@R Peterson They're foam rolling, which relaxes the muscles. It's a popular form of stretching. I'm also wondering where Chandimal and Mathews are. Wouldn't be great if the captain and VC didn't come to training.
Best batting records from Dilshan and sanga, neither of them are playing anymore. Best bowling from Senenayake who wasnt selected to play.
Im looking forward to these t20s, and i think sri lanka has a good chance of winning the series. Not because they are good but because the south Africa squad has tons of new players. Only 3 or 4 are known players but the rest are new.
For the t20s
Definitely enough people to score runs and take wickets. I personally dont like Chandimal in the team but i doubt selectors are going to keep him away. Gunaratne and Pathirana seem good all rounders. The selection for this swuad is rather poor. No kusal perera, shehan jayasuriya, Kapugedera.... Definitely in the future Mathews and Chandi will leave the t20 team and it will be built from scratch which i cant wait to see.
Avishka is quite young, better to bring someone who has some experience playing internationally like Dhanushka Gunathilaka. He has opened for ODI and im so shocked that he has never been even thought about to play test. Dickwella is also a good decision. Maybe drop both openers for them.
Dhananjaya de Silva
50/50 poll very interesting. I think they should all be the same, and by that i dont mean having karunaratne and silva playing t20 XD. I think we should have some attacking openers for tests but not those who throw their wickets like kusal perera. I would like to see shehan jayasuriya try and open for test and ODI. He recently got a double hundred so he is in good form.
I agree that there are a lot of problems are wrong with the team. But i feel its unfair to bring youngsters in at a time where the team is doing rubbish and mentality is low, its only going to make the new comers do bad. I think Roshen Silva should be given a chance in Test matches to open and replace Silva. I dont see any other players from your list coming to the test side any time soon but maybe in ODI. Our main changes need to be with the openers because they are consistently failing. The middle order is still inexperienced with de Silva and Mendis, but we know what great players they can be. Karunaratne and Silva have been in the side for years and failed miserably so i hopr they are dropped in the next test series.
Are they practicing or just having some fun out there? A lazy looking camp can be seen in first few photos. Energy or the confidence can not be seen even in these photos.
Besides, Could not see Mathews and Chandimal among these photos. May be having some rest after performing in the test series brilliantly. Or may be a day out in a national park in South Africa.
Iam from Nepal but iam huge fan of srilaka. i am pondering why srilanka is giving chance to chameera. I admit that he has got pace but he bowls roundarm which is not effective. please axe him as a bowler. Otherwise he will do mess on you.
Kaushal silva is not that bad, has a good technique and temperament to open the batting... But he's not suitable in bouncy conditions at all, sadly due to his height.... He's ok in the subcontinent, but away from home even good length balls are sharp bouncers for him... its tough... better have backups for BOTH the openers. .
Sanath should resign himself first before anything for backing and picking useless players who are mentioned above. dropping players like shanaka is poor from Sanath. i 100% agree with above request and analysis but Sanath is a politician who has destroyed SLC FOR next two years atleast. I hope they kick out Sanath soon and bring back wigegunawardena selection which 1000 times better than this...
Further I hope Angelo Mathews is sacked as soon as possible from captaincy and give it to someone like siriwardena who has better captaincy skills.