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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 15:28

In my opinion what ails KJP is lack of confidence/backing from the management/selectors' part.

Giving the 'opportunities' and giving the 'confidence' are two different things.

Instead of telling KJP that: "u have 7 matches or 2 series to come good, and don't worry u won't be dropped half way thru even if u fail", the management/selectors are telling him: "DO NOT FAIL otherwise, u will be replaced halfway thru the series by Mahela or Tharanga" and Mahela acknowledging in public that he is eying that opener's spot does not help KJP's assurance either

This is what Ranatunga did best; he backed his players 100% and was willing to take responsibility when they didn't come off. He gave the license to his younger players and took out the 'fear of getting dropped'. That's something i expected from Sanath when he became a selector, but he seems to prefer the method of 'increasing the competition' between the contenders to get the better out of them. It would well work with Australians or South Africans, but not sure about Sri Lankans..

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:37

perfect couple!! all the best!!! wish you a very happy life!!!!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:22

They should have religious ceremony for all religions and not only some! Or stop this all together!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:08

lol!!! aneeey gum batto! nondeee!!!! kohli wa copy kara... cheeeeee original wiyan!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:01

like sanath he will play until he is kicked out :)))

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:46

@R Peterson - Seekkuge might not be a confirmed selection, I agree with you and others who said the same. His place might go to an extra batsman. Mahroof stands a very slim outside chance too.

KJ Perera scored 60+ not out in the domestic ODI semi and has one more chance in the final to show at least he is in the runs in domestic matches. As @Uppercut said, he might still get in, in place of Seekkuge, if selectors decide they don't need spin back-up.

KJ Perera is a player everyone wants to see come good because he is a match winner. If they picked him as the 8th batsman in the 15 and give him a few more chances against NZ to see if he comes good, it might still not be too huge a gamble. The talent is there, but something else, may be confidence, is what is missing.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:41

dont vote for white vans :D

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:56

Almost agree with the final squad of this article. But not sure about Seekkuge. Perhaps he may be effective as a bowler, but poor as a batsman. As a batsman Jeevan is better than Seekkuge. So Jeevan will be very much useful, if he could improve his bowling.

Exciting inclusion is Tharanga. However, Tharanga is unlikely to open batting in the WC. But if Mahela opens batting, experiences of Tharanga may be effective in the middle order. He has played some really good innings in Australia coming as a middle order batsman.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:29

Agree with Stormy. Yes we can try out Chandimal as an opener in the test series. Then he can stay on the wicket and get used to the new ball. If Chandimal could succeed, we can try out him in the ODI series as well.
I think in the test series we should give more chances to the players who are likely to be in the world cup squad other than going for test cricket specialists.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:15

Congratulations Lahiru! Wish you a Happy Wedded Life!

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