There are no short cuts to Victory. If
you want to be the winner, you have to perform, and perform better than anyone else.
Sri Lankan players knew the depth of the above statement and so they started performing.
They performed with such brilliance that the team which was under-rated earlier, came out
to be the winners of the World Cup 1996. They have proved that with hard work and
determination nothing remains impossible.
However, with the change
of captaincy, Sri Lankans failed to deliver their best and hence, were out of headlines for
few years. They were out of the World Cup 1999 at the preliminary level. But now the stars
of Sri Lankan team are changing again. Jai Suriya, Captain of the one-day side is back in
form and is gaining experience and confidence with every game. It won't take him long to
reach the Ranatunga's status.
Sri Lankans recent tour of Pakistan is
a big success. They have smashed Pakistan by winning the one-day as well as the
Test series and that too in Pakistan.
We wish them all the luck in the near
future and hope that they keep shining as Stars in the world of cricket.
Sri Lanka : THE BEST LAID PLANS
planing and good administration can do wonders . Sri Lanka is a fine example of what good
management can do for the team. Led by a very professional team of thinkers, managers,
physio, coaches and visionaries like the Ex- President of the Board of Control for
Cricket, Ana Punchihewa won them the World Cup in 1996. Sri Lankans dared to dream, they
set high standards for themselves; they fought and they triumphed.
Sri Lanka went through a low phase after the
World Cup. But now they are back with a bang .They beat Pakistan in the test series in
Pakistan .Not a small achievement by any standards. The team has shown great progress
under the coach Dav Whatmore and physio Alex Kontouri, they are looking forward to the
home series against Pakistan and South Africa.
Sri Lankans are back in form, a tough time ahead for the