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If we give same no of chances to the Kusal & Kithruwan that we have given to these 2 players (Thiri, Chandi) they can be become most dangerous players in the world. Not only Kusal & Kithruwan but also Roshen Silva, Anjelo Perera, Udara Jaysundara, Rumesh Buddika, Dickwella are looking for their chances. But selectors don't go beyond these 2. Both Chandi & Thiri another Kapugedera to me. Both of them can't concentrate longer period of time. Always going for rubbish shots. Koushal, Dimuth, Mathews are ok. Tharanga & Mubarak can add some experience to the batting line up. We should include Kusal & Roshen instead of these 2.

Posted in: Should Chandimal and Thirimanne be removed from the squad? by Anonymous (not verified) on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 13:35. Reply to this comment.


Happy to see the way that Tharanga batted today. He seems to be in a good touch, so selectors have a good choice for the ODI side.
On the other hand, Impressed with the anchor role played by Dimuth today. With this performance, he also can be considered to the ODI side as well.

Posted in: [Discussion Thread] Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015 by R Peterson on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 13:23. Reply to this comment.


I can't understand the logic of selectors behind these 2 players.

When a player like Kithuruwan, Kusal, Priyanjan, Dickwella failed after one or two matches they will be removed from the squad for a long time.

Players like Dilshan Munaweera, Roshen Silva, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Anjelo Perera, Dhanuska Gunathilaka, Udara Jayasunadara, Romesh Buddhika has not even got a chance to perform at the national level due to these 2 players.

These 2 players cementing their places without any performance for a considerable time now. ONCE IN A BLUE MOON they will perform and that is enough for selectors to persist with these 2 players for ever.

Isn't this un justice to other talented cricketers from this country ???

Seems like these 2 players are not valuing their wicket because they know they will be selected anyway.

Posted in: Should Chandimal and Thirimanne be removed from the squad? by Cricket StatsGuru on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 13:09. Reply to this comment.


Who cares?

Posted in: Who will win the Sri Lanka v Pakistan Test series? by Anonymous (not verified) on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:30. Reply to this comment.


Strange day strating with both teams opting for 3 seamers followed by SL getting to 100/1 without too much threat from seam after being put in. Once again, just as the time came to get ahead, SL threw it away with poor shot selection. What is going on here - we have done it all series, just trying to hit out and this time from the captain and vice captain! The other strange thing is the spinners have been most destructive on a wicket expcted to aid seam.

While Pakistan would have expected to do early damage with the new ball after winning the toss, SL wont get close to 300 which still leaves Pakistan in the driving seat ahead of probably the best batting conditions on day 2 and 3.

Dimuth from all accounts was brilliant and great to see this guy have a solid series and with Kaushal also in the runs, the opening spots seem secure for a while. Not sure what is going on with Thiri who is expected to be at his best in test, unable to buy a run AND playing wild shots after stonewalling.

SL chasing the game again unless they get Paksitan to slip up in the batting but bowling themselves back in to the game.

Posted in: [Discussion Thread] Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015 by Stormy on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 09:55. Reply to this comment.


Delan82,
You asked me what I meant by "Test cricket is a health hazard and not suitable to the sub-continent?"

What I meant was that it should not be played during the day time when the heat and humidity are very high. That is why I like the idea of Day-night Tests.

As far as the "Health Hazard", I would like you to please Copy and paste the link below in the address bar.
http://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/files/pages/laws-and-policies/Cricket_Victoria_Extreme_Heat_Guidelines.pdf

If it doesn't work, Google "Heat Exhaustion and cricket players."
Let me know your take on the article.

Cheers!

Posted in: Chameera injured and out of third Test by Anonymous (not verified) on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 23:57. Reply to this comment.


Hi Delan82,
Your points that a local coach can be biased and that he will be influenced by politicians etc. are well taken. Is it not very unfortunate that our country is in a such sorry state? Don't we have people who can correct this situation? It seems to me that money has the last say in Sri Lanka. Why can't intelligent people like you do something about it?

Posted in: Sri Lanka keen on getting Dennis Lillee for coaching stint by Anonymous (not verified) on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 22:41. Reply to this comment.


What do you mean Test cricket is a health hazard and not suitable to the sub-continent?

Imran, Wasim, Waqar all played over 80 Tests as fast bowlers, and before you say the schedules were easier then, they all played lots of first class cricket especially county cricket where the schedules are more hectic and ridiculous and their teams tended to overuse them in terms of bowling workloads.

That's just 3 names from the sub-continent that have lasted as quick bowlers. It comes down to individual's fitness and how they are managed/handled by the captain and management.

Malinga's action was always going to take it's toll on various parts of his body.

I agree with @SiriSena's comment that Chameera should not get obsessed with chasing speed records and just focus on bowling and getting the job done. And regarding management of younger bowlers.

Posted in: Chameera injured and out of third Test by delan82 on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 21:55. Reply to this comment.


What do you mean Test cricket is a health hazard and not suitable to the sub-continent?

Imran, Wasim, Waqar all played over 80 Tests as fast bowlers, and before you say the schedules were easier then, they all played lots of first class cricket especially county cricket where the schedules are more hectic and ridiculous and their teams tended to overuse them in terms of bowling workloads.

That's just 3 names from the sub-continent that have lasted as quick bowlers. It comes down to individual's fitness and how they are managed/handled by the captain and management.

Malinga's action was always going to take it's toll on various parts of his body.

I agree with @SiriSena's comment that Chameera should not get obsessed with chasing speed records and just focus on bowling and getting the job done. And regarding management of younger bowlers.

Posted in: Chameera injured and out of third Test by delan82 on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 21:55. Reply to this comment.


What do you mean Test cricket is a health hazard and not suitable to the sub-continent?

Imran, Wasim, Waqar all played over 80 Tests as fast bowlers, and before you say the schedules were easier then, they all played lots of first class cricket especially county cricket where the schedules are more hectic and ridiculous and their teams tended to overuse them in terms of bowling workloads.

That's just 3 names from the sub-continent that have lasted as quick bowlers. It comes down to individual's fitness and how they are managed/handled by the captain and management.

Malinga's action was always going to take it's toll on various parts of his body.

I agree with @SiriSena's comment that Chameera should not get obsessed with chasing speed records and just focus on bowling and getting the job done. And regarding management of younger bowlers.

Posted in: Chameera injured and out of third Test by delan82 on Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 21:55. Reply to this comment.