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Agarkar: SL deserving champions

Ajit Agarkar feels unbeaten Sri Lanka deserved to win the Asia Cup, but was amazed at the ease with which they swept through the tournament

Host: Raunak Kapoor / Expert: Ajit Agarkar

March 8, 2014

Posted by nickexplore on (March 10, 2014, 15:48 GMT)

Lots of talk that things would have different if either Misbah had been given out caught behind, or if Mahela had been caught behind. But things certainly would have been different had Mendis (the tournament's top wicket-taker at that point) not been dropped in the first place. What were the SL selectors thinking? After Malinga rolled the top 3 Pakistan batsmen cheaply, Mathews had no quality spinner to turn to, and Pakistan regrouped and plundered on to 260, making the chase more difficult for SL. All's well that ends well, thanks to Thirimanne.

Posted by Rawanaa on (March 10, 2014, 5:08 GMT)

good job agarkar... such a conservative character and unbelievable he is from India.. Unbeaten Srilanka did the job congrats to them and well played Pak...

Posted by   on (March 10, 2014, 3:36 GMT)

Sidh78, Do you remember who played the finals against Australia in the triangular with Australia, Sri Lanka and India last year played on Australian wickets?

Posted by sidh78 on (March 9, 2014, 17:56 GMT)

Noticed one thing how the nature of the tracks(pitchs) change the quality of team.SL wins on super flat roads of bangaladesh.but same SL team thrashed by india in CT & tri series in ENG & WI on fast seaming bouncy tracks & SL not win a single series OUt side SL since 2000.really cricket is funny game.

Posted by   on (March 9, 2014, 17:39 GMT)

@ wapuser - had misbah been given out earlier things would have been different too

Posted by wapuser on (March 9, 2014, 14:16 GMT)

Sri Lanka were deserving winners but had Mahela been given out LBW or caught behind early in his innings, things might have been different. Dropping Thirimanne early was hurtful.

Posted by   on (March 9, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

Very unbiased analysis from Ajit agarkar. he will be a great commentator in future. good luck.

Posted by diyagama on (March 8, 2014, 22:02 GMT)

Awasome analysis from Agarkar, he should be a commentator

Posted by   on (March 8, 2014, 19:39 GMT)

The most deserving team won. Sri Lanka were favourites from the beginning and were consistent throughout the series and were able to overcome the final hurdle - 'finalphobia' - which they've suffered from for quite some time now.

Pakistan definitely were the next best team in the tournament. Well done to Fawad, he's been good, and Ajmal of course.

Clinical performance from SL, and really impressed with the youngsters who've stepped up. Mahela found his form at the right time, thankfully!

Congratulations Sri Lanka!!

Posted by   on (March 8, 2014, 18:57 GMT)

lankans deserved it,they played like champions,if i dont mind loosing it would be against sri lanka,cya in t 20 hopefully results are different.

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