A BIG ONE, PROBABLY a MATCH Winning INNING WOULD HAVE BEEN PRODUCED in the LAST MATCH flopped due to lack of big 50 & 56 DOT balls….. IF HE WAS ALLOWED TO PLAY..! THIS IS AN UNDENIABLE FACT WHEN YOU LOOK AT HIS PAST 22 MONTH BATTING RECORD. !
since 2017 January, over 38 innings, the maximum gap between Upul’s 50+ scores ranged from 0 – 8 .
in 2018, Just 7 innings allowed for UT, between his man of the match winning 50+ (series winning decider in BD) to that rare duck, before dropping the unsettling cruel AX continuously held over him.! Those in-between 7 innings included 2 x 36 scores as well and just one single digit score of 9!
In the SOLITARY previous occasion he had a GAP of MORE than 4 innings (7 innings) between his 50+ scores, Upul Tharanga PRODUCED AN UNBEATEN 112* in 8 th inning followed up with another 61 in 9 th inning Vs Pakistan (in his 38 innings played during past 22 months).!!!
SO YOU CANNOT DENY THE LIKELIHOOD OF HIS DUE CENTURY or FIFTY PLUS (probably match winning one ) materializing in the axed last match, that he was dumped to parachute the worst failure Kusal MENDIS (who wasn't even in the original squad) to make his THIRD CONSECUTIVE ZERO SCORE FOR POOR SL!.
True Upul Tharanga got out for a duck in Dambulla (just the 2nd Duck in 38 innings played over 22 months), but such a PROVEN player with upfront boundary & six hitting ability at will was sidelined to place a repeatedly stamped shorter format FAILURE like Kusal MENDIS ? THAT IMPOSSIBLE WAS HAPPENED DUE TO A LAPSE of JUST 8 INNINGS since his Series WINNING last 50+ in BD Triangular Decider !
I SERIOUSLY ASK EVERYONE< IS THE ABOVE RECORD LOOKS LIKE A PLAYER TO BE DUMPED LIKE THIS AT SUCH CRUCIAL A TIME ?
ATROCIOUS SELECTION DISCREPANCY at a Glance:
– UT: 2018 Provincial SUPER 4 DOMESTIC: 396 @ 66 AV / 109 SR – 2 X 100/ 2 X 50 – 242 runs came from 47 x FOURS & 9 x SIXES.!
– UT: INTERNATIONALS: 1,315 RUNS @ 40 AV – 88 SR – 742 RUNS CAME FROM 154 X FOURS & 21 X SIXES from 38 odis played SINCE 2017
– AXED THARANGA in 2018 : 39*, 56 ,10 , 9 ,19, 36, 19 ,27 ,36 ,0 (he also made a 95 & 49 in India in Dec 2017 )
– this is just the 2nd duck in 38 odi innings played since 2017 !
– His replacement K MENDIS in 2018 : 0, 19, 36, 28, 3, 0, 31, 14, 38, 0, 0, 0 ( 6 SINGLE DIGIT Scores including 5 x DUCKS within 12 innings causing ASIA Cup Exit – ( K Mendis 2018 – 169 runs @ 14 AV from 12 Odis in 2018)
KUSAL MENDIS BATTING SINCE JAN 2017:
NOTE: THIS OBVIOUS SL's TYPICAL PETTY JEALOUSY TREATMENT AGAINST A POOR SOLE IS THE EXACT REASON THAT I AM RELENTLESSLY POSTING HIS BATTING RECORDS TO PROVE MY POINT> UNFORTUNATELY NO ONE INCLUDING LOCAL MEDIA, (EXCEPT FOR FEW FANS) HAS THE BACK BORN, VISION OR WILL TO COME UP AGAINST A HEINOUS CRIME OBVIOUS TO ANYONE WITH A BRAIN ..! WHY GO AGAINST, WHEN FACTUALLY PINPOINTED ??
PLEASE STAND UP, AT LEAST FOR THE SAKE OF DAY BY DAY GASPING & DYING SL CRICKET @ THE HANDS OF INSANELY CORRUPTED, TILTED & HOPELESS DECISION MAKERS >!