LONDON (AFP) - Kumar Sangakkara hopes Sri Lanka can by hook or by crook conquer their "chaotic" construct-as much as the sector Cup thanks to new captain Dimuth Karunaratne s "loss of baggage".

The 1996 champions head into this yr s version in England, which starts offevolved subsequent week, having lost 8 in their last 9 one-day internationals -- with the lone win in that run Tuesday s rain-affected victory over Scotland, a non-check country who've no longer certified for the world Cup.

"It s been quite chaotic, both in terms of continuity in choice and giving players a very good, constant run inside the crew, that's crucial for confidence," former Sri Lanka captain Sangakkara stated at Lord s on Thursday.


"If it s a constant exchange and churn, in which you re always searching over your shoulder seeking to safeguard your position, instead of trying to execute crew strategy, I suppose that turns into a huge hassle," delivered Sri Lanka incredible Sangakkara, a member of the sides crushed within the 2007 and 2011 world Cup finals through Australia and India respectively.

on the grounds that the beginning of 2017, Sri Lanka have had six specific captains, the most current of whom is take a look at opener Karunaratne.

A main batsman in the five-day recreation, Karunaratne had no longer been part of Sri Lanka s ODI set-up for the reason that 2015 version, in large part due to his low scoring fee in white-ball cricket.

"Dimuth Karunaratne is a totally succesful player, technically very sound, has been very a success in take a look at cricket over the last two years," said Sangakkara himself an awesome check batsman -- the forty one-year-antique scored over 12,000 runs at an average of nearly fifty eight, which include 38 hundreds in the layout.

"With two new balls (in use in ODIs), the ability of someone to anchor the innings, to bat via a long duration, goes to be very crucial."

Sangakkara stated Karunaratne s lack of ODI cricket in current years could yet be of advantage to Sri Lanka.

"With Karunaratne coming in now as a sparkling face and sparkling captain, it can sincerely help the crew.

"He doesn t are available in with the luggage of being a part of a set-up that for the remaining two-and-a-1/2 years have had lots of problems. He won t have partisanship in terms of ways he desires to play or who he desires in the aspect."

Sangakkara turns into the primary non-British president inside the 232-12 months records of Marylebone Cricket membership (MCC), the proprietors of Lord s and the guardians of the sport s legal guidelines, when his 12-month stint begins in October.

by way of tradition, the MCC president nominates his successor.

but Sangakkara, who will be an unusually younger holder of the submit, said he had no concept of what might manifest whilst he met with contemporary president Anthony Wreford, a businessman and cricket administrator, at some stage in England s tour of Sri Lanka remaining year.

"it's miles a exceptional honour. I had dinner with Anthony all through the england tour of Sri Lanka, I had no clue why," recalled Sangakkara, who had previously served on MCC s international cricket committee.

"It was a adorable meal and a adorable conversation then in late January he known as me and, in all secrecy, stated  I would love to ask you some thing" and this is how this all happened."