Sacked Sri Lanka ODI skipper Mathews feels ‘betrayed and let down’

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Sri Lanka Cricket News“Though I was initially surprised, it was immediately felt that I have been made the scapegoat in this entire saga of Sri Lanka’s dismal performances against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, I am willing to take part of the blame but at the same…

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  1. SAD!!! THIS HOW WE SRI
    SAD!!! THIS HOW WE SRI LANKANS, ALWAYS ARE! BLAME 01 PERSON FOR A TEAM GAME! SACK HATHURUSINGHE / SACK FEILDING COACH / SACK THE PEOPLE IN THE IN BOARD ALONG WITH MATHEWS! THAT WILL SET AN EXAMBLE TO ALL

    ANJU

  2. SLC really hasnt leaent
    SLC really hasnt leaent anything over the years. Changing captains is not going to do anything. I think this is such a horrible decision to make. 99% of SL losses cannot be blamed by captaincy but by the whole team. A different captain would havr changed the outcome for any of our matches over the last couple of years. We failed the asia cup being our teams batting was horrible. How on earth can a captain be blamed for a teams batting performance. This is one of the worst steps SLC could have tool with the 2019 world cup approaching.

  3. Exactly Suren, yes Angelo
    Exactly Suren, yes Angelo isnt a good captain, I admit this. But our batting let us down. We couldnt chase 250. HOW IS THIS CAPTAINS FAULT??

    Its easy to blame and put out our anger on someone, be it Captain, a player or the Coach. But we failed as a team.

    We’ve already tried changing captains, coaches, I also went along with it to see if things improve. But now it’s getting stupid. Even dumb people here in IC asked for this. Now you got it. Blame the next one and replace him too, and the next one. Sigh.

    Im a no fan of Mathews, But this was stupid stupid stupid.

  4. Captian can be blamed due to
    Captian can be blamed due to many reasons-
    He rarely speak with his team mates.When chips are down he go to defensive mode and isolate him self from the team. He never take collective decision on the field.

    His bowling changes are not acceptable sometimes. Specially he never get the best of fast bowling all-rounders.Ex-Dasun Shanaka in the team as a all-rounder but he rarely get to bowl.

    He is in angry mood when something goes wrong, junior players are not comfortable around him.

    His fielding placement is poor. Never try to create opportunities instead he wait till something happens.

    Team is not stick together with him.

    Having said that I don’t support the decision to remove him from captiancy, if they want to do that they should have done when Hathuru took over the team. This is just bad timing.

  5. Mathews is the worst captain
    Mathews is the worst captain in SLC history. The decision to reinstate him as captain was baffling, having made that I am not sure firing him at this point was the right decision. The blame for this disaster should go to whoever took the decision to make him captain again.

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