Do Uva Next deserve a place in the finals?

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 I always wanted Wayamba to emerge champions at the SLPL
Coz i thought they were one team who can take on any IPL team at the CLT20.
But now with hopes shattered, CLT20 is another mere dream
But have Uva played well enough to be in the finals?
Aren't they over dependant on overseas players?
I mean, Uva have won almost all the matches where Oram has performed.
And at the semi-final, chanderpaul played a crucial innings...
Other than that, there hasn't been much local talent on display...
Only Dishan munaweera has impressed me.
Their batsman havent been that impressive. if not for the foreign bowlers like Gul, McDonald and Oram
they would have been in far more danger.
Kandamby's Captaincy is also a big question. He allowed a partnership of 120 for the 8th wicket .If  One or
two more batsmen remained after those guys, they would have thrashed them.
What do you say?
My opinion is that Nagenahira should be the Champs, they look the best side out of the three remaining teams.


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UppercuT's picture
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yes for me only weakness in Uva is their captain kandamby. apart from his captaincy he s almost a passenger in the team's batting line up.
munaweera & tharanga(if they go to champions league) is there at the top for a explosive start.
then Chanders is there to steady the innings, and Oram and Mcdonald is there to late order bashing
then there is Umar Gul,Oram, Mcdonald along with senanayake and prasanna to form a pretty potent bowling attack.

i think they do deserve a final spot barring their captain and banuka rajaypakshe who is the biggest disappointment of the tournament.
he was anointed as the "next sanga", but now looking more like "next kanda(kandambi)" :D

and the other thing is, even if Wayama goes to the champions league, can't be sure whether Mahela plays for Wayamba since Delhi Daredevils r also playing in the league, so Wayamba might loose Mahela to Daredevils.

i think any of these teams can take on IPL teams since CLT20 is played in south africa this time around. so Uva might stand a chance with their seam attack, not to mention Nagenahira seam attack and Warriors seam attack with Tanvir :)

(Last edited by UppercuT on August 29, 2012 - 03:27)
Sakala Bujang's picture
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Tharanga should captain Uva in my opinion. But to be fair to them they beat Wayamba, though I think that the top 3 teams should go through from the SLPL to CLT20 similar to IPL, that way we have a fairer chance.

Sakthivel's picture
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Actually I came across this match video in a funny page in facebook saying "Funny bowlers made 27/7 to 147/8". Had a good lol.

@ Uppercut_7 : When CLT20 played last time in South africa Chennai super kings (CSK) won the champions league.

(Last edited by Sakthivel on August 29, 2012 - 05:03)
UppercuT's picture
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@sakthivel i never said they didnt win it. and they might win it again. i said any of SLPL finalists can give a run for their money :D

btw we had a good 'lol' too when malinga was winning matches for mumbai with the 'bat' coming 8-down :-D

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@ Uppercut_7 : Im malinga fan dude. Yes he had a go is few matches that too may be 2 or 3 overs, But it cant be compared with the match of UVA vs Waya all the SL kids were kicked out of the park by no 8n9 that too for nearly 14 overs. Actually its not good batting, its just poor bowling and captaincy.

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@sakthivel, bad captaincy? yup probably, cant dispute that. but their bowlers took 7 for 27, plus azar mahmood is one the best t20 all rounders going around at the moment, he probably came to the crease touch too late 7-down

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Bowling after the 6th over was poor. Kandamby should have gone for the kill. Now their bowler may not have full confident.
Yup !! Azar is good for this format.

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