Guys.. I used to think Seeku was nothing more than a blind slogger and a hack. But his innings of 58 and 95 showed us he does have a decent talent to clear the ropes. He probably hit 10 -12 sixes in those two innings alone. It might not be a bad idea to promote him to opening alongside Kusal and make use of the first ten overs and fielding restrictions.Dhanushka/Mendis can come in 3/4 according to the situation maintaining left right combo.
Going forward,would like to see the below XI against the AUS in ODIs next month in SL.
Selectors SHOULD give reasons why they are ignoring siriwardene.... It's extremely unfair.... He's such a clean hitter... wicket taker as well...
well written @delan
@late cut Whats the issue with Morgan and backroom staff?
Really don't understand what they are planing with Prasanna. He is a slogger and easy to target and get him out. Sri lanka lost it again there. Ideally it should have been a wicket taking spinner with some mystery. Bowlers lacking the penetration to take wicket. And some bias decision will always pile upon our misery. Third umpire gave his 100% to give Shanaka out even though there is enough to point that he crossed the line. Mind you its a poor running from Shanaka again. If Sri Lanka can come out good that would be good morale booster but highly unlikely.
Weekend no one warching the game?.......... or the fans have got mauled by the HaleRoy storm!.....
Good innings by Mendis and Chandi... Hope they can get a par score...
One more bites the dust!.... at least he can avoid getting abused by the all and sundry non performance.
Swimming pool is a must for physical training.... and where is our pool? The pool washed away in London thanks to our Board!
We are doing these for our players and for the country and not for any personal gain,” Wettimuni said. According to Wettimuni, water training is an integral part in physical training and he added that had the swimming pool construction work not been stopped, the R. Premadasa swimming pool would have been completed by now.
This explains the pathetic state of our fitness.... and fielding.
My team for the 3rd ODI.
01) Kusal Perera
02) Upul Tharanga
03) Kusal Mendis
04) Lahiru Thirimanne
05) Angelo Mathews
06) Dinesh Chandimal
07) Dasun Shanaka
08) Seekkuge Prasanna
09) Ferveez Maharoof
10) Suranga Lakmal
11) Nuwan Pradeep
I would go with experienced Tharanga to open with Kusal. However, still the bowling line up is not the ideal one. SL desperately need a Left arm pacer in the team (Someone like Binura, Udana or Wishwa). Hope Chief selector will take this matter into his consideration.
Mr gaja you may be a gaja friend of thirimanne. whenever there is name of GREAT thirimanne you are always excited to talk. we all know how consistent he is. mr gaja,do you know how he managed to score these runs. that was a flat track and Sri Lanka around 120 - 1 when he came to bat so there is no pressure at all. on that day hero was dilshan. if he wasn't able to score at least 20, your world class player never score 87. so don't think much about him. we all know he is best player in the world now in all formats of the game. BUT HE IS NOT SCORING????
Why i say the backroom is not working is that Eion Morgans issue is well known al teams do that so it was an obviois choice.... but for other batsmen our backroom staff needs to dig throught the data and find tactics.... which we rarely see.