Dropping Aponso from the zimb tour was really unfair given his performance against ausies. Both vandesay and Aponso should have been included instead of players like sachith who can't spin the ball. ( all known why he is in I guess)
Graham Ford knows better how important is the Boxing Day Test to the SA public (& to all of us) & the importance of not making a fool of himself & the team on the very first day of the tour, if SL bat & collapse as a bunch. It is good to hear the SLC has organized WA to deliver a bowling workshop but the team needs much more than to prosper in SA. A SA Batting Coach during the tour is a main necessity & you know how other teams have multiples of them. Of course the issue of resources will be shown by the Board but if so then should not expect to grapple with big boys , let the team win handsomely over ZIM ,WI & BD & cheer ourselves up with presentations. I'm sure Ford & the SLC are more intelligent than that.
If the SLC is lamenting with lack of resources, think out of the box. What about Samaraweera, who made centuries there, now with some expertise in coaching. Is there any conflict with BD for this period? If so, someone else , say even Roy (under 19) Coach , him with this extra assignment.
Likes of Gary Kirsten,Graeme Smith,Jacques Kallis would be ideal as mentors.
Stormy, that's one of the best back flips I have seen. Even great Vitaly Sherbo would look at you in envy.
First you said Sri Lanka doesn't have talent at all. Then the next best quote from you telling us all and Sundry that Marvelous Marvan is the best coach to coach our team.
When we were getting hammered pillar to post you came up with the somersault with the same fingers which wrote calling Marvelous Marvan should be relieved.
And now this?
Make up your mind mate. Don't ever think people here forget or don't take notice of your 5 cents gibberish. If you want to state an opinion stick with it.
It's okay to if you were proven wrong. Be humble and accept you were wrong.
I agree. Chamra should be given another chance. He is much better than upul. He is a great fielder, can bowl and can play big shots. We have seen him play some unbearable shots. I think Sanath selection is more bizarre most of the time.
Exactly. I was at least expecting Amla; Azhar Ali was a surprise.
Was great to see Sanga & Clarke still in the top 10, though both retired more than a year ago.
Arjuna Ranatunga is now the Minster Ports and Shipping - Has been since Jan, 2014.
Nishantha Ranatunga was replaced at SLC an year ago.
Ananda College entire cricket alumni since Sri Lanka's full ICC membership;
Marvan Atapattu - former Sri Lanka Test cricket captain
Dinesh Chandimal - Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Ajit de Silva - former Sri Lanka Test cricketer
Akalanka Ganegama - Sri Lanka ODI cricketer
Avishka Gunawardene - Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Chandika Hathurusingha - former Test cricketer and National Junior Coach
Dinuka Hettiarachchi - former Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Thilina Kandamby - Sri Lanka ODI cricketer
Brendon Kuruppu - former Sri Lanka Test cricketer
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara - Sri Lankan ODI cricketer
Daya Rajasinghe - rifle shooting - national champion, SAF Games gold medalist
Arjuna Ranatunga - former Sri Lanka Test cricket captain World Cup-winning team captain
Dammika Ranatunga - Sri Lanka Test cricketer
Nishantha Ranatunga - former Sri Lanka ODI cricketer, Secretary Sri Lanka Cricket
Sanjeeva Ranatunga - former Sri Lanka Test cricketer
Dulip Samaraweera - Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Thilan Samaraweera - Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Charith Senanayake - Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Sachithra Senanayake - Sri Lanka T20 and ODI cricketer
Mahela Udawatte - Sri Lanka ODI cricketer
Sanjeewa Weerasinghe - former Sri Lanka Test cricketer
Mithra Wettimuny - former Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Sidath Wettimuny - former Sri Lankan Test cricketer
Sunil Wettimuny - former Sri Lankan Opening Batsman
Hemantha Wickramaratne - former ODI Cricketer
We shouldn't be talking about him making a comeback, we should be asking 'why was he dropped?'. Only Sanath and the selectors know why, because his performances guaranteed him a spot in the side, definitely over Kusal Perera.
If he can teach Chameera to swing or seam the ball, then I would be extremely pleased. Him swinging the ball around at 145kmh+ would be a lovely sight.
Shanaka is the only seam bowling all rounder that we have at the moment. Plus we know he can do some big hitting, while on helpful tracks he can take wickets with the ball.
Pathirana has done pretty well since his comeback, while Jayasuriya hasn't (plus we have de Silva for part time offspin). Gunartne is 31 I believe and bowls at 90-100kmh, doesn't really have any big hitting capabilities (not to say he is a bad batsman). But he is a decent bowler on a track which gives him a bit of turn for his offcutters.
As bad as I feel for Siriwardena, I think Pathirana doing well is keeping him out of the side.
So in all I would pick Shanaka and Pathirana as my seam and spin bowling allrounders.