Even South Africa has death bowling coach but what happen yesterday :)
PK let's wait till Thursday afternoon to see your great cricketing nation reeling after an infamous defeat.Then your big mouth would shut itself!!
PK let's wait till Thursday afternoon till your great cricketing nation reeling after an infamous defeat. Then your big mouth would shut itself!!
If Thiri is to come in at #4, who should bat at #3? I'm guessing Chandi? Or is there another newbie that deserves to bat at #3? If Chandi bats at #3, he might have to come in during the Powerplay and he might be able to take use of the fielding restrictions by playing his natural game...? Food for thought?
This is Tharanga's record playing in Australia / NZ / WI / Eng / SA up to 2015 (since not selected to squads or played any in 2015 except for 1 at tail).
Those countries do NOT have slow turning wickets in general. Look at Tharanga's record playing those countries with bounce/ swing/ seam & pace on their decks. The stats are limited to above HOSTING nations, Vs all test playing nations (except BD & Zim) in all ODI tournaments: Tharanga has the SECOND BEST 35.45 Av (Sanga has the best 40.5 Av). So what you are saying is completely WRONG Chaminda.
Tharanga : 48 in - 1631 - 174* HS - 35.45 Av- 72.65 SR - 4 x 100+ - 10 x 50+
Look at Dilshan's record in Such countries up to 2015 (only the SR is better compared to UT):
84 in - 2378 runs- 160* HS - 32.57 Av - 81.63 SR - 3 x 100 - 11 x 50+
Sanga's Record up to 2015:
124 in - 4198 runs - 134* HS - 37.81 Av - 76.84 SR - 5 x 100 - 29 x 50+
Tharanga has played well in England & New Zealand. So, he is capable of playing in seaming conditions. Which Sri Lankan opening batsman has played well in Australia? In my opinion, we should have stuck with him in last two years. He would have scored 4 or 5 centuries. He is good in New Zealand conditions and he would have definitely played well in world cups better than Kusal and Karunarathne.
No matter what and how good he has performed, some people cannot stand Upul Tharanga. Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu see the same way.
@Chaminda: Do you know Tharanga has the same batting Av 28.09 in Australia Vs Aus as Dilshan Av 28.43 (up to this WC with new field restriction rules)? True, Dilly has a better SR but never won a MoM award in Aus, but Upul had won a crucial match for us with an unbeaten 86* & Won the only series in Aus to date, for SL receiving a MoM.! Don't go by stats manipulated (according to India) to a short period, but consider the overall.
Tharanga's batting average in Australia Vs Aus is 28.09 & won one MoM award.
12 in - 309 runs - 86* HS - 28.09 Av - 62.17 SR* - 3 x 50+
*(before new field restriction rules)
Dilshan's batting average in Australia Vs Aus is 28.43 (up to this WC with new rules)
26 in - 654 runs - 106 HS- 28.43 Av - 80.04 SR - 1 x 100 - 3 x 50+
Kapugedera, Munaweera, Bhanuka?????
Dimuth is more of a test match player, Kpugedara- Seriously Kapu again?, Munaweera Avg of 31 in FC cricket 26 in list A dont think he is cut out to play International cricket,Danushka- SR is too low in list A cricket he needs to improve that,Vishwa Good prospect should have been in there,Chathuranga- We have better spinners than that in the squad, Pradeep-Good prospect should be in there, Dammika-He will be 35-36 by 2019 so I dont think he can play