Sri Lanka selectors resign after India debacle

Rachel Hardy
August 31, 2017

India have already clinched the series after winning the first three matches and will be looking to go 4-0 up when Virat Kohli's men face Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Thursday. Everyone knows how major my leg injuries are.

Sri Lanka's high customs duties and protectionism however has led to undervaluation of goods and smuggling and corruption. He has replaced Chamara Kapugedera as the skipper.

While Sri Lankan player KC Sangakkara and MS Dhoni, both are now at 99 stumps, Dhoni also had an "unbeaten inning" record waiting for him to break with him standing at 72 alongside Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas. In fact, there has been more talk in the last couple of months than in 14 previous years that I've played, but I'm used to that.

Lasith Malinga said he was "really enjoying" captaincy even if it's just for one match. "People think we are not top of the table, but I feel we can change that". But we've have a few talented young players in Sri Lankan cricket. Several batsmen have buffed their stats, and in the third match Jasprit Bumrah claimed a maiden ODI five-wicket haul, but at times all they have to do is turn up and watch the opposition sabotage themselves.

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"Between the 15 of us and the management, there have been no mental setbacks", said Malinga. Our mentality is good.

Malinga has struggled to take wickets since returning to action after 19 months out with injury but feels that as his fitness improves so will his performances. This is the time we have to stand up and give confidence to young players - to let them know we are still good enough to play worldwide cricket. They will deliver. To the boys we say: believe in your ability and believe in the fans.

"The past Sri Lankan team had experienced players". The past is the past. We want to give our experience to them. "Now I feel I am getting better", said Malinga.

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