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Munaweera for T20, Maharoof for ODI & T20
My pick ODI
1.Tharanga/Dilshan
2.Gunathilaka
3.Thirimanne
4.Chandimal
5.Mathews
6.Kapugedara
7.Siriwardane
8.Maharoof
9.Vandersay
10.Chameera
11.Rajitha

T20
1.Gunathilaka
2.Dickwella(wk)
3.Munaweera
4.Kithuruwan
5.Dananjaya
6.Shanaka
7.Thisara
8.Maharoof(c)
9.Vandersay
10.Rajitha
11.Binura

as this is a one off T20 a great chance to give youngsters a run

Posted in: IF SLC SELECT J.MENDIS,MUNAWEERA,MAHAROOF,PAHIRANA FOR ENGLAND ODI & T20 SERIES? by Jeewantha on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:32. Reply to this comment.


Munaweera for T20, Maharoof for ODI & T20
My pick ODI
1.Tharanga/Dilshan
2.Gunathilaka
3.Thirimanne
4.Chandimal
5.Mathews
6.Kapugedara
7.Siriwardane
8.Maharoof
9.Vandersay
10.Chameera
11.Rajitha

T20
1.Gunathilaka
2.Dickwella(wk)
3.Munaweera
4.Kithuruwan
5.Dananjaya
6.Shanaka
7.Thisara
8.Maharoof(c)
9.Vandersay
10.Rajitha
11.Binura

as this is a one off T20 a great chance to give youngsters a run

Posted in: IF SLC SELECT J.MENDIS,MUNAWEERA,MAHAROOF,PAHIRANA FOR ENGLAND ODI & T20 SERIES? by Jeewantha on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:31. Reply to this comment.


Munaweera, Maharoof OK for me. But other two are not a good choice.
MY TEAM MAY INCLUDE
1. MUNAWEERA
2. KITHRUWAN VITHANAGE
3. SEEKKUGE PRASANNA
4. KAPUGEDERA
5. MILINDA SIRIWARDENA
6. MATHEWS
7. MAHAROOF
8. DILHARA LOKUHETTIGE
9.. DASUN SHANAKA
10. THISARA PERERA
11. CHAMEERA
12. ASELA GUNARATHNA
13. KASUN RAJITHA
14 DHAMMIKA PRASAD
15.VANDERSAY

If kusal is OK we can use replacing vandersay.

Posted in: IF SLC SELECT J.MENDIS,MUNAWEERA,MAHAROOF,PAHIRANA FOR ENGLAND ODI & T20 SERIES? by Hamada on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:10. Reply to this comment.


Probably,Rajitha and Vandersay will be considered for the ODIs. Roshen of course is very unlucky....

Posted in: Who was the unluckiest to miss out upcoming England Test tour? by Dinith on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 02:32. Reply to this comment.


Sorry for the late response buddy, have been a bit unwell.

I was as shocked as you are. In fact, I don't even remember if I heard his name before. The game of glorious uncertainties keeps surprising us...

Posted in: Top 10 fastest 50s in IPL by CricketBuffOne on Friday, April 29, 2016 - 01:06. Reply to this comment.


@Beliya the last test Thisara Perera played was in 2012 against Pakistan, I have no idea where you are getting information from!

I think they picked Shanaka because he had a good first class season, as an all rounder, and since they know he can swing the ball I think they've picked him to lighten the load on Angi. I'm a bit skeptical about his selection but I can also see the possibility of it paying off, so won't really criticize before a match or two is played.

No justification at all for selecting Thirimanne

Posted in: Sri Lanka Test squad for 2016 tour of England by PraveenP on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 22:18. Reply to this comment.


I too don't agree with the argument that 'not being given a consistent position is reason for failure'. If you have the talent, mental toughness and confidence in your ability, you should be able to adopt and adjust. Chandimal has scored runs at #7 while keeping, then at #6, #5 and now at #4.

Thirimanne is not a bad player and could yet become the next Sanga. I personally believe that he is that talented. My issue with his selection is more of an issue with selectors than the player. irrespective of his 'promise', 'potential', 'talent', he has failed!!! He had done nothing to warrant being given his test cap back! He failed again when given a chance in the T20. After all of this, to keep picking him without making him go to the A team and score runs is simply a slap on the face of those other players who worked so hard, played an entire domestic season and scored runs and committed to local cricket! Some of them, for several years now, like Roshen Silva! That is the type of injustice that can destroy the future generation of cricketers. If committing to domestic cricket and scoring runs, scoring hundreds when given A team opportunities, and still you are ignored for a player who keeps failing, how would a young cricketer find hope, self believe, and the passion to go on?

Posted in: Have Gods gone crazy in giving Lahiru Thirimanne such a huge lifeline? by MyTwoCents on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 20:45. Reply to this comment.


Since Thiri's debut SL played 45 Tests and he played only 23. Think about his place in the team. In that 45 Innings he batted 1-7 positions. Same with Chandimal he played only 25/37 matches. But look at Dimuth he played 25/30. He got consistent opportunities. Sri Lanka can say they invested on Dimuth, Not on Chandi & Thiri. Those 2 guys were wasted by SL management. Just because they are number 3 & 4 batters. SL had Sanga & Mahela at 3 & 4. These guys batted 6 & 7.

Posted in: Should Thirimanne have been selected for England Tests after his poor recent form and scores of 2,2,0,0 last time in England? by Gaja48 on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 19:41. Reply to this comment.


I think it is bit fair but still, SL should have found a place for Roshen. Despite being Thirimanne's fan I wanted Roshen Silva into the squad. Kaushal Silva, Thirimanne, Mathews, Mendis & Dimuth all are very defensive batters. Sri Lanka should have given a chance to Roshen ahead of Kaushal & Thiri.Also Vandersay should have been in the squad ahead of aged Dilruwan
So my pickings will be
1.Dimuth
2.Mendis
3.De Silva
4.Roshen
5.Mathews
6.Chandimal
7.Milinda
8.Herath
9.Chameera
10.Eranga
11.Prasad

12.Udara(Backup Opener)
13.Lakmal
14.Dasun(Backup All-Rounder,Seam)
15.Vandersay(Backup Spinner)
16.Pradeep

As Mendis is a wicket-keeper batsman, SL should not bother about second wicket Keeper. If Dickwella gets a place he should be in the team str8 away. If not this will be an idea squad.

Posted in: Sri Lanka’s squad to England – Fair call? by Gaja48 on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 19:27. Reply to this comment.


Chandimal is a class batsman and it would be insane to leave him out of the side. He is averaging 46 in Test Matches, which is better than other great batsmen like P. De Silva (43), Dilshan (41), Jayasuriya (40) and Attapatu (39). Of the current side, only Matthews (50) has a better average. By comparison Thirimanne, who has played in almost as many Tests as Chandimal, is averaging only 25.

Posted in: [Discussion Thread] Sri Lanka in England 2016 by kriesau on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 19:00. Reply to this comment.