There was a fresh breath of air on Thursday when the newly formed Sanath Jayasuriya and Co came up with their new lineup of players who are supposed to take the game into the future. Why I used the word supposed is that under the previous viewpoint both Mathews and Chandimal were somewhat fall guys, always having to look over their shoulders.
Now the new selection committee has come out and taken some bold decisions without upsetting the applecart so heavily.
The onus is now on the younger brood to take up the challenge and add value to the status quo. This column always has adopted the line that if the team is not performing to expectations with the aging lot, changes should be effected with an eye to the future and that too should be done with a lot of wisdom.