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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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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by MD-Summit » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:39 am

First tour match of the upcoming season.

My assistants have taken control of the tour whilst I focus a bit more on U20 player development.

Tour line up as follows

Image - Pramodya Ramanayake
Image - Rajavarothiam Appathurai
Image - Weerakumara Kesavan
Image - Mahinda Kudavidanage
Image - Nishantha Anthony
Image - Shehan Lankatilleke
Image - Matthew Needham
Image - Praba Diaz
Image - Hetuhamy Saravanamuttu
Image - Sajin Lakshman
Image - Thilanga Ranga Yasalal
Image - Murugesu Wijesekera
Image - Ariyapala Casie Chetty
Image - Perumal Aponso
Image - Nirmala Amarasinghe
Image - Salih Sobstory
Image - Hashan Flindall
Image - Ezra Schofield

Chezza and Angolvagyak I am sure will lead us with glory...
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by Lesvosace » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:51 pm

been a tough one so far :(
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by MD-Summit » Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:09 am

Unfortunately yes, we knew this tour was going to be tough and were hoping to survive as our crop of 19yos is a better quality.

Just didn't pan out that way. I will post a tour review later this weekend
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by MD-Summit » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:29 am

Sometimes I hate when my pessimistic speeches come right.

Unfortunately we were relegated from Div 1 finishing with 0 wins from 5 matches.

Whilst our ratings weren't terrible, we were lagging behind in bowler variety

Our goal was surviving as we do have a good crop of players coming through over the next season however, they are still a tour or 2 away from being good enough to challenge.

We move on and now have a Twenty20 tour upon us.

Squad selection will be announced later this week.
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Re: Sri Lanka U20 National Discussions

Post by Angolvagyok » Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:22 pm

Very solid win in the first game of the T20 tour today against the USA

Batting first up on Slow/Humid Janaka & Kudavidanage took us to 62/1 off 9 overs, then Anthony and Lucas (21 off 13) chipping in to get us to 135 from our 20.

Initially I thought it might be a little below par but Aladeniya & Casie Chetty restricted them to 14 runs off the first 5 overs for the loss of two wickets. A few expensive overs followed but in the main Schofield and Flindall kept it tight, with wickets falling regularly. Schofield with two important wickets in the 14th and Casie Chetty mopping up the tail at the end.

Men of the match for me are:

Aladeniya (Yellow Comet) - 4-1-8-2
Schofield (Crease Lightning) 4-1-23-4
Janaka (Recently of my own EllaXI but developed by PinkLuco) 37(38)
Kudavidanage (Kent International CC) 41(40)

Having looked at the match ratings it was an important win as we're way behind the other teams in this league, now we go again tomorrow against the Netherlands on Green and, once again, in Humid conditions.

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