Munaweera for T20, Maharoof for ODI & T20
My pick ODI
as this is a one off T20 a great chance to give youngsters a run
Munaweera, Maharoof OK for me. But other two are not a good choice.
MY TEAM MAY INCLUDE
2. KITHRUWAN VITHANAGE
3. SEEKKUGE PRASANNA
5. MILINDA SIRIWARDENA
8. DILHARA LOKUHETTIGE
9.. DASUN SHANAKA
10. THISARA PERERA
12. ASELA GUNARATHNA
13. KASUN RAJITHA
14 DHAMMIKA PRASAD
If kusal is OK we can use replacing vandersay.
Vandersay is the unluckiest . he is a guy who has proven his value and is a guy who is hungry for more . shame that vandersay isnt in the squad . SHAME !!!!
Munaweera and maharoof
Leave Malinga alone and respect his service to SL!
Probably,Rajitha and Vandersay will be considered for the ODIs. Roshen of course is very unlucky....
Sorry for the late response buddy, have been a bit unwell.
I was as shocked as you are. In fact, I don't even remember if I heard his name before. The game of glorious uncertainties keeps surprising us...
@Beliya the last test Thisara Perera played was in 2012 against Pakistan, I have no idea where you are getting information from!
I think they picked Shanaka because he had a good first class season, as an all rounder, and since they know he can swing the ball I think they've picked him to lighten the load on Angi. I'm a bit skeptical about his selection but I can also see the possibility of it paying off, so won't really criticize before a match or two is played.
No justification at all for selecting Thirimanne
I too don't agree with the argument that 'not being given a consistent position is reason for failure'. If you have the talent, mental toughness and confidence in your ability, you should be able to adopt and adjust. Chandimal has scored runs at #7 while keeping, then at #6, #5 and now at #4.
Thirimanne is not a bad player and could yet become the next Sanga. I personally believe that he is that talented. My issue with his selection is more of an issue with selectors than the player. irrespective of his 'promise', 'potential', 'talent', he has failed!!! He had done nothing to warrant being given his test cap back! He failed again when given a chance in the T20. After all of this, to keep picking him without making him go to the A team and score runs is simply a slap on the face of those other players who worked so hard, played an entire domestic season and scored runs and committed to local cricket! Some of them, for several years now, like Roshen Silva! That is the type of injustice that can destroy the future generation of cricketers. If committing to domestic cricket and scoring runs, scoring hundreds when given A team opportunities, and still you are ignored for a player who keeps failing, how would a young cricketer find hope, self believe, and the passion to go on?
Without knowing the facts people shouldn't scrutinize and cast aspersions on someone. Dr Kannangara is a well known in sports science. He is a Professor for heaven sake!! Asking him where he got his license is a cheap shot. People should get out of hero worship and focus on subject in hand. Ridiculing someone who is very well known among the sports fraternity is like hitting him below belt. To everyone who doesn't know who is Dr Kannangara, google his name so you will understand what I am on about.
As for Malinga let's hope he puts country before money every time. He is obviously injured but his previous deeds have come back to haunt him. It's the same old theory if you dish it out you expect it will come back one day.