Press conference to go LIVE!

The press conference scheduled to get underway at 1430hrs at SLC Head Quarters will be shown Live via web streaming technology on www.srilankacricket.lk.

The press conference is targeted at providing the print and electronic media a Q and A opportunity with the selectors on Squad selection policy for Asia Cup which was released to the media last night.

This will be conducted by the Information Technology Department of SLC in collaboration with Lanka Business Solutions and Agile Solutions.

  • NAVEEN

    aravinda’s tactic is if tharanga or dilshan fail as opener aravinda will consider maharoof as an opener

  • amaraweerea

    Dear Aravina, You have taken correct decision to drop Sanath and Mendis.Mendis is like Bob Massy to Austraians. He is a very poor fielder. How can he play limited overs. Present day even test cricket you cannot hide fielders. It will cost you dearly!! Youngsters are vwaiting give them an opportunity asyou are doing now. Great

  • http://slc udara

    I think mahela & dilshan is the best opening pair as they have the maximum capability to get the best use of the powerplay.Tharanga consumes too many powerplay balls without making maximum use of it.Tharanga has always opened for sri lanka and got the opportunity to use the powerplay and still his strike rate is about 70.Is that enough for an opening batsman?he is not technically very elegant as well.In the field he is very slow to move.

    as we have mathews in the middle order(who seems to be mature enough to read the situation and play according to that.)we can use mahela as an opener together with dilshan to a good effect.

    i really don’t think tharanga should be picked for the 2011WC.as we can remember what he did in 2007.

  • Asanka

    To SLC Moderator,

    Where is the video clips of press conference?

    • SLC Moderator

      Asanka,
      It will soon be uploaded.

  • http://n/a Indike

    This is a question for srilankacricket.lk fans and Aravinda de Silva.

    Who should be Sri Lanka’s opening batsmen in ODIs?

    Is it:

    1) Mahela & Tharanga

    2) Mahela & Dilshan

    3) Tharanga & Dilshan

    What do you fellows think?

    I think it should be Mahela & Tharanga. Because from what I read and heard Mahela believes that he can better express himself if he opens the batting for Sri Lanka. On top of that Mahela knows to carry an inning all the way and make big hundreds better than Dilshan or Tharanga. In the current lineup Mahela has scored more hundreds than anyone else…Just look what Sachin Tendulkar and Mark Waugh did when they started to open the batting for their country’s.

    So my question is why can’t Sri Lanka give Mahela to open the batting with Upul Tharanga? Because if Sri Lanka can make cricket pitches for Sri Lanka’s best bowler–Murali to bowl to get wickets, why can’t Sri Lanka accommodate Sri Lanka’s best batsmen with his preferred batting position in the batting order? Isn’t it the sensible thing?

    I’m sure Dilshan will make a very good 2down batsman.

    Mahela Jaywardena as opener in ODIs has:
    Matches–4
    Runs–250
    HS–123
    AVE–62.5
    100–2
    SR–97.65
    BF–256.

    Reason for bringing this topic is inclusion of Upul Tharanga in the squad. Coz I don’t think that the selectors would keep Tharanga as a bench warmer. That is why I selected Mahela & Tharanga as the openers. If the selectors brought Tharanga as bench warmer then obviously I would like to see Mahela & Dilshan to open.

    Like I said on above I still see Aravinda de Silva as the best batsmen of SL. But the way Mahela scored his runs during the last couple of months in the IPL and in T20, he showed that he’s got little bit extra in tank than Aravinda. I mean finally Mahela lived up to what every one thought he’s capable of.

    And if Mahela continues to bat like the last season in the future he definitely can become the best SL batsmen that everyone expected him to set as a batting prodigy in his school days…

    So after a swashbuckling season as an opener do you want to drop him down the order? Isn’t it unfair?

    Mahela’s stats as an opener in ODIs:
    http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/49289.html?batting_positionmax1=2;batting_positionmin1=1;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=default;template=results;type=batting

  • http://n/a Indike

    Who should be Sri Lanka’s openers in ODIs?
    Reason for bringing this topic is inclusion of Upul Tharanga in the squad. Coz I don’t think that the selectors would keep Tharanga as a bench warmer. That is why I selected Mahela & Tharanga as the openers. If the selectors brought Tharanga as bench warmer then obviously I would like to see Mahela & Dilshan to open.

    Like I said on above I still see Aravinda de Silva as the best batsmen of SL. But the way Mahela scored his runs during the last couple of months in the IPL and in T20, he showed that he’s got little bit extra in tank than Aravinda. I mean finally Mahela lived up to what every one thought he’s capable of.

    And if Mahela continues to bat like the last season in the future he definitely can become the best SL batsmen that everyone expected him to set as a batting prodigy in his school days…

    So after a swashbuckling season as an opener do you want to drop him down the order? Isn’t it unfair?

  • http://n/a Indike

    To Mahela Jayawardena,
    Will you be opening the batting in ODIs with Upul Tharanga? As Sri Lanka’s best batsman I belive you’re better equipped opening batsmen than Dilshan or Tharanga. I belive that you should consider the open position. Because as a batsmen in the Sri Lanka lineup you have have made more hundreds than anyone else and you know how to build a big inning…Look what Sachin Tendulkar and Mark Waugh did when they started to open the batting for their country’s.

  • http://slc udara

    how can i watch this?

    • SLC Moderator

      Udara,
      Recorded video clips will be uploaded to the website tomorrow covering all answers provided by Mr. De Silva and Mr. Ranatunga.

  • Joe Roche – Sri Lanka

    Can someone tell me how to view this live show….Has it gone/not gone on air yet !!

  • VAJIRA

    PLEASE SHOW THIS LIVE ON CHANNEL EYE PLEASE

  • VAJIRA

    NIYAMAI

  • http://SS sy

    SLC moderator

    PLSs cant you guys Show it live in channel EYE

    • SLC Moderator

      SY,

      Its up to SLRC to make that decision.

  • http://slc udara

    fantastic job mannnnnnn.