Mcgrath over Vaas for me I am afraid. As a fast bowler Mcgrath was simply too good to be overlooked. Always hard these teams and just my two cents.
Expected these suspects but did think Sachin would be on top. Interesting all of them would have been opponents at the same time.
A second tier would be problem for SL (and who ever else goes down) as we will be playing 'lower' grade cricket which would mean our guys will struggle even more to compete with the top tier teams. You cant be batting against Ireland and Namibia and then suddenly be facing top tier bowlers in the WC.
There is also the small fact of money which will disappear from SLC which is not necessarily a bad thing however, less money for SLC means less money for local cricket which means potential talent will look for other options.
I get that we don't want one sided tests but there are better ways to address that. Firstly lets have a fair share of game home and away series and add up the points and see how that works. Surely that is plan A.
these are real reasons behind the downfall of srilanka cricket .we are not making investments . lot of upcoming cricketers have given up their hopes because there are no payments at all .young cricketers sacrifice their higher education , and put lot of effort to play cricket . playing professional cricket is't easy as you see on the tv . players should spend hours in gyms,indoor nets etc . on the other hand , one injury can ruin the whole carrier.
how can a young cricketer survive without money ,
SLC can't play 1500.00 for a player , but they wasted millions to organize a useless function just prior to the T20 world cup. they spent millions to visit london with their families .
these administrators are prominent businessmens in this country and owners of private hospitals and news papers . but these shameless "mulalalis " dont use their own my to trips .
at the end of the day young players have no option other than giving up their hopes
sad , very sad indeed
it would make the game competetive... But it has to be flexible, i mean they should give points for teams for every year and the top should be in one tier.... Having permenant members regardless of performance will be unfair...
My playing 11(I don't much know of old players)
Macullum will be my captain
Roshen Silva definitely should have been the squad..
my all time test xi
1.Sir Len Hutton
3.Sir Don Bradman
5.Sir Garfield Sobers
7.Sir Ian Botham(c)
8.Sir Richard Hadlee
10.Sir Curtly Ambrose
Yep.. Where's sanath... At least tendulkar... But after all, its his choice... Everybody feels differently... Macullum went with mitchell johnson over greats like wasim akram or murali....
We shouldn't be selfish thinking "Its not good for SL".Its surely gonna be very good for the game
I really like to see 2 divisions of 6 teams rather than 7 & 5 even though we would end up in the 2nd division.