Ponting, Sri Lanka and the D/L system

  • 30 Apr 2007 10:25:09 GMT

    Well done SL - you did us proud with how you played on sat even though the elements turned against us - you never gave up! thank u

  • 30 Apr 2007 10:52:40 GMT

    Irrespective of how many laws we will bring in, cricket will never be a fair game. It is 18 century game for countirs with mild summer climate.

    Simply we have to get rid of this nonsense game and concentrate more on soccer and other games.

  • 30 Apr 2007 11:09:33 GMT

    Slanka did well during the world cup series with 5 wins and 3 losses. That`s ok. What is the big deal? Australia was the best team and we lost to the best team, which is an honour. The trouble in sLanka is that we attach too much importance to the game because we don`t have anythingelse to be proud of. We must develop other games like beach vollyball, rugby, soccer, etc. Of course we know that Slankans are bit rusty in the head but they can develop with right kind of support.

  • 30 Apr 2007 11:20:38 GMT

    [concentrate more on soccer]

    Duminda

    Seems you are a big soccer fan, as I have noticed with your previous posts.

    Well our Soccer team has taken a big plunge after the exit of players in the calibre of Roshan Perera, Amanullah.

    What reasons?

  • 1 May 2007 10:42:09 GMT

    Really Sri Lanka did well, but could have closed the title with some better planning from the SELECTION COMMITEE. Ireland has been already branded as a giant killing team, hence Mahroof`s 4 wkts and man of the match award should have been considered for his perfomance. Fernando has already been given a chance in the Semi Final,where he failed again ( 5 overs / 45 runs ), so why,why,why, did they take a chance even in the more important Final. Again worse. why didn`t the selection go for the next best available in the bench. Mahroof or Nuwan who also performed well in average. Anyhow past is past, but we Sri Lankans and the hard working players, too have lost, mostly due to bad decisions. Will our new set be so close, only we can pray so. Mahroof also could have batted, which too was not considered. We just missed a golden opportunity only because of the silly little `hopes` of the selection commitee.

  • 1 May 2007 12:44:50 GMT

    Jimi

    we should not blame Dilhara. He conceived only 5 runs in the last over. except Gilchrist others found he was diffucult to play.

    Gilchrist attacked sanath and dilshan more. their run rate is over 200%

  • 1 May 2007 16:30:00 GMT

    Dumindak,

    Brilliant analysis. I am proud of you.

  • 1 May 2007 16:51:43 GMT

    Folks,

    Read this too:

    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/4/14470_11.html?CH11178036691362EN1