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.
If there are no laws to prosecute them then they have done nothing wrong. It cant be illegal.
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.
Cricket stats guru...malinga did actually bowl that, he bowled it to brendon mcculum..it I'm not mistaken he played a back foot defence
My Playing XI: Kusal, Dilshan, Thirimanna, Mathews, Vithanage, Chandimal, Thisara, Jeevan, Kaushal, Chameera, Malinga
Well done Mr. Sangakkara! You deserve all the applause.
Enjoy your life after retirement!
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?
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;
2.Kusal Janith Perera
Kusal Perera (opener)
Upul Tharanga( Opener)
Dhanuska Gunathilaka (Backup opener)
Milinda Siriwardhana (spinning alrounder)
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.
Ashan Priyanjan/Kithuruwan Vithanage
* 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.