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SL’s Ever Best Performers in Global Tournaments – ICC World Cups & ICC- CT Tournaments

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS TO PONDER… ABOUT THE WORLD STAGE TOURNAMENTS & SL'S  EVER BEST PERFORMERS IN THOSE TOURNAMENTS IN BATTING

SL's Ever Best Batting Performers in Global Tournaments – ICC World Cups & ICC- CT Tournaments to date: Batted at No: 1 to 7 batting spots & who have collected minimum 500 runs

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SL's Ever Best Batting Performers in Global Tournaments – ICC World Cups & ICC- CT  BEFORE 2015 WC: Batted at No: 1 to 7 batting spots & who have collected minimum 500 runs –

(In 2015 WC, every player enhanced their  Strike Rates & Averages by few notches up, thanks to the modern day Field Restrictions & Batting Strategies in limited over cricket….  Compare the 2 charts to find out this fact).

Sanga scored 4 more Centuries & increased his Average from 43 to 51 & SR from 76 to 82, while Dilshan added 2 more Centuries &  increased his Average a few notches up from 45 to 49 & SR from 89 to 91 ( Unfortunately Tharanga was deprived that opportunity, since he was overlooked for the WC squad in 2015Tharanga's slight improvement of Average & SR seen in top chart is due to the solitary match he played in ICC-CT 2017 in Eng, scoring 57 Vs SA @ 83 SR  as Opener).

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Highest number of 50+ runs scored individual batting Rankings of all top order batters in the World – batted @ No 1-5 in ICC Global Tournaments  (WC & ICC-CT) , who had scored minimum 500 runs & minimum 2 Centuries:

WORTHWHILE NOTING THE FOLLOWING FACTS Related to SL in above World Rankings :

– Our Sanga tops the  World Rankings with 17 x 50+ scores (49 innings – 56 Av) –  2.8 innings  per 50+ score
– Mahela Jayawardane Ranked @ No 6 with 13 x 50+ scores ( 47 innings – 39 Av) – 3.6 innings per 50+ score
– Sanath Jayasuriya Ranked  @ No 8 with 11 x 50+ scores (48 innings – 36 Av) –    4.4 innings per 50+ score
– Upul Tharanga Ranked @ No 10 with  10 x 50+ scores (in Just 27 innings – 43 Av)* – 2.7 innings  per 50+ score****  and ONLY Dravid (IND) with 2.1 , Gibbs (SA) with 2.5 & Tendulkar (IND) 2.6 have Better innings per 50+ score Ratios than our guy Upul Tharanga, among the top 10 batters.

But Unfortunately the TENTH BEST Ranked 50+ scorer in World Stage Tournaments who actively & significantly propelled SL (with Sanga, Mahela & Dilshan) to TWO WC FINALS (2007 and 2011) was Halted from playing in 2015 WC by SJ & Now even His ODI career seems to have prematurely terminated @ 33 yrs just before the 2019 WC, due to Jealousies & Nepotism prevailing in SL Cricket….  WHAT A SHAME for the Whole Nation.! 

Three Cheers to the Responsible Culprits…..!!!  JAYA WEWA.!!!

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  1. How sad to see this kind of
    How sad to see this kind of treatment to a player who has such an impressive WC record. Even some bright students in this country were killed or maimed due to jealousies. When you look at the current set of players, sl will certainly take at least another decade to produce a similar top order guy to make regular runs, with that kind of big runs scoring frequency in most important global competitions. It is also amazing to note how many times Upul was laid off from such tournaments, preferring useless rotten openers like Dimuth, KJP & even Sanath jayasuriya when he was 42 years.

  2. These facts were NEVER
    These facts were NEVER HIGHLIGHTED in SL ever before… for the benefit of OVER HYPED GLAMOUR BOYS & for the purpose of UNDERESTIMATION, UNDER UTILIZATION & NONRECOGNITION of earmarked unfortunates… to treat as a fringe-player forever despite seniority & kick-out at will for no justifiable reason.

  3. You are wrong, Upul is the
    You are wrong, Upul is the best batter in modern cricket. May be he will surpass Kholi’s records soon 😛 😀
    Oh wait.. he is axed from the side right ? Can u name the culprits please ? what a shame.. LOL!!!

  4. I don’t have time to answer
    I don’t have time to answer foolish questions. I have just published some stats & facts purely based on performances in the middle that no one can deny. Facts related to decide how Good, bad or worthiness comparison of top players in global tournaments are all there to see at a glance in summarized form. So anyone can ponder and conclude as they wish 😛

  5. The problem with these stats
    The problem with these stats is they don’t show the full picture.

    Whilst players have had great tournaments at times they have also had woeful ones too.

    For example Sanga, Mahela and Tharanga have had shocking WC campaigns once each that cost the side. But then they have had multiple ones that has done opposite.

    Really it is all irrelevant…stick to CURRENT form and performances to pick the sides

  6. The problem with these stats
    The problem with these stats is they don’t show the full picture.

    Whilst players have had great tournaments at times they have also had woeful ones too.

    For example Sanga, Mahela and Tharanga have had shocking WC campaigns once each that cost the side. But then they have had multiple ones that has done opposite.

    Really it is all irrelevant…stick to CURRENT form and performances to pick the sides

  7. The problem here is Stick to
    The problem here is Stick to the current form policy shouldn’t be DOUBLE STANDARD Axing, especially for the best performed guy over past 22 months since 2017 with wide experience playing all over the world & impressive credentials to prove his worth in global tournaments.!

    Such highly unethical axing shouldn’t be based on JUST 8 INNINGS since his last 50+ & MoM award for the most productive guy in the side (UT).

    He had scored 1,315 runs, maintaining a 40 AVERAGE – 87 SR with 2 x100+ & 7x 50+ winning 1 Mom award this year as well since Jan 2017 & the leading run maker of the side over past couple of years.! WHO WOULD DUMP SUCH A BATTER from a side at a time like this facing a WC in a few Months.??? NO MATTER HOW ANYONE (Coach/Skipper) TRY TO INTERPRET THIS…GIVING LAME EXCUSES, THIS IS A PURE ACT of MALICE at the cost of WC hopes & SL Cricket & THAT TRUTH REMAINS.!

    Especially to accommodate a long time failure like K MENDIS (54 ODIs & career Av in 20s)…. who’s LEAN PERIOD & So called STICK TO THE CURRENT FORM POLICY was allowed to extend over TWENTY FOUR 24 ODIs & 16 months since his last 50 to yield a dismal 271 runs including 6 Ducks for SL at astonishingly LOW 12.36 AVERAGE & 72 SR!

    Compare the stats since 2017 Jan to find the incomparably vast difference between performances of these two players since Jan 2017:

    – THARANGA: 38 ings – 1,315 runs @ 40 Av- 87 SR –2 x100+ /7 x 50+
    (1 Mom award)

    – K MENDIS: 35 ings – 761 runs @ 22 Av -80 SR – 1 x 100 / 4 x 50+
    (1 Mom award)

    So WHERE IS THE JUSTICE? Where on earth a such an experienced pro’s place was compromised despite being the leading run machine in a hopelessly malfunctioning batting unit…?

    …just to accommodate the worst failure of all & try out some other new guys within few months to the most important World Cup? Unless more interested in catering to their inner-mind malice thoughts… at the cost of loosing each series like this up to the WC by accommodating Kusal Mendis?? Unbelievable Logic!

    Even without considering the above fact & UT’s mountain of overall career credentials as a batsman… GOING BY just the overall Stick to the current form policy… still * 8 innings Vs 24 innings * is a clear violation of any policy, (if any such policy in place at all..?)!

    The bottom line is; No Team would Remove their TOP Run Maker during past 2 yrs, beside his proven record in World Tournaments holding the 10th best ranking for big score making.. just because he couldn’t make a 50+ in 8 innings!

    No matter how we look at it….WORLD’S APART OVERALL DISPARITY IN TREATMENT IS TOO OBVIOUS!

  8. Just look at Kusal Mendis
    Just look at Kusal Mendis performances & his appalling series records that caused SL defeat after defeat in past 16 months or so:

    Zmb in SL – 5 odis- 115 runs @ 28 av
    Ind in SL – 4 odis – 58 runs @ 14 Av
    Pak in UAE – 2 odis -12 runs @ 6 Av
    Tri nation
    in BD – 5 odis – 83 runs@ 20 Av
    SA in SL – 5 odis – 86 runs @ 17 Av
    Asia Cup – 2 odis – 00 runs @ 00 Av
    Eng in SL – 3 odis – 61 runs @ 20 Av

    For no justifiable reason, perfect winning combination struck in last 2 ODIs in SA series was disrupted by axing productive Opener Dikka to slot in this Kusal guy as Opener in Asia Cup (by his bloody angel Hathurusinghe….)

    He doomed both ODIs in Asia Cup AVERAGING ZERO in that series! Repeated upfront collapses triggered by Mendis saw SL crumble & faced defeats against bottom ranked Afg & BD causing early exit.!
    Even though, he scored a flat deck 50 exploiting the 2nd string Eng side, still AVERAGED 20 in the series to cause the 3rd consecutive series defeat this year, apart from so many in previous year as indicated above.

    Veered coach & selfish skipper will certainly hammer the final nails to the SL cricket coffin pretty soon.

  9. Everyone is talking about the
    Everyone is talking about the big vacuum created by the exit of 3 most senior pros Sanga, Mahela & Dilly who scored most of their career tons of runs at the age of 37, 38 as seen from above stats.

    Now th lunatic coach is dumping the Only guy (Upul Tharanga)remaining with similar or better record in world tournaments at the AGE OF 33 YEARS! Coach should be Kicked out.

  10. Oya adilla nawatthaganin
    Oya adilla nawatthaganin ban…miniha marunu gani wage..we know u r heart broken and all, but be a man, he dropped due to his recent form, his average is 25 starting from 2018 Jan has only one half century with 75 SR. He is 34 years and the most experienced guy in the team, how many more matches he need to get his form back, we have only 8-10 matches left until the world cup..we don’t have time to cuddle with him, apitath Uba gana duaki..just give yourself a break man…

  11. Here’s a tissue.. you have a
    Here’s a tissue.. you have a little bullsh*t on your lip. If there’s nothing better to do, just resume your job at Chintz cladding society located near the village well . LoL

  12. From this kind of decisions,
    From this kind of decisions, it clearly shows this useless crewed headed Hathurusingh and his self centered schoolmate chandimal are only interested in abusing their power to cater themselves according to their dirty mindset. As already proved they don’t care about SL or loosing series after series due to their highly unethical and illogical decisions sinking SL cricket & world cup hopes. Sanath Jayasuriya did the same thing as chief selector. This destructive combination is like Yahapalana regime.!

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