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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:39

Aney UpperCut yako, umba danna cricket. Sanga was a star performer from early on his career. Why he was selected to World XI to play against Aussie in 2005. He was the best batsman in that team. His two centuries in NZ in 2006. He even scored 98 against SA in his first oversees test tour. Unfortunate to be given out. What about his 230 against Pakistan in test champion ship.

You seems to have lost the marbles. What are you smoking today. Stupidity at his best to say Sanga became good batsman after 2013

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:27

To close to call

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:14

@melvodeepal... can't say Sanga scored for himself.. i can remember times he used to sacrifice several 100s for the team... it was just like @Thivi said in his comment... Sanga's range of strokes were bit limited until recently(2013) as opposed to Mahela,Aravinda :)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:04

Uppsecut

That because Aravinda n Mahela score for the team n match winners

Sanga scores for himslef..

No doubt all three of them r legends but Sanga has very very limited match winning games

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 01:44

agree with @Delan.. Mahela DID let it slip.. just like Aravinda(there was a reason he was called madmax :D )

To be honest Sanga became a complete batsman in my view only in 2013 Champions Trophy when he gave that mauling to the Poms...he didn't have much of an offensive game until then. Then we saw Sanga 2.0 which everyone fell in love with....

on the hand Mahela was ALWAYS like that... balanced offense and defense..

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 01:21

Better in what sense? On talent definitely Aravinda. On the basis of using your talent to impact games/level of performances Sanga is way ahead..... I have watched more of Aravinda than Sanga batting!....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:07

in any format and in my opinion Aravinda is the better batsman that SL has ever produced.. sanaga is a good batsman too but Mahela is better than Sanga

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:02

I would have thought they would make the most closest and convenient mosque available for the team.
They are told not to go their because of protests especially by monks to close the mosque down....Dambulla is supposedly a Buddhist only sacred area!
Yet again Sri Lankan Monks contradicting actual teachings of Lord Buddha!
Really there shouldn't be an "incident" at all. It's just embarrassing for security and officials in charge to allow them to go into a mosque they want shut down, hence the attempt to prevent them going!
That is the main "danger"...humiliation to authorities!

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 23:51

Isn't "Homestead" the sponsor for ICC events?

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 23:11

If you are talking about the best you need to consider everything. Not just style, stroke playing, entertainment....temperament, preparation, adaptability to different conditions around the world all come into it, opposition and so on.

On the whole package Sangakarra would be number 1.

Aravinda was a brilliant attacking batsmen that could take on the best, but his strength was sometimes his weakness. The inability to reign in that rush of blood to keep going after the bowlers, even when he had already succeeded in the same over, at times brought his downfall.

Kumar has had that same issue at times especially early days, but he has gone to rectify this across all formats, and converted somes starts into very big 100s. He is the ultimate professional.

This is the same as saying who is better between Lara and Tendulkar. The former, like Aravinda can destroy you when on song, and take the game away from you, the latter like Kumar worked very hard on his game to be consistent.

Uppercut's comments about Mahela pre 2008 are true, but Mahela let his ability and talent slip, and with the exception of England was unable to dominate outside Asia. And you have to take his whole career into perspective not just one period!
He maybe a more elegant and stylish stroke player than Kumar but I don't think I would use the word "better" when comparing him over Kumar.

So for me, with my own interpretation of the word "better" taking into account all aspects...Kumar gets my vote in the poll.

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