Missing the point

Ian Chappel and Arjuna Ranatunga, along with many other media, have expressed their concern about the Sri Lankan team resting some key bowlers during the World Cup super-eight match against Australia. But they are missing the key point: Sri Lanka rested some key bowlers. But the team lost mainly due to not-so-good batting. And every critic/pundit seem to miss this simple point! So even if Vaas and Muralitharan were playing, will it have helped Sri Lanka to change their score on the board? Not likely. By the way, here is one great answer by Sangakkara.