AUS v SL – 3rd Match – Scorecard

  • Nas

    මහේලෙයටත් බෑ වගේ චාටර් එක වහගන්න එකක් හරි ගහලා එන්න පුලුවන් වේවා කියලා ප්‍රාරතනා කරනවා මේ තරග බලන අපි තමයි හද්දා ගොන්නු දවසම කාලකන්නි කරගෙන

  • muhammadh rikzy

    why dont they look for consistency and strike rates when selecting batsmen for sri lankan team? Many people might not be agreeing with me when i point out some young newcommerc who lack consistency…
    + lahiru thrimanne
    + chamara kapugedara
    + jeevan mendis
    + chamara silva
    These players can play a good and long innings but it can only be expected from them once in blue moon.
    Having got the domestic records of some players the selection committee still has failed include them for the national side some such examples are
    + roshen silva
    + kaushal silva
    + tharanga paranawithana
    + angelo perera(can be used down the order)…….etc
    And one thing o have got to mention is chinthaka jayasinghe. His current form at domestic matches forced me to mention his name here.
    though he has got a low average of 26+ in 50 over games he is a big hitter so he can be used down the order as a finisher and at the moment sri lanka is lacking a big hitter for the finishers role so C Jayasinghe can be made use of because he is 33 now and will not be playing cricket for so long.
    So it will worth giving him few chances either ODI’s or T20’s considering his current form.

  • Susith

    Sri Lanka could have win this match, had our batsmen (top order) possessed correct batting techniques that is viatl to face any kind of bowling attach. There are a lot of batting flaws in Sri Lankan batting. No footwork means they are not going in the line of the ball when stroking it. It is hilarious and ridiculous to see how SL top order batting. They are edgy and missy often and all the time ball passes through their bat unless rare incidenaces of hitting the ball, that can be conveniently attributed to luck. It is disgusting to see these batsmen’s batting. what have they learnt so far by playing cricket? when you see, at least some matches today, you will find SL they have learnt almost nothing!! Disgusting!!

    If SL ever to be a good team, we need completely fresh guys who are technically sound to a certain level to hand any kind of balling attach. Being professional criceters, why can’t our present top-order batsmen be proficient in techniques to a level that is at least sufficient for playing international cricket?

    SL may have got talent, BUT have they mastered the technicalities of the game of cricket. By watching our present guys playing, one can easily conclude that they are no way near the range of being sufficiently technically sound batsmen

    I think this situation is partly cuased by recent times trend in the metality of hitting the ball rather then technically correct. So, these guys have mastered only hitting the ball, often very rashly forgetting about mastering any techniques. Ideally any youngster should look for first techniques and master it. then invent his our style within that fame. But if someone jumps directly to his own style forgetting fundamentals of batting, or bowling, that person will end up in nowhere in the region of good cricket

  • PremasiriS

    It is a big mistake to send fleet-footed Tharanga & 3 seniors up in the batting order; with their lazy foot-work they can do nothing against the fiery pace of tall Starc & other Australian bowlers. As for 3 seniors,they’re batsmen who finds it difficult to keep the ball down particularly on the leg side, they may be the World’s best but their way of batting make things difficult for the batsmen to follow, Though they could survive for a long time offering 101 risky ( false, Edgy,Lofted) strokes, all the others do not have the same luck as them . What happens here is that when a batsman executes too many reckless strokes up front it is the opposition bowlers who would have tighten their belts and make life difficult for the batsmen to follow. The employing of Chandimal,Tendulkar, Trott, Amla like batsmen who have all the necessary skills to demoralize bowlers with their correct batting skills is the need of the hour.
    Both Mahela, Sangakkara should bat very low down or else should be dropped making way for the most dependable S’weera or quality youngsters the likes of Mathews, Chandimal, Angelo Perera,Bhanuka,Dimuth, Kausal Silva, Rosen Silva, Ashen Silva, Gayan Maneshan, Thirimanne, Chathuranga de silva,Romesh Buddhika, Udara Jayasundara,…. All-rounders like Sachithra Serasinghe, Umesh Karunarathna,Geeth Kumara, Chathuranga Kumara, Charith Jayampathi, Incidently tall Jayampathi is an ideal bowler for these Australian pitches. It is very disgusting to note that the selectors inability grasp the importance of these (above) quality performers who have been maintaining consistency at Domestic level though they at times field very ordinary VIPs for no valid reasons,

  • TA

    Chandimal shouldnt have been given out! it was just clipping 1/12 of the ball .. sanjay manjeykar says it was an ok decision, Typical indians who doesnt like sri lanka winning. I wish our good old days are back. where those days Sanath use to wack prasad and the other bowlers of india . Chandimal is the best !! good decision by mahela to bring s.senanyake

  • Nic Boy

    And now does any one have enough balls to say that Angelo Mathews is a failure and needs to justify he’s position in this team ??? As far as i’m concerned he’s been one of the only batsmen inform durin the last year except for Sanga & Mahela .. So all of you who critisize wut he’s done in the past u better do your homeowrk ..

    • cric1000

      Enough of thranga for me. If he continues enough of cricket for me. This is so frustraiting.

    • PremasiriS

      The players who perform well and maintain consistency as youngsters has ability to maintain the same consistency through out their careers.