Upul Tharanga’s poor performance against top-quality teams


I would like to further highlight the poor performance of Tharanga against top-quality teams.

His batting average against top-quality bowling attacks is as follows:

Australia – 22 Innings – average 24.38

India – 43 innings – average 30.70

New Zealand – 19 innings – average 32.74

Pakistan – 34 innings – average 28.79

South Africa – 26 innings – average 24.80

The West Indies – 12 innings – average 27.18

England – 16 innings – average 48.14

Numbers do not lie. Only against England he has a good average. However, one must note that he scored most of his runs against England prior to 2015 when England was not a good one-day side and when they did not have a strong bowling line-up. What is more this is a guy who played test cricket for almost a decade but could not score a century against any top team. All his centuries in test cricket came against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Even in ODI cricket his best performances are against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. His strike rate in ODI cricket is 75.93, whereas Danushka Gunathilake’s strike rate is 84.7 while his average is 32.41 out of just 36 matches. True, he is inexperienced, but he is a highly talented cricketer.

Unfortunately, he does not have a lot of support from the media like Tharanga. Tharanga is heavily backed by Rex Clementine. There are many other people in the media who back Tharanga. Tharanga is now 34 years old. We must back young talent like Danushka.

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  1. And yohan you are trying hard to get Tharanga back in the team for the World Cup

    I don’t mind if danushka is not in the World Cup team even if we have better operners

    Yohan talent is not stats
    Form of a cricketer is not stats

    U are such a blind srilankan

  2. Yes Tharanga scored runs in South Africa few years ago

    South Africa only had thahir as the only experienced bowler

    Rabada was new ngidi not there steyn missing

    I mean asela scored a century tooo

    Dickwella scores runs

    But against a very strong South African team

    Yohan u saw the batting of Tharanga ryt

    Didn’t u watch my friend

  3. Yohan please if ur doing stats

    Please publish an article here of Tharanga last ten Odis runs scored

    People will laugh at you please

    Cricket is not only stats yohan

    Please play then you will understand

  4. FYI I have played enough hard-ball cricket more than ever you could dream of – division 1 cricket for 8 yrs, apart from university & college cricket since under 13 and state services division A as well. From your typical layman comments (ie: trying to ascertain a batter’s technique against in the air swing, quoting entirely unrelated parameters such as quick bouncy decks shows your depth on the subject- LoL)..

    Are you saying …..A man who score 7k runs with 15 Hundreds & 39 fifty pluses all over the world facing the new ball from best in the trade of seam bowling as an Opener under all conditions prevailing in their own dens ( scoring hundreds in every Test playing country other than Australia – where he missed his certain ton by 14 runs due to winning the first ever series in Aus with his man of the match winning unbeaten 86*)… can only thrive on flat decks.????

    Before making purely idiotic comments like this and trying to disregard the solidly proven performance career stats maintained over 15 years (not a year, 2, 3 or 4 … but maintaining a record over 15 yrs – is not something that anyone could easily achieved – longer the duration harder the task as any sensible person would know ) .

    When did you starart watching cricket? LoL

  5. Hey man… read my blog article highlighting your desperate stupid attempt by creating a new profile @ IC as Ashoka – a week ago, just for the purpose of attacking Upul Tharanga, obviously intending to promote your buddy Dhanushka as evident from the outset … how funny is that ? LoL

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