Originally posted by bourny3
Yeah this makes me feel better. But in a country of 160 million people you would think you could find players as good as the ones that Dav had at Sri Lanka.
The sad reality of our country regarding cricket is that the brightest don't pick up cricket as a career. School level cricket is quite a thriving phenomenon. Yet, the brightest cricket players don't necessarily pursue playing professional sport such as cricket. Its a risk certainly not worth taking for most kids coming from middle class families.
That's why playing test level cricket is important for us as this would creat worthy goals for many to play in the highest level of the sport. The pay is decent enough the international exposure would provide motivation larger than it is now. You will notice me fighting in this site (and elsewhere as well) when people start talking negative about our cricket. Even if we loose miserably we should keep playing. Soon enough a few talented ones will come and out and rock the world. I kow it is frustrating to watch us loose everytime. But, if you look at the situation, it is a classic catch 22 scenario. I personally don't believe in the experience factor so much. The bright ones adapt faster anywhere you put them.