Why is this guy not in Sri Lanka's World Cup 2019 squad?


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  1. Doosra, friend you got words out of my mouth. I am still baffled by the selection of both players whom you mentioned. Wanindu has got more to offer than useless Jeevan and if Asantha wanted a left arm spinner not really sure Kamindu Mendis wasn’t selected. He can bowl both right and left arm off spin and a better bat and a good fielder..I don’t like to wish upon anyone, but for the sake of the team Jeevan should fake injury and return home. I don’t think we can fake injury for two players which will make more obvious..But I think most of the Srilankan supporters would agree that Jeevan should not be in the squad.

  2. Agreed! I thought he should have been targeted for the WC in England from a long time ago but not SLC. I guess they picked between Tissera and Shanaka but I thought we could have played both as Tissera is a hit and miss at #7 but Shanaka is a decent option.

    Ironically we had a similar discussion at the 2015 WC where were discussing the option of replacing an injured player with Kusal Perera. Also ironically, we took Jeewan to the 2015 WC and he did nothing. Then when a player got injured, we recalled Kusal Perera and asked him to open against SA in the quarter final! Suckers for punishment we are but also limited options.

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