Its a fair call actually - cannot leave Sachin out of many teams surely but then who do you leave out? Only one choice as I see it - Ara. Don't shoot just adding my two cents.
Another game and another opponent cruises past us yet again with minimum fuss despite posting a decent score. Batters did well but the bowling was struggling to hold the English who always seemed to have the game under control. Great to see Danushka and Mendis make good scores up the order. Mendis is particular is something to get excited about. His technique looks decent and reminds me of VVS as times. The top 3 also have a secondary skill so useful top order in the making. Not sure why they both threw their wickets after the rain but got he feeling no matter how much we go, it wouldn't be enough.
The lesson on this tour if nothing else is we can no longer play for 275 - 300 as our bowlers cannot defend it. This means we need aggressive batters or we are wasting our time and most team will run past our bowling attack.
Neither of the two are ideal - this is basically picking the less-sh*ttier one from the two!!
I would pick Seekkuge Prasanna because he can at least hit a few, even if it is once every few games, and he is a leg spinner, whereas Farveez Maharoof can't bat or bowl (and he's just another medium pacer, where we have too many of) - as he showed in these last few games.
Mathews failing as a captain is Chandimal's fault?! lololol Well, this is new!
Agree with NMM.
Hating someone when they've done nothing wrong is some serious desperation.
What did Chandimal do? And where did this 'racism' come from?
'tries for racism in the team' - what the hell does that even mean?! :D:D
The haters have found something else that's completely invalid to hate on a team-player. From that comment, the people can see who the racist here is.
As one of the players who suffered the most due to politics in Sri Lanka Cricket and after being treated like shit, Chandimal has done well.
Mathews' failures, negativity and lack of an inspiring personality is his fault and no one else's. Unfortunately for SL Cricket, it looks like he hasn't learnt anything from Mahela, Sanga and Dilshan when he used to captain the team with them.
well written article... my thoughts precicesly..
what i dont get is this chandimal hate... what the hell did he do wrong??? he's the leading run scorer in this series, didn't drop catches, didn't waste balls but still he's blamed... And for ones who say he's selfish and greedy for captaincy must have forgotten how selflessly he gave up captaincy @ wt20 2014.
Non. Once in a blue moon slog does not make Prasanna a good batter. There are many good alrounders better than Maharoof.
Stupid Chandimal should be blamed for these..
As long as Chandimal around , there w never be spirit..
He (Chanimal) is gready of his place as well as Captaincy
Chandimal isnthe one who tries for Racism in the team....
Can we repeat this initiative. Would love to hear from sanga again!
None of the above!
Milinda is far better.