Who is better suited for world cup 2019 ???

Who is Better (Leg spinner / Cricketer) for #CWC2019

Look at these stats in ongoing Super four Provincial tournament

Jeewan mendis ( BPL/CPL/IPL/SA-T20/T20Blast / County Experience with Derby )


Mts : 3

Wickets : 6

Best : 36/4

Avg : 19.33

Econ : 4.83

Strike Rate : 24


Runs : 83

Highiest :50*

Avg : 41.50

Strike Rate : 120.28

Jeffry Vandersay ( Not much Experience in Top level not even performances)


Mts : 4

Wickets : 5

Best : 55/3

Avg : 34.20

Econ : 5.73

Strike Rate : 35.8


Runs : 19

Highiest : 16

Avg : 9.50

Strike Rate : 118.75


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  1. As wrist spinners tend to take more wickers in fast tracks most teams tend to include at least one wrist spinner in their world cup squad. For example, India dropped both of their first choice spinners (Ashwin and Jadeja) a couple of years ago to give a long run to two wrist spinners (Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav) in ODIs and T20s. We already have Akila Dananajaya & Dananjaya de Silva as finger spinners. As a wrist spinner Vandersay seems to be better than Sandakan. Jeevan Mendis is not a wrist spinner. Moreover, Jeevan Mendis’ bowling performance in international level is not that impressive.

  2. @Hit-Wicket Agreed that he might not be as good as vandersay, but j mendis is a quality batsman not just some bits and pieces player, in case he gives away too many runs he can make up for it when batting.On the other hand vandersay has played 21 mtchs, I dont recall him doing anything significant either

  3. @lasitha perera Jeevan Mendis has last played an ODI 4+ years ago. Moreover, in 54 ODIs (40 innings) he has scored only one half century. In 204 List A (50-over) matches has has scored ZERO centuries. So I don’t know how he can be considered as a quality batsman in international level.

    I also don’t think that Vandersay has done enough to occupy a world cup slot. Anyway, we need a good spinner who can take wickets and bowl with a decent economy rate. We don’t need a bowler to give away runs and waste overs when batting to make up for it .

    • In all most all the matchs he got to bat ,he batted at 7 or 8 towards the end of the innings with a few overs to go which means he had to go for risky shots or else if a wicket falls during a powerplay or we had wickets in hand and wanted to up the run rate, this guy was sent out to the middle to do the big hitting (risky hitting) thats alright from teams perspective but how fair is it for you to compare his averages and scores with a middlle order batsman who gets to play a safe, long inning and say he has only 1 50+ score.He might only have 1 half century to his name , he has played some pretty impressive knocks at the death.

      • Dude, out of his 40 ODI innings 36 times Jeevan has batted in the middle order (No 4 to No 7). With 100+ strike rate he has passed 20-run mark only 3 times. (Two of those innings come 8-7 years ago). So I don’t know when he played those pretty impressive knocks at the death. Moreover, Jeevan has played 204 List A (50 over) matches and has mostly batted in the middle order but yet to score a century in shorter format. Someone who has List A batting average of 24 can’t be considered as a quality batsman. In ODIs his bowling average is 40+ with 5+ economy rate which is a bad number for a spinner in the period he last played international cricket.

        • he never batted at 4 or 5 (to the best of my knowledge,didnt look up the stats) may be at 6 on a few occasion, but mostly at 7 or 8. More than the position the point im trying to make is, when we needed some quick runs he was sent its really unfair to compare his stats with another batsman.An Indian middle order batsman may have better figures than dhoni, doesnt necesarily mean they are better than him.(not saying jeewan is a DHONI)

          • Dude, Dhoni is a match winner.. I can remember many occasions he single handedly won matches for India being the man of the match but I can’t remember any occasion that Jeevan won the man of the match award. Anyway, we all want Sri Lanka to perform well in the world cup, regardless of who is in the team. So I wish all the best to Jeevan Mendis to be selected for the world cup squad and to perform well.

    • about his balling , i said “in case” he goes for 15,20 more runs considering the worst case scenario. There have been many occasions where he got more wickets and gave away less runs than our specialized ballers.

  4. @Sanjeeva I have already mentioned in my previous comment that Vandersay also has NOT done enough to occupy a world cup slot. However, De Mel has mentioned that Vandersay is the front runner to grab the wrist spinner’s slot. It should be Jeevan Mendis is a wrist spinner. Of course most of leg spinners are wrist spinners but there can be some exceptions like Rashid Khan who bowls leg break but considers himself as more of a finger spinner than a wrist spinner.

    In my opinion, out of all of our wrist spinners who have played international cricket ( Lakshan Sandakan, Jeffrey Vandesay, Seekkuge Prasanna, Jeewan Mendis & Wanindu Hasaranga) no one has shown enough promise in domestic or international level as a bowler to occupy a world cup slot. Anyway. giving a run to Wanindu Hasaranga can be a good investment for the future.

  5. First you should correct, My name is Sajeewa, Not Sanjeewa, this not the time to do testing and investing, This is the best tournament in Cricket ,, yes i will rate Wanidu better than Vandersay, Mr Hit wicket you failed to give me one good innings Vandersay has played, You told me about form and performances , Dear fruend in that case you didn’t even read this comparison as well as last two years domestic stats as well as South African T20 stats he got 13 wickets compared to Thahir he played better than him in that tournament , Why England /South African/BPL & Carribian Leages used Jeewan Mendis,Unlike Srilankans those coutries know how to identify the talent and best out of the best in the same period Vandersay also available, Vandesay is a overrated bolwer , Even Dhananjaya De silva Better bowler than him , reminding you again , Go and check the stats of Jeewan Mendis And Vandersay , Your heart will always not accepting Jeewan , But your brain will , Hit wicket , Jeewan Is a wicket taking leg spinner , Without his wrist work he can’t be a good leg spinner, Write this down he is the best Leg spinner in the country at this moment ,

  6. No point of talking about stats few years back , @Hit wicket Why don’t you talk about recent performances , Mzansi Super leage he played with (Steyn / Rabada/ Tahir / Bravo / Rashid / Morris Etc etc ) Got more wickets than all of them , @lasitha hope hit wicket doesn’t have a sourse to check recent stats , How well he did in Batting this year Domestic season few first class hundreds as well, He never get fare chance to bat in ODIs , n rarely bowled 10 over spells when compared to super power we had , now its done and dusted he is experienced , Talented more impotantly Inform he is thehot thing at the moment why not play him ,

  7. @sajeewa_aoushada_rathkarawwa : I have not said anywhere that Vandersay is a better spinner than Jeevan Mendis or vice versa. What I mentioned is that the head of selectors Asantha De Mel has mentioned in several occasions that Vardesay is the front runner to be considered as the wrist spinner for the world cup. I agree that Jeevan Mendis’ recent league & domestic performances with the ball and bat are impressive to be considered for the world cup.

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