Yesterdays 3-1 ODI series win against Pakistan has still not won over me. I am not convinced at all.
There are few positives to take note of, the raise of Thisara Perera as a Bowler, He reminds me of young Andrew Flintoff. As for Mathews he is coming good again, but consistancy is missing from his game.
I still think Pakistan’s Match to lose, Pakistan could have won the 4th & 5th ODI, Srilanka are lucky. Srilanka should take positive but also look at this series and make some changes.
Kumar Sangakara should be dropped and should not be played on reputation, he is no longer the batmen everyone talks about. He once was a world class wicket keeper batsmen, but the consistency part is missing from his game. Young Chandimal should take over the gloves and Srilanka Cricket Borad should use ODI as younger batmens paradise and start building a team to next world cup in Australia.
Dilshan, Sanga should only play test cricket and allow Mahela to lead the team till the next World cup before retiring. Mathews is not ready to lead the team. I do not feel he is a natural leader like Mahela. Thirimanne should be promoted to openers slot and create that space to Farveez Mahroof. Srilanka Cricket Board should start Building the team for the next World Cup and save cricket in srilanka and do not allow Dilshan, Sanga and Mahela to play into there 40’s.