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It's the pain of losing something valuable. Imagine Australia losing Warner midway through the tournament and the Aussie posters not whining about it.
I don’t mean relative to where we were coming into the WC, but rather relative to how we looked after beating Australia. It all seemed to click in that game especially. Even out finishing was really strong.You're indulging in crazy hyperbole here. We are no better or worse than when this thing began. Dhawan, regardless of his exploits in ICC tournaments, was in suspect form coming into the WC. Bhuvneswar recovered reasonably well from his injury. Shami played two good hands before losing the plot but he isn't quite done yet, just needs his quota utilized before the 40th over. Pant if anything should have been played earlier; him being a keeper does not matter when he's going to make more impact than anyone else you care to name. Everyone was resigned to Dhoni and Rahul playing so nothing has changed on that front, and dare I say has even garnered a few positives. Rohit has performed superlatively to the extent we haven't needed Kohli to be the run machine he normally is.
We are in the semi finals with a side I didn't think would make it because our batting was so top heavy. Luckily it has stayed heavy and the bowling's done enough to haul us over. I see no reason for the handwringing.
dinesh karthik making 40 off 60 in a low stakes situation like this would've been pointless anyway.Kohli doesn't ever demote himself even in dead rubbers
We have a good top 3 that has potential to be a world class top 3 in 4 years. Middle order is huge weakness though, which needs to be sorted out. And it would be nice to have a decent spinner to replace Herath.Mendis is such a frustrating player. All the talent, none of the game intelligence. It's like he needs his back to the wall to the furthest degree in order to score runs.
Honestly this Sri Lanka top 5 feels like it could be so good, they just can't put it together at the same time.