So long as it isn't Kulu, Dilhara or some other old guy. Go for one of the new crop - Binuru or Vishwa
Such a pathetic poll this is.
@delan82, we all make mistakes. Besides I wasn't sure if you are referring to dropping him down the order. I was just seeking clarification. All good bro.
That one was a typo on my part which i'm happy to accept. Should say "wouldn't" rather than would. Having said that the whole sentence that you requoted sort of alludes to that if you use common sense.
Otherwise why would you say drop him because he is the sides best batsman. Which i have said in other posts including discussions about who should bat at 3 hence the comment about the team batting around him. So sorry i left out the "not" in this sentence. Thanks
Niroshan Dickwella at No. 7
he never thought this sort of ideas when England thrashed by 5-0,6-0,3-0,well done
No point in this poll as Chaminda Bandara has already been selected for this spot
Stats of a player is just a mere guide to select players. Kusal Mendis didn't have good record but turned out to be best batsmen so far in the current tour. Also Dasun Shanaka did not have many wickets under his name but he too turned out to be the best bowler in the tour. May be Selectors may have seen something special of this new bowler. If he can swing the bowl with some good pace that's good for the team. England is having so much right handers so we might get a chance to see him in the third test.
@Delan82, I am in the view it's pointless chopping and changing the batting line up middle of the tour. But I feel they should have tried Dhananjaya to see what he brings to the table. It's worth remembering he had a very good local tournament.
But I am bit bewildered by your comment that you will drop Angelo?
"Of course I would drop Mathews he is the teams best batsman. Mathews is the batsmen the lineup needs to work around.""
Do you mean dropping down the order or dropping him from the side?
gamble to throw a player with not much SL A experience into the highest level of the game , but the most important message send to the SL domestic competition in here is that if you are performing well you will get picked into the national side even your name is little known , could not ask from a better motivation than that for a players in the domestic cricket to perform better and lift the domestic cricket standards . so hats off to the selectors in that regards .