why do you think both Thiri and Chandi were swapped around, but not Mathews. Because compared to Mathews these two were unable to get settle in their roles at any position after nearly 6 years. For a world class batsman it does not matter the format, the position where ever just look at Kohli, just goes out there and bat.
Excuses like not playing higher or lower does not really justify these two players international mediocrity. After 6 years nobody knows who these two are apart from Sri Lankans. I really doubt English people would be exited to go and buy tickets in hope of seeing some batting from these two batsmen.
Statistical jargon is not required to prove this point. Ian Chappel who does not have anything to do with our players simply said it, "move on" neither of these two don't have got the metal to make it as a world class batsman.
It is a shame that we don't have young batsmen who can step into international cricket at the age of 19 any more.
This team is again looking like Mathews and his 11 friends team. However lets see how Kusal Mendis and Dananjaya goes about their business if they get a chance.
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Has sanath jayasuriya justified his appointment as the chief selector ?
Just days prior to the world cup ,sports minister and cricket authorities dissolved the cricket selection committee and appointed a new committee and aravindada silva was appointed as the chief of the committee. T20 world cup was a bitter experience for players , selectors as well the cricket hierarchy. Just after the world cup aravindada silva rejected to continue on his roll sighting his business commitments .sangakkara too rejected to continue his roll as a selector hence SLC was forced to appoint another committee. sport minister gave his recommendation to appoint another committee in the last week and sanath was appointed as head of the committee. sanath served as the chief selector year ago , but his service came to an abrupt end after the 2015 world cup debacle .
Selection committee has named the test squad for England tour. surprisingly Thirimanna as well as dasun shanaka managed to find places in the team .thirimanna’s selection despite his poor display in the recent past has raised the eyebrows of many cricket fans . thirimanna has done nothing special to take back his place . but it seems that sanath and co still have a huge trust on him .
Dasun shanaka was brought in to the side as an limited over hitter , now he has been selected to test squad . this will be his first international tour to the northern hemisphere . hence playing against the seam and swing would be a huge challenge for him . lot of them think that experience player would have been handy in the winter climate instead of dasun shanaka.sanath made an identical move in the 2014 england tour . thisara was selected to play in one of the test match , but that move was an utter failure as thisara came under heavy criticism for his aggressive batting style in that test match
On the other hand ,Lahiru milantha and roshen chanaka were not named to the tour in spite of of their good form in the domestic matches .
We still don’t know the exact reasons behind the selection process .hence it’s not fair to criticize selection committee without giving them some time to build a settle squad .we all wish that this tour would be good turnaround for the team as we all srilankans love to see the team on the victorious side .
@SeeThrough clear vision is not enough to understand the purpose of the topic in an article you need a brain as well . the selector must be controversial but in here it's irrelevant . either topic should be the original topic or the topic should contain the news inside the article otherwise it's just a waste of time of a reader .tbh i clicked on this link to read something controversial about the selector .I would have never clicked on this news if the article topic was the original topic "Sanath Jayasuriya to be appointed SLC Selection Committee Head" .it's the same news which i read in other media . why should i waste my times reading the same news ? hope you can See Through the issue in her with your clear vision . cheers!
THIRIMANNE N CHANDI BATTED IN ALL POSITION BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN FAULT AS THEY HAVE NOT SCORED IN ANY OF THE POSITIONS FOR LAST FIVE YEARS, NOT ONLY THAT , THEY KEPT GOING UP N DOWN THE ORDER AND KEPT DESTROYING THE CHANCES OF PLAYERS LIKE DANUSHKA GUNATHILAKE... WHAT HAS CHANDI DONE IN T20 TO OPEN FOR SL... IF THESE TWO R SUCH CLASS PLAYERS WHY CANT THEY PROVE IT IN DOMESTIC MATCHES.... SANATH HAS DONE THE SAME AMOUNT OF DAMAGE AS HE DID MAKE IT PROUD ONCE BEFORE. RIP SLC (I M NOT GOING TO WATCH CRICKET SINCE CHANDI , LAKMAL N THIRI R PLAYING AND MIS REPRESENTING THE TALENT OF SRI LANKA
Preaching to the choir I am afraid and we know and have said (for years) that schools cricket needs to be looked at. The only question is can he do it or what we would like to hear is, how does he plan to do this as the chief selector whose role is to make selections!
It seems which ever Malinga goes folks will nail him. If he didnt play it is a case faking injury, he plays and apparently he shouldnt have, in to the mix is this story of IPL. The plain truth is the man in injured - he is not a machine and it is planinly obvious with such an unorthodox action, injury would catch up.
I would have left out Thiri who is unfit for the first test and at last count cannot get the ball off the square. I would also have opted for Vadersa over Dilruwan. I dont see either playing with Dhananjaya and Siri to support Herath. Decent pace attack picked for English conditions. Not sure how Dasun made it but I presume they are looking at his seamers and batting being handy in England.
Atleast SLC is consistent, just recycle selectors as they do with players and officials! Then sack them unceremoniously and recall a prevously sacked (dropped) selector/player.
True these cricketing Gods who chose Thrimanne are as crazy as the other Gods when you put your innocent Trust on them. They will take you for a ride & I'm sure Thrimanne will prove it again.