Yeah right! You wilted like a bunch of schoolboys and conceded 320 runs in less than 40 overs – shame on you! It looks like you’re under obligation to your IPL pay masters every time you perform well below your capabilities against India.
Lasith Malinga – a yorker specialist?
(Stats courtesy of ESPNCricinfo and current as of February 29, 2012)
And what about that Lasith Malinga? His career stats against India suggests he should be dropped every time we play against them. With India known to be vulnerable against short bowling, and Malinga able to dish them out at 140 clicks, he didn’t bowl any short balls against Kohli. People keep saying he is a good death bowler, a limited-over specialist but that’s hardly the case in ODIs – look at his economy rate and strike rate. Maybe Malinga should retire from ODIs too and just play T20 cricket?
Mahela Jayawardene – what were you thinking when you kept going to your fast bowlers to curb the run flow when Rangana Herath bowled so economically?
It will probably rain on Friday and things will get very sticky for the Sri Lankans. Frankly, with everything that has been going on behind the scenes at SLC – the dud election and continued government interference – I would rather see Sri Lanka continuing to lose until the public is driven to large scale protests outside SLC.
Prior to the loss at Hobart, it was our batsmen who lost us matches. I’m glad to see the bowlers have joined the party! Jaya Wewa!