Quickly bring in , – Batsmen like Bhanuka, Ashen Silva, Roshen Silva – Allrounders like Sachithra Serasinghe – spinners like Sachithra Senanayake, and other up and coming young talent. Do not suppress players by keeping them on bench, while parachuting favourites – Kapu, Chamara, Dilruwan, Seekuge. There are many young players in the local seen with much better First Class averages with better fielding than the favourites. What happened to Ajantha de Mendis – compare his averages with current favourite spinners. Go to http://www.espncricinfo.com to compare players, anyway you like. Prepare a quick retirement plan for Sanagakkara, Mahela, Maharoof. Then Dilshan & Malinga then Tharanga & Thilan,…
This is very unprofessional. I can only think our top batters trying to get them labeled/branded as ‘dangerous batsman’ before IPL. If our best three batters only come to bat wanting to score quick 10,15 runs in as few balls as possible, then I would recommend to open the batting with two tail-enders.
Misbah & Umar Akmal taught Mahela and team members – how to build up a partnership when 3 quick wickets were gone in an innings.
It clearly evidenced there is no consistency in sri lankan players but for sangakkara.
It would be very difficult to come back to original form for the some of the players.
Sri Lanka team should call for Jeevan Mendis in place of Prasanna & Senanayake should be given some opportunity to get his rhythm.
SRILANKA gifted this game also to their opponents.
At least they should beat bangladesh in their final league match – to maintain the dignity of world cup runners.
After the retirement of the legend Muthiah Muralidharan – Sri Lanka is still finding difficult to get a better replacement that costs more matches including CB Series also.
AGAIN SRI LANKAN TEAM DISAPPOINTED THEIR FANS ONCE AGAIN.
Now it is clearly understood that the changing the captain is not effective for the performance of the team.
Dilshan, Jayawardene, Chandimal should understand the importance of their role in batting and have to deliver the things in right time.
Atleast these batsmen should concentrate on their next test series and come back to form.
We expected some 250 + runs at one stage of game, when Sanga and tharanga were playing some good cricket. But bowled out for 188 runs.
Remember Sri Lanka chased a huge total against Australia in 45 overs – That batting spirit gone now.
Let us hope – Will srilankan bowlers do some damages to pakistan batting today?
Winning the Toss and batting first – Playing like this?
Can’t believe it?
Sanga innings was good, But he should have stayed in the crease for at least 5 overs.
Will Malinga do some miracles with his bat or ball?
After World Cup – Sri Lanka team collapsed like any thing.
Mahela has to do some thing special in the second half of the match.
If this poor performance of batting continues, Bangladesh May even beat SriLanka in the last league.
Mahela has to discuss with everybody and should build a competent team.
More bowlers are being taken for today’s match – But opted for batting after winning the toss?
Mahela should have used senanayake’s services for today’s match.
Now same story continues as in the case of first match against india. In batting powerplay normally all the team will score more runs – Sri Lanka has a consistency continues, losing more wickets in batting power play.
Only one hope batsman who is playing some good cricket is Kumara Sangakkara – Let us hope Kula can show some better cricket today.
Some Good partnership took Sri Lanka to 161 in 36 Overs. Unfortunately tharanga was beaten and bowled.
Sri Lanka should not lose any more wickets in power play and go for some good shots.
Still there is a chance for Sri Lanka to come back into this game
We hope so.
Thirimanne also had an urgent work at pavilion – returned so early.
Sri Lankan players should understand – they are in need of good partnership – then only they have to go for shots.
Sri Lankan team standard is going back to 1980s .
God only should save Sri Lanka – Some Miracles should happen in this match – for the pendulam to swing in srilanka’s way
Once more poor show by sri lankan top order batsmen.
Are they playing T 20 game r 50 overs game?. Previous day also I mentioned Upul Tharanga should be given chance to bat @ 4th (2nd Down). Today also Mahela did the similar mistake of chandimal to play @ 4th. Again Chandimal failed. Probably he is loosing his form, He should be given chance to play at 5th or 6th position. Remember this is a do or die game. If Sri Lanka loses today, they will be out of Asia Cup final for the first time.
At lease Mahela has to think in a different manner and give instruction to his players to go for defensive shots for at least 20 overs.
Some pair should build a good partnership – Consistency is missing.
Kapugedhara is missing good news for Sri Lanka. Senanayake should be given chance – better batsmen compared to Prasanna. Hope Prasanna should get some wickets and do his level best to his nation.