Sri Lanka cricket goes back to drawing board

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Sri Lanka Cricket NewsSo humiliating have been the defeats that a section of the Lankan media covering the match, didn’t bother to attend skipper Angelo Mathews post-match news briefing. A few were heard saying: “Angelo will be speaking the same stuff, blame the batting line and what more can he say. No point attending.”

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  1. between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec
    between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018

    Overall Batting figures of Players who has minimum of one 50 score in 2018: No Hundreds scored by anyone in 2018.!

    Odis – NO -Runs- Ave – SR – 50

    MDKJ Perera: 10 – 0 – 337 – 33.70 – 100 – 3

    NLTC Perera: 12 – 2 – 316 – 35.11 – 123 – 2

    AD Mathews : 8 – 2 – 315 – 52.50 – 75 – 2

    WU Tharanga: 12 – 1 – 304 – 27.63 – 75 – 1

    N Dickwella: 9 – 0 – 223 – 27.87 – 77 – 1

    DM de Silva: 5 – 0 – 147 – 29.40 – 93 – 1

    MD Shanaka: 4 – 0 – 93 – 23.25 – 127 – 1

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    *** Look at the following:

    BKG Mendis: 12 – 0 – 169 – 15.36 – 88 – 0

    Hardly any better in 2017!

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    Between Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2017:

    WU Tharanga: 25 – 4 – 1011 – 48.14 – 92 – 2 x 100 – 6 x 50

    N Dickwella: 12 – 1 – 826 – 33.04 – 96 – 2 x 100 – 4 x 50

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;qualmin1=1;qualval1=fifty_plus;spanmax2=31+Dec+2017;spanmin2=01+Jan+2017;spanval2=span;team=8;template=results;type=batting

    Naturally even the most productive players in Top order have to compromise their well maintained individual form, record and aggressiveness, risking their own wickets at times as the situations demands & on assigned role of play to compensate for constant failures slotted to partner them.

    This was quite evident in the 2 different roles forced on Opener Tharanga in the Asia cup 2 vital matches: 1st match Vs BD – going at full Throttle -170 SR- starting with a massive 1st ball six followed by 4 x 4s to put up 30 runs on the board single handedly in 3 overs at 10 Runs per Over RR risking his Wkt.

    2nd Odi Vs Afg he was forced to do the damage control role & revival but unfortunately the only guy who supported him DdeS got run out in the middle of that process that yielded a healthy 55 runs 2nd wkt stand both contributing equally well. When KJP also got out quite unnecessarily, Upul had to maintain the scoreboard clicking alone again, with slow starter new batter Mathews at the other end and he perished misjudging a slower ball while trying to push the score alone again.!

    REPEATING TWO MISTAKES TWICE (Including Constantly failed Kusal Mendis in playing XI & sending him to Open) TWICE in such IMPORTANT MATCHES is unbearable for any side, especially for a side trying hard to raise it’s head.!

    So Whom to be blamed for this debacle?

  2. Fight 4right, don’t worry
    Fight 4right, don’t worry about anyone machan. I am always with you. Yes UT is the man. He should be picked as the captain and we should clone him and make more, so we will have not one but eleven uts in the top side. It will fix all the problems. And we should have more uts in the Srilankan A sides. Fight for right you are really right Jaya apitai!!!

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