Should SL drop Tharanga for the next match?

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Anonymous's picture

who creates these stupid polls!!! -__-

Hasitha Priyankara's picture

Yep. He is not doing well in Australia. We need to win some matches. And need to do it quickly. I think Mahela should open the innings. His wicket is so important to us. It seems we are losing is in the batting power plays. He is good to build a innings.

Harry J.'s picture

drop tharanga n get samaraweera into the squad.... n either thirimanne or mahela shud open.

Hilal's picture
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20 November 2008
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I posted this comment in the forum yesterday, I'll repost it here:

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People who suggest Tharanga should be dropped really need to pay more closer attention. It is a really ridiculous suggestion, given that Tharanga has been one of our most successful batsmen in the last 12 months.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

Tharanga averages more than Dilshan and he has made more centuries than Sangakkara in the last 12 months!

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

Harry J's picture

Yes that maybe true......but u shud kno who to pick for the right conditions....tharanga will be a top class batsman on batting wickets or sub continent pitches.....not so in aus/sa......he will probably get the odd 50 after 4 or 5 low scores.....that wont do....wat u need in australia is a batsman hu has the technique to play the moving ball n atleast accompany dilshan for 10-15 overs....his inability to merely survive the first 2 overs is affecting dilshans game plan and disrupting the entire batting lineup!

Daniel Alexander's picture
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17 December 2011
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Like Harry said, Tharanga cnt survive the new ball to score runs.. we all support SL n want Tharang and the team to well, but you send him to open the inns knowning that he wil not score. the best option is to Open with Thirimanne, n Lahiru did well in Eng and SA.. SL should hav picked Samaraweera in the squad and played him in the middle order while Mahela open with Dilshan..

Hilal's picture
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Sorry to break this to you, guys. Tharanga was one of the top five successful batsmen (from both teams) in the five-match ODI series in South Africa. So, that punts a dent in the theory that he is only good in the subcontinent. :-)

Harry J's picture

lol...sri lanka in the abysmal form they were in...chased 300+ scores twice in a row!!!...nw dsnt dat say something about the pitch? ;).......tharanga is nothing but a flat track bully. period

Harry J's picture

brilliant selection mr.mahela! HAHAHAHAHA ;D

Daniel Alexander's picture
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17 December 2011
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76 - 24.....looks like mahela has visited this page and made the right call! ;)

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