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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh: 2022

Aritro

International Debutant
Athar Ali Khan making some rare good points about the Deshi bowlers' lengths. They've all been back of a length and so far the Lankan bats haven't played a single drive. Four of the Lankan wickets were off full balls which is where they should be aiming.

Throw in a pretty predictable **** ball that's too straight and it's easy pickings for them at the moment.

With a four man bowling attack we're going to be in trouble if these two can't at least exert some pressure and keep it tight. Shoriful didn't really threaten to take a wicket in the last match but his discipline was a big help for the spinners.
 

Migara

Cricketer Of The Year
Roshan Fernando has no ****ing idea about Sri Lankan spin bowlers. Sri Lankan spin stocks were killed by two blokes who played for 24 years non-stop, and that killed competition for good. Heck even Rangana Herath who ended up with 400 wickets struggled to keep in pace with Murali. A generation of wonderful spinners just wasted as a result. Nimesh Perera was destroyed after he was sent to Brisbane to be mentored. Dinuk Hettiarachchi, Malinda Pushpakumara, Piyal Wijethunga (all left arm spinners), Malinga Bandara and Niroshan Bandaratillake, had very little chances to play. Then few others were done by ridiculous testing methods of ICC. Once Murali and Herath were done, and with Hettiarachchi and Pushpakumara at the fag end of their careers it created a massive vaccum in spin bowling stocks.
 

cnerd123

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Ebadot Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, good call by Litton Das saying it pitched outside leg to Mominul after Ebadot Hossain got excited for the LBW which was turned down. Full and hang on! It has pitched just in line and it's three reds! Karunaratne would've been gone had they gone for it. Karunaratne flicks and misses and is rapped low on the pad, very lucky to be there

oh ffs
 

Aritro

International Debutant
Commentators giving Joy a very lenient hearing for that dropped catch I thought. It came at him quick at short leg but you'd want a good fieldsman to take that.
 

Aritro

International Debutant
Ebadot finally pitching it full and causing them some problems. Releasing it from a very wide position at the right hander also helping.

Glad he's finally doing it but why's it take so long to work it out. Makes me nuts.
 

Migara

Cricketer Of The Year
Looking at the way Mathews is playing it is so evident the inevitable decline is just a matter of time. This was a batsman who tonked fastest of bowlers on back or front foot alike, some times coming down the pitch. His reflexes have surely slowed, and being a very smart man, he has changed his style of batting from a strokemaker to a batsman who is prepared to to the hard grind. He is currently successful at that, but the way he was hopping around against 141k Ebadot deliveries was a sorry sight.

Chandimal has to come at 4 and Mathews at 5. Chandimal handles short ball much better than Mathews.
 

Aritro

International Debutant
They need to give it more air. This isn't a bunsen burner you can send it through quickly and get it to skid on. But whenever they've given it some flight it's done something.
 

Aritro

International Debutant
These two bats have maintained their concentration and kept some pretty good bowling at bay so far. Very valuable partnership for the Lankans.
 

Migara

Cricketer Of The Year
OK, Chandimal and Mathews are together. Now we can go for the snorefest. These two if set will play maiden after maiden as nothing has happened.
 

Migara

Cricketer Of The Year
Refreshing ro see the agression of Chandimal. Ton up, well played. FFS stop playing him in shorter formats and pick him in every test.
 

Aritro

International Debutant
Three down now, loose as **** shot outside off that should have been left. Deserves to go out playing that shot with a packed slips cordon.

The Lankan quicks have been fantastic, but it's maddening to see them gifting them wickets with shots like that.
 

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