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SL’s most productive batsmen in global tournaments relish on a batting feast at 2015 WC!

It is worthwhile looking at SL's MOST PRODUCTIVE Batsmen in Global Competitions in ODIs (WC & ICC-CT Tournaments) to date:
1) KC Sanagakkara:  55 in (34 WC+21 CT)11 no  – 2170 r (1487 WC+683 CT) 2631 b –  82.47SR  –   49.31 Av – 6 x 100 –11 x 50

2) TM Dilshan: 37 in  (24 WC+13 CT) 8 no – 1475 r (1112 WC+363 CT) 1603 b –  92.01SR – 47.96 Av – 5 x 100 – 4 x 50

3) WU Tharanga: 27 in  (21 WC+  6 CT) 2 no – 1017 r (697 WC+320 CT) 1342 b –  75.78SR – 40.68 Av – 4 x 100 –  5 x 50

4) M Jayawardene: 54 in  (33 WC+  21 CT) 6 no -1838 r (1096 WC+742 CT) 2139 b –  85.92SR – 38.29 Av – 4 x 100 – 5 x 50

Unfortunately, The Third MOST Productive Batsmen in Global Competitions for SL, Opener Upul Tharanga (who Opened 156 inning for SL) has been assigned to play the BENCH WARMER`s role in this WC. His place has been compromised yet again by the selectors, to insert their preferred underperforming failures. It seems, selectors allow those below par players to continue their doom & gloom journey in the shelter of Sanga & Dilly, until the day our veterans cannot pull the deadweight any longer.    

Rankings Before 2015 WC:

1) TM Dilshan: 31 in (18 WC+13 CT) 7 no  – 1080 r (717 WC+363 CT) 1201 b –  89.92SR  – 45.00 Av – 3 x 100 – 3 x 50

2) WU Tharanga: 26 in (20 WC+  6 CT) 2 no – 1013 r (693 WC+320 CT) 1337 b –  75.78SR  –   42.20 Av – 4 x 100 – 5 x 50

3) KC Sanagakkara:  49 in (28 WC+21 CT) 9 no – 1674 r (991 WC+683 CT) 2216 b –  75.54SR  –  41.17 Av –  2 x 100 – 11 x50

4) M Jayawardena: 50 in (29 WC+  21 CT) 6 no -1717 r (975 WC+742 CT) 1987 b –  86.41SR –   39.02 Av – 4 x 100 – 5 x 50

 

As clearly seen from above statistics, everyone who were fortunate enough to get a regular place in this WC had significantly improved their overall stats (batting Averages, Strike Rates & Centuries), utilizing the maximum benefits prevailing for batting with new field restriction rules, good batting wickets plus lightening fast outfields (with short boundaries in many places).

– So far, SANGA had immensely improved his previous overall Global Tournaments Average (from 41.17 to 49.31),  Number of Tons ( from TWO to SIX )  and  Strike Rate ( from 75.54 to 82.47 ).

– SANGA had moved to Number ONE spot in SL rankings. pushing DILSHAN  to 2nd  and  THARANGA  to 3rd  place.

– DILSHAN had improved his Average (from  45.00 to 47.96),  Strike Rate (from 89.92 to 92.01)  and  Hundreds (from THREE to FIVE).

Although, Tharanga was not fortunate enough to get the opportunity to relish on 2015 WC`s on going Batting Feast, he is still holding the 3rd spot in the ranking, above Mahela Jayawardena, despite being ignored & left out from playing XI. The Solitary chance given to him was lower down in the tail, to face 30+ balls to score some eighty odd runs, with a totally inept tail.

This on going drama is a real misfortune for SL Cricket. As clearly evident from above facts, SL selectors never utilized the 100% of their best in the business (available within resources) to maximize SL`s chances in this WC.

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