My combination as below.
1.Thiri(No option at the moment)
5.Tharanga\Kusal(Both have played well in Aussie in past)
7.kula\Seekku(If it is help spin Seekku will play )
8.Sachi\Herath (One of them)
9.Prasad\Eranga (Prasad is a good thinking bowler)
I'm not including Thisara and Jeewan even to the squad. Because they can't bat nor ball. Thiri & Dilshan is good option to the Open the inning and no any other option at the moment.Sanga,Mahela like to play their positions.Tharanga and Kusal batted well those positions past and they can hit the ball hard as well as build the inning.One of Kula\Seekku as per the condition. Others should be genuine bowlers. Therefor my team is included 6 genuine batmen and 4 genuine bowlers and other one can be bowler or batsman or all-rounder as per the match situation.
Even Mark Richardson commenting on the incident didn't see anything untoward It is so laughable that these kind of stuff get reported by umpires.
This is just a clear example of one rule for us one rule for the fair skinned. There was nothing in it..I saw... Kula was so excited that he got the wicket.. it's because Ronchi stopped and turned.. hence umpires reported him. It's so hypocritical of the way ICC conducts itself. I have seen perennial pokers Southee Johnson giving verbal barbs and send offs to batsman.. but never been taken to task. Will our board escalates this issue to ICC and ask for an explanation that celebrating is considered as bringing the game into disrepute?
Like they say Statistics like mini skirts reveal a lot.. but hide the important bits.You are trying to say under Marvan we have a 50/50 record? But you failed to describe the series we lost and margins and the way we lost. We got hammered in India .. our bowlers got hit out of the park by mediocre players like Ronchi and Anderson in New Zealand. We made them look so good. Our batsman failed to reach 300 when we should have.. including yesterday. The best to describe yesterdays game is that we found ways to loose the game by giving them opportunities to get back in to the game. I will say we just limped over the line.. when we could have just cruised home after we had them struggling with the expected run rate was creeping over 8? I must hand it to you for you to still think Marvan as a good coach .. You must love this guy no matter what...even his track record is nothing to rave about. Like Indians who support film heroes turned politicians because in thier mindset they are the good guys who can't do anything wrong.
On a parting note I don't want to get into an argument about Marvans coaching credentials.. because this is not the time..we can have this discussion after world cup. I hope for the sake of Srilanka cricket and all passionate supporters...we should and will turn things around and bring home the bacon. Because I believe in our players ability to raise to the occasion.. not because of Marvan.
monawa unath maxxxa jump 1a...
Uppercut you are missing the point here. I rather have Ratnayake instead of Ramayake...not still sure what point you are trying to raise? The point I am trying to make is.. I DON'T WANT OUR WORLD CUP PREPARATION TO HIT A ANOTHER HURDLE. I am sure Vaas will be much comfortable working with a senior like Rumesh. The way things are going last thing you want is creating unnecessary tension within the playing group and coaching panel. I thought Penny would be the best fit for fielding.. but as you saw yesterday fielding of Chandimal & Tissara left me with more questions than answers. The best word to describe is pathetic...
It's my pleasure Young Thivi
Typical ICC one set of rules for whites and another for us !
Why the hell do we tolerate this ?
csn IS OWN BY THE FATHER OF YOSHITHA RAJAPAKSHa ex girl friend yasara abenayaka. now rajapakasha family not have such connection as their relation ship is not active. if THIS TAX IS ON LOCAL CHANNELS , IT IS FOOLISH , SPORT SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED , INSTEAD THEY SHOULD IMPOSE TAX ON GARBAGE TELE DRAMAS ON LOCAL CHANNELS, WHICH ARE DESTROY MIND OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Good read and well said. Yes like the 'lab rat' - this guy finally showed some form and what do they do? Keep him on the bench and play Dimuth- mee harak indeed!
He is a naturally aggressive batter who made some runs in the only test he got a chance and SL are crying for an aggressive baater at the top of the order and we dont play the guy.Sure he is not an opener but seriously were we really thinkng Dimuth was going to come and set the pace? Did someone say Mee Harak!!