The return of Saurav Ganguly now resembled that of the dinosaurs. The third consecutive win by India against visitors Sri Lanka seems to have sealed Ganguly's fate. With now even Dhoni firing like a cruise missile at the top, the Indians are spoilt for top order batsmen. So where does that leave Ganguly? Sure they can drop Kaif but for every one of the super fielder and batsmen they have three more youngsters waiting in line, all of them extremely necessary in the Greg Chappell scheme of things.
About the last match, it was good for Saeed Anwar and his record of 194 for an ODI that the Sri Lankans did not score another 15-20 runs because Dhoni that day would have surpassed 200 the way he was going.
The Sri Lankans have a problem with their World Cup preparations. The aging warhorses, and they really looked like they have aged, Jayasuriya and Vaas in particular will be very tired men come the World Cup in 2007, which is two years away mind you. They may not even play. Or like some think they will only play the odd match.
Murali is a match winner sure and might cause upsets in the Caribbean but then there is only one of him and he can bowl only 10 overs.
However things have a strange and wonderful way of turning around. Who knows by the time World Cup comes the new crop of Lankans youngster are weaned, blooded is the word, they may yet have a grand time in the West Indies.
But then, 2007 may be a great World Cup really because the Australians will lose a few players as will the Pakistanis. Finally, is Lara going to play? He might and so might Tendulkar.