Some would say it was sweet of Sangakkara to push Mahela Jayawardena up the order in the 3rd ODI at the expense of Sanath Jayasuriya. But the 4th ODI proved to Sri Lanka’s skipper that giving his mate a chance to get back into form, by sending him up the order, during the first two powerplays, and at the expense of a match winner could be disastrous.
Sri Lanka were all out for less than 200 chasing over 300.
I know. In hindsight everything is clearer. But the point I’m making is if Jayawardene deserved the opportnity to get back into form why not Jayasuriya?
Does Sangakkara have a philosophy of weeding out the seniors? In 2006 when Mahela took over as skipper, and when Sanga was appointed the vice captain, they did the same thing to Sanath. They took a very "fresh" inexperienced team to England. Since Sangakkara’s appointment as skipper Murali has announced his retirement, and Vaas as well.
How much does Sangakkara and Mahela have to do with this?