HERE S A BONUS:
THIS IS HOW U "MANIPULATED" THE STATS:
TO SHOW DILSHAN GOT A HIGHER "CAUGHT BEHIND" % , U USED THARANGA'S TOTAL DISMISSALS(including BOWLED, LBWs, STUMPED) TO DIVIDE
BUT U "MAGICALLY" FORGOT THAT AND USED ONLY "CAUGHT" DISMISSALS TO DIVIDE Dilshan's....
WHY DIDN'T U USE DILSHAN'S "TOTAL" DISMISSALS JUST LIKE U DID THARANGA'S???
Oh u wanna talk abt stats from cricinfo? fine by me...
Total CAUGHT dismissals = 85
CAUGHT by keeper = 30
CAUGHT behind % = (30/85) x 100 = 35.2
Total CAUGHT dismisalls = 96
CAUGHT by keeper = 41
CAUGHT behind % = (41/96) x 100 = 42.7
@ UppercuT :
Let me ask u a few simple questions any dummy would know:
1) Batsmen in which positions of a batting order face the the highest number of balls in initial spells of seaming attacks with deadliest new ball movement & undergo the highest risk of edging balls behind the wicket (compared to batters in any other positions), while dealing with it in initial phase of every inning ? OPENERS ! (indisputable)
2) Tharanga is currently the World's Most Experienced Number One OPENER who had played 151 Innings in Number 1 position & had faced 6623 deliveries in that position, including all initial spells of NEW BALL Seam attacks, in all 151 ODI innings (he is one of the highest number of innings played Number-one EVER in entire world, because most others openers were promoted from lower positions). So the question is which player in the world today had faced the largest number of initial spell new ball deliveries, dealing with the HIGHEST risk of edging in initial spells (described in question one)? THARANGA.! (indisputable)
As anyone can see, Caught behind dismissal percentage tabulation, Without considering or factoring the most important batting POSITION of a batsman or number of innings played in that position is utterly USELESS piece of junk. since someone's dismissal modes playing 25 innings as as an opener & another 100 innings in somewhere from number 3 to 11 are all considered together as total dismissals to divide, Caught Behind dismissals in those percentage calculations.
For example, a batter at number 5 or anywhere else compared to Opening positions will obviously have much lesser amount of CB dismissals as already pointed out .
Consider the example of Dilshan's career, started as a lower down & middle order batsmen. So significant part of his career was with lesser risk of getting out caught behind and @Uppercut's unauthentic tabulation did not factor that in it.
Look at Dillys record batting as an Opener in 2nd position (promoted from middle order to open in 2009)
2nd position - 2009-2015: 85 Dis - 0 bwd - 55 c fie - 30 c wk = 30 / 85 = 35.29%
*** Dilshan's Caught Behind percentage in his career as an OPENER is = 35.29%
This is UT's dismissals record as Number One opener:
1st position - 2005-2014: 143 Dis - 26 bwd - 55 c fie - 41c wk = 41 /143 = 28.67%
@Uppercut, LOOK at Dilshan's CB dismissals record (35.29%) in Opener's position
UT's much longer Career record as Number One Opener CB dismissals (28.67%).
WHO is Better ?
DON"T Quote HILARIOUS crap taken from SILLY Sites to Console Yourself ;D)))
Didn't you post this crap before..? How funny!
CricInfo is the Only reliable database for stats.!
Kumar Sangakkara retired from one-day cricket at the end of the 2015 World Cup and is set to sign-off from Tests during the series against India in August. Suggesting that he continue, de Zoysa said, "it would be a tragedy for him to stop now."
"He can probably surpass (Sachin) Tendulkar's number of Test centuries if he keeps going," he said. "He is already no. 2 to (Don) Bradman and he will probably retain that position in batting average terms. There is so much more he can offer for Sri Lanka."
i think he was telling about sanga, not mathews.
Mr Anonymous regarding your comment that Tharanga has scored well in domestic cricket in last 2 years in List A in domestic cricket....what rules do they use in domestic cricket? What bats, pitches, ground etc.
You have just debunked the theory of the author in the article that Tharanga has not benefited in last couple of years with the way cricket has been favouring batsmen! Yet the overall record in List A has same average as ODI career.
Answers to podi-panda questions (in order)
1.NO - I am not obsessed with SJ or any SJ look clones like KJP
2. YES - Especially Shaky against new ball in conditions that have bounce, or movement of the ball. But no different to UT in same conditions.
3. MAYBE - certainly better than being shafted up and down the order, and in and out of the team. A decent run at 4 would be good.
4. YES but Tharanga is also part of that problem. After 2011 WC he wasn't scoring at that supposed rate. In relation to WC the biggest fault lies with previous selection regime. They should have been giving decent opportunity for all who were potentially openers KJP, Tharanga, if Marvan/deZoysa/SJ thought Dimuth he should have been given a run too to prove his worth rather than picked on 1 Test century.
5. NO. You pick openers that are in currently in form, and currently fit not based on the past. Do you think India should recall Sehwag and Gambhir based on their past records? Based on your answer to this question we will see who really is insane!
In terms of WC, Dilshan is still there, despite what he says I doubt he can be around till next WC. Whilst he is there there is lots of experience.
And UT experience as a opener in NZ and Aus isn't great! It's more of a bad experience!
Personally, I would like to see Dilshan slowly phase himself out in the next year from ODIs. But if he is fit and performing well no need to kick him out immediately. As he said himself, the challenge is for one of the youngsters to come challenge him for his position. Sadly that is not happening.
At 30 Tharanga is entering what should be his prime years as a batsman. I'm not anti-Tharanga I just want to see better from him. That will help both the team and himself.
Getting himself an overseas stint outside of Asia would help his game. But that's up to him and his management. Some players can't be bothered to their own detriment. There is player whose name I have mentioned in one of these responses, whom when I contacted him about playing in England a couple of years ago, when there was an opportunity, responded they wanted an IPL contract instead, (which he didn't get) and not surprisingly has not been selected for the national side since! I hope UT doesn't have same attitude. Maybe some of you close fans of his can make sure he doesn't!
It's a big call. Whilst I personally think it's unlikely, anything is possible in sport.
One factor that won't help Angelo is the amount of Test matches Sri Lanka plays, including the the number of Tests per series some nations offer Sri Lanka.
As India have become more powerful and financially lucrative, bigger nations often wanted 4 or 5 Tests against them.
SL struggle to receive and/or host a 3 test series against some opposition.
Angelo has been in terrific touch as a Test batsmen, in a real purple patch, but that won't last forever as his career progresses. There will be both ups and downs like all players.
At the moment he is looking batting sensibly in Tests, which will be more important now with Mahela gone, and Sanga on the way out.
@uppercut- batsman's capability & value is judged from overall productivity measures, such as career average & how long (number of innings) they have maintained it, Total runs scored & how often high scores, big partnerships were made (consistency) & how many match awards were won & number of world class achievements (world records, national records etc).
As long as those credentials are in place to prove a players worth, who's looking at anything else? mode of dismissal...?? what a joke...!
and then there is this:
clearly showing he has a HUGE flaw in his technique... to be the ONLY current frontline openning batter in that list..
RE: Mathews having the 2nd best test average as captain:
Think de Zoyza is meaning this:
Mathews DOES have 2nd best Test average after Bradman AS CAPTAIN
Did CricketCountry forget abt their own article? :D)
Mathews IS pretty ahead when compared to SL greats, yes?
I can't remember Sanga or Mahela having a test average of 50+ by the time they were 27/28? I could be wrong tho...
a bit over the top statement.