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Friday, October 28, 2011


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Sri Lanka are on the slide and their Board are said to be negligent. But isn't this cyclical - reversion to the mean - for a small nation?Succession planning for the likes of Murali and Malinga could be beyond the most competent cricket administrations. When Warne was in his ascendancy, plentiful were the descriptions of the young Australians inspired to take up leg-spin bowling. That seems to have produced very little. Maybe none of them was any good. After all, a player like Warne (or Murali) only comes along once every few generations. I think we can overstate the role systems have in the arrival (or not) of top cricketers.


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True Chrisps, Murali like Warne is a once in a generation bowler, but the SL Board has definitely taken its eye off the ball in developing a pipeline of talent - their current bowling stock is woeful and wouldn't look out of place in a County 2nd XI line-up

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