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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 02:30

Before the world cup we should give opportunities to 5 or 6 players to look at how they perform.

Dilshan Munaweera.
Chamara Kapugedera.
Kithruwan Vithanage.
Ferveez Maharoof.
Dudhmantha Chameera.
Lakshan Rangika.

My worldcup squad.

Batsmen.

Kusal Janith.
T.M. Dilshan.
Kumar Sangakkar.
Mahela Jayawardene.
Anjelo Mathews.
Lahiru Thirimanne.
Chamara Kapugedera.
Kithruwan Vithanage.

Pacers.

Thisara Perera.
Lasith Malinga.
Suranga Lakmal.
Shaminda Eranga.
Dammika Prasad or Nuwan Pradeep or Dushmantha Chameera.

Spinners.

Rangana Herath.
Sachithra Senanayaka or Ajantha Mendis or Lakshan Rangika.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 02:11

IS the ROI worth working with SLC "jokers and buffoons"?

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:48

wont be surprised if he hides himself through showing an injury, best way to be in the system when not performing is to come up with an injury...

luckily ECB has it on camera.. how poor can you get..

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:16

Well spoken as usual.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 00:36

Interview Part III
http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilank...

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 00:24

Interview Part II

http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilank...

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 21:51

SLCricket1 - agreed :) Perhaps what I should have asked is "Who is your favorite between Sangakkara and Aravinda". Still no meaning rather than just wanting to know the public sentiment.

Stormy answered this for us thought. You have to look at averages at the end of the day and when the gap is so wide, then you have no excuses. Yes, if the gap was say 5 to 7 runs, fair enough to argue on other factors.

Sangakkara should be discussed as perhaps one of the greatest batsman ever. So to ask how he compares to Aravinda perhaps is like asking is if McGill was better than Warne. I get it :)

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 20:59

SANGA !! dont` retire for YOUR SAKE !! Play two more years you `ll end up as the greatest batsman of modern era.. If you retire now you`ll be just another great batsman but you have this AMAZING chance to make us proud.. please play TEST cricket for two more years , score at least 14,000 TEST runs , make trinity proud , make whole f Kandy proud and make Sri Lankans proud by finishing you career as the greatest batsman of modern cricket ! You are almost there and you have so little left to do now.. just finish that too... You are only 37.. Look at Kallis , Midbah , Chandrapaul etc

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 20:01

dont believe any of it unless a source is mentioned...

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 17:49

@Hitman : Everyone must understand different people have different views about selection procedures. But it is difficult to represent everyone's opinions by the selection committee when choosing players to represent national team.

But this is definitely a worth a opportunity and see by giving Kapugedara a yet another chance and see how he performs in the national team. If we have suitable middle order players who have establish then we don't want give him a chance. But ATM where Chandimal and Priyanjan haven't secured their places. Even Chandimal has dismissed for 0 in the practice match today. Even Thirimanne also not 100% establish himself. It is important to have more bench strength too when going for the wc.

Agree what you said we don't need to compare too much playing in Bangladesh club levels. But having said that there are International players in those teams in Bangladesh. But this not only apply to Kapugedara it also apply to Bhanuka as well.

Compared with Bhanuka, Kapugedara is MILES ahead in the same tournament + he have the International experience as well in going for a Major tournament like WC. So how could you think we have to give Bhanuka a chance instead of Kapugedara is really questionable to ask ????

Just to note these are the recent scores of Kapugedara and Bhanuka in the same Dhaka Premier tournament currently

CHAMARA KAPUGEDARA

161*(136) + 10-0-41-4
106(106) + 1-0-11-0
85(106) + 10-0-38-1
11*(12) + 6-0-22-0

Total runs 363 runs

Batting Average 181.5 @ S.R of 100.8

Bowling Average 22.4 @ R.P.O 4.14

BHANUKA RAJAPAKSE

29(32) + 2-0-6-0
19*(31)
12(36)
1(14)

Total runs 61 runs

Batting Average 20.33 @ S.R of 53.98%

So how could you give Bhanuka the green light ahead of Kapugedara for the national squad ??????.

This is the reason some people just trying to say and think what others are telling. Bhanuka is not a talented cricketer for me. Players like Kusal, Kapugedara and Kithuruwan are far ahead of Bhanuka. It is not only in this tournament that Bhanuka scores are low if you look his statistics over the past 3 years you can clearly say it is not warrant a place in the national team although he might have one shinning innings in between many of his innings.

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