he played record breaking cricket in Bangladesh & his recent form not bad either .If the current T20 team struggle in NZ, surely he is going to be a strong candidate for the Asia cup along thiri
@dilsclass kindly go and watch the the last T20 game he played for SL , if you still can't understand his value of him for this team , I don't think you will ever understand the value of any player playing this game . like is said in my comment for stromy , you are another blind fan who measure the distance of a six rather than the runs scored by a player to win the game .
@Stormy best excuse for someone has nothing behind them to defend their judgment of a player i believe
I strongly agree with you. They completely neglected the two very good player, whom they can try easily at no. 3 position, namely Anjelo Perera and Roshen Silva. Both are equally very good players. Anjelo in particular a good choice at no. 3, as he is a very good striker. These two are always among runs, but never used them properly. These two have enough experience and with a very good average, far better than Thirimanna, Milinda, Kusal. It is always a mystery why they are not treated well. I am not telling that Thiri, Mili and Kusal are not good, they are good, but Anjelo and Roshen are bettr than them. Hope these two will have a chance in the team.
Definitely a good squad.Although I don't understand why vithanage is in both the T20 and Test squad but doesn't get into the ODI squad. They should definitely rest dilshan for an ODI or two because we need to seriously have a replacement ready for when he retires.
Definitely one of the better squads in quite some time. Unfortunate that eranga is out due to injury though. About time that silva was dropped he bats far too slow for my liking. Who do you guys think is going to open with dimuth? I think mendis to keep the left-right combo.
Overall all squads look okay. But I believe they should have left out Ajanta Mendis & Dilruwan from one day & test squads.
If selectors want to test out candidates for opening and no 3 position they should have included a top order bat like Mahela Udawatte or even Angelo Perera or Rosen Silva trying them out at the top. We always had players playing in a different position which is opposed to thier usual batting position.
Nothing like trying.
I feel they missed the trick by including Dilruwan. He is just a mediocre spinner. What happened to other right arm off spinners named by Piyal Wijetunge?
Overall it looks a good selection and based on the merit. Its nice to see that youngsters like kusal mendis,udara are getting chances and now its up to players to show their capability. Roshen silva is little unlucky, but currently there is no vacancy in the middle order.
For ODIs, a new off spinner should have been tested since both ajantha and senanayake have lost their rhythem.
@SLCricket - you probably have a point worth discussing but sadly you need to engauge someone who will put up with your condescending attitude, good luck and hope you find others like you.
Greats squads selected for the tour.