[Discussion Thread] 5th ODI, Hobart, Sri Lanka in Australia, 2012/13

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SL were denied in SCG, Can we do it in Hobart? SL only need to avoid defeat in Hobart to create history. pick your XI for the decider

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My XI

SL might play the same 11.. Team balance is perfect.

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MY XI

Ye they should play the same team with one change. Take out Jeevan Mendis and put in Tharanga. Jeevan is not scoring nor fielding well.

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never change a winning team,

never change a winning team, but agree with #2 comment..No point of keeping mendis in the team ,they should replace him with tharanga .

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Give Jeevan another chance or

Give Jeevan another chance or at least push Tharanga deep down the order, else out of all the fielders he's gonna choose his favorite slip area to get out again.

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Anyone who has been following

Anyone who has been following Sri Lankan domestic season please tell me about Bhanuka Rajapaksha. I've heard a lot of buzz about him a year back, what happened?

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Bhanuka is a very good

Bhanuka is a very good aggressive batsman, a decent medium pacer , but a very poor fielder , until he improve his fielding i don't think he will get a chance to play in the SL national side.

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yes yes defo if tharanga is

yes yes defo if tharanga is playing he should bat low down the order .

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Bhanuka Rajapakse, his

Bhanuka Rajapakse, his performance is not up to the expectations.
He scored century for just 60 balls in domestic competition. That's all he achieved.
Other than that he hasn't scored at least a half century I think. Lack of consistency won't help him.
I feel he is wasting, People like Chandimal, Kusal have come to the international level and proved that the reputation given to them at the school time is correct. Conversely, Bhanuka is wasting it.

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ye I think Tharanga is better

ye I think Tharanga is better at batting when SL is under pressure to score. We need to have some hope on this guy. He played about 75 less matches than Dilshan yet he has almost the same amount of 50's and 100's as him

Tharanga's stats from ESPNCricinfo
Played 155innings
ODIs 12 Century 28 Half -century
Dilshan's stats from ESPNCricinfo
Played 229 innings
ODI's 14 century 29 Half - century

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Yeah its a good move to bring

Yeah its a good move to bring back tharanga in to the side. because their are lots of greenary in the renewed wicket as Jeevan never looks comfatable to the aussee seamers.
and PERERA dosent bowl well in this tour so far. May be Eranga/Lakmal will have a go insterd of thim. But get the feeling that selectors will stuck with the same XI

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