ජීවන්ලා සංචිතයට ආපු හැටි | How the world cup squad selected

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  1. It’s hilarious how this guy in the video is trying to justify selection blunders. When I saw on TV how Jeevan Mendis and Vandersay were bowling, I realized that how easily good batsmen can hammer them, as they mostly bowl half-track or full deliveries. I’m surprised that selectors weren’t able to see that. Even I heard that international commentators were saying that Vandersay must be very nervous to bowl like that. Their deliveries may have troubled some batters during the super provincial tournament whose skill level is below international standards. That doesn’t make them superior leg spinners in international level.

    Selectors try to highlight less important things to justify their selections while overlooking more important factors. For instance, prior to the world cup both Milinda Siriwardana or Lahiru Thirimanne mostly failed when they got opportunities in ODIs. They also failed to impress selectors by showing good performances in list A matches. It’s so funny that the selectors say that Thirimanne’s success in the World Cup 2015 (despite his failures from 2016 to 2019) is also a reason to consider him for the World Cup in 2019. According to the selectors’ logic other batsmen who scored heavily in 2017, 2018 but failed in 2019 should deserve more opportunities. Now De Mel says that we can’t expect runs from Dhananjaya de Silva and Jeevan Mendis as they were selected for their bowling. If they are just bowlers why do they bat at No 6 & 7? The responsibility of the selectors must be identifying the potentials of the players instead of making cheap comments to justify their selection blunders.

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