanka find youngesters like dinesh chandimal, lahiru thirimane and jeevan mendis. Though, its quite right, no doubt about it, but still, team couldn’t managaed to win neither test series nor one day internationals.
So what is the real problem? Courageous Kumar sangakkara exposed the interfare of politics in srilanka cricket, but, except the high profile case of sanath jayasuriya, even sanga couldn’t manage to speak about the selection blunders, srilankan selectors had done again and again over the years.
Actually, problem is in the selection mentality of lankan selectors. Just talk about recently concluded England tour and you will realize the selection blunders. Firstly, what was thilana kandamby doing in the team? He last played for Sri Lanka, way back in 2010. He was not included in the world cup team, because of his causal approach, sluggish fielding and awkward running between the wickets. But, mistriously, they included him for England tour, about which, they were explaing that it was a tour for the future prospect! So, you can imagine what kind of vision selectors have, when they prefers to include a 29 year old kandamby, who is seriously out dated fro one day cricket’s requirements.
Actually, it’s not a lone case of selector’s blunders. In past too, selectors, somehow, managed to insert out dated players into the team. Over the years, players like- Russel Arnold, chamara silva, chamara kapudegedera made their prestigious contribution to weakend the team. Maybe, they were, and they are, talented, but the simple fact is that all they couldn’t manage to do well for the sake of the team. That’s the prime reason, why srilanka middle order always remained fragile and undependable.
So, Mr. Duleep mendis, please mention it and also understand, its time to think ahead of these kind of non perfomers. Srilanka cricket have great future ahead in form of- bhanuka rajapakshe, lahiru thirimane, chathura peries, sachithra pathirana.
Mr. Duleep mendis please understand it.