It seems that kusal mendis is showing early glimpses of being a technically sound top order batsman with some aggression.Hope he will be looked after well.
This is what we loves to see at last.Anjelo and our selectors now BACKS this coach because we best one of the best sides in the world no.thats why they keep this guy and neglect those 6 applications.Yes you are right sanga.SRI LANKA CRICKET IS IN GOOD HANDS.i wonder i wont hate this game one day.
Will the Honorable Minister and his mates at SLC please wake up. We cannot be having conversations of this nature. The Minister should have NO role and thus these conversations should be a thing of the past. That is if we want to move forward - else we will be having these meaningless discussions for years to come.
@Cricket Statsguru - agreed and very valid point on the number of opportunities given to Kusal and finally he is showing maturity and class.
We have had this discussion on this forum - our cricket system is poor and doesnt produce world class players so they have to be given a chance to mature at international level. This is what we did with Chandi and Thiri and I guess its debatable if it worked but there is simply no other option untill SLC wakes up and fixes the issues for improving the standard of local cricket.
I dont have a problem with this but would be good to know how this decision came about. Marvan resigned after 3 straigth home defeats to SA, Pak and Ind. Surely a win over a poor WI doesnt warrant retaining the interim coach on a long term basis.
Firstly, what happened to the guys who applied for Marvans job. We were told there were 5, so who are they? Was there no suitable option? That would be a good enough reason to appoint Jerome for the short terms but we dont know that.
It was expected but good to see the final result of a white wash in both series for SL. It must also be noted that WI look distant in terms of competing. They left their best 3 players (Gayle, Bravo and Pollard) at home and suspended their coach on the eve of the tour. Having said that, you can only play who is on the park on the day and SL were way ahead which is good.
The huge plus for me is Kusal - besides the runs he has made, his method has changed to a more mature level which is great to see. Remember he just broke the SL record of the fastest 50 last series, so to see him playing two polished knocks was just great.
Was dissappointed that vandersy didnt get a look in all series while Mendis played all 3 games. Not suggesting Mendis is good or bad but we know what we get from Mendi but why not check out a youngster in a low key series like this? What are we going to do - take him to New Zealand and give him a game on a seam friendly track! I also thought Chameera should have played all the games and Lakmal and Malinga should have been alternated. Chameera is out pace hope so he must be given a chance.
All is all nothing to bear a drum about but satisfactory series wins.
No doubt Dinith it should be Kithuruwan among these set of players. Selectors need to give him a consistent chances to prove him like they did to Kusal Perera. Now look how he become such a mature player with match winning ability.
Kithuruwan can become another player on his own can win games for SL like Kusal. But I don't think other in this list can do that.
Asalanka is young but he will become good player in one two years time with Aviska and Sammu.
SL desperately needs Eranga especially for the upcoming New Zealand test series.
But it seems like SL is going to miss him for the NZ tour as well, since he has to rest for another two months.
I haven't seen Satha play but I have seen Aravida play some blistering knocks. From anecdotes Satha was a great player, but I can't comment about someone when I haven't seen it.
True to his nickname Aravinda was a mad max. No one can't forget that brain fade he had against Australia when we were cruising.But ended up losing. People have to remember he was the pillar of our success during the time when we were the easy beats.
I disagree with stormy for all around class, Aravinda is ahead of Sanga. Statistics can say Sanga is better, but for me having witnessed some brilliant knocks Aravinda for me.
This WI team don't have much experience expect Samuels,Sunil and Ramdin. Can't be satisfied with 1 wicket win