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Thanks delan82.
I agree with you that this is promising from Sri Lanka because this is something we lacked as a Test playing nation for a long time and we are improving pretty fast and there is room for more improvements too.
Yeah, have heard good of Binura Fernando and will be a good addition as he is a left armer and will see how it goes.

Posted in: 30 deliveries from Suranga Lakmal by VidulaJ on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 23:05. Reply to this comment.

If there are no laws to prosecute them then they have done nothing wrong. It cant be illegal.

Posted in: Indo-Pak betting agents in Colombo nabbed, but no laws to prosecute by Anonymous (not verified) on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 22:55. Reply to this comment.

Interesting piece. Thanks.
If SL get the young, tall left-armer Binura Fernando into Test side also it will be a pretty good test attack with variety and capable of getting wickets to win Tests.
Good to see promising signs with our bowling attack, just need to get their fitness rights so they break-down less, and handled well by the skipper.

Posted in: 30 deliveries from Suranga Lakmal by delan82 on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 22:47. Reply to this comment.

Cricket stats guru...malinga did actually bowl that, he bowled it to brendon I'm not mistaken he played a back foot defence

Posted in: Who is the fastest bowler Sri Lanka has ever produced? by gg on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 16:24. Reply to this comment.

My Playing XI: Kusal, Dilshan, Thirimanna, Mathews, Vithanage, Chandimal, Thisara, Jeevan, Kaushal, Chameera, Malinga

Posted in: Select your ODI squad for series against Pakistan by Anonymous (not verified) on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 15:13. Reply to this comment.

Well done Mr. Sangakkara! You deserve all the applause.
Enjoy your life after retirement!

Posted in: Kumar Sangakkara at Wimbledon by Anonymous (not verified) on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 14:55. Reply to this comment.

Mr. Ramanayaka, please don't let what happened to Dilhara Fernando to happen to Chameera. We had a great bowler in Dilhara but, nobody, including himself, was able to correct his "NO BALL " problem. What happened there?

Posted in: Chameera most exciting fast bowler since Malinga – Ramanayake by Anonymous (not verified) on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 14:48. Reply to this comment.

Including Chandimal, Kusal, Kithruwan, Kapugedera, Dhanushka into the same team is a big risk. When they get going have the ability to score even 400+. But may be even under 100 runs as well. We need solid players considering reliable factor. We should bring at least 2 from Tharanga, Dimuth, Mubarak may be even Koushal as well. I pick Dimuth & Tharanga. I pick both Kusal & Kithruwan considering X factor. Then Dilshan & Mathews definitely will be there. We have to pick Chandimal & Thirimanne because we have invested lot on them& this is the time show the results. From Fast bowlers Malinga, Chameera, Dammika & Binura. Spinners are PHT Koushal, Sachithra & Sandakan.

My final squad;

1.Thilakaratne Dilshan
2.Kusal Janith Perera
3.Upul Tharanga
4.Dimuth Karunarathna
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Kithruwan Vithanage
7.Binura Fernado
8.Sachithra Senanayake
9.PHT Koushal
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Lasith Malinga

12.Dammika Prasad
13.Lakshan Sandakan
14.Dinesh Chandimal
15.Lahiru Thirimanne

Posted in: Select your ODI squad for series against Pakistan by Anonymous (not verified) on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 14:25. Reply to this comment.

Kusal Perera (opener)
Upul Tharanga( Opener)
Dhanuska Gunathilaka (Backup opener)
Lahiru Thirimanna
Dinesh Chandimal
Angelo Mathews
Ashan Priyanjan
Kithruwan Vithanage
Milinda Siriwardhana (spinning alrounder)
Jeffrey Vandersay
Lakshan Rangika
Binura Fernando
Lasith Malinga
Dhammika Prasad
Suranga Lakmal

Dilshan omitted as we are in a new building phase and we should give chance to young players to groom for the next world cup. Chameera obviously unfit and I would not risk him for ODIs' as very important India tour coming up. Thissara hasn't done much lately so instead of that Milinda Sririwardhana can be used as a genuine batting and bowling alrounder. Thissara needs to do well in domestic cricket if he needs to come back to the team. Tharindu Kaushal also rested because of his work load ahead and need to be fit for the India tour while we can try out our next best options for ODIs' If its a very important series may be Tharindu Kaushal can be included.

Posted in: Select your ODI squad for series against Pakistan by AmilaSaman on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 12:42. Reply to this comment.

Kusal Perera
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Lahiru Thirimanne
Angelo Mathews
Dinesh Chandimal
Ashan Priyanjan/Kithuruwan Vithanage
Thisara Perera
Sachitra Senanayake
Dhammika Prasad
Tharindu Kaushal
Lasith Malinga

Dushmantha Chameera
Suranga Lakmal

* The explosive duo of Dilshan and Kusal will kick start the innings then followed by Thirimanne,Mathews,Chandimal, Kithuruwan/Priyanjan depending on performance and form, Thisara will have to consistently perform or would be replaced by another player which i'm not naming, since sometimes it depends on the day's pitch, opponent, conditions, team combinations etc... Senanayake gets a welcoming but he will have to prove his worth or else will be replaced by another spinner or once again like Thisara Perera's case, Prasad, Malinga. If it's a seamer friendly wicket would go with three Pace's in the likes of Lakmal, Prasad, Malinga.From this original team idelay a spinner or someone like Senanayake will make way to Lakmal or will depend on the day's team plan.
Spinner friendly Kaushal ace spinner and Senanayake. For all these players I would draw up an incentive scheme so that they would consistently be motivated to perform and based on merit of performance i would retain them in the team.

Posted in: Select your ODI squad for series against Pakistan by Lalindra De Silva on Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 12:07. Reply to this comment.