Now let's blame Murali for poor batting...
SL batting first. 3 frontline spinners picked. Roshen Silva unlucky to miss out.
Good stuff. Mahela has shown support too.
No media have reported the what is known not been bought or biased. Murali has hit back and these allegations and rumours and what he says makes perfect sense.
The real ROGUES are people like you hiding anonymously and making vicious allegations with no solid proof or evidence. And the MPS and SLC chairman you mentioned already were in the rogue basket to begin with and that was well established over the years!
Delan82... I hear you! When I wrote this, it was based on a rumor. Thus the reason I simply asked a question and not accused. Now that story has unfolded, I feel that SLC should have filed a complaint against curator if indeed he allowed wicket at Sara he tampered with. But SLC has not done that, which implies they dont have a case against Murali. Then they should move on and stop attacking Murali. Wasting time, energy and focus on a non-issue.
Andrew Fernando and the majority of the world (media and cricket fans) can see how stupid certain members of SLC and Sri Lankans in general are being in regards to this issue. The comments reflect this!
At least on Cricinfo you can't find behind an Anonymous name like you can here.
Kusal Perera should, in my opinion, take the gloves because Chandimal is confirmed to be batting at 4. With his current form, I'm not sure if he deserves a place in the XI but I'd give him the benefit of the doubt for the first test at least.
Dhananjaya looks like the one who will debut because of his spin option, but if the openers fail I wouldn't mind getting him to open and giving Roshen Silva the middle order role.
MPS have objected to Murali's vicious action. Charith , SL Manager has made a complaint against Murali. SLC has lodged a complaint against Murali. Sumathipala has come out hard on Murali. All these cannot be just simple hearsays. SL has named the Trophy after a rogue not a hero. SLC should if not immediately, should scrap this trophy given in his name hereafter.
Read all Aussie media and the some SL media, have filled their articles all one sided vicious thrashings to Sumathipala & SLC only. They are running a campaign for Murali against SL. What a tragedy to Sri Lanka for choosing a ROGUE to give a trophy in his honour. SLC learn your lesson, those never can be trusted.
I don't see an issue here after all we are permanently obsessed with foreign coaches - what do we want these foreign coached to do when we play their country? The more relevant question would be why aren't we making use of Murali? We had the same debate when Mahela joined the English camp. I really don't get what the issue here specially given the fact that most countries use overseas coached. The English coach is Australian for crying out aloud.
Its great to have Australia on a full tour at home as the #1 ranked test team and world cup holders. Injuries again are a concern and what is going on with these injuries? Selections are better than in the past but the non-selection of Siriwardena is a concern for me.
We should have a spinning track and remember Pallekella has the ability to go dead after the 3rd day so will be interesting to see how the game pans out. I would also play Sandakan and probably the whole series as we desperately need a replacement for Herath who will one again be the key for us.
Looking for a change of fortunes at home.