Are we still a young team?

After today’s humiliating defeat by the hands of a depleted Australian cricket team, Dinesh Chandimal said: “ We are a young team, and we are always learning […] I am sure the boys will perform better in the South African tour”.

Well, this seems mighty familiar as this is the same lie that he has been telling us fans for years now. So today I decided to bring you some statistics on the number of international matches played by our ‘YOUNG’ cricket players and their ages. Dinesh Chandimal, if you or any of your representatives are reading this, please refrain from saying this same lie again and again after each defeat. You are not young any more and neither your teammates. You are just mediocre.

  • Dimuth  – Age 30 , 75 Matches
  • Thirimanne – Age 29, 174 Matches
  • Chandimal – Age 29, 253 Matches
  • Dickwella – Age 25, 93 Matches
  • Mendis – Age 24, 110 Matches
  • Dhnanajaya – Age 27, 61 Matches
  • Dilruwan – Age 36, 54 Matches
  • Lakmal – Age 31 , 146 Matches
  • KJP – Age 28, 135 Matches
  • Mathews – Age 31, 355 Matches

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