Sri Lanka`s Tour of shame

  • 27 Feb 2008 08:12:27 GMT

    Mud slugging to Cricket Administration and Making Arjuna to make windfalls not going to make any good for lankan Cricket.

    This Article written in terms to discriminate Lankan Cricket and dragging Arjuna to make drastic action or trying to fuel a rift between Asantha and present heads.

    Sri Lankan Cricket will revolve around well within there resources in time,this is not a special occasion only to Lankan Team,was happening to all teams when Seniors retire.

    As Zaha written,

    Middle Order failures,openers slot,Sanath`s contribution add extra burden to Lankan Team../Faceing two well balanced,, inform opponents Aussie/India.

    It`s not a shame../ A start to few young blood to deliver.

  • 27 Feb 2008 09:10:14 GMT

    Zaha,

    I agree with Damed.

    I think the article is making drastic observation. I agree on the point of playing youngsters though.

    As I said many times before, poor standards at school level contributed to this problem. This is why Arjuna is focusing on school cricket now. We will see the results of that in few years.

    For the time being Sri Lanka needs a good opener and a solid middle order batsman. Bowlers are among the best and they have variety. Vaas and Murali should not play in one dayers any more.

  • 27 Feb 2008 14:08:43 GMT

    We cannot just rely on 2 or 3 batsman. Your middle order should improve as it is very suspect.

    I feel if we reduce the number of teams in the division I cricket we might have more competition among the players to get into the division I club sides. These days there are too many clubs as player switch clubs to get into the division I teams. These division I teams should have some sort of contract with the players. As all club players are not professionals except for the Sri lankan cricket contract players. If we have contract club players they have time to improve them self than worry about finances.

    I think the clubs and cricket board should give some thought.

    My 3 cent comments.

  • 27 Feb 2008 14:24:27 GMT

    Sanath is a veteran, alright..! But all those runs he scored in this series coud have been scored by another youngster as well..! This is not the one off series where Sana failed in recent times..!

    There is a convenient crowing about not enought talented youngsters in the horizon..! Hell with them, what have these seniors done then?

    I`m not villifying Sanath here, but he is one out of many problems. There is no responsibility invoked among the players. They take it for granted. Look at Mahela`s pre and post match interviews..! Good God, one hell of a pretender guy he is, isn`t he..?

    Look what India have done now..! Sent back Ganguly, Drvid and co, but still are in the finals..! Their 19 yrs old torments our 38 yr old..! Where is all the experience and track record they boast of?

  • 27 Feb 2008 14:32:11 GMT

    As a captain Mahela has to do more not only talking.

  • 27 Feb 2008 14:50:45 GMT

    [Sri Lanka`s Tour of shame]

    [The problem lies in Sri Lanka`s batting department]

    [poor standards at school level contributed to this problem]

    [We cannot just rely on 2 or 3 batsman]

    [Sanath is a veteran, alright..! But all those runs he scored in this series could have been scored by another youngster as well]

    [As a captain Mahela has to do more not only talking.]

    If the team had won none of the above comments would have been made. It`s only when the team loses that all this talk comes up and then is forgotten when the team wins the next match and then high praises are sung as to how good our players are.

    Cricket is a sport that is played to be won or lost. No team wins all the time, no team loses all the time.

    We as Spectators just enjoy watching the game whether we win or lose, what do we care if the team playing wins or loses a game? Let the players bother about that. Watch the match enjoy it over a drink and may be a bajawwa and that`s it! Don`t bother too much.

  • 27 Feb 2008 14:57:46 GMT

    [If the team had won none of the above comments would have been made. It`s only when the team loses that all this talk comes up and then forgotten when the team wins.]

    True.. SL has a nagging way of evading all these criticisms with a good domestic series..! Fans get hoodwinked eventually..! To me, Aussie series is the bench mark..! If you don`t fare well, do your home works..! Don`t come up with a domestic Zimbabwe of Bangladesh series to instill false sense of hope..! I`m not sure Bangladesh is in the same league anymore..!! :O)

  • 27 Feb 2008 15:02:04 GMT

    [We as Spectators just enjoy watching the game whether we win or lose, what do we care if the team playing wins or loses a game? Let the players bother about that. Watch the match enjoy it over a drink and may be a bajawwa and that`s it! Don`t bother too much. ]

    Fans may cheer irrespective of the outcome..! But the players have to be held responsible, be it win or lose..! That way the interest towards the game will be maintained..!

    When a team at 71/1 can be reduced to 93/7, come on, that is Zimbabwe stuff..! Even three rounds of scotch would become worthless..!

  • 27 Feb 2008 15:32:10 GMT

    When the team lost five out of six matches.it is something to worry about.

  • 27 Feb 2008 15:47:42 GMT

    Lol99

    [When the team lost five out of six matches.it is something to worry about]

    When the team wins a match again, would any of those adverse comments be made against them?

    There is no uniformity in these criticisms.When they win praises and flowers when they lose criticisms and brickbats.

    They play 6 lose 5 and all the rhetoric comes out worrying everyone of some match when there are more important things to worry about rather than some ball game.

    Then, the team plays another match and wins, and everybody suddenly begins singing praises saying Sana is still in form and that he displayed some super shots, and that our batsmen are good, our bowlers are excellent, fielding was fabulous, keeper was fantastic etc etc all the baila till the next match is lost, then once again the rhetoric and the blames and worries, and the cycle continues.