SRI LANKA vs WEST INDIES- BIG HEADED SELECTORS!-Carcass of Sri Lankan Cricket
Posted on November 16th, 2010

BY  M D P DISSANAYAKE

This is Just a brief  reminder to the top brass of the Sri Lankan Cricket.  Selecting  relatively inexperienced two fast bowlers for a Test match has thus far shown the way in which  Sri Lankan Cricket management has under-estimated the West Indies Team.  Thilan Thushara and Prasad are great performers.  But  they are all alone.  Rajiv Sandiv and Ajanta Mendis are also great performers.   But both fast bowling and spin departments are without the likes of experienced legends  in this match.

Sadly, Dilhara Fernando who is a vibrant player has not yet overcome his “ƒ”¹…”no bowling’ weaknesses. Nuwan Kulasekera  should not be relegated to ODI only, unless he has fitness problems.  Malinga’s  situation has been very well explained by Mahela Jayawardene for sidelining him from the Test as a precautionary measure, prior to the World Cup. 

Can someone in the top brass of the cricketing management  explain, just like Mahela did, why Nuwan, Vaas  were not  considered?  The way we lost the final ODI  at Gabba, Queensland, Australia,  just a few days ago must be a timely reminder to cricket management of Sri Lanka.  They fell like a pack of cards, just like yester-years wooden spooners.  The decision makers at the Sri Lanka Cricket selection team are pregnant with prejudice.

 Should Sri  Lankan Government have a blind faith with the current cricket management team or take appropriate actions immediately  for “divine intervention” and bring back a mix of senior players like Sanath ( for ODI against West Indies and the World Cup)  and Vass for both ODI and Test, with  Kapugedera and Upul Tharanga for Tests , before witnessing the “carcass of Sri Lankan Cricket”!

2 Responses to “SRI LANKA vs WEST INDIES- BIG HEADED SELECTORS!-Carcass of Sri Lankan Cricket”

  1. Nanda Says:

    My dear Dissa ayya,
    At gabba your enemy Chamara Silva was the only one holding up.

    I agree that fast bowling lacked fire power and surprise to see Dhammika who bowls above 140 kph dropped to 135 and below. But if our batting goes well we might even win this game.

    Obviously your nonsense of Sanath is of no use. Divine is busy for his second crowning. I don’t thnk he would intervene.
    Bu the way is Sanath related to you or your wife ?

  2. cassandra Says:

    I recall an Ashes Test in the 60s when the Australian Peter Burge played a great innings to rescue Australia from a perilous situation and steer it to eventual victory. One of the bowlers who suffered at Burge’s hands that day was the great Freddie Trueman who came in for a lot of criticism as a result. Subsequently, in countering this criticism, Trueman was to say that whilst people criticised his bowling that day, they ought also to give to Burge some credit– after all, he was an accomplished batsman.

    We have a similar situation here. Chris Gayle is no slouch with the bat. He had a previous Test triple century, coming into this game and this time things clicked for him again. Sure, the SL bowlers could not get him out soon enough but that is how the game goes. I don’t think there is need for panic. And, most certainly, no question of bringing back Sanath!

    Yes, the third ODI at the ‘Gabba was a disaster. The SL team gave a poor account of itself and let down badly, the many spectators (perhaps the largest number to attend the ODIs) who had turned up to witness the game.

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