Thirimanne injury concern after Pradeep ruled out for World Cup clash against Bangladesh

Nuwan Pradeep, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, has suffered a dislocation and a cut on his right finger, and will require a week to recover. There was also some concern about Lahiru Thirimanne, who appeared in some discomfort with his knee at training, but there was no statement from the board about his availability.

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  1. It’s a blessing in disguise one of the top babes of [ a former selector from Panadura ] selectors. His batting approach would definitely make life difficult for the batters to follow. He shouldn’t have been brought here in the first place, a time when one can find 101 better; clean, neat stroke filled batters of Aravinda’s class. I would rather pick a 18 year-old of quick nimble footwork the likes of Nipun Dhananjaya, KamilMishara or NavodParanavithana that offer full face of the bat, rather than an experienced batter of limited stokes that always bats in a crouched posture when executing his strokes… Some unqualified officials feel these big events like WCs are meant for entertaining friends & relatives rather than the secure the Country’s hard-earned reputation. If players such as Chandimal,RoshenS,AselaG,Dickwella,Sadeera,BhanukaM,CharithA, aren’t good enough to represent the Team, bring those above mentioned youngsters in. The talents in Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, … were identified when they were still at the ages of 16,17,18 respectively. They are players that has passed their Cricket ALs with highest Grades. We should emulate those selectors, if we are to continue in the International arena. The incompetent selectors of last 2 decades have ruined careers of many a highly talented Cricketer produced by our schools, some were stars of respective YWCs Bhanuka Rajapakshe,RomeshBuddhika, ChathuraPeiris, CharithJayampathy all of YWC2010, SadunWeerakkody,LahiruMadusanka, AmilaAponso of YWC2012 , Sadeera,BhanukaM,PriyamalP,Binura&Anuk Fernando of YWC2014 are few names that can be recollected .The Country would have been highly benefited, the SLC funds that is meant for the development of Cricket in the Country, were invested on these highly talented youngsters, before they lose their interest of the Game, rather than ruing our reputation by wasting those valuable funds to consolidate the administrators’ positions at SLC. It is first and foremost to hold Domestic Tournaments for school leaving Cricketers [ allocating proper incentives] if we are to be on par with other Test playing countries. Country’s Prime Minister & Sports Minister should take a serious note with regard to the things happening at the SLC, I strongly feel SLC funds should come under the purview of the Finance Ministry.

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