When your country takes part in a major world event that have the eyes of the world, and we mean the entire world, such as the uber cool ICC Champions trophy, you cannot help but get sucked in to believing they will do well.
Even though there are plenty of signs to the contrary and know you will end up looking like a fucktard to your self, let alone others.
Sri Lanka are ranked 7 or 8th in the ICC rankings. I don’t know exactly because no one really cares unless you are in the top 3.
There is a reason for that. Actually there are plenty of them. The problem with Sri Lanka is that when they are good, they are really good.
But when they are bad they are as entertaining as a Britney Spears song.
The results over the last two years reflect this to a tee. 27 wins to 25 losses. Good one day, shithouse the next.
Over the last year or so the Sri Lankan top order all have averages below 35, apart from Dilshan who just happens to be in the form of his new life with 49.
And without Sangakkara’s support it really would have been a one man effort.
The general demise of our own Splendid Mendis as a potent threat and his relative shitting himself without Murali has cast small shadow of doubt, even in our minds, about whether he can lead the attack in his stead.
While most were surprised that Sri Lanka were knocked out of the Champions trophy, for anyone who have followed them over the last two years it was a typical performance.
A rampaging backed up by engaging in the worst possible act in world cricket- losing to England in an ODI.
In 25 games or so, Sri Lanka have only managed to get past 250 on 9 occasions. They simply do not bad consistently well enough to win matches regularly.
That is why they are ranked some where no one cares about, Have no batsmen in the top 10 ODI rankings, keep losing at home and have been sent home packing from SA.
Sangakkara might think Sri Lanka’s fielding is appalling, but their batting is not much better.
totally agree with you! our batting hasn’t been in good shape for quite a while, and it’s sad to see our fielding standards drop to new lows… and don’t get me started on losing to England! *sigh* 🙁
I don’t know what you’re complaining about. Does Sangakkara take off his gloves to have a bowl in must win match where the margin of victory could mean the difference between a win or a loss?
sanga for me is the biggest culprit. he seem to have lost his cool abit.
i would prefer to see him bat at 5-6, perhaps samare should swap batting places with him
Gosh, I was just disappointed not to have seen more of the demi-god that is Angelo Mathews. Don’t feel bad though, just feel sorry for South Africa aka the best side in the world when there isn’t a tournament to win. And join in on the chorus of “ricket South Africa stabbed itself in the foot by denying the Proteas the opportunity (some would say profound right) to play at the Wanderers”.
Don’t cry for me Argentina, for another ICC tournament awaits (and probably more disappointment and tears). The whole of South Africa should just treat our cricket team like we treat our soocer team. Zero expectations. Full stop.
*Cricket South Africa. Blame it on the orange juice.
I couldn’t understand Sangakara’s persistence with Jayasuriya, he has been totally out of form,.
Mendis was Ok but I think Herath can be a better option.Malinga was totally off color in this tournament.
Sanga is never short of words when he is analyzing others or the game in general but I guess he is not paying much attention to his own game. He has failed to play his role.
A great win for the Black Caps. I always fancied them to make the final. However the Aussies were awsome against England in the Semi Final and I fear they will be to strong!