My Pick – Sri Lanka




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Sri Lanka Cricket

After a short recess on checking out the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 updates, I seemed to have lost the track. No issues. In the World Cup bets, pranks, fun games the only team that I back is the Lankans.

Reasons why I feel that Sri Lanka will emerge as the Champions this World Cup season:

1. No team is out of practice, no team is complacent. The Australians will be likely to clutch to their golden-glory for the fourth time (making the point of WC deviant from the spirit of sportsmanship by monopolizing the Cup).

2. Every team has the vigor to win the World Cup, what that differs are the team-players.

3. The lions of Lanka seem to be in good balanced form. Almost nil hyperbole created for them, they have no vengeance against any team (at least superficially) like India and Pakistan. The latter two teams have four-year deep revenge on their Asian mate, Bangladesh for the losses incurred mentally, physically, on the grounds of reputation in the year 2007.

4. Sri Lanka is the only team which won the World Cup the time when they hosted this mega cricket fest the last time. The feeling of home-crowd pressure does not exist in their case.

5. The fifteen member squad of the Sri Lanka team with the captaincy given in the hands of Kumar Sangakkara is in equilibrium. The most saddening part of the squad is the omission of Sanath Jayasuriya, the veteran in the team. It is anticipated that this might be the termination of his career. Other prominent absentees to the team include Vaas, Randiv.

6. Cutting away the odds, the ex-captain of the 2007 World Cup Jayawardene is the vice-captain this time.

7. Sangakkara – this top order batsman has so much of potential to chew the Australians. His ODIs best score was nearly one and a half century. This pulse will do to trash other probable leaders. I presume that this captain will certainly mark the difference between the Champions and the Leaders.

8. Mahela Jayawardena – his is akin to the captain. With his best scores shooting up the sky as same as that of Kumar’s, he is likely to be the ‘man of the match’ at the Finals. The two players are not good wicket takers though.

9. Chamara Silva – this middle-order player has a stable set of records in his kitty. He was able to scale up to the century line in his ODI’s high score. This chap is more of a Test performer, yet putting hopes on him with reference to his debut captaincy match against Australia in which he was aggressive like a lion (aggressive as a player).

10. Lasith Malinga – I somehow relate him to Srisanth. Like a counterpart to Srisanth, Lasith swings the ball in a fabulous style. One difference between him and out Indian equivalent is that Lasith plays the ‘player’s game’. Professional, ethical, respectful and charming he is. His wicket rate is putting him in the squad.

11. Muttiah Muralitharan – My favorite. If Sachin is the God with willows, surely this one is the God with the stumps (Let Kumble be the Demi-God). I can bet that he will make a great record this time. Kumar has also avowed that this will be the most memorable season for Muttiah as this being his last World Cup season.

Just not the list above, the other young ones in the team too will take pledge of winning the World Cup.

Undoubtedly, Sri Lanka is winning this World Cup 2011. If you follow the Lions, like it!

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Bharathi Murali

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Hello folks! I am Bharathi Murali, 20, a Chemical Engineering student who always look at journalists or journalism students with a little jealousy in my eyes. I belong to Coimbatore now put up in Chennai. Besides writing, blogging I like traveling (on my bike), photography and silence. I have strong belief in philosophy. With regard to sports I just love watching them on TV when it comes to playing them I have tried to play most of the Indian sports with shallow knowledge in each. I am also a part of the University Basketball team and guess more than scoring I take care of defence better and well known for the fouls that I generally commit! I blog at www.thebhavachakra.blogspot.com. In one line I have always admired Bhagat Singh more than Gandhi, I support radicalism!

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