Praveen: CAN win and WILL win means the same thing in terms of cricket matches IMO. Stormy has a very good point in that its pretty obvious the current SL team CANNOT win against the likes of AUS or NZ teams in these conditions. I think better wording will be "would you like to see SL win against the aussies" lol.
All he had to do is put his hand up in gesture to say sorry. In particular the 2nd and final one. That small gesture would have avoided a fine.
Brett Lee often bowled beamers on regular basis but that hand gesture and apology often meant he got away with it.
I give Lahiru credit for yesterday's knock for making the most of his lives and making the Englishmen pay for their mistake.
A bit like Root cashed in, Thiramanne did the same. That's what you have to do when you are given some luck/a life...make it count. He hasn't always done this past, but yesterday he did.
When compared to Austrailia our strength is spin bowling. I think against Austrailia we must include 2 spinners & also sydney cricket ground is spin friendly pitch more than other Aussie pitches. But problem is Sacithra not at his best at the moment & he is slow through the air after remodeling his action. Also Herath is not physically fit & with 4 stitches on his left arm will be very difficult to deal with leather ball & it will be very painful. Also Dilshan is bowling well rather than Sachithra when we considered last few matches. So that we have to take a gamble who should be included into the squad instead of herath.
1.in the cause of lack of power hitters down the order should we consider Kusal/Kithruwan. Also they are among the runs at the domestic level.
2.Herath is a experience spin bowler & Due to the experience factor should we include his test match spin bowling partner Dilruwn Perera. Also he took 7 wickets in a match more recently.
3.We don't have leg spinner in our squad after injury to Jeevan Mendis. Also Aussie pitches are more helpful for leggies. Should we consider Seekuge Prasanna who bowled well at the 7 th ODI against NewZealand.
4.Herath is a left arm spin bowler. therefore should we consider left arm chinnamon bowler Lakshan Sandakan. Also he will be a surprise package because of his different angles.
5.Also Srilanka's best young spinner Tharindu Koushal who has lot of variations isn't a bad option at all.
6.Also Shaminda Eranga/Nuwan Pradeep/Dammika Prasad(If he is fit) who bowled well in NZ test & one day series are not bad options on these fast bowling friendly pitches.
7.Also we can't forget Ajantha Mendis who was highest wicket taker for Srilanka in 2011 World Cup.
in the next game we have a golden opportunity to test our bench strength against a good side . I hope that sanga , dili will give themselves a rest and play tharanga , dimuth & chandi at the same time . whoever can get more runs against Oz deserved to be in the team .fair and square
need to give a chance for dushamntha and sachithra as well . & also i like to see kula in for the next game . malinga can get a rest as well . for some players it is a must rest game rather than a must win game. our best spin bowler is down with an injury now . if another players gets injured it will be a chaos.
Whats with the stupid background music
best fast bowler srilanka ever produce respect to him
Go Lanka GO!!!!!!!!
Yahpalanaya, LOL. I couldn't have written any better.. couldn't agree with you more. But it's like talking to deaf..or people with selective hearing.
We can keep pointing the facts..but unfortunately people who live in the past will never admit that his best days are behind him. Moreover there is not even a whimper about his great fielding. Apotheosis can blind rationale thinking.