For the last 19 years Sanath has opened the batting. He has done it for Sri Lanka, Sussex, Lancs, the Nashua Dolphins in South Africa’s Standard Bank Pro 20 and the Mohammedans in the Bangladesh domestic league.
Today’s DLF-IPL encounter between Mumbai and Rajasthan saw the Indians sending Jayasuriya at no.3. [Correction]
Making such drastic changes to your line up this late in the tournament will result in dire consequences. You are not only meddling with a proven format but also messing with the confidence and mentality of the players when they fail.