Sanga looks set to captain again

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Purely for “tactical” reasons, former captain Kumar Sangakkara looks set to again lead Sri Lanka, this time in Thursday’s World Twenty20 semi-final against Pakistan.

Regular captain Mahela Jayawardene indicated as much during a brief one-on-one with The Telegraph.

Mahela stepped back the other day in Sri Lanka’s last Super Eight game, versus England. That’s because if the team again got fined for a slow-over rate, then he’d have to miss a match.

The final, if Sri Lanka get there.

For exactly the same reason, vice-captain Angelo Mathew wasn’t asked to lead. Like Mahela, he’s already been in the ‘dock’ once in recent times and is, therefore, on a caution.

“I haven’t discussed it yet with Sanga, but I suppose he’ll be the captain... The way things are, we’re reacting to a situation,” Mahela said on Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier, at a media conference, Mahela emphasised that the move the other day had wholly been “tactical” and no individual or team had been harmed.

“Like a bowling change or like a batting change,” is how Mahela put it. He’d himself informed England captain Stuart Broad that he wouldn’t be leading that day.

Clearly, Sri Lanka have beaten the rest and, now, other teams are likely to play the same game when it’s so warranted.

It pays to have two cerebral cricketers in the top-rung of any team. But what will happen to Sri Lanka once Mahela and Sangakkara retire?

Nobody here wants to take that question.

Meanwhile, as part of an initiative by Odel, Colombo’s best-known address for most things Sri Lankan, some members of the hosts’ World Twenty20 squad painted miniature elephants in clay.

Their work of “art” is going to be auctioned at Odel and the proceeds will go to the elephant orphanage in Kandy. (Source: telegraphindia)
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  • Ravi Seneviratne Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:19 AM

    Good on Mahela for thinking 'out of the box' very bold move.

    Saman Thursday, 04 October 2012 01:44 AM

    Mahela, please make your we kick Paki's butts tonight and get into the finals against the Aussies! At least 3 possibly the entire WI team are now tired and exhausted after what we read in the news! They will be jetting off tomorrow believe me.
    Win this one and the cup is ours boys! Make sure all the boys lock the doors when they go to sleep tonight so that the pommy babes will not come at night and suck all your energy out! Wish you all the best!!!

    Go the mighty Sri Lankan team!

    chandler Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:13 AM

    Cricket is not all about winning mate!

    Dhammaloka Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:14 AM

    Best of Luck Mahela.

    Duli Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:51 AM

    Beat the PAKS

    APR Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:42 AM

    Mahela, its perfectly fine to get Sanga to Captain today for official purposes. Lets hope Sanga has a hair cut today :)!!We wish you and the team all the very best and we hope we win,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Arjuna.R Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:44 AM

    We haven seen something major so far from 96 WC, now it is all about winning mate... Lets do this boys lets walkTALL..

    kirala Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:58 AM

    Playing is the main thing, but winning is EVERYTHING!

    but Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:04 AM

    how about making Dilshan the captain? :-)

    Ranjith de Silva Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:38 AM

    Good move! We are rather confident Sanga is more than capable of this responsibility.. hope no politics get involved this time around! Good luck guys..!

    Hafeez Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:15 AM

    Let the bats and balls talk. Don't use abusive against another country.


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