Aravinda de Silva to return as Sri Lanka cricket team advisor post India trashing?
Colombo: Aravinda de Silva could soon take up an advisory role with the Sri Lankan cricket team, as Sri Lanka Cricket is mulling over his name.
SLC is set to rope in the legendary cricketer after its national team suffered humiliating losses in all formats of the game, against India in a recent home tour.
According to Cricbuzz, SLC has managed to convince de Silva to come on board as an advisor, despite the former all-rounder not showing much interest in the role.
This will be the second time that de Silva will be handed the position after he resigned as the national team advisor in May.
Sri Lanka have so far endured torrid time this year. They toured South Africa in January this year, where they suffered a 3-0 clean sweep in Tests and were blanked 5-0 in ODIs. Their next loss came against Bangladesh, who beat them in a one-off Test.
The team suffered yet another embarrassing ODI series loss against Zimbabwe and then they were trashed by India 9-0 across all formats at home.
This has put the Emerald Islanders under pressure in terms of direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup.
De Silva’s first target will be to find an apt replacement for Graham Ford, who resigned from his post as the Sri Lanka coach, in June.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)
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sri lanka is ento become legendary. then the pinnacle of cricket endowed with legends and cricket is no exception and they became legends following the world cu win in 19 something and only the legendary followers of cricket are aware of the details. since then cricket has grown in stature to a billion dollar enterprise the sri lanan share of which is is not comparable because of our economy even though they can command the crowds. the sponsors are few and far between. fdsw
the only means through cricket can be salvaged is through commitment on the part of the management to be found locally with a strong commitment. the services of the legends should be sought as a last resort for their attitude is that ofr fords and the like.
the problem of fitness is a sort of perennial problem. what is the selection criteria for an ideal cricketer he and the board should set the basic standard criteria to evaluate and should not be guided exclusively on past performance and the current by way of scores or wickets taken. those seleted for the national inal pool should be capable of running the 10.000 meters 400 meters and the 100 meters in record time and specialists should lepaing for wicket keepers and sustained high speed running for their fast bowling spells.
top players ought not to feel that their pkaces in the pool is guranteed for it is a team game if they are not prepared to go through these routines for selection criteria they should be dropped fir there will be challengers to take their place. it is not too late to invoke this strategy for the forthcoming test series regardless of the outcome of the invetible reults