Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by MD-Summit » Fri May 14, 2021 11:49 pm

Sometimes you love this game, sometimes you dont.

Today is a day we don't.

05:30 GMT time today we had a shot at the Div 1 title.

In Windy/Crumbling conditions the West Indies raced to 1/100 from 26 overs and we were struggling.

We managed to break the partnership and our bowlers went on a rampage with Salih Sobstory taking 4/24 in a 5 over spell and the Windies were bowled out for a below par 155.

Our batsman were never challenged with Suresh Kelaart having his final match in Sri Lanka U20 colours and scoring a strong 67.

We won in 44 overs. We had done everything we could, all we needed was Scotland to beat Australia!

Lets check in on the other game.

Scotland scored 186 in Windy/Dry, probably a little below par.

Australia 3/105, ah well they are looking in control.... we thought!

Enter Cathal Dundas and his masterful spell of 5/7 from 7 overs. Australia were reeling at 9/129 and needed 58 runs to win with 1 wicket remaining.... we had won Div 1.

And then out of no where it was Edgbaston all over again!

Cooper Riddick decided to do a Ben stokes, farm the strike and put on 58 for the last partnership to win Australia the Div 1 title, relegate Scotland, and give us the runner up position in Div 1.

End.
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by paulc » Sat May 15, 2021 3:18 am

desperately unlucky at the end but great tour to finish the regular season.
We'll all be cheering you in the world cup!
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by paulc » Sat May 29, 2021 5:49 am

Tough World Cup draw - same group as all of the big 3.
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by paulc » Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:49 am

Crunched in game 1 unfortunately.
We’ll need to win the remaining 4 to have a chance most likely.
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by MD-Summit » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am

Apologies for the delayed response. For those unaware I had a kid in the past fortnight so time has been used sparingly.

We are in the middle of a World Cup conquest and as stated by paul.... We are in the group of death!

Not only this but the pitch selections are all of our weaknesses.

First game out against New Zealand started ok, however we got the 5th wicket too late and they managed to hit us for 332 runs.

Unfortunately way to many and we succumbed to be all out for 243.

Next up we have Australia.... must win game against arguably the best team that has ever existed.
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by paulc » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:55 am

Tough luck Summit and co. At least there was one victory to celebrate.

Running for election again?
Surely it’d worth another go after bringing the team to D1?
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by MD-Summit » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:54 pm

Well that World Cup was fun. Brings a downer to my first tenure as Sri Lanka U20 manager.

Yes we were in the group of death. Yes we had a poor lineup compared to last tour. No we did not perform to the best of our ability regardless.

Our only win came against Canada and we finished 1-4 bottom of the log.

We came close to beating Australia for the 3rd time in my tenure but again just fell short.

I apologise to the Sri Lankan community as you deserved a better World Cup showing!
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by paulc » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:45 am

It’s a consequence of the year/wk age rule that teams will peak at various times of the season not always at the end. It’s gonna happen now with the seniors with a group hitting 30yrs but at least they fade gradually. At u20 players age out completely.
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