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Sri lanka batters take a cue from Bangladesh & Pakistan

Thisaraa Perera

Sri lanka batsman from 1 to 6 take a cue from them, please take a closer look .The confidence they have,  they believe in themselves, adapt to conditions very quickly, play the ball on its merit and build their innings. They spend good time at the wicket, taking singles and two’s quite oftenly .Looks like they read it from their wrist. Hope our batsman have learned fast  from the game against Afganistan after being comfortably at 149 for 1 got in to quick sand due to very poor judgement , commitment  ,patience and lost the advantage of getting on to a  big total .Hope Sri Lanka batting will click and perform better in the tournament. 

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  1. I think out of our 8 batsmen in the line up who played in the first two matches only 2 have performed well, to their true strength and to everyone’s expectations.

    I am so disappointed with Mathews who made big statements prior to the WC, that he will make this event a successful one with his own performances. He is the most senior and experienced batsmen in the team. What a bad example he is giving to the junior guys. Please wake up Mathews. I hope Kusal Mendis & Dananjaya will also come good in the next match.

    Thirimanna has to bat at no 3. In the last match he made some contribution but according to his experience he must improve on that.

    Re Dhananjaya I think selectors will take a decision very soon if he wont improve his batting. As all our seamers have performed well in the last match. They may play only Jeewan as a spinner and drop Dhananjaya. Lets see how our batsmen are going to perform in the next match.

  2. Dimuth and Thirimanne should decide to play anchor and others play their natural game. Defend or attack. Too many half hearted shots. Mathews will score soon. Mendis and Dana need to just go there and just have some fun. This can’t be fun for them either. I do wonder if it would be better to bring Mendis at 5 or even 6 so he can play freely. Which means Mathews at 4 and maybe even Udana at 5. Scary but it might work.

  3. Yeah it’s a absolutely worthy try to send Mendis aftet Matthew. Mendis mentally not strong it’s quite obvious the way he faces to first up deliveries , now opposition knows his weakness it’s vital he comes of it cause he is a gifted batsman lacking confidence. Six million dollar question wat the coaches, training team doing

  4. Tentative mind set causing these problems for our middle order. Non of them are using their feets. They all are in the panick mode because they have seen collapse recently. They should be relaxed, play according to the ball. Really dissapointed with Silva. Shanaka could have been the ideal guy in these conditions with his swing bowling. If that come to a time you need only but a win I would ask Mathews to ball few overs and play extra batsman. There’s nothing more important than progressing to latter part of the tournament.

  5. Lovely comments guy’s you all are very knowledgeable and loves the game of cricket, let’s hope these constructive criticism are seen and excepted by the people concerned and see Sri Lanka do well in the remaining matches.

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