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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:59

Southern Express will lose all three matches in the qualifying round. No doubt about about that. Because they have the weakest bowling attack.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:53

Southern Express team will win the first place from the back.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 07:40

I wish Marvan is ok ,once the seniors are gone. We all know that Nishantha Ranatunga is not good with few senior players and it is a known fact. having Marvan inside is not going to favour as her is the brothering law of Nishantha. It is too early to say Marvan is good at work.. if you check the series which we won it was the ageing seniors who performed wel along with Angelo. further England victory was largely helped by Criss Adams, who have given lot of inside information of Englosh cricket. Pakistan is not a stable side hence victory aginst them cannot be considered as a major thing. Remember we are going to play in Australia a hell of a place where a good coach who is familiar in those conditons are needed. further if u check our previos records in world cupe with local coaches has been disastorous . ex 1999 -Under Roy Dias in England

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 07:12

@Terrance, thanks for very elaborated selections!! very good stuff! :)

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 22:38

Thilakarathne Sampath the brother of Thilakarathne Dilshan will replace the Dilshan in the Southern Express squad for CLT20

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 21:49

Hi

The biggest challenge anyone would have selecting the squads would be pick 1 Between Aravinda and Mahela and to be fair it is not possible. T/fore I'm going with 3 diff squads . Test, Oneday and All time.

1. Test Cricket

Openers - Sanath and Marvan
(But I think Sidath Wettimuny is not far away)

#3. - Kumar Sangkkara
(Sad to leave out Roy Dias)
#4. - That number 4 position should be sealed for Aravinda De Silva
Middle order
5. Mahela Jayawardena
6. Duleep Mendis - You dont have it in your list, but was a far better batsman than many you have in your list.
7. Angelo - Qualifies with his recent form and consistency only.
Spinners
8. Ranga Herath
9. Muthiah Muralitharan
(Both on record ) but DS De Silva is not far away...
10. Chaminda Vaas
11. Rumesh Ratnayake
12. Lasith Malinga

Asthntha de Mel should be in the list instead of Lasth Malinga

We dont have a wicket keeper on the above list -

Mahes Gunathilake and followed by Kaluwitharane

One day International -

1. Sanath Jayasuriya
2. T. Dilshan
3. K.Sangakkara
4. Aravinda de Silva
5.Mahela Jayawardena
6. A.Ranathunga
7. Angelo Mathews
8 Muthiah Muralitharan
9. Rangana Herath
10. Chaminda Vaas
11. Lasith Malinga
12. Rumesh Ratnayake

Missing out would be Russel Arnold, Roy Dias again , Romesh Kaluwitharane)

ALL TIME LIST -

1. SANATH JAYASURIYA
2. MARVAN ATTAPATHU
3. ROY DIAS
4. ARAVINDA DE SILVA
5. MAHELA JAYAWARDENA
6. KUMAR SANGAKKARA
7. ANGELO MATHEWS( ALL ROUNDER)
8. MUTHIAH MURALIDARAN
9. RANGA HERATH
10. CHAMINDA VAAS
11. ASTHANTHA DE MEL
12. RUMESH RATNAYAKE
13. LASITH MALINGA
14.MAHESH GUNATHILAKE - WK

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 17:26

Mr. Marvan Atapattu born in Sri Lanka + Went to school in Sri Lanka + Speaks Sinhalese & English fluently + Played for Sri Lanka + Captained Sri Lanka + Everybody knows he is capable & the best + Please do not give the permanent coaching position because he is Sri Lankan, it will be an insult + Foreigners are the best for Sri Lanka + Oh my dear, I love the Sri Lankan way & Patriotism !!!

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 15:15

This is long overdue. I do not think every bowler who goes over 15 degrees is doing it intentionally, but this will give them a chance to remedy their actions and come back. The process should be looked as a corrective process.

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 15:09

The reason we are having this discussion is there are people who think talent is the most important thing in batting. Actually it is substance. You can be the most talented person in the world, but if you cannot convert that into impact and numbers, the person who does that has to take the credit. The most talented batsmen SL has ever produced is clearly Mahela (He may be a better talent than Sachin), then comes Aravinda.(I have not seen guys like Sathasivam bat though. It is very hard to judge talent by anything other than looking) But when it comes to the best out of the lot no one can beat Kumar Sangakkara. He is among the top 5 best batsmen to have ever played the game, considering all formats. I do not think any Sri Lankan can even touch that position. Aravinda was a wonderful player and a real match winner, even could have been one of the best in the world in his time, (When he was at his prime) but he does not have the substance to challenge Sanga to the best batsman's title.

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 14:30

@stormy, i wouldn't call it a targeted attempt on certain players. but it sure seems they ARE turning a blind eye on certain players..

can u imagine what it would be like if Narine and Ashwin been reported weeks before the CLT20 which starts tomorrow? can u imagine the impact that would have on respective franchises????

it's far too good for a coincidence for my liking....

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