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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:54

What about Kithuruwan and Munaweera ?????? They are also good attacking players to open the SL team. Munaweera is a handy bowler like Dilshan + Kithuruwan did well in England as an opener plus he can bowl some leg spin and if he can improve that he may become more valuable.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:47

That's not actually a good thing for SL :P I mean if Chandimal or Thirimanna or KJP could at least bowl half as good as Dilshan, we won't even be talking about Jeewan and Seekku right now :D)))

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:45

What a coincidence that so many of our future generation of batsman are also wicket keepers and not part time bowlers; Kusal, Kaushal, Upul, Dickwella.... I am surely forgetting more..

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:41

Think Chandimal got an extended run right? And Tharanga has already played TWO FULL WORLD CUPs 2007 and 2011 apart from numeral bilateral series in between since 2005 right??? was still unable to nail down until KJP arrived on the scene??

but yes definitely Tharanga is my backup opener. and i'd even go as far as saying that after Dilshan retires Tharanga-KJP are my long term ODI openers for SL :)

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:34

UpperCut - agree....but my question to you is, did those others I mention even get the 10 games in a row that KP got? No.... :) So the only point is, he cant complain....

Anyhow, sounds like we all agree that the opener or back up batsman should be one of KP and Upul Tharanga... so at least we are not all over the place :) ...outside chance also exists for Dimuth and Kaushal I think..only because they have a NZ tests to audition

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:30

@MTC, in my point; i wasn't complaining about lack of chances KJP got. It was about the "baggage" that came along with all of those chances :)

"Instead of telling KJP that: "u have 7 matches or 2 series to come good, and don't worry u won't be dropped half way thru even if u fail", the management/selectors are telling him: "DO NOT FAIL otherwise, u will be replaced halfway thru the series by Mahela or Tharanga" and Mahela acknowledging in public that he is eying that opener's spot does not help KJP's assurance either " --- from the comment #14 :)

Sanath/Kalu didn't have that kinda pressure hanging over their heads. Ranatunga made sure of that..

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:13

@ MyTwoCents; I agree with your point. Sure it would be much better than going to bat with basically 9 wickets in hand upfront, loosing one in the first over it self. Big scores can be achieved only through initial stability, especially in seamers' paradise.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:11

Hahaha U have created a account and coming and saying that u did not do that. Come on man be positive with what u doing if you are a man why u want to create a new account and give ur point in the same manner ?????

I can't check the stats man I can't waste my valuable time to check the stats of a invaluable player like Tharanga. If u can give me the stats. And don't compare and tell legends like Sanga and Dilshan is edging to slips more than UT. U must be a fool then :P :P LOL

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:01

My point with Kaushal Silva was based on the fact that I don't think in NZ/Aus we are going to bat aggressively in the first 10 - 20 overs. EVen in SL, we were 27-1 in 10 and got 290..THe approach should be one of consolidation at first and then accelerate later. Kaushal would have been ideal....Yes, I know they did not pick him in the 30 and this is a useless discussion, as useless as some still lobbying for Kapugedera :) ....that said, you never know...If Kaushal gets a 100 in the test in NZ, they 'can' still pick him....

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:59

@ Surod: Creating an account to counter absurd comments see in a blog is not to fool anyone, but to stop trying, fool others & humiliating the intellectual capacity of sensible readers. If this is offensive to someone, none can help it... :)

FYI, what really matters is not how anyone getting out, but how they have fared in the long run of their careers & how they have contributed to the side. That's why stats considered as the absolute measure of overall performance. BTW, do you know that UT has a less frequency of getting out caught behind the wicket due to edging than, Dilshan, more cautious Kaushal Silva in Tests & even Sanga in ODIs ? Check the stats man. Edging the new ball in initial spells, is a common occurrence among any opener in the world & anyone who had ever touched the leather with a bat would know that fact. If you haven't noticed it before, pl keep counting the nicks from today. But anyhow, picking just one opener for that, is happening only in SL!

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