His immaculate performance in the World Cup has inveigled me to ponder over what has kept the veteran blaster Sanath Jayasuriya going, when the likes of Lara and Tendulkar are fading.
Sri Lanka face England in their latest Super Eights match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium today and are tipped as potential favourites citing their exciting mixture of youth and experience.
Today is a win-win crisis for the fairer men under Michael Vaughan‘s leadership if their campaign is to prolong – or else packing bags to fly back home will be the only alternative.
Lankan’s are hungry for a win as well, as a result in their favor here would guarantee the Tigers a spot in the final four of the quadrennial extravaganza – the team looks well poised for a leap on the English. Bowling under the aspired supervision of Muralitharan and Vass has by far been the best in the tournament thus far, batting had been a worry somewhat but blistering display lately against the Windies has evaded the littlest of doubts.
I would refrain from pointing out any player vital for the game, cricket is a game of uncertainties (and we have ample examples from the ongoing tourney itself), so banking on one player as a key factor is injustice to the others – it’s a team game and only the team with a better performance on the given day will have the last laugh.