already team filled with half batting half bowling allrounders... No use in having him as well... There has to be one more genuine fast bowler...
Some of the above mentioned players are not playing now. Like to see Roshen Silva in the team.this guy always utilises the limited opportunities he gets but unfortunately cannot convince the selectors..
Michael Vandort and Kaushal Lokuarachchi don't even play domestic cricket anymore. Malinda Warnapura is 37 years old. Please don't create useless polls.
@Stormy I agree there is not too many options aside from Angelo for one reason or another...either player is new and just commencing their international career, or returning to national side after an absence, or horribly out of form and can not justify a place in the side on merit alone let alone be captain.
It just amazes me that Angelo can not still see the flaws, which either means no one has bothered to tell him and point them out, or he is stubborn and refuses to listen. One or the other.
Investing in a single person to take over like they did with Thiramanne is (was) a mistake. The board should have earmarked 4, 5 or 6 potential future leaders and trained them all in terms of leadership so that this scenario didn't arise. That's what they need to do in the future. It would be money and time well spent unlike what has been wasted solely on Thiramanne. Unless SLC planned on Thiramanne being like Mike Brealey type captain where he was a good tactician and leader of men but contributed nothing in terms of performance himself!
In the 1990s the ACB (Cricket Australia) started doing similar things. But the training wasted just restricted to leadership. It included media training on how to handle the media, and also gave players skills that could be used in a media job post retirement.
The likes of Mark Taylor, Healy, The Waughs, Warne got this type of training. If you read some of their autobiographies you may see it mentioned.
It wasn't a big long degree type course, just few sessions. Shouldn't be that hard to do in this day and age
@Delan, fair comment on Mathews being negative and also granted that Kholi is an aggressive captain which Mathews simply isn't. Also agreed his field placements are just unimaginative and defensive and my intention was never to prove these disprove these points.
But the point is do we take the captaincy off him and put in the shoulders of a younger player? Why not let Mathews ride this wave and deal with the difficulties of SLC rather than throw it another guy and we come back to this same spot in another year - much like our selection policies. More importantly who is the next captain - Chandi? He is just beginning to make a real statement at the highest level and captaincy and wicket keeping could be a distraction and its not like we want to find this out as there is no one else (except for Anji) who is showing any metal in the batting.
You can only wish this report is false, but unlikely.
I didn't realise the event was for kidney disease. For some reason I was thinking it was for landslide victims. Anyway either cause is important but need to minimise costs so you can raise funds.
I suppose SLC officials and their families had to travel to UK also to attend the charity dinner? Will that be reason why so many were in UK?
Astonishing things that will benefit players both present and in the future were stopped and/or abandoned.
Many sporting sides use the pool in their preparations and recovery. ALthough the odd recovery session in sea can also be just as useful but less privacy and other obstacles around.
I think he answered your question with his bat.
Comparing to Mahroof, He is a good player, But his commitment is questionable
seekku is bits and pieces just like Thisara
Seekuge prasanna is touch and go player.... Siriwardene is a genuine classy batsman...