Batsmen let Sri Lanka down, says coach Bayliss

  • 1 Sep 2008 05:50:49 GMT

    Is not the coach, he him self count for Batting Failuers....most entitled to correct,replace or bring options to the side.

  • 1 Sep 2008 07:01:47 GMT

    No doubt,,,, out batting (top order) let us down in the series..... the most important thing right now to do for a quick postmortem, find out the problems and cure them..... this is a game where win/lose ratio is always a 50-50 possible....at least, we sealed the test series......

    by the way Zaha.....AB also was asking about the player got the bike.......have any idea....

    [Losing the toss on 04 straight occasions by Mahela ]

    I too pointed out this during the matches,,,,and this played a major role for Dhoni`s team series win.....

  • 1 Sep 2008 07:23:05 GMT

    [by the way Zaha.....AB also was asking about the player got the bike.......have any idea....]

    Ramz,

    The bike on offer was for the player who ended up for scoring the highest number of sixes in the series, and there were 04 contenders (Sanath, Thushara, Yuvraj and Raina) each with 02 equal hits over the ropes.

    So the adjudicators took into account the player out of them, who hit the most boundaries, Thushara was way ahead among the others with 17 hits and he was awarded the Bike.

    The youngster richly deserved that award for his magnificient effort throughout the series.

  • 1 Sep 2008 07:24:05 GMT

    Ramz,

    Loosing the toss a common factor both captains and their teams have to prepare for...bit too silly to count Mahela on top of Lankan Failures.

    Do Team, the side need to win the toss to make a win...never but may be a advantage and some times misadvantage...it happened where Lankan Bowlers performed but Indian`s failed.

    Main Reason was India came into the game dangerousuly...while Lankans were Banking on some out of form or out dated resources..leaveing a packed young players sitting.

    If not as said....quick for the best...will carry similar decorated team next tour.

  • 1 Sep 2008 07:33:16 GMT

    Damed...

    can`t disagree

    [while Lankans were Banking on some out of form or out dated resources..leaveing a packed young players sitting]

    I think also that they were thinking that Mendis can pack them all below a team total of 50-75,,,,,,,,:):):):):)

    our bowlers can fight and restrict them,,,,, but can`t win a match on their own...... batsmen have to put a good total

    Zaha,,,,

    Thushara deserves it,,,, what a talented young player,,,,, he should nail his place along with Kula & Maharoof in the team,,,, we have a good pace-allround option right now.....

    actually, AB was thinking that Thushara must have clinched it.....

  • 1 Sep 2008 07:46:41 GMT

    I think india was lucky to win the toss on 4 times. if they loss the toss at premadasa stadium and if sri lank adecided to bat first. it would have been 4-1 loss to india. any way sri lanka need to give the chance to udawatta as opener and thushara and kulasekara too.

  • 1 Sep 2008 07:55:39 GMT

    [he should nail his place along with Kula & Maharoof in the team,,,, we have a good pace-allround option right now.....]

    Ramz,

    It will be a very good decision if Vaas can bow out now leaving Thushara an ideal replacement.

    BTW we should not forget Lasith Malinga, hope he gets back into action soon which will add extra power to our pace attack.

  • 1 Sep 2008 08:05:29 GMT

    As Ramz wrote...expected too much from Mendis...he was red well late by Indian Batsmen.

    If one day Kulasekera,Mirando and Malinga can deliver...

    For sure Sana will be kept their till Minister or Sana to decide..

  • 1 Sep 2008 10:08:47 GMT

    [For sure Sana will be kept their till Minister or Sana to decide..]

    I will agree is Sana will stay for another series..... deliver well with fire works and bow-out..... it is better to make the decission before it becomes toooo late.....

    Zaha...

    [It will be a very good decision if Vaas can bow out now leaving Thushara an ideal replacement.

    BTW we should not forget Lasith Malinga, hope he gets back into action soon which will add extra power to our pace attack.]

    I would agree to this too..... he should get a final-go chance & make the decision.........

    it is obvious that SL will play 6 (batsmen)3(pacers)2(spin) combination in ODI..... with this, we would be a real competetion and fight between pace all-rounders (Maharoof/Kula/Vaasi & Mirando - Dammika prasad may come into the picture in future too)and Malinga & Dilhara..... they have to do really well to get their places......

  • 1 Sep 2008 10:09:16 GMT

    [For sure Sana will be kept their till Minister or Sana to decide..]

    I will agree is Sana will stay for another series..... deliver well with fire works and bow-out..... it is better to make the decission before it becomes toooo late.....

    Zaha...

    [It will be a very good decision if Vaas can bow out now leaving Thushara an ideal replacement.

    BTW we should not forget Lasith Malinga, hope he gets back into action soon which will add extra power to our pace attack.]

    I would agree to this too..... he should get a final-go chance & make the decision.........

    it is obvious that SL will play 6 (batsmen)3(pacers)2(spin) combination in ODI..... with this, we would be a real competetion and fight between pace all-rounders (Maharoof/Kula/Vaasi & Mirando - Dammika prasad may come into the picture in future too)and Malinga & Dilhara..... they have to do really well to get their places......