Selection inconsistency costs Sri Lanka heavily?

Sri Lankan cricketer Kasun Rajitha (C) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match of a three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 31, 2019. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dasun Shanaka was appointed as Sri Lanka T20I Captain in February and sacked from the position in May, even before he led the country at least in a single match! How was that?

About one and half years ago, he was considered a survivor. That was when he led a young team to a historic 3-0 clean sweep in Lahore in October 2019.

More recently –as recently as last January– he was appointed again as the national T20I Captain yet was to miss the immediate three-match series in the West Indies in March being unable to make the trip to the Caribbean due to an unexpected visa problem…

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  1. Its time to call it what it it! “Selection inconsistency” makes a huge assumption – the wrong players are selected while international match winners are not. I presume we can all agree we have tried everyone and still got hammered silly for the last 5 years. I mean 3-0, at home, away, lost to Bangladesh and even Zim beat us at home.

    So we can keep blaming the selectors for not selecting non-existent talent, or blame the 5th captain in five series for not being a leader but here is the real issue – Political interfering resulting administration blunder after blunder that has sucked out all the talent and atmosphere required for cricket to blossom.