Sri Lanka selectors resign en masse after India debacle

Rosalie Stanley
August 31, 2017

The flawless performance by the players has also provided the country an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

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.

"For Sri Lanka drugs is one of the main concerns".

Malinga was thrust into the hot seat after Chamara Kapugedera was ruled out of the series with a back injury.

Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has asked his countrymen to stop "behaving like Indian fans" after they threw bottles on the field towards the end of the third One-Day International (ODI) at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium as India cruised to a series-clinching facile win.

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"I've played worldwide and franchise cricket the last 14 years. The team and I have to build a mentality whereby we don't feel pressure", he added. "People think we are not top of the table, but I feel we can change that", said Malinga at the match-eve press conference. She will also have a separate meeting with the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister. The young cricketers of India played vital roles in the victories attained by the their team in this tour. "At the moment, we don't have that luxury", offered Malinga as his reason for the poor run of form. That's why we want to back them.

The players had a good laugh at the incident and again concentrated on their practice.

Since returning from a 19-month ODI absence, Malinga has struggled to live up to expectations as he has taken eight wickets in 11 ODIs at a disappointing average of 63.25. "Then I feel they will do a better stuff for us over the next few years".

"MS (Dhoni) also has played 300 matches (Thursday's will be his 300th) and whoever is playing that number of matches they are doing so because they are doing really well".

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