Cricket 24/7  

Welcome to the Cricket 24/7.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. There are also more forums available to members, such as the Lounge - where members chat about just about anything under the sun except cricket!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   Cricket 24/7 > Cricket Discussion Forums > Other International Teams
Register FAQDonate Members List Calendar Casino Articles Terms of Use Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 1st September 2015, 21:48   #1
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
The Sri Lanka Thread

Couldn't find a Sri Lanka thread so thought I would start one to discuss Sangakarra's retirement.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2015, 21:50   #2
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
I would say Sangakarra was definitely one of the best batsman of his generation. Gone out while he was still at the top of his game which few get to do. With quite a few of the Sri Lankan legends retiring lately, it will be interesting to see if they can recreate their previous successes.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 01:18   #3
Zebroston Chase
Not Lara or Chanderpaul but the best you've got
 
Zebroston Chase's Avatar
When Hope is gone, I will appear.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glasgow
Team(s): AFC Hornchurch, Essex, England
Age: 34
Posts: 18,509
Angelo Matthews could be a clear next entrant into the pantheon of Sri Lankan legends. Very impressed by him.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Druid Nathan Barley View Post
I'm fully aware of his thinking, which merely underlines the point that he's an idiot.
Zebroston Chase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 06:50   #4
Chin Music
Administrator
 
Chin Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la sala de opinion equivocada
Team(s): ****
Posts: 24,357
They actually seem to have an ok set of bowlers but are short of a batsman or 3 up the top of the order which will only be exacerbated by Sanga's departure. At least the test matches in the series just gone tended to go to the last day. However one might argue that losing to India at home is very much the sign of a team on a downward spiral as this has followed up losing a series to the highly talented but capricious Pakistanis.
__________________
Quote:
"One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated" - Thomas More
Chin Music is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 08:41   #5
Ali TT
Posting God
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,317
I don't think the bowling is all that to be honest. Herath will soon go as well and that will leave them very short on wicket taking talent. If we lose to them next year again, Cook can take the nearest long plank.
__________________
WARNING
Reading the above post may cause bouts of nausea.
Ali TT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 10:53   #6
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chin Music View Post
They actually seem to have an ok set of bowlers but are short of a batsman or 3 up the top of the order which will only be exacerbated by Sanga's departure. At least the test matches in the series just gone tended to go to the last day. However one might argue that losing to India at home is very much the sign of a team on a downward spiral as this has followed up losing a series to the highly talented but capricious Pakistanis.
They've always got over top batsmen retiring before but now they do look to have a weak batting line up. Apart from Matthews none of their batsmen have an exceptional record at Test level and even he can be a bit hit and miss. Don't really have any young talent in the squad either.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ali TT View Post
I don't think the bowling is all that to be honest. Herath will soon go as well and that will leave them very short on wicket taking talent. If we lose to them next year again, Cook can take the nearest long plank.
They've still got Mendis when Herath goes.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 11:20   #7
Chin Music
Administrator
 
Chin Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la sala de opinion equivocada
Team(s): ****
Posts: 24,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
They've always got over top batsmen retiring before but now they do look to have a weak batting line up. Apart from Matthews none of their batsmen have an exceptional record at Test level and even he can be a bit hit and miss. Don't really have any young talent in the squad either.



They've still got Mendis when Herath goes.
Mendis is not a test wicket-taker. Apart from bowling on dust bowls a few years ago on debut v India he's done very little in test cricket.

Ali re their seamers - they do seem to have improved over the last couple of years or so and they seem to have some options there. I'm not saying their great but I remember the team that came over in 2011 when it really was poor.
__________________
Quote:
"One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated" - Thomas More
Chin Music is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 21:38   #8
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chin Music View Post
Mendis is not a test wicket-taker. Apart from bowling on dust bowls a few years ago on debut v India he's done very little in test cricket.

Ali re their seamers - they do seem to have improved over the last couple of years or so and they seem to have some options there. I'm not saying their great but I remember the team that came over in 2011 when it really was poor.
I don't think they've ever produced great seamers, Vaas and Malinga aside. The line up now looks a lot worse than what it did in 2011.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2015, 22:54   #9
Fatslogger
Self Confessed Mentalist
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hitchin
Team(s): England and Liverpool
Age: 42
Posts: 43,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
I don't think they've ever produced great seamers, Vaas and Malinga aside. The line up now looks a lot worse than what it did in 2011.
Malinga wasn't terribly good in tests. Even Vaas wasn't often up to much outside the sub continent.
__________________
Work is the curse of the drinking classes - Wilde
Fatslogger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2015, 14:59   #10
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fatslogger View Post
Malinga wasn't terribly good in tests. Even Vaas wasn't often up to much outside the sub continent.
True, but for a small country to have Jayusuria, Jayawadene, Sangakrra, Mulithirian, Vaas and Malinga to all be playing in the same team is quite an achievement.

The players they have now are nowhere near as good and their line up doesn't look too much better than Bangladesh. Attaptatu has just resigned as coach, possibly because he knows they are on a downwards spiral.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2015, 18:06   #11
Ali TT
Posting God
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
True, but for a small country to have Jayusuria, Jayawadene, Sangakrra, Mulithirian, Vaas and Malinga to all be playing in the same team is quite an achievement.

The players they have now are nowhere near as good and their line up doesn't look too much better than Bangladesh. Attaptatu has just resigned as coach, possibly because he knows they are on a downwards spiral.
It was, and they've twice surpassed the big boys to win world cups (and lose in a few finals along the way).

However, not as impressive as a group of tiny islands scattered across the deep blue sea producing the likes of Hall, Roberts, Holding, Garner, Marshall, Clarke, Ambrose, Walsh, Patterson and Bishop let alone Walcott, Weekes, Worrell, Sobers, Kanhai, Kallicharan, Richards, Greenidge, Haynes, Lara and Chanderpaul.
__________________
WARNING
Reading the above post may cause bouts of nausea.
Ali TT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2015, 21:11   #12
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ali TT View Post
It was, and they've twice surpassed the big boys to win world cups (and lose in a few finals along the way).

However, not as impressive as a group of tiny islands scattered across the deep blue sea producing the likes of Hall, Roberts, Holding, Garner, Marshall, Clarke, Ambrose, Walsh, Patterson and Bishop let alone Walcott, Weekes, Worrell, Sobers, Kanhai, Kallicharan, Richards, Greenidge, Haynes, Lara and Chanderpaul.
West Indies has a population of 40 million, Sri Lanka just 20 million. Both have an impressive amount of talent considering their size.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2015, 22:20   #13
Ali TT
Posting God
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,317
Yes, because it's only about population...
__________________
WARNING
Reading the above post may cause bouts of nausea.
Ali TT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2015, 23:18   #14
geoff_boycotts_grandmother
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 28,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
True, but for a small country to have Jayusuria, Jayawadene, Sangakrra, Mulithirian, Vaas and Malinga to all be playing in the same team is quite an achievement.

The players they have now are nowhere near as good and their line up doesn't look too much better than Bangladesh. Attaptatu has just resigned as coach, possibly because he knows they are on a downwards spiral.
Sri Lanka has about the same population as Australia.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michelle Fivefer
It was a poor innings by Bell with the bat.
geoff_boycotts_grandmother is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2015, 10:46   #15
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ali TT View Post
However, not as impressive as a group of tiny islands scattered across the deep blue sea producing the likes of Hall, Roberts, Holding, Garner, Marshall, Clarke, Ambrose, Walsh, Patterson and Bishop let alone Walcott, Weekes, Worrell, Sobers, Kanhai, Kallicharan, Richards, Greenidge, Haynes, Lara and Chanderpaul.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ali TT View Post
Yes, because it's only about population...
Never said it was. Producing talent is more to do with getting people playing and having good training facilities and coaches. Sometimes you can just get lucky and find yourself with a team composed of world class players.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2015, 12:17   #16
cg3
County Pro
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 610
There is some talent in the batting lineup I think but may take time to flower at test level.

Bowling is a bigger concern. Murali and then Herath have carried the lankan bowling, of course with vaas providing sterling service. But Lanka have never had a group of five or six decent bowlers at once. Unless someone exceptional comes along soon, I think they will struggle against the better batting lineups.
cg3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2015, 17:20   #17
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
The Sri Lanka interim coach says they are the worst fielding side in Asia. Strange as I have always thought they have looked impressive in the field.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2015, 00:16   #18
square leg umpire
Legendary
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: yorkshire
Team(s): yorkshire
Posts: 8,713
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
West Indies has a population of 40 million, Sri Lanka just 20 million. Both have an impressive amount of talent considering their size.
West Indies population more like 4 million than 40, most of them in Jamaica.
square leg umpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2015, 19:08   #19
CDogg16
Established International
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by square leg umpire View Post
West Indies population more like 4 million than 40, most of them in Jamaica.
Depends which islands you include.
CDogg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2015, 23:20   #20
Ali TT
Posting God
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDogg16 View Post
Depends which islands you include.
Yes but I don't think the Spanish and French speaking bits play much cricket.
__________________
WARNING
Reading the above post may cause bouts of nausea.
Ali TT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:20.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Cricket247.org