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  • Susantha Jayawardena on Sri Lanka announce 25 members, primary squad, for South Africa TourKapstar, Can you please confirm what is the source of this "official" confirmation. Otherwise if this is your personal selection please mention "My Selection" instead of misleading every reader. Official means the source has to be SLC but it has been already confirmed by SLC that the Squad for the SA tour will be selected after the Invitation T20 League and before the SA tour..
  • Vykunthan Visvalingam on Sri Lanka announce 25 members, primary squad, for South Africa TourWhy Admin is allowing such fake news? clearly a clickbait.
  • AJ on SLC Invitational T20 League August: Details announcedIt does not look the right way to choose the T20 WC team because if you look at the last LPL who scored brilliantly there like Thisara, Chandimal, Dasun all did not look good in the international stage. Hitting sixers to local spinners by some is going to deceive the selectors now. Centuries & sixers galore in this tournament hitting local boys. Selectors should note well, the T20 WC is going to be held in the UAE, a spinners paradise. Don't make those who are clueless playing spinners, captain of the team. We will make a sad exit surely. Selectors should look at the past performance of the players in the international stage. This tournament will be good to get those national players now out of the team to get some competitive games but the selections should be based on past performance.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on SLC Invitational T20 League August: Details announcedThe essence of the matter here is all the fit national players should be available for this tournament for Mickey & the selectors to choose the right team. Whether they sign a contract or not for us least concerned. The point is will the national players take part in this tournament if the contract issue not signed? Then we do not want the SLC to run this tournament with some novice players & pick a team. That's why participation of top players is imperative here. The SLC should not try to hoodwink us by citing this hallow victory over an Indian C team as the reason to send the same sort of team to the WC because the national players would not take part!
  • Susantha Jayawardena on SLC Invitational T20 League August: Details announcedBefore finalizing the contract issue SLC has to do so many things to sort out player performance categorization which is the most important phase now. In white ball two categories (both ODI & T20) SLC will have the best of opportunities to screen out some test players who can lift their performances to be able to satisfy the white ball requirements. For an example players like Mathews, Chamdimal and Dimuth have to improve their batting Strike Rates (and come down on initial dot ball percentages) and score more boundaries etc etc. So its a good and important challenge for every senior player who were not considered for the recent serieses.Without sorting out the capabilities for the white ball I dont think SLC is foolish to offer any central contract to any undeserved player. The best time to finalize and offer central contracts is after this Invitational League and South African series I think. Then SLC will be able finalize the best 30 players for the white ball format.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on SLC Invitational T20 League August: Details announcedA very good initiative by the SLC to bring all the players who are now out of the focus to be active before selection. Therefore it is imperative the SLC will sort out the contract issue amicably with all the players before that & involve them in this tournament. Otherwise it will be an useless effort & just waste of resources. We need a strong team to send to world cup not the weak team that won recently. The world cup teams won't be like Indian C team. You can then pick the right team & the right captain after this tournament.
  • Best of Cricket HD on Are Sri Lankan Tamil cricketers discriminated against?Pradeep jayaprakashdaran and Mario Villavarayn Both had a very impressive domestic career but they never got a proper national call up. Why wasn't pradeep selected for any other match after his first match?Mario played many matches for SL A team but never got a national call . why ?
  • Shaheed Akram on ‘Sri Lanka Cricket Tour a Waste For India’First time I am hearing this name Yajurvindra Singh. Never heard of before this. Trolling can make you famous.
  • Susantha Jayawardena on T20 league in USA kicks off with Shehan Jayasuriya, Corey Anderson in the mixI think this is a good opportunity for our senior players who are unable to find a place in the national T20 squad which will be around 30 players maximum. They will get more benefits like a 3 year contract, USA green card (which has the option of dual citizenship status as well and that will enable them to come back to SL any time) and mostly lot of financial benefits which will be very difficult to earn in SL due to the current pandemic situation.I wonder whether Isuru Udana & Nuwan Pradeep's premature retirements have any hand in USA league as they are looking for more experienced players who are struggling the find places with the national teams due to the youth policy being adopted by many countries in the T20 format.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on Pleasing to win a series but we have bigger challenges ahead: Dasun ShanakaExcellent move by the SLC. Now that the Indian series has been won the SLC should now take the necessary steps to resolve the contract issues as soon as possible. The selectors should have all the good players to choose for the T20 WC. The victory over the Indians could be a red herring. Andrew F’do pointed out rightly that Shanaka has only been made captain by the SLC because he cut a deal with either the cricket board or its technical advisory committee in agreeing to sign the tour contracts the board was offering. Andrew pointed out Shanaka’s stats as a player are not particularly encouraging & any captain should demand respect in the dressing room. Disappointingly Shanaka seems to be playing a political game now, he praised the BCCI out of turn & then Dhawan. Therefore the SLC should now forget all the hard feelings towards all cricketers & make all the cricketing stars available to the selectors to pick the right team & the right captain to lift the trophy for us.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on Sri Lanka cricket team to receive $100,000 for winning T20 series against IndiaExcellent move by the SLC. Now that the Indian series has been won the SLC should now take the necessary steps to resolve the contract issues as soon as possible. The selectors should have all the good players to choose for the T20 WC. The victory over the Indians could be a red herring. Andrew F'do pointed out rightly that Shanaka has only been made captain by the SLC because he cut a deal with either the cricket board or its technical advisory committee in agreeing to sign the tour contracts the board was offering. Andrew pointed out Shanaka's stats as a player are not particularly encouraging & any captain should demand respect in the dressing room. Therefore the SLC should now forget all the hard feelings towards all cricketers & make all the cricketing stars available to the selectors to pick the right team & the right captain to lift the trophy for us.
  • Susantha Jayawardena on What's up next for Sri Lanka in limited overs?Good writeup which explains clearly what SLC should do in the coming year. Would like to add few more points. Our batting unit is not yet established and they badly need some competitive cricket before the WC. Only SA series may not be sufficient. Some of the batters like Pathum Nissanka, Dananjaya Lakshan, Charith Asalalka, Sadeera, Ashen Bandara and Chamika K badly need more exposure to organize their batting.It is a good idea to create a buble mof 24 probables and play at least 5 intra squad T20 matches before the SA tour. This will ensure that a probable squad of 16 players will get at least 10 matches of experience during the coming 2/3 months before the WC. As player burnout due to playing too many matches (which could result in injuries) a proper rotational policy will have to be adopted.It's very important to play Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, KJP & Ramesh Mendis in maximum possible number of matches
  • Lakshman Perera on What's up next for Sri Lanka in limited overs?Good idea👍
  • Amaya Induwarani on What's up next for Sri Lanka in limited overs?A good article.I agree with you.👍👍
  • Jehan on Four IPL franchises interested in signing Wanindu HasarangaBecause of corona a lot of team are not playing cricket but when it returns to normal will Hasaranga be in the top five of the bowling ranking?? I dont thnk so bro.Hyped up by Sri Lankan media but not one IPL team has officially shown interest.
  • Short-Leg on If SL fans Ignore this No one cane save Sri Lanka cricketI have a good plan. If you want a player to be dropped, contact Mickey Arthur on social media and hound him and ask him to select the player. Then they will drop the player.
  • AyyoSalli on Sri Lanka drops ‘promising all-rounder’ for second T20I against India due to player agent – reportBrilliant move boys! Drop the player you need in the side instead of warning the agent about contacting coaching staff and selectors.
  • Jagath Perera on Sri Lanka drops ‘promising all-rounder’ for second T20I against India due to player agent – reportSome player managers are now acting like journalists and making YouTube videos and doing interviews etc.
  • daham nimnada on පසු දැක්ම: මැච් එක දිනවපු විදූගෙ Game Plan එකවිදූ තමයි හොදටම කලේ 😂
  • Susantha Jayawardena on Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, second T20I against Sri Lanka postponed by a dayEveryone knows who is Rex Clementine that he is one famous journalist who's got many personal agendas to attack his non favorite players. Even when a player is injured genuinely and trying to attack the player shows the cruelty of such a journalist. It's so unfortunate to note that there are some cricket fans who try to attack such a valuable player when the whole country appreciated the heroics shown by Bhanuka in the ODIs after witnessing for the first time in the history of SL cricket that a genuine Power Hitting option has been discovered for our no 3 batting position..For our bad luck Bhanuka was not able play in the first T20. Otherwise we would have easilly won that match as agreed by many.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, second T20I against Sri Lanka postponed by a dayFor those who blindly support Bhanuka Rajapaksha like this site should open their eyes to what Rex Clementine has written stingingly ''Bhanuka Rajapaksa entered the bubble having made much noise but he seems to be barely fit to last a week and has been ruled out after posting a maiden half-century in the dead rubber on Friday, a game that Sri Lanka went onto win.'' What a laugh.
  • Jehan on COVID-19 hits India v Sri Lanka seriesGet well soon guys! Hope no players fall badly sick.
  • AyyoSalli on COVID-19 hits India v Sri Lanka seriesRajapakasa's bio bubbles are popping...
  • Hilal Suhaib on Sri lanka needs to Improve Batting! – Can Sri Lanka keep the series alive? – Match Preview with Stats – SL vs INDNo links to blogs in the news section please and only post Sri Lankan cricket news from reputed news media organizations. Thanks for contributing!
  • Susantha Jayawardena on Sri Lanka Cricket informs Dinesh Chandimal what he should do to earn recallWhat a foolish cricketer is Chandimal. He lost his place in the white ball teams because of his poor performances recently. Why I said he is foolish is he never thought of improving his game & personal performance but with his high head because of the captaincy crown he thought he should be captain and kept on demanding SLC for that. Even after he was neglected for the recent squads this foolish cricketer wrote a letter thinking that it will help him to get into the squads. Even Mathews or Dimuth who deserve somewhat better than Chandimal didn't do such a foolish thing.Now he got the right medicine from the doctor. Go back and show your performance in the LPL. He should at least realize that performance is the main criteria to win back his place.. And he is now too late. Even if he performs well in the LPL I don't think he can be better than the batting strengths of Asalanka, Bhanuka R, Dasun, & Chamika. So finding a place in the white ball middle order will only be a dream.
  • Susantha Jayawardena on Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, second T20I against Sri Lanka postponed by a daySince Kunal is under isolation I dont think he can take part in the last two match. But the results of the other 8 players who were with Kunal are the most urgent and hopefully we can play the second match tomorrow.
  • Chanaka Fonseka on Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, second T20I against Sri Lanka postponed by a dayWishing Kunal a speedy recovery. I hope nothing serious happens to anyone.
  • Susantha Jayawardena on Hasaranga placed second in the icc t20 bowling rankingsLet's hope Wanindu will achieve this. It's strange that SLC is still unable to find a permanent spin partner to apply pressure to the opposition from both ends. Continuing with always inconsistent bowler like Sandakan has to be stopped. I think more dependable & consistent spinner like Praveen is a better option and hope SLC selectors will realize this in the last two matches.
  • Dilruwan Jayarathne on 🚨Breaking News🚨 – Sri Lanka XIGood Playing 11 BUT DON'T SHARE WRONG INFORMATION!
  • Dilruwan Jayarathne on MINOD, DHANAJAYA & ASHEN ARE THE WEAK LINKS IN T20 BATTING LINE UP & SHOULD BE REPLACED BY BETTER BATTERSYes I agree with you But I think DDS Should bat ahead of Wanindu! He can bat at number 6, Wanindu at 7 other than that I totally agree with your xi!
  • Susantha Jayawardena on MINOD, DHANAJAYA & ASHEN ARE THE WEAK LINKS IN T20 BATTING LINE UP & SHOULD BE REPLACED BY BETTER BATTERSAs SL has adopted a 6 batters, a wkt keeper and 4 bowlers combination, to get the best team balance we must play 7 batters in the team. So the wkt keeper has to be a good batter. As we have seen Minode has kept the wkt nicely but his batting is no where close to the expectation. So SLC need to experiment with another young wkt keeper to play as our second option wkt keeper batter (In case of any injury to KJP in future). Even DDS's place? I am not sure whether he can be played as one of the batsmen. As he is the vice captain only option we have now is to play him lower in the batting order. Probably 6 or 7.
  • Dilruwan Jayarathne on 1st T20 Sri Lanka vs India- Sri Lanka XI (Official Announcement)Please don't share wrong information This is not official..
  • Dilruwan Jayarathne on MINOD, DHANAJAYA & ASHEN ARE THE WEAK LINKS IN T20 BATTING LINE UP & SHOULD BE REPLACED BY BETTER BATTERSI think you are correct, I don't think ashen Bandara is International level, caus we all saw how he batted yesterday, And the fact that the t20 world cup is near and that we will only have Kusal perera as the keeper, means that if he has a injury we'll have no keeper, I think SLC Should groom a new wicketkeeper, Obviously somebody who has the talent of Dickwella but better Discipline, Because though minod keeps well he's batting style is nothing to tell good about, because he can't play T20s.. However DDS Will have to bat as he is the only experienced batter!
  • Chanaka Fonseka on MINOD, DHANAJAYA & ASHEN ARE THE WEAK LINKS IN T20 BATTING LINE UP & SHOULD BE REPLACED BY BETTER BATTERSWe should be patient. Those players will find their groove soon.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on World T20 in focus: Mickey Arthur says India series last chance for players to stake a claimDasun Shanaka is in poor form both in T20 or ODIs. He is not suitable to lead the team. Today the stage was set by Charith for him to carry us to victory. A player should deserve a place in the team before appointing as the captain. The responsibility as captain is hindering him to play a cameo. Better to bring Dimuth as captain if you want a non performing good captain.
  • Susantha Jayawardena on ක්‍රිකට් අර්බුදයේ නොදකින පැතිකඩ – Part 3 | The Sri Lankan Cricket Talk | TM DilshanDilshan you mentioned correctly the reason why Dimuth, Angelo,Thirimanna & Chandimal are not considered for white ball cricket. None of them has a good strike rate that is required for current ODI/T20 standards. Their fitness and agility in fielding may be another factor for their non selection.SLC's present selection policies are absolutely perfect. White ball team is improving match by match. Only issue is we need to have at least 20 players in the squad to play as replacement for any injuries to the first-choice players. So please give some time for SLC to continue with their present plan, instead of proposing and upsetting everything by bringing those 4 senior players mentioned here. They must play only test matches.Don’t agree with Anush’s comment on playing those low SR batters in white ball teams and try to improve their SRs. That is not the policy of appointing a captain. Captain should first perform well in the team.
  • Jagath Perera on ඇදහිය නොහැකි මිලකට වනිදුව මිලදී ගන්න හදන ඉංදියාවmoda gon katha mewa... IPL walata yana players diyunuwenawa.. apey harak IPL walata demand wath naha... api indian unta wandela ganna kiyanna ona apey players la IPL ekata
  • Anura Ranaweera on ඇදහිය නොහැකි මිලකට වනිදුව මිලදී ගන්න හදන ඉංදියාවඑක සම්පුර්ණ ඇත්ත නුමුත් අපේ රටේ ක්‍රිකට් රකින්න ඉස්සරහට බුද්ධිමත් ව රටට ආදරය කරන ක්‍රිකට් නිසි බලඨාරියෙකු හෝ ක්‍රිකට් කැක්කුමක් තියෙන අය නැහැ ඒ නිසා වනිදු අකමැත්තෙන් වුවත් ඔහුගේ අනාගතය සුරැකීමට එම දැවන්ත මුදල නිසා යැමට ඉඩකඩ ඇත.ඔහුද ඔබ අප වැනි මනුස්සයෙක් .
  • Dias on Grant Flower Replacement Batting Coach Dammika Sudarshna changed Batting of Avishka FernandoBloody nonsense! Avishka hit a World Cup century in 2019, he has always had the skills to become a match winning batsman. He is hitting form because he is allowed to play in one position regularly without being moved around or being dropped. Every Tom, Dick and Harry will try to take credit now. If a journalist asks did the batting coach help, obviously every player will say yes.
  • Jehan on Go and perform in domestic tournament, selectors tell ChandimalWhat domestic tournaments? When is the next one?
  • Jehan on Mickey arthur lauds Bhanuka Rajapakse: "The differences I had with Bhanuka was for his own good" Mickey ArthurYeah coach we understand... You tried to destroy Bhanuka's reputation and career by making damaging statements about him to the media for his own good. Mickey seems a bit slow.
  • Rehan Jayasuriya on The Run Down with Damith Weerasinghe and Azzam AmeenHow is that Azaam Ameen who was sacked by the BBC for unprofessional behaviour has crept into SLC journalist Co .& into this Dialogue chatting. Why Dialogue is involved with bringing some unprofessional characters into the game again. This is not good Damith. Shame ,Dialogue has to maintain its reputation & we have more recognized journalist to give opinion on our cricket than him.