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Ara makkatai clarke samugaththa paliyata dilshan samuganne? clarke is an injury prone! Dilshan still one of the fittest members of our team! If misbah can play at 42, Why dilshan can't??? inna tharan serama seniorsla ain karala me gamana yanna ba dias unnahe! If the player has desire to play & if he is performing well, age should not be a barrier!

Posted in: Clarke is quitting ODIs, should Dilshan carry on? by Kirihami (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:46. Reply to this comment.


Posted in: Curtains on the firm of Sangawardena! by Viraj Kohlitha on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:39. Reply to this comment.


Australia has done it once again. It shows how hard to beat Australia in a final. There are lots of stats and analysis given for almost for least valuable things. People easily forget what Ranatunga and his men did in 1996. But the feat of beating Australia in a final once out of five times in recent past throws all these useless stats away.

Posted in: A different insight to Sri Lanka's World Cup disaster by Anonymous (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:14. Reply to this comment.


gawd, both ur stories are so cute and emotional. MJ would be like damn happy if he read this!

Posted in: Mahela Jayawardena - a tribute to my favourite cricketer by fishvi (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:43. Reply to this comment.


Sachith Pathirana (List A batting): 26.74(Batting Avg.), 89.97(Strike Rate), 90*(High Score)

Posted in: Which player should make his ODI debut ASAP? by Anonymous (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:31. Reply to this comment.


These slow medium pacers like Binura, Lahiru, Jayampathi, Thisara, Kulasekera are easy pickings for the modern day batsmen. 150+ left arm fast bowlers are the most effective in modern day cricket. We have 2 good left arm pace bowlers. One is Binura Fernando & other is Vishwa Fernando. Binura didn't have enough pace but he will be effective as 4th or 5th option bowler just like Austrailian James Faulkner. Although Vishwa has pace he must improve his control.

Posted in: Which player should make his ODI debut ASAP? by Anonymous (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:04. Reply to this comment.


Well written article. But, the question is whether those decisions would be ever made in the near future? It seems highly unlikely at the moment, with yet to prove Yahapalanaya.

Three blind mice, who navigated the journey, ate the whole piece of cheese & escaped unharmed, trapping rest of SL inside the cage of WC hopes......! Kumar, Dilly, Mj & every SL fan deserved a fair deal than that.

The questions never asked or answered in press conferences.

why Dimuth was selected over Upul for NZ test squad was never answered,

why they retained Dimuth to continue in NZ ODI series & WC, became clear, when suddenly jumped in Kusal, (played over Upul ) in Scot Odi & went onto dump all WC hopes in QF for SL.

why didn`t they consider Chameera in NZ ODI series, why they selected Jeevan over any another proven batter or a bowler (he surly don`t have neither of those skills at that level), were never answered.

why they played Dimuth over Chandi in many ODIs in NZ & how Thisara did enter every playing XI except in one ODI were never answered.

why did they consider the worst among failures in opening, to risk a WC QF, above 3 batters (Thiri, MJ & Upul) who had done a thousand times better job as openers in the past, was never answered.

Posted in: Jayasuriya is right, 'hard decisions' must be made by Yamasana (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:02. Reply to this comment.


Accommodating players who were well past their 40's, because of their political clout, prevented promising young players from gaining vital experience at the international level. World Cup is not the place to try out new players. they should have been tried out at the international level a long time ago.

Posted in: Jayasuriya is right, 'hard decisions' must be made by K.G.W.Abeytunge (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:16. Reply to this comment.


Look at bhanuka's average in domestic level. Some domestic level specialist bowlers have a better average than him. How can he represent international level even without a good domestic record. May be the reason for that is; he has concentrated more about his bowling. He was the best batsmen in 2010 under 19 srilanka world cup squad & had few half centuries as well. I thimk now he has converted to an allrounder from specialist batter. But he is a slow medium pace bowler with speed range of 110-120. But i have seen he swings the ball on srilankan pitches with some difficult deliveries. I don't know how much it will be effective in international level. Players like Kithruwan, Romesh, Udara, Dhanushka also were there.

Srilanka's big 3 players first class record;

Average Strike-rate High Score

Thilakaratne Dilshan 39.07 - 200*
Kumar Sangakkara 51.37 - 319
MahelaJayawardene 49.68 374

But look at averages of those players in domestic level.

Batting Average Strike Rate High Score

Anjelo Mathews- 54.33 51.18 270
Dinesh Chandimal- 52.22 69.46 244
Roshen Silva- 48.88 57.88 189
Gayan Maneeshan- 47.87 53.95 234
Kusal Perera- 47.68 86.64 336
Koushal Silva- 47.53 - 193
Dimuth Karunarathna- 46.78 60.76 210*
Kithruwan Vithnage- 46.06 85.44 351
Minod Bhanuka- 45.00 54.43 128
Sachithra Serasinghe- 44.67 59.84 159
Ashen Silva- 44.11 42.61 175
Romesh Buddika- 44.08 62.40 239
Lahiru Milantha- 43.75(List A) 75.75 095*
Anjelo Perera- 43.47 76.75 244
Udara Jayasundara- 43.04 64.58 222
Chathuranga de Silva- 42.58 79.44 150
Lahiru Thirimanne- 42.53 48.26 156
Asela Gunaratne- 41.35 56.50 200*
Gamindu Kanishka- 40.97 55.87 160
Ashan Priyanjana- 40.24 76.32 235
Shehan Jayasuriya- 39.91 77.29 195
Upul Tharanga- 39.30 - 265*
Dasun Shanaka- 38.32 68.56 127
Madawa Warnapura- 38.07 43.44 200*
Kavindu Kulasekera- 37.00 54.01 089*
Danushka Gunathilaka- 36.81(List A) 70.06 106*
Umesh Karunarathna- 36.65 78.02 114*
Sanjika Ridma- 36.50 51.15 077
Milinda Siriwardene- 36.39 65.16 185*
Pawan Wickramasinghe- 36.28 53.38 122
Pabasara Waduge- 35.61 68.70 120
Lasith Abeyrathna- 35.58 62.72 234*
Hashan Dumindu- 35.93 50.30 150*
Shehan Fernando- 34.64 76.74 095
Chamara Kapugedera- 34.14 61.07 158
Kanchana Gunawardene- 32.99 - 185
Yohan de Silva- 32.95 54.92 164*
Anjelo Jayasinghe- 32.53 53.46 100*
Vidura Adikari- 32.25 53.80 100*
Yashoda Lanka- 32.15 90.47 171
Oshada Fernando- 32.10 63.27 075
Mahela Udawatte- 31.90 - 191
Shalika Karunanayake- 31.73 64.91 172
Dilshan Munaweera- 31.41 91.33 153
Niroshan Dickwella- 31.22 80.28 209
Geeth Kumara- 31.01 52.11 200*
Chanka Ruwansiri- 30.84 70.15 122
Koushalya Gajasinghe- 30.75 46.83 150
Kusal Mendis- 30.60 73.55 108
Denuwan Rajakaruna- 30.37 53.72 143
Dhanajaya de Silva- 30.32 59.47 156
Bhanuka Rajapakse - 29.80 79.02 174
Sameera de Zoysa- 29.79(List A) 63.28 080
Nilushan Nonis- 29.29 52.19 120
Mohomea Aslam- 29.26 66.71 104*
Shanuka Disanayake- 28.92 - 205
Amal Ahulathmudali- 28.59 83.58 153
Dilhan Cooray- 28.31(List A) 67.46 084
Dinuk Wickramanayaka- 28.18 46.33 080*
Lahiru Sri Lakmal- 26.81 60.20 074
Primosh Perera- 27.93 63.67 064
Irosh Samarasoriya- 27.81 62.12 147
Saliya Saman- 27.46 64.79 107*
Anjelo Emmanuel- 27.31 45.50 163
Priyamal Perera- 27.20(List A) 88.31 092*
Lahiru Madushanka- 26.09 66.66 081*
Eranga Rathnayake- 26.07 60.43 085
Farveez Maharoof- 26.82 52.23 118
Nipun Karunanayaka- 26.66 48.12 248
Kosala Kulasekera- 26.53 56.55 129
Isuru Udana- 26.38 83.02 109*
Thikshala de Silva- 25.71 74.07 072*
Chathura Peiris- 25.09 77.52 060
Dilan Soysa- 25.09 54.74 118
Andy Solomons- 24.73 102.33 166
Sadun Weerakkody- 24.68 92.98 Sadeera Samarawickrama- 24.66 80.65 086

I am not mentioned here above 30 players like Jehan Mubarak, Chamara Silva, Thilina Kandamby, Thilakaratne Sampath, Janaka Gunarathna, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Jeewan Mendis, Manjula de Soysa, Tharanga Paranawithana

Posted in: Which player should make his ODI debut ASAP? by Anonymous (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 04:28. Reply to this comment.


මහේල වගේ කපටි ආත්මාර්ථ කාමියෙකුගේ ලගින්වත් චන්දිමාල් යන්නේ නැහැ.

Posted in: Who seems to be the most duplicate young batsman to his legend guru in the Sri Lankan team? by Anonymous (not verified) on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:01. Reply to this comment.