Yesteryear 20 Averaged, -Third-class- SL Opener had become an extensively overpaid, highly overrated subpar Coach. He was hired by SLC hoping to bring back the glory days for SL cricket. Instead, now it seems this guy has become a real nightmare to SL Cricket (similar to Yahapalanaya regime),. Due to his meritless buddy-pampering fancy & veered inner-mind, catering to his own personal attitudes, SL cricket seems to have started a backward journey. Unfortunately, this worthless Coach seems to be sinking SL limited over cricket standard day-by-day further down, after the enormous damage already done during the infamous tenure of former player turned politician Jayasuriya, appointed as Chief Selector in the past.
This Coach seems to be paving a similar path to doom the 2019 WC, exactly as SJ did in 2015 with so many illogical selections seemed purely to cater his personal mindset and agendas. . .
This Overrated Coach pampering " Super-Duper Wild Heroes" contributed heavily to register the THIRD straight SERIES DEFEAT (Asia Cup/ ODI & T20 Sries Vs Eng) yesterday. Pet Kusal Mendis has a batting Averages in 20s even after playing 50+ odis for SL, similar to his Godly Coach during his own miserable appearance as an Opener for SL to waste 30+ odis @ 20 Av – 50 SR in early 90s.!
DUCK FARMING OPENER Kusal Mendis – who was readily Granted 22 Odis without a single 50+ score since Jun 2017 to Scratch 267 runs @ 12 Av – 73 SR – 7 Ducks – up to the Flash Xmas (briefly appeared in last OdI)….. now resumed his usual Gate Opening act in doomed T20 Vs Eng as well… apart from letting Eng Opener Roy to enjoy 3 Mighty Lives to merrily make his match winning 69 (36b)..!
Roy merrily thrived on those 3 let-offs provided by the ball grassing superb catching acts in the field & numerous boundary letting miss fielding flops near the rope seen from those "highly bloated up marvel heroes "..!
Selectively blind Coach had swiftly cut the throat of the most productive/experienced SL Opener (limiting his chances to a solitary match Vs Eng), despite being the highest run maker for SL in past 2 yrs! He was dumped like garbage after one match, simply because he couldn't score a 50+ for 8 innings since his last 50+ & MoM award… & due to 2nd Duck that he scored in 38 innings, in 22 months! He had scored heavily for SL, accumulating 1,315 runs from 38 ings, maintaining a 40 AVERAGE @ 87 SR with 2 x 100+ & 7x 50+ & winning 1 MoM award this year as well. Logically speaking, this kind of lopsided policies will never ever serve SL Cricket or any cricket. No need to say the destructive outcome of such highhanded decisions. Double-Standard Mindset of a Worthlessly Screwed Cruel Head is clearly on display 🙂
SIngle-Digit Run making ( 12 Single-digit innings with 7 Ducks from 22 ) & Duck Farming HEROICS / Crab Clutching Fielding Heroics of those <Coach Inflated >> Gratis Players, significantly contribute to the latest Odi & T20 Defeats Vs Eng
These defeats were inevitable, despite the GENUINELY TALENTED 19 yr Debutante Kamindu Mendis' impressive contribution to the team with 24 runs (14 b) @ 171 SR – 3 x 6 / 1 x 4 – (much better than even useless spot grabbers Chandimal, DdeS etc).
Debutante youngster Kamindu displayed how to play for the team instead of personal scores in limited over cricket, batting at a tempo appropriate to the format, contrastingly different from the slow & low approach showed by most batters in the side including senior guy Chandimal, who yield a lot of dot balls & limiting their defensive approach to scoring just singles, most of the time.
Their Continuing Latest HEROICS at a Glance:
Single-digit batting Heroics Continues in T20 as well: BKG Mendis b Denly 1 run (3b) SR: 33.33
DROPPED! Third life for Roy, all in the space of two overs! Kusal Mendis running in from the cover boundary, but again it went to ground! through his butterfingers :D))
DROPPED! Steepling slog-sweep out towards deep midwicket, it should be a comfortable catch for the substitute fielder, dropped! Steepling
slog-sweep out towards deep midwicket, it should be a comfortable catch for the substitute fielder, Sadeera Samarawickrama, but he spills it like a bar of soap :D))
Roy reverses his stance… and swats it up towards backward point, Kusal Mendis MISSED to take that chance! :D))
NZ is eagerly waiting to Deliver the Next due bout of Humiliation & Whitewashes with the kind courtesy of our Million Dollar Coach 🙂 …..