Sri Lanka v England ODI & T20 player by player ratings

Sri Lanka vs. England ODI & T20 player by player Ratings

Kumar Sangakkara

The backbone of the Sri Lankan cricket top order, has adjusted according the situation, sacrificing his own no-3 spot to the very talented young Chandimal,dropped down to 4 even with greater success scoring 75 runs in a game Sri Lanka failed with the bat, scoring over 221 runs with an average of 44.2,Sangakkara is easily the consistent Sri Lankan batsman of the series.        (9/10)

Mahela Jayawardene

Started a successful English tour in the T20, scoring 72 runs to win the T20 game, from there at Headingley, Jayawardene scored his best of 144 and another 79 at Lords, he scored more than 240 runs and so is Sri Lanka’s top run getter of the series.           (8.5/10)

Dinesh Chandimal

A flamboyant and attractive cricketer who is willing to use his feet to any bowler with astounding success, only 21 years old Chandimal is a ‘’future-kid’’ of Sri Lanka,he scored  his 2nd ODI century at the home of cricket which he will remember for the rest of his life. The big hitting young lad also scored 54 in a losing cause in the 5th ODI, but rest assured he will be a promising young cricketer in years to come.  (8/10)

Angelo Mathews 

The rock of the Sri Lanka middle order, a dangerous yet elegant batsman who fits in any situation of the game, scored over 164 runs at an average of 54 in this ODI series, in the 5th ODI when Sri Lanka were down at 135-5, he and Jeewan Mendis put up a 100 partnership to take Sri Lanka close to a remarkable victory, that just shows the prowess and determination of a future-captain of Sri Lanka. (8/10)

Suraj Randiv

The main spinner of Sri Lanka,bagged a 5 for and also picked up 9 wickets making him par with Anderson, as the highest wicket takers in the series .The tall off-spinner ,has a lot of varieties in his bowling armour including the dangerous-doosra, the consistent performer for Sri Lanka have made important contributions with the bat when the team needed also he is a brilliant fielder in the covers. (8/10)

Suranga Lakmal
  A cricketer from a rural village in Deberawewa,Tissamaharama played the  T20 picked up 2 wickets for just 26 runs and also picked up 7 wickets in the first 3 ODIs against England. The main weapon of Lakmal is the ability to swing the ball in with deadly accuracy, taking the wicket of Trott,a reverse swinging Yorker just shows the brilliance of the tall seamer.  (7/10)

Jeewan Mendis

A genuine all-rounder of the game, picked up Kevin Pietersen thrice with his googly’s, he picked up 5 wickets in the first 3 matches also contributed with the bat with 48 in a run stand of 100 for the 6th wicket along with Angelo Mathews to give Sri Lanka a fighting chance. He is also a future prospect for Sri Lanka.  (6/10)

Lasith Malinga

Slinga Malinga was deadly in the first 3 ODI but lost his shape and fire later on, he bowled deadly Yorkers, slower balls, bouncers he is the main striker of the Sri Lankan attack but he couldn’t produce his best, but he was good with the bat and also impressive in the field.  (6/10)

Dhammika Prasad

Fiery and menacing fast bowler who has a thing or two to say with his aggressive style of bowling, he got Kieswetter bowled and Pietersen caught behind to spring Sri Lanka back to the game, he was impressive although this was his only ODI he played in the series. (7/10)

Thilina Kandamby

Only managed 36 runs in 4 matches. (3/10)

Nuwan Kulasekera

Sri Lanka’s premier new ball bowler managed only 1 wicket in the entire series, surprising yet very worrying . (2/10)

TM Dilshan

Captaining Sri Lanka came to the series with a broken thumb yet it will worry Sri Lanka, because a batsman who scored 500 runs in the WC 2011, end up with just 17 runs in the series. (1/10)

Sanath Jayasuriya

Came to play his last International matches, he took 2 wickets in the T20s and also took a wicket in his final ODI appearance but managed only 2 runs. (2/10)

Dimuth Karunaratne

Only 4 runs in his first ODI appearance in the 5th ODI. (2/10)

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