Sri Lanka have found a perfect Captain and a perfect team, Sri Lanka have that discipline and the feeling of a family inside them which wasn’t there when Kusal Mendis, Danushka and well Dickwella Don’t bring them Back, Bring back in Mathews and Dimuth but persist with Shanaka’s Captaincy, Persist with this young team.
SL vs SA : I have seen a lot of comments that It was Shanaka’s Poor Captaincy that led them to a loss against SA, but he is also still a youngster not very experienced, Still hasn’t even captained his side in 20 Matches.. But see what has done to this young team, I mean look HOW Many of our hearts leapt during this Tournament, We didn’t Qualify But.. Except the Game against AUS, all other games we lost were nail-biters, And the games we won were all won by a huge margin.
THEMORNING.LK : The newspaper in this post https://www.islandcricket.lk/news/dimuth-karunaratne-back-as-sri-lanka-test-captain-for-west-indies-possible-sl-squad-for-west-indies/ has confirmed that a SLC Official has DECIDED TO remove Shanaka from the ODI Captaincy, I hope that one of the SLC Officials are reading this post..
Captains need their time, Sri Lanka first Dropped Dimuth who had a super win loss ratio in ODIS, Because of a Series Whitewash to a Strong WINDIES at their own back-yard. Then they Appoint a KJP, Who we already knew couldn’t captain by looking at his captaincy in the LPL, i mean we need to learn lessons from the LPL. Which eventually led to a 2-1 series loss against BANGLADESH, and then a 5-0 Defeat against the Mighty English. And then what I personally wanted appointing Dasun as the Captain Dasun Captained Sri Lanka against a IPL- Star Studded Indi, which they lost 2-1 but that’s his first captaincy Series, And then to Astonish us we show the class of Hasaranga as they bet Them 2-1 in a T20I Series, Which yet again made us say “Api thama hondatama kare” “Parana Lankawa Ayeth Awilla” etc.
Then Sri Lanka for once thanks kept on Dasun for the SA Series, While they continued bringing our hearts back by beating the SA ODI 2-1 We did lose the T20IS 3-0, Nevermind Dasun continued his captaincy in the Oman Series and The T20WC where I have to say #ApeKollo showed us they have that Lankiness in their hearts, true they lost against AUS, SA, ENG But now almost forgotten, remember the 2-0 whitewash against Oman in their Own backyard, followed by Completely bossing in the Qualifiers stage, and when Asalanka and Bhanuka showed their Power chasing 171 against a Bangaladesh who had actually All-outed Australia for 60.
Dasun has shown that he can captain, He is a captain from the look of his face, True he hasn’t contributed with the bat and ball necessarily, But look at Morgan he was badly out of form, And see how he came back against SL the other day #WeSupport.
At the beginning of the year we started with a 2-0 defeat against England in a Test Series, After losing to SA 2-0 as well Losing again then to West Indies in a disappointing Series, A good Series against the Bangala Tigers Courtesy young Jayawickrama, Dimuth, Thirimanne and Many more. All of these were forgotten by one blink when we lost in an ODI Series against the same team , And then against English in which I don’t need to remind.
After that Period, ever since SL changed captaincy See how much more Heart came to us, Cricket is a game of both loosing and winning, But even the games we lost, We showed some brilliance Over the past 4 months or so.. We have found potentional match winners in Jayawickrama, Hasaranaga, Chameera, Asalanaka, Rajapakse, Avishka and to a certain extent Lahiru Kumara as well.
Come on Lankys! We can do this Australia 2022 is ours.
Please continue with this match winning team, Don’t add The the three musketeers. Sri Lanka needs this team in the future but also bring in Mathews and Angelo