Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi November 23, 2011

Back to the drawing board for Dilshan

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Tillakaratne Dilshan, the Sri Lanka captain, has asked his batsmen to take responsibility and arrest their worrying slide, after his team shuddered to a 4-1 defeat in the ODI series against Pakistan.

"I can still take positives, especially from the bowling unit - who did a great job throughout the series," Dilshan said, after the loss in the fifth ODI in Abu Dhabi. "[However], we must be worried about the batting as most of the batsmen didn't click. We played seven batsmen, but in every match only two or three were performing and the rest were failing. So there are some areas of concern that we have to sit down to discuss. Everyone has to take responsibility before going to South Africa."

While the one-sided scoreline suggests otherwise, Sri Lanka were in strong positions in a couple of games that they went on to lose. Dilshan admitted the inability to close out matches from winning positions cost his side. "The third and fourth ODIs, we should have won easy. At some stages we were going very well, but we didn't finish and hence lost the series. Otherwise we would have won the series 3-2."

Dilshan has endured a horror run with the bat since taking over as the full-time captain, but brushed aside the general impression that captaincy was denting his own form. "I took over the captaincy in England series and got good runs," he said. "Unfortunately, I broke my finger and after then I didn't play enough. After the injury I am lacking in confidence and form. But I know I am good and I can get runs. I want to go back to Sri Lanka work on few areas to get back my form."

Sri Lanka lost the Test series 1-0 prior to the ODI defeat against Pakistan. Their next assignment is in South Africa, where they are yet to register a Test win, and have generally struggled over the years.

"We have three weeks before the next tour starts," Dilshan said. "I think the batting group should be working on some area. It's better that we can go back to the Sri lankan domestic season and every one can play at least two-three matches to get the form. Everyone knows there are mistakes, and they can correct them quickly before going to South Africa - that is on the mind at the moment."

Dilshan further described Pakistan as a better side than his own. "They have more good players, with more options on the bench. They have seven bowlers out of whom, most can bat as well. So they are not a bad side, they are a good ODI side and in Tests as well."

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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  • rahulcricket007 on November 25, 2011, 5:07 GMT

    @OUTCAST . WHAT YOU SAID . YOU WOULD PUT SL ABOVE INDIA IN FOREIGN CONDITIONS . MY GOD , I THINK THAT ENG TOUR HAS CHANGED THE MINDS OF PEOPLE . WHAT SL HAS DONE IN SA YET , THEY ARE TOURING AFTER 9 YEARS GAP . THEY HAVEN'T WON A SINGLE TEST THERE . AT LEAST INDIA GO AND WERE ABLE TO DRAW SERIIES THERE .SL HAS ALSO 0 RECORD IN AUS . OK SO INDIA IS MUCH BETTER THAN SL . ATLEAST INDIAN BATTING IS GOOD THAN SL 'S IN OVERSEAS .

  • on November 24, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    I was an unfortunate spectator who was at the grounds when Sri Lanka suffered losses in second test and 3rd and 4th ODIs. Dilshan clearly lacked in confidence when he was batting. Even during the only half century he scored in 3rd ODI he could have got out at any time in the initial overs. I always believe that captain should lead by example be it cricket any other game or even politics. Dropping Thilan was the biggest crime commited by SLC in recent selections. He was dropped partly because Dilshan could switch between opening and No. 5 positions whenever he wishes to and also he was a definite threat to his captaincy. Having lacked stability in the middle order they paid a heavy price for that in UAE. The indications are that worse is yet to come in South Africa tour.

  • on November 24, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    pakistan is weak team i think srilanka is also a weak team but better then pakistan srilanka have to find partners for lasith today in world only england india sa and australia are top teamsrest are far behind rankings sujjests now eng 125 india 118 sa117 thenaus 104 rest under 100 look at the gap look at the batting heavyweights in top teams and spinners in eng swnn india ashwin ojha sa imaran tahir fast bowlers eng anderson broad sa steyn morkel india if zaheer is fit then ishant bowling 140 and new young gunss aaron and yadav bowling above 145 no new talents in other teams and australi patrick cummins look at lanka only lasith is good pakistan only gul and ajmal but gul is bowling at 130 to 135 why he dropped his pace main test of pak willbe against india eng and sa they will thrash them

  • WPDDESILVA on November 24, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    Can you believe all that phone calls to Sl, Flight costs, Travel Costs for the legendary CHAMRA SILVA to come and join the squad in Dubai and it was all for just 1 run!!? Brilliant....

  • OutCast on November 24, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    I can't wait three week to see SL get SLaughtered in SA... On paper SL may look good, but I'd rank them below ZIm, Bang, WI and above India... Mahela & Sankakara are getting life on flat pitches, just like their India counterparts.. SL better stop playing tests until year 2020, then see if they get another Murali by then.... I mean SL should ask ICC to demote themselves otherthan becoming a laughing stock in cricket circles... hahah

  • anver777 on November 24, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    As Dilshan said SL could have easily won the series 3/2...but its gone now..cricket is a team game & all must be blamed equally including officials who is involved......hope a victory in T20 will get some confidence back before the SA tour...Good Luck !!!!

  • lankavigi on November 24, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    What a captain, Dilshan is. Marvellous, magnificent,etc. He's lost his last six series as captain and now concedes that his side were useless. It wud have been gud if had said that he wud retire as captain. His comments were immature. SL are finished. I predict whitewashes in SA, unlesss rain comes to rescue this embarassing and horrible side. SA have invited SL to help themselves get back into the top positon in both tests and odis. Gud descision SA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no other better side to convincingly beat!!!!!!

  • dmqi on November 24, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    I am not at all impressed with Dilson as captain. I do not understand why Mahela and then Sanga gave up captaincy. One of them, I think Sanga, should have continued as captain. Is Srilanka cricket board having some problem with the two world's leading cricketers? Why did Sangakara gave up captaincy? He should be brought back for the future of SL cricket. They are a very good side without a good captain. They will be badly beaten by SA.

  • on November 24, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    Sri lanka played well and its very normal what happened we can say it was a Bad Luck for Sri Lanka!They just need to focus more on their batting specially the youngsters!

  • Ellis on November 24, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    Same old, same old, from Dilshan. More magical " positives", and batsmen who do not perform. Dilshan is the biggest batting failure. Chandimal next, who threw away two good chances of batting till the end for victory. If he does not sort out his weakness against left arm quickies, he is dead meat in international cricket. Tharanga is not too far behind these two. Too much hype in SL about younger batsmen who are going to take the world by storm, only to fall flat on their faces.Except for Sangakkara, none of the SL batsmen could pick Ajmal. SL bowlers may have fought hard but could not make the crucial breakthroughs that win matches. Malinga was below par and too much depends on him.Overall, the SL bowling is well below international class. All credit to Pakistan who played well as a team and played with purpose and a sporting spirit. As always, back to the drawing board for SL where hopefully they will find solutions and not delusional mirages.

  • rahulcricket007 on November 25, 2011, 5:07 GMT

    @OUTCAST . WHAT YOU SAID . YOU WOULD PUT SL ABOVE INDIA IN FOREIGN CONDITIONS . MY GOD , I THINK THAT ENG TOUR HAS CHANGED THE MINDS OF PEOPLE . WHAT SL HAS DONE IN SA YET , THEY ARE TOURING AFTER 9 YEARS GAP . THEY HAVEN'T WON A SINGLE TEST THERE . AT LEAST INDIA GO AND WERE ABLE TO DRAW SERIIES THERE .SL HAS ALSO 0 RECORD IN AUS . OK SO INDIA IS MUCH BETTER THAN SL . ATLEAST INDIAN BATTING IS GOOD THAN SL 'S IN OVERSEAS .

  • on November 24, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    I was an unfortunate spectator who was at the grounds when Sri Lanka suffered losses in second test and 3rd and 4th ODIs. Dilshan clearly lacked in confidence when he was batting. Even during the only half century he scored in 3rd ODI he could have got out at any time in the initial overs. I always believe that captain should lead by example be it cricket any other game or even politics. Dropping Thilan was the biggest crime commited by SLC in recent selections. He was dropped partly because Dilshan could switch between opening and No. 5 positions whenever he wishes to and also he was a definite threat to his captaincy. Having lacked stability in the middle order they paid a heavy price for that in UAE. The indications are that worse is yet to come in South Africa tour.

  • on November 24, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    pakistan is weak team i think srilanka is also a weak team but better then pakistan srilanka have to find partners for lasith today in world only england india sa and australia are top teamsrest are far behind rankings sujjests now eng 125 india 118 sa117 thenaus 104 rest under 100 look at the gap look at the batting heavyweights in top teams and spinners in eng swnn india ashwin ojha sa imaran tahir fast bowlers eng anderson broad sa steyn morkel india if zaheer is fit then ishant bowling 140 and new young gunss aaron and yadav bowling above 145 no new talents in other teams and australi patrick cummins look at lanka only lasith is good pakistan only gul and ajmal but gul is bowling at 130 to 135 why he dropped his pace main test of pak willbe against india eng and sa they will thrash them

  • WPDDESILVA on November 24, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    Can you believe all that phone calls to Sl, Flight costs, Travel Costs for the legendary CHAMRA SILVA to come and join the squad in Dubai and it was all for just 1 run!!? Brilliant....

  • OutCast on November 24, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    I can't wait three week to see SL get SLaughtered in SA... On paper SL may look good, but I'd rank them below ZIm, Bang, WI and above India... Mahela & Sankakara are getting life on flat pitches, just like their India counterparts.. SL better stop playing tests until year 2020, then see if they get another Murali by then.... I mean SL should ask ICC to demote themselves otherthan becoming a laughing stock in cricket circles... hahah

  • anver777 on November 24, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    As Dilshan said SL could have easily won the series 3/2...but its gone now..cricket is a team game & all must be blamed equally including officials who is involved......hope a victory in T20 will get some confidence back before the SA tour...Good Luck !!!!

  • lankavigi on November 24, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    What a captain, Dilshan is. Marvellous, magnificent,etc. He's lost his last six series as captain and now concedes that his side were useless. It wud have been gud if had said that he wud retire as captain. His comments were immature. SL are finished. I predict whitewashes in SA, unlesss rain comes to rescue this embarassing and horrible side. SA have invited SL to help themselves get back into the top positon in both tests and odis. Gud descision SA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no other better side to convincingly beat!!!!!!

  • dmqi on November 24, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    I am not at all impressed with Dilson as captain. I do not understand why Mahela and then Sanga gave up captaincy. One of them, I think Sanga, should have continued as captain. Is Srilanka cricket board having some problem with the two world's leading cricketers? Why did Sangakara gave up captaincy? He should be brought back for the future of SL cricket. They are a very good side without a good captain. They will be badly beaten by SA.

  • on November 24, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    Sri lanka played well and its very normal what happened we can say it was a Bad Luck for Sri Lanka!They just need to focus more on their batting specially the youngsters!

  • Ellis on November 24, 2011, 11:29 GMT

    Same old, same old, from Dilshan. More magical " positives", and batsmen who do not perform. Dilshan is the biggest batting failure. Chandimal next, who threw away two good chances of batting till the end for victory. If he does not sort out his weakness against left arm quickies, he is dead meat in international cricket. Tharanga is not too far behind these two. Too much hype in SL about younger batsmen who are going to take the world by storm, only to fall flat on their faces.Except for Sangakkara, none of the SL batsmen could pick Ajmal. SL bowlers may have fought hard but could not make the crucial breakthroughs that win matches. Malinga was below par and too much depends on him.Overall, the SL bowling is well below international class. All credit to Pakistan who played well as a team and played with purpose and a sporting spirit. As always, back to the drawing board for SL where hopefully they will find solutions and not delusional mirages.

  • rahulcricket007 on November 24, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    WELL ITS NOT NEW TO LANKANS . WHENEVER THEY FACE A QUALITY BOWLING ATTACK. THEIR BATTING COLLAPSE EASILY . ONLY SANGA IS A QUALITY BATSMEN . NOW THEY WILL FACE WORLD'S BEST ATTACK ON THE BOINCY PTICHES OF DURBAN , CAPETOWN . GOD SAVE THEM . A WHITEWASH IS AWATING THEM IN SA .

  • on November 24, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    i think sri had its moments throughout the series, but they lacked a great deal in confidence which they need to build before leaving for south africa. i have been watching srilanka playing since my childhood. i can safely say all they need to regroup have some time offand come up with fresh mind leaving all the hustles and bustles behind them .mahela and sanga need to learn the art of finishing matches.mahela should open with dilshan with thringa be tried in middle order to ease mahels pressure. naun kulskra be tried at test level he swings the ball both bthe ways. chindimal should play at one down and sanga two down thats the only way i see them play compitative cricket.

  • on November 24, 2011, 10:59 GMT

    Just need one change Dilshan OUT Mathews IN as captain.

  • ohcrap on November 24, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    I see a lot of comments where Dilshan's captaincy has been criticized. But what would ideally be more productive would be to highlight

    1. Where he is/has going wrong? 2. Is he purely responsible for his team mates (who carries heaps of promise and ability) who are under performing, hence is what actually results in the defeats? 3. What could he do better in order to bring SL back to the winning track?

    Because I feel that most of you who just bluntly criticize his captaincy have no idea where or why he is going wrong and what could be done differently to change the situation.

  • INDIKAOPC on November 24, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    Mr Dilshan, Would like to give you a friendly advise. Its up to you to take it in the positive manner or not. Remember the captaincy at this level means Management. You should be able to set an example as a true leader who will set high standards in and out of the field where your junior players can look up to. Money and fame will be there untill you play well. but the moment you loose sight of the priorities, you tend to fail and you will not know what hit you. So at least now try to have a simple approach to cricket as well as to life and do the right thing as much as possible.Your problem is not in cricket..its in your attitude. Build your attitude/confidence and decipline, we will be world beaters again.You need to set your mind on where you want to go. Also you need the support of all the players/officials and the support staff. So go back to Sri Lanka and invite all your team mates to your house and have a good bonding.and then iron out any difficulties and correct the mistakes

  • on November 24, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    Let's filter out all the losers from the Sri Lankan team. Drop Dilshan, Tissara Perera,Dinesh Chandimal, Chamara Silva and well i would give Tharanga some time but we need to get rid of those 4 guys before we can start winning games. Tissara Perera is just a slogger who can bowl half trackers all day. Consistency lies only with Sanga, Mahela, Mathews and Malinga. The only role that Mathews plays is with the bat so he needs to make sure he is consistent. He can't bowl so he is a batting all rounder which means he ought to score in order four to win games. Up the lions let's roar and silence our critics once again. Peace

  • on November 24, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    Step down Dilshan as captain, focus on your bating

  • tanweeralam on November 24, 2011, 8:32 GMT

    poor state of affairs of the selection commitee can be summed up by the fact that some like sanath can make a comeback at 40+ just because he wants to play in England. If they can correct selection process mjority of problem would be solved

  • on November 24, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    If I was good at cricket, I would be a cricketer! Only IF!!!

  • on November 24, 2011, 8:10 GMT

    At last Dilly praised the Pakistan team .weldone man.You must tell your bitter experience in middle order without Tilan Samaraweeras to these blind selectors.If Mahela is not available for the South African tour request Tilan Samaraweera.Otherwise these jorkers will select Chamara Silva again.I am surprised why you have not given any chance for Suraj randiv ,Dimuth karunarathne and Chanka welagedara when you are continuing with series of defeats.Specially it is unfair to wela since he was the best bowler during the test series.You should have tested Randiv and Dimuth in place of Prasanna and Chandimal.My team for the 20-20 match is 1.Dilly 2.Dimuth3.Chandi 4.Sanga 5.Kusal 6.mathews 7.Thisara 8.Dilruwan 9.Ajantha 10 Malinga 11 dilhara/wela/Lakmal

  • on November 24, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    Dilshan is the worst captain i ever seen ... I observed that dilshan may consider himself as a bowler after owning captaincy ( though he cant get more than 1 wicket and his economy rate is also in a higher side ) ... And he failed to be an example for the youngstars ... Its ugly to see a captain often shouting after a missfield occured by his other teamate ... He should have retire from captaincy ...

  • tick on November 24, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    IF pakistan hadn't dropped sachin 4 times in semi pakistan would have been world champions.. IF klusener hadn't taken that single in semi saf would have been world champions...IF this and if that if this and if that...what stupidity of a captain....other team is also there to play and the result is the final difference between tWo teams..IF PAKISTAN HADN'T LOST 3 WICKETS IN POWERPLAY OF 2ND ODI THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN 5-0...ACCEPTENCE OF YOUR FAILURE AND ADDRESSING THEM WILL TAKE YOU FORWARD .. i am sure mr dilshan at the end of saf series will say..IF WE HAD COPED WITH THE BOUNCE WE WOULD HAVE WHITE WASHED SAF...BING SOME SANCTITY LANKANS...DON'T HIDE BEHIND FALSE POSITIVES..

  • jayraj. on November 24, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Can anyone tell me why this Chamara Silva was selected. Where is Kapugedra and Samaraveera? I have seen 3 out of this 5 match series and can tell you one thing. Dilshans attitude was very bad in the fields, shouting to all his juniors and couple of times to Mahela also.

  • rajan.sweet88 on November 24, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Both Sanka and Mahela nearing the final steps of their carrear, After their retirement Srilanka will be in deep trouble.,So, They have to produce young players to talented soon.,

  • on November 24, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Though it's hard to bear the loss, i am still there with Sri Lanka team. There are bad times as well as good times. New coach, new captain, unstable selection committee everything comes as an aggregate matter of loss. I wish the team Sri Lanka to do their best in SA. We love to see you play like LIONS and dominate allover.Wish you all the best team Sri Lanka. BTW well Played Misbah and co.

  • Kiranraj007 on November 24, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    Well, I hope better sense prevails in Sri Lankan Cricket. For a country which produces very talented players the are in a awful state of affairs primarily because of their selection committee which lacks vision and also common sense and also lack of good leadership within the team. Dilshan is a fairly good player but as a captain he has been disappointing. If you look at all the great captains they all have had a plan about how they want to take their team forward. They know the kind of players they want in order to achieve that. With Dilshan it seems he has no plan no vision and he is just going with the flow.... Dropping Samaraweera is simply mind numbing... Ajantha Mendis was mysteriously absent all the while... you would wonder why Upul tharanga is in the test match team...the fast bowling department is like playing musical chairs...I feel its time they ask Mahela jayawardena to take over and lead the team across all formats...

  • rajan.sweet88 on November 24, 2011, 6:41 GMT

    Lankans failed to adapt to the situation. Dilshan captaincy is not good,

  • on November 24, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    'IF' we have closed the ODIs we would have won 3-2, this word IF is the only thing dilshan uses in his justifications.. Let me say, IF the world would have been idiot, i wud have been an Einstien... I hope no one respects the notion and thats wats going to be the case wid dilshan

  • on November 24, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    Dilshan is the worst captain ever produced by Sri Lanka. His high attitudes mada his downfall. Every time he made excuses . a As a captain he should lead from front. his poor performance as a batsman is the main couse. Bad impression on young Chandimal. His shot selection is motivated by his captain is not god for him. He has shots all around the wicket. Bowling dept is getting improved. Droping Samaraweera was a big mistake. Finally SLC has no aministration. Only few people who think they know every thing ruin the SL Cricket. I feel sorry for Sanga. He can not perfoem and win matches only by himself. This is a team game

  • shantiratnamaj on November 24, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    Mr.Dilshan, have you not seen India and Australia play domestic matches like "Indian Green", India Red" etc? No point all you guys playing for your own clubs and trying to get batting practice - this will not help you at all in South Africa. You failed against Pakistani bowlers and you can rectify them by practicing against Sri Lankan club bowlers - if you can bat and practice 10 overs each from Lasith Malinga and Welagedara everyday untill you fly to SA (without getting out) then you might be better off! Your selectors have already decided the fate of the SA series by selecting the same team that failed misserebly in Dubai - so now little left for you.

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  • shantiratnamaj on November 24, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    Mr.Dilshan, have you not seen India and Australia play domestic matches like "Indian Green", India Red" etc? No point all you guys playing for your own clubs and trying to get batting practice - this will not help you at all in South Africa. You failed against Pakistani bowlers and you can rectify them by practicing against Sri Lankan club bowlers - if you can bat and practice 10 overs each from Lasith Malinga and Welagedara everyday untill you fly to SA (without getting out) then you might be better off! Your selectors have already decided the fate of the SA series by selecting the same team that failed misserebly in Dubai - so now little left for you.

  • on November 24, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    Dilshan is the worst captain ever produced by Sri Lanka. His high attitudes mada his downfall. Every time he made excuses . a As a captain he should lead from front. his poor performance as a batsman is the main couse. Bad impression on young Chandimal. His shot selection is motivated by his captain is not god for him. He has shots all around the wicket. Bowling dept is getting improved. Droping Samaraweera was a big mistake. Finally SLC has no aministration. Only few people who think they know every thing ruin the SL Cricket. I feel sorry for Sanga. He can not perfoem and win matches only by himself. This is a team game

  • on November 24, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    'IF' we have closed the ODIs we would have won 3-2, this word IF is the only thing dilshan uses in his justifications.. Let me say, IF the world would have been idiot, i wud have been an Einstien... I hope no one respects the notion and thats wats going to be the case wid dilshan

  • rajan.sweet88 on November 24, 2011, 6:41 GMT

    Lankans failed to adapt to the situation. Dilshan captaincy is not good,

  • Kiranraj007 on November 24, 2011, 7:01 GMT

    Well, I hope better sense prevails in Sri Lankan Cricket. For a country which produces very talented players the are in a awful state of affairs primarily because of their selection committee which lacks vision and also common sense and also lack of good leadership within the team. Dilshan is a fairly good player but as a captain he has been disappointing. If you look at all the great captains they all have had a plan about how they want to take their team forward. They know the kind of players they want in order to achieve that. With Dilshan it seems he has no plan no vision and he is just going with the flow.... Dropping Samaraweera is simply mind numbing... Ajantha Mendis was mysteriously absent all the while... you would wonder why Upul tharanga is in the test match team...the fast bowling department is like playing musical chairs...I feel its time they ask Mahela jayawardena to take over and lead the team across all formats...

  • on November 24, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Though it's hard to bear the loss, i am still there with Sri Lanka team. There are bad times as well as good times. New coach, new captain, unstable selection committee everything comes as an aggregate matter of loss. I wish the team Sri Lanka to do their best in SA. We love to see you play like LIONS and dominate allover.Wish you all the best team Sri Lanka. BTW well Played Misbah and co.

  • rajan.sweet88 on November 24, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Both Sanka and Mahela nearing the final steps of their carrear, After their retirement Srilanka will be in deep trouble.,So, They have to produce young players to talented soon.,

  • jayraj. on November 24, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Can anyone tell me why this Chamara Silva was selected. Where is Kapugedra and Samaraveera? I have seen 3 out of this 5 match series and can tell you one thing. Dilshans attitude was very bad in the fields, shouting to all his juniors and couple of times to Mahela also.

  • tick on November 24, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    IF pakistan hadn't dropped sachin 4 times in semi pakistan would have been world champions.. IF klusener hadn't taken that single in semi saf would have been world champions...IF this and if that if this and if that...what stupidity of a captain....other team is also there to play and the result is the final difference between tWo teams..IF PAKISTAN HADN'T LOST 3 WICKETS IN POWERPLAY OF 2ND ODI THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN 5-0...ACCEPTENCE OF YOUR FAILURE AND ADDRESSING THEM WILL TAKE YOU FORWARD .. i am sure mr dilshan at the end of saf series will say..IF WE HAD COPED WITH THE BOUNCE WE WOULD HAVE WHITE WASHED SAF...BING SOME SANCTITY LANKANS...DON'T HIDE BEHIND FALSE POSITIVES..

  • on November 24, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    Dilshan is the worst captain i ever seen ... I observed that dilshan may consider himself as a bowler after owning captaincy ( though he cant get more than 1 wicket and his economy rate is also in a higher side ) ... And he failed to be an example for the youngstars ... Its ugly to see a captain often shouting after a missfield occured by his other teamate ... He should have retire from captaincy ...