@Anonymous: If you are not playing International circket, the standards will be measured in local premier league, where UT has to overcome first , ahead of young players like Kushal Mendis(SL under 19 Captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Dhanuska Gunathilake
Check there facts too rather than being partisan.
Malinga has shown us what happens when things come "too easy" ! He never had to fight his way through the age groups and didn't have to try really hard to represent his country.
As such he seems to have got his values and his priorities wrong.
Having said that there is also an attack being carried out on him by the gutter press...but who takes notice of that ?
@Anonymous: Let me explain what is the change after 2013 ? It affects only to middleorder batsman not openers (unless opener plays 50 overs) , after 2013 you can take a powerplay in the middle, but the mandatory power play is between 1-10 overs. But Upul Tharnga enjoyed 1-15 overs of powerplay at the beginning. (2 players outside 30 yard circle). Still his SR ended up in 73(with 15 overs mandatory power play).
With new rules(2013) you can have 5 players outside 30 yard circle between 41-50. The common facts is openers won't last until 41 over. So your logic is completely false , non of the current openers boosted there SR because of Rule (coz they have 10 overs powerplay , unlike 15), it is because they were attacking.
Other question is why you get so angry, and bash me as foolish , without analyzing and giving logical evidence ?
Lakmal is only good for backyard cricket.... He is the worst bowler ever represented Sri Lanka... What a shame slc for keeping him in the twenty man squad .....if they are picking the players in terms of talent then he won't be making the 50 men squad for Sri Lanka ..... THERE ARE FOUR MOST OVER HYPED SRI LANKAN CRICKETERS EVER TO PLAY FOR SRI LANKA NAMELY 1) THIRIMANNE 2) DILHARA (no ball master) 3) CHANDIMAL 4) LAKMAL .....
THEN THERE THREE MEDIOCRE CRICKETERS TO PLAY FOR SRI LANKA 1) PARANAWITHANA 2) KAUSHAL SILVA 3) ISURU UDANA........... MEANWHILE THERE ARE 5 TALENTED CLASSYPLAYERS NOT TO REPRESENT SL DUE TO NEGLIGENCE OF CRICKET BOARD , THEY ARE NAMELY 1) DHANANJAYA DE SILVA 2) ANGELO PERARA 3) LAHIRU MILANTHA 4) MINOD BHANUKA 5)SHEHAN I FERNANDO
SURANGA LAKMAL DESERVES A PLACE IN THE SQUAD...... SERIOUSLY HE DESERVES A PLACE EVEN IN THE PLAYING ELEVEN BUT IN THE WOMENS TEAM TO BE HONEST... HE IS A BELOW CLUB LEVEL BOWLER PICKED BY SLC FOR UNKNOWN REASONS... HE IS BY SMASHED BY ALMOST ALL SRI LANKAN CLUB PLAYERS...
WHY IS CHANDIMALS NAME NOT INCLUDED???? APART FROM THE 168 LUCKY INNINGS VS INDIA EVEN THAT HAD THREE LUCKY SURVIVAL TWO DROP CATCHES AND (UMPIRE SAVED WHILE ON ZERO. ,PLUMB LBW NOT GIVEN) WHAT HAD BINDUMAL DONE FOR THE TEAM?????? JUST 1 MOM PERFORMERS ALL THESE YEARS IN ALL THREE FORMATS SHOWS THAT HE IS A SELFISH PLAYER ONLY PLAYING TO STAY IN THE TEAM SAME AS THIRIMANNE .
ape gon haththata munwa watin na.... ape un team ekata dannema wadakata nati unwa
Sudu kodi nemei.... wanapalla
AMUDA REDHI (Jockstraps).. HOooooooo :D
Sudu kodi nemei.... wanapalla AMUDA REDHI.. HOooooooo :D
For all you hating Tharanga, he is the most senior player, who is still young, capable of playing for Sri Lanka. He has been involved in the most Double Century Opening Stands in ODIs (with Jayasuriya, Dilshan, Jayawardene) He was almost dropped from the 07 World Cup Semi Final, and played an important knock. I would definitely put alot into Tharanga at this stage in our cricket we need a player like this.