Originally Posted by Trigger_Tiger
Just how this SL team respect the oppositions is enough for me to have tremendous respect for them. Soft-spoken, yet on the field, they're all action and no rubbish.
While more captains around the wolrd are becoming the "all-talk-and-rubbish-play" kind, it is Mahela alone who I see different from the rest.
Let me bar Ponting or any Aussie captain from the "all-talk-andrubbish-play" kind becuase I think the Aussies are the only team who deserve to talk as much as they do, because they talk, and they prove their worth!
That being said, I couldn't be any happier to have Sri Lanka be the other finalist instead of any other team.....thoroughly professional and deservant of the spot
IMO, this is how the ICC team rankings should stand for 2007:
2. Sri Lanka <-----The position they should hold!
3. New Zealand
4. South Africa
5. West Indies
Don't know why i'm even responding but it'll alot more than just 2 wins for Bangladesh to be rated ahead of india.
Jayawardne has always been my favourite Sri Lankan player since he made his 1st ODI century in Aus chasing 301 against Eng. He's a class act and hopefully he'll be a successful captain as well