Thisara Perera as Captain of shorter formats

Thisara Perera was appointed as the captain of Sri Lankan odi and T20 teams. Well, Thilanga Sumathipala was desperate to send T20 team to Pakistan. Many players including then shorter format captain Upul Tharanga was reluctant to tour Pakistan. But Thisara having toured there with World XI  looked very keen to tour Pakistan. Selectors didn’t have many options as captain and he was given the captaincy. Tour party mainly consisted of players who hasn’t cement their place in the national team. It looks like Thisara was rewarded with captaincy in shorter formats because he obliged and toured Pakistan as the captain. Awarding captaincy to a person who hasn’t cement his place in the team is a big joke. SLC has become a joke altogether these days, that’s a different story. Some say that Thisara is someone who doesn’t even sign autograph for an enthusiastic fan.

Thisara and team trashed India on the first odi against India surprising everyone. But in the second odi indians trashed Sri Lanka with Rohit Sharma notching up his third double ton in odi cricket. If Sri Lanka can win the 3rd odi it would be remarkable feat for Sri Lanka and Thisara as no other team has achieve that feat in India.

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