Sri Lanka ODI Squad for South Africa tour

ODI squad :

  1. T.M Dilshan (Captain)
  2. Angelo Mathews (Vice-Captain)
  3. Upul Tharanga
  4. Kumar Sangakkara
  5. Mahela Jayawardena
  6. Dinesh Chandimal
  7. Kosala Kulesekera
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Lasith Malinga
  10. Nuwan Kulasekera
  11. Ajantha Mendis
  12. Rangana Herath
  13. Dhammika Prasad
  14. Dilhara Fernando
  15. Lahiru Thirimanne
  • bagiee

    My team,
    1. Tm.Dilshan
    2. U.Tharanga
    3. D.Chandimal
    4. M.Udawattha
    5. K.Sangakkara
    6. M.Jayawaradne
    7. A.Mathews
    8. R.Herath
    9. N.Kulasekara
    10.L.Malinga
    11. A.Mendis

  • Erajh

    Angelo Mathews shouldn’t be VC or even in the team, what is a bowling all rounder who doesn’t even bowl doing in the team? why isn’t Samaraweera in the squad, yes he is old but he is the only Sri Lankan player who is in good form.

    1. Dilshan (Needs to perform past quick fire 30,20′s and get a century)
    2. Tharanga/ Thirimanna/ Paranavitana (Ok form all three)
    3. Jayayawardena (yes he is out of form, but he is too vital to drop yet)
    4. Samaraweera (should bat at 1 or 2 Down, to let the team bat around him play an achoring role)
    5. Sangakkara (No questions here) + Captain if possible
    6. Chandimal (In good form)
    7. Kulasekara/ Mathews (Mathews only should be an option if he can bowl at least 8 overs)
    8. Malinga (No questions here, SL desperately need him)
    9. Herath (I dont know why people doubt a player of his talent)
    10. Ajantha Mendis/ Randiv (Perera is def out get hammered in a test match at over 6 an over, what would happen in the limited overs game, the occasional 30 runs batting does not cover how much he gets thrashed)
    11. Fernando (Welagedara has no pace for SA pitches and will get hammered)

    • Priyantha

      Clearly we need a new opener with Dilshan. Tharanga often fails and Thirimanne and Paranawithana are no good for ODIs. We need really a new guy, a debutant! Draft in a completely new young guy targeting the next World Cup (by that time Dilshan may not survive if he continues this draught of big scores, so we need a guy to be taken his position if he fails so or bat with him if he catches up with his good form)

      Drop Mahela: no doubt about that. This should be done on hsi own personal grounds too: that is, before he goes from worse to worst and tarnish his image of a classy batsman. So, no Mahela please.

      Yes, MAthews is the one to drop next. if we want to drop someone from this crowd. He has a lot more time to play in the future and why not if he is drpped form awhile so that he can regain his form through hard work by himself. If he is dropped this time, it will be for betterment for his own too, apart from that of country’s.

      • Lokuduwa

        Before Mathews all other senior players have to be dropped who are yet to play a chanceless big innings. Mathews’, AngeloPerera, Chandimal, Bhanuka, Dimuth, Khausal, Thirimanne, Rosen, Chathuranga de silva; they all are technically fully equipped to play risk-free innings at consistent basis. None of them should be considered as lower batters but front-liners. If we had properly used these stoke-filled quality batsmen we could have won or drew many matches that we had lost. If the selectors try to keep the 3 seniors of fragile technique till the next WC then we may have to give playing International Cricket very soon.

        • Gamaya

          Should drop mathews, but there’s no replacement for him in this squad, so he will play all 5 ODI in this series also, but he should be dropped for few matches,then only he can come up with better performance, like samaraweera did in last test series..SLC should drop him for his own good..

          • Raj

            Mathews should be asked to bat at No 3, Chandimal No4, AngeloP No 5, Bhanuka No 6, Khausal Dimuth as Operners
            Bowlers: Sachithra S,Ajantha,Malinda Pushpakumara, Malinga & Dilahara , When a team has the 6 batsmen that I have mentioned above, the service of bowlers as batsmen is not required. However if you seek services of Sangakkara, Mahela, Dilshan and Tharanga as top 4 then you will have to employ bowlers that can bat.

  • Susith

    Whoever being selected to play, SL batsmen have fundamental errors and flaws in batting. They are often far from the line of the ball when hitting the ball. And they are really nervous when facing a delivery. Unlike South African batsmen they are beaten by deliveries often. no confidence of batting. Sometimes it is disgusting to see how they bat!!

    Appoint Aravidá De Silva as Sri Lanakn batting coach immediately. He is the master in judging the ball and he can teach our current players how to bat correctly. Do not dump the skills of De Silva and alike as they are

    Anyway, these players should be dropped as they have done no good: Mahela Jayawardena, Rangana Hearth, Thirimanne, Thisara Perera and alike. If they are not dropped then this ODI series with be both a tragedy and a comedy as far as Sri Lankan cricket is concern. Play some new players for those mentioned above.

    • Lokuduwa

      He is a good batsman alright but a jealous guy, The selectors have to be knowledgeable & intelligent. Those who have vision for the future of County’s Cricket, They should have a thorough knowledge of this Game i.e. what has been happening from the Past to present and into the future. The educated Cricketers the likes of SSkandarkumar is the ideal.

      • Lokuduwa

        He has had failed to include Chandimal & Angelo Perera together with Sachithra Senanayake in the last WC 3 of the extreme talents in the Country.

  • http://- Dilan Manoj

    I do not agree with those coments.most of them tells we should left out sceineor guys.we cant left them out.SANGA is in FORM.MAHELA has failed but he is a better batsmen in the world.samaraweera also should in the ODI team.my team 1.Tharanga 2.Dilshan 3.Sanga 4.Mahela 5.S’weera 6.Chandimal 7.Mathews 8.Kulasekara 9.Randiv 10.Malinga 11.Mendis

  • PremasiriS

    If we had selected a squad on the basis of performance, that squad should consist of players the likes of Dimuth, Thirimanne,Paranawithana, ..as openers; Kausal, samaraweera, Chathuranga de Silva as No 3; Chandimal, Angelo Perera,Mathews,Bhanuka, Rosen silva as middle-order; Sachithra Serasinghe, Sachith Pathirana,Umesh Karunarathna, Chathuranga Kumara, Jayampathi,Geeth Alwis, Geeth Kumara, Jeewan Mendis..as all-rounders; Sachithra Senanayaake, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vandersay, Dulanjana Mendis, Ajantha,Prsanna,Rohan Jayatissa… as spinners. Dilhara Fernando, Malinga, Tharanga Lakshitha, …..as fast bowlers. In fact there is dearth of strongly built fast bowlers mainly due to the unwanted encouragement that has been given to the Game of Rugby by the Principals of all leading schools & some media institutions for the last 25 years.
    In this squad I have given no places for reckless hitters who have no control over most of the strokes they execute, and spinners who can’t spin & extract bounce off the pitch, has always tried to depend on bowlers’ footholds to turn the ball since the future of Country’s Cricket is more presious than than selfish intrests of individuals.
    The players that I have mentioned above are classy players who been maintaining consistency since the day that they have started playing the Game. No person can maintain any level of consistency without having proper skills and the most importantly there is always a strong possibility for that the youngsters who have acquired proper skills of the Game as youngsters to carry along with them, those skills & same momentum that they have maintained as youngsters into their later career. Samaraweera, Chandimal&Mathews are 3 good examples. That is why we don’t find too many risky (false, Edgy & lofted) strokes in the batting art of Samaraweera to that of S’kara, M’ela &D’shan. One may feel that the batting foot-work of S’weera is some what lethargic nevertheless he has always managed to stroke the ball the way that it should be treated best, as very many quality players have done in the past, the likes of Grame Pollock, David Gower, Inzamam and present day VVS Laksman too doesn’t move his feet much as in the case of S’weera however they are always in a position to stroke the ball all along the ground.
    The above youngsters, they all have far better consistent school careers than what S’kara, M’ela or D’shan could boast of. As the foreign media has very correctly pointed out the3 seniors ‘ve always struggled when they get caught on lively pitches against quality bowlers because the3are lacking right technique required to perform on these pitches. Without knowing how to leave a ball there to be left alone & ability to stroke the ball all along the ground, all around the wicket right from the middle of the bat, surviving on these pitches is a thing that is very difficult to conquer. It’s still makes things worse for aging batters of fragile technique as their body reflexes too would tend to get slower & slower with the age. The fans may argue that their Test averages are that much & 1st Cl. Ave. are so much but when you take out all those huge scores they have gathered in home soil offering 101 straight forward chances those averages may have dropped down to very low levels.

  • Kasun Chaga

    ජාතික කිුකටි කණ්ඩායෙමි ෙජ්ෂ්ඨයයි කියන කිුඩකයන් 4-5 ෙදෙනක් දක්ෂතා දැක්වුුවත් නැතත් කණ්ඩායෙමන් ඉවත් කරන්ෙන් නැත. විෙටක ඔවින්ට ජාතික කණ්ඩායම සින්නක්කර ඔප්පුවකින් පවරා අැත්දැයි සැක සිෙත්. ජාතික කිුකටි කණ්ඩායමට කිුඩකයින් ෙතා්රා ගන්ෙන් විනිවිද භාවයකින් යුතු කුමෙවිදයකට ෙනාෙවි. ජාතික ෙත්රිිමි කමිටුව කළ යුත්ෙත් තමන්ට අවශ්ය ඒෙහයියන් කණ්ඩායමට ෙත්රිිම ෙනාව, අන්තර් සමාජ තරග වලදිිි ෙහාදම දක්ෂතා දක්වන කුිඩකයන් ජාතික කණ්ඩායමට ෙතා්රා ගැනිිිමයි. ඒෙස් දක්ෂතා අනුව කුිඩකයන් ෙතා්රන්ෙන් නමි, තමන්ෙග් ස්ථාන රැක ගැනිිිමට තරගකාරිිිත්වයක් අැති වන නිසා ශක්තිමත් කණ්ඩායමක් තැනිය හැකි ෙවි. අන්තර් සමාජ තරග වලින් කිුඩකයන් ෙතා්රා ගන්ෙන් නැත්නමි ඒම තරග පවත්වන්ෙන් අැයි? අන්තර්සමාජ තරගවල ෙහාදටම කිුඩා කරන දක්ෂ කිුඩකයන්ට ජාතික කණ්ඩායෙමි ෙදාර සැමදා වසා තැබිිිෙමන් ඒම තරැන කිුඩකයන් අෙප්ක්ෂාභංගත්වයකට පත් ෙනාවන්ෙන්ද? ෙමම ජාතික සමිපත් අකාලෙය් මිලින කරවන්ෙන් අැයි? අෙප් ජාතික කිුකටි ෙත්රිිිමි කමිටුවට ශුි ලාංකිිිය ජාතිය ගැන ෙහා් කිුකටිි කිුඩාවට අාදරය කරන මිලියන 20ක පමණ ජනතාව ගැන හැගිිිමක් නැද්ද?

  • kamal

    දක්ශ ක්‍රීඩකයන් ඔන තරම් ඊන්න මෙ රටෙ ඈඊ තරුන ලමයීට චාන්ස් එකක් දීලා බලන්නෙ නෑඈත්තේ අපේ රටේ මුනවීර අශාන් වගේ පන්දුවට හය්යෙන් පහර දෙන්න පුලුවන් අය ඔන තරම් ඊන්න අයට චාන්ස් දීලා බලන්න ඉන්ඩීයාවල මෙවගෙ ලමයීට තෑනක්දීලා මෙලාහට

  • Kasun

    2015 ෙලා්ක කුසලානය දිනා ගැනිිමට කුඩා වුුෙහා් සිහිනයක් ෙත්රිිමි කමිටුවට අැත්නමි, දැන්වත් අඩුම ගනෙන ODI & 20-20 තරගවලවත් කිුඩා කිරිිෙමි අවස්ථාව තරැණ කිිුඩකයන්හට ලබා දියයුතුය. Cricket player ෙකෙනක්ෙග ෙහාදිිම දක්ෂතා ෙපන්විය හැකි කාලසිිමාව අවු: 20-30 අතර පවතිිි. ඒම කාළය තුළදිි රට ෙවනුෙවන් ලබා ගත හැකි උපරිමය තරැණ කිිුඩකයන් ෙගන් ලබා ගත යුතුය. Test තරග වලදිි වයස්ගත කිුඩකයන්ෙග් පරිණත බව උවමනා වුවත්, ODI & 20-20 තරග වලදිිිි කඩුලු අතර දිවිිම, පන්දු රෑකිිිම, ෙවිගවත් පහරවල් සදහා යාම සදහා ජව සමිපන්න තරැණ කිිිුඩකයන් අතාවශ්ය ෙවිි. කරැණු ෙමෙස් පවතිද්දිිි තරැණ කිුඩකයන් කණ්ඩායෙමන් ඉවත්ෙකාට තැබිිම සාධාරණද? ගරැ ජාතික කුිකටිි ෙත්රිිිමි කමිටු සාමාජික මහත්වරැනි ෙමි පුශ්නය ෙයාමු කරන්ෙන් ඹබටයි.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mfmfaiq/ Faiq

    They once again select old **** to the Srilankan Cricket Board..very Quickly They show their Colours…Still Dilshan Leading Lankans!!!Maharoof is the Highest Run Scorer in Last Domestic 50 over Season..Still they keep him in Srilanka!!!! Can’t they Add Bhanuka Rajapaksha? Kapugedara? Why isn’t Samaraweera included ? Whats Happening Here? What Anjlow Matthews Did in UAE? Really Shame Selection…Dark time For Srilankan Cricket..

    • Erajh

      Kapugedara is a washout and shouldn’t be in a International team, needs to play domestic cricket for a few years to even be considered.

    • Ranjith A

      You are trying to influence others to believe Chamara K to be included in the SL squad. I have notice there are few supporters of these two Chamara’s who try their level best to get these two useless players back to Sri Lankan side. These two influential players should never have been played for Sri Lanka. Look at their Averages
      Chamara Kapugedara – First Class-39.42, Tests-34.83, ODI-22.20, T20I-19.71:
      Chamara Silva – First Class-37.68, Tests-33.56, ODI-28.85, T20I-13.46:
      With a players like
      Tilan Samaraweera – First Class-48.87, Tests-53.42, ODI-27.80, T20I-00.00:
      Dinesh Chandimal – First Class-56.86, Tests-37.00, ODI-31.42, T20I-19.85:
      Bhanuka Rajapaksa – First Class-51.00, Tests-00.00, ODI-00.00, T20I-00.00
      Compare the first class averages. Like Dravid, Samaraweera should be playing in all forms of the game. Our idiotic selectors from mid nineties comprising mainly bowlers who can’t judge an upcoming youngster’s talent always dance to the tune of the seniors who had favourites’. Sri Lankan Cricket authorities should chase idiotic henchmen in selection committee and get the services of knowledgeable cricketers (Madugalla, Roy Dias, Sidath, Mahanama) and give them a free hand without interfering in their affairs. Cricketers in the past who have done well (specially the talented batsmen) should come forward. For god sake do not include two Chamara’s again.

  • dinith

    Some strategic changes are needed in the team since we have been playing with the same pattern of team over the last few yaers with limited success.( we had some victories mainly due to the exceptional individual performances and not because of the proper planning and team work)
    Now its high time to re-design the team with some new faces and tactics.
    We have a lot of promising players and its only a matter of giving them some exposure and guidance.

  • Lokuduwa

    THIS STATEMENT WAS WRITTEN FEW DAYS BACK IN RESPONSE TO A COMMENT APPEARED ON THIS PRESTIGE WEB SIGHT.
    The magician Herath, who couldn’t perform against Pakistan at a time Pakistani Spinners made Sri Lankan front-line (reckless) batters looks very ordinary, is never an international material as he can’t spin the ball without assistance from the bowlers’ foot-holds in the pitch. Why couldn’t this magician and the other favorite spinner of selectors failed to perform, when the Australian opening pair went on a run rampage against the pathetic bowling attack of selectors till Mendis was given the ball and won the Match (8 Aug 2011) all by himself (it is such a player that has always been asked to carry water for some who doesn’t deserve place even in a Club side.). Even though this remarkable loose-limbed bowler has taken maximum No of International wickets in a minimum No of International matches & being the current No one T/20 bowler, he has always been overlooked to provide opportunities to henchmen. Even though Mahela (the Best Captain after Madugalle) was able to take the best out of Ajatha,Mahela’s successors have completely ruined his career by not providing the best field,and the selectors by not giving his due place in the National Side as in the case of very many other quality players the likes of Sachithra, Malinda Pushpakumara, AngeloPerera,Bhanuka, Kausal, Dimuth, Thirimanne,Chathuranga de Silva,Rosen Silva, Sachithra Serasinghe, Sachith Pathirana,Umesh Karunarathna, Chathuranga Kumara, Jayampathi, …….The selectors have been acting like villains as far as the Country is concerned
    If we had select a squad on the basis of performance, that squad should be consisted with players like Dimuth, Thirimanne,Paranawithana, ..as openers; Kausal, samaraweera, Rosen silva as No 3; Chandimal, Angelo Perera,Mathews,Bhanuka, Chathuranga de Silva as middle-order; Sachithra Serasinghe, Sachith Pathirana,Umesh Karunarathna, Chathuranga Kumara, Jayampathi,Geeth Alwis, Geeth Kumara..as all-rounders; Sachithra Senanayaake, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vandersay, Dulanjana Mendis, Ajantha,Prsanna,Rohan Jayatissa… as spinners.
    There are no places for reckless hitters who have no control over most of the strokes they execute in this squad .

    • Alex

      I have started to be interested seriously in cricket one year ago during a world cup. I have understood game rules four months ago and that not up to the end. I don’t know all players in the country and I judge on seen by me on the Internet, but Sri Lanka is my team number one in cricket. Why Samaraweera haven’t included in odi squad with SA? Something with health or I not understood the couch till now?
      P.S. for elder daughter (lokuduwa). I the beginner – don’t judge strictly

    • Erajh

      Madugalle a good captain???in what world??? he is a gentleman off the feild but was pathetic batsman and captain….Better captain than Sangakkara, Arjuna, Marvan??really

      • Lokuduwa

        If you want to learn about Madugalle’s leadership qualities You may have to read the British newspapers during the period of time he led a team To England Jul-Sept 1988.

      • PremasiriS

        Have you ever seen him batting? I don’t think so. If you had you won’t make remarks like this, He’s one of the finest batsmen produced by Sri Lanka( he was the first person to win the Best Schoolboy Crickter of the Year award in 1979 for his batting skills, and was a technically very sound player in the same mould of Dias & Attapattu, who has had total control over his batting a thing which is missing in front-line batsmen of today. His batting has got full praise even from the World’s greatest bowlers of that era the greats, the likes of Richard Hadlee & Imran Khan, though he had to play in a very difficult era of SLan Cricket . He was not able to show his true class to the World as affairs at SLCB was taken over by some people who were very much ignorant of the Game.Since then all selectors too who have been in office too were totally ignorant about the true technicalities of quality batsmenship. As a result skillfull batters who have maintained consistency from very young age were considered as worthless (Madugalle, Sidat, Mahanama, Hashan, Attapattu, Duleepa Samarweera, Sajith Fernando, Varuna Waragoda, Lanka de silva, Indika de Saram,… had to suffer under these incompetent selectors of last 25 years), and the National teams have been packed with very ordinary players. The very important batting position too were given to reckless, risky strokes makers who have had no any control over their stroke play.The 4 front-line batsmen in our present ODI Team are a good example for that.

  • dinith

    kusal janith should have been given a chance.
    he performed very well inn the recently concluded club matches.Its hard to understand as to why upul tharangfa is always considerd in selections as he is very ordinary batsman who is capable of playing only in the off side strokes.And tharanga didn;t perform at all in the recent domestic tournament.
    It seems that general public has better knowledge and interest about performance of the players than the selectors.
    Mr. Aravinda , please take over the selection task again as you are the best person for that position.otherwise, these people will ruin the country;s most popular game.

  • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com mohammadh rikzy

    this a just a foolish decision to have players like jaywardena, perera , and some other non
    performing players still in the squad no insane people would have taken this desicion this
    will lead to another misery in sri lankan cricket and now it is very evident that SL is gonna
    become KENYA in just a few years. when consider jayawardena’s stats against SA it is just
    a very poor 21 and his current form is also very bad. ig
    t is just a foolish department and a just profit motivated lunatics. SRI LANKAN SELECTORS ARE NO GOOD THAN DON**** AND IT WILL BE VERY EFFCIENT IF THEY WERE USED IN PADDY CULTIVATION THERES NOTHING INSIDE THEIR SKULL ACCEPT MUD. THEY ARE JUST DIRTY M *******

    • Susith

      Yes, drop Jayawardena until he recovers fro run-draught. It may take quite a while for him to recover

  • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com mohammadh rikzy

    ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH

    NOTE:- THIS NOT A CRITISE BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT CHANGES WHICH HAVEN’T BEEN DONE EVEN
    IN THE PAST AND UP TO DATE.

    For anything or any group to devolop there must a competition and absencde of competition
    there will be no devolopment likewise we need competition in our SRI LANKAN team (competition i
    mean is the competion among players to remain in the team through their consistency or performance)
    But unfortunately there havent been any competition in our team and this can be proved taking many
    examples:-

    JAYASURIYA, ATTAPATTU, A DE SILVA, SANGAKARA, MAHELA,MURALITHARAN has been the regular
    eleven for sri lanka and they havent had any pressure to perform because they are sure they
    will remain in the team (never mind they performed or not) so this has led to the
    unconsistency of the players but when we take a few examples from other great teams its
    different. in Australia great players like RICKY PONTING,MIKE HUSSEY, DAVID HUSSEY havent been
    regular in the team in the present because of the performances of their youngsters at domestic
    level but JUST IMAGINE will this have happened in SRI LANKA.In ENGLAND Plyerslike IR BELL
    ,MATT PRIOR,ANDREW STRAUS are out even though they perform at top level in tests.AND another example is the
    team INDIA. IF Rahul Dravid, Sachin tendulkar, VVS Laxman played for SRI LANKA they wont
    even been rested but iN INDIA Dravid wasn t in the team for many years,Tendulkar wasnt
    included in the team for any recent tours and Laxman was out of the team for many years and
    their places are taken from youngsters like KOHLI, ROHIT AND RAHANE.
    Above example shows the places of great players are taken by promising youngsters but has
    that happened in SRI LANKA. IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED FOR PLAYERS LIKE JAYSURIYA
    ,ATTAPATU, AND MAHELA IF THEY PLAYED FOR TEAMS LIKE AUSTRALIA OR INDIA.

    AND in the present Sri lankan team players like Mahela,Dilshan and Tharanga have been in
    the team even though they havent performed well enough for Sri lanka in the recent past but
    they do not have any danger for their position in the team but the young promising players are
    not given their chances but this should happen in this SL VS SA ODI TOUR. Players like
    THISARA PERERA,MAHELA, JEEVAN MENDIS SHOULD BE RESTED. because it is sure that Mahela wont perform
    well against SA because it is clear we look into his stats against SA which he averages a very
    poor 21 with a best of 77 and when they consider THISARA PERERA AND JEEVAN MENDIS,they havent
    contributed well thoutgh the in team as All rounders and these players should be rested
    therefore that enable them to get back into form and promising players like BHANUKA RAJAPAKSHA
    , ANGELO PERERA, AND SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE SHOULD BE INCLUDED. CHANGES TO BE TAKEN IN LINE ARE
    GIVEN BELOW

    +TM DILSHAN
    +UPUL THARANGA/THARANGA PARANAWITANA
    +DINESH CHANDHIMAL
    +K SANGAKARA
    +BHANUKA RAJAPAKSHA
    +ANGELO MATHEWS
    +ANGELO PERERA
    +SACHITRA SENANAYAKE/S RANDIV/AJANTHA MENDIS
    +LASITH MALINGA
    +NUWAN KULASKERA/WELEGEDARA/N PRADEEP
    +DHAMMIKA PRASAD/DILHARA FERNANDO

    GIVING OPPORTUNITY TO SOME YOUNG PLAYERS RESTING SOME EXPIERINCED PLAYERS AND PLAYERS
    WHO DO NOT PERFORM CAN MAKE THOSE PLAYERS UDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBLITY. AGAIN AND AGAIN
    I REQUET JAYAWARDENA TO BE RESTED BECAUSE HE ONLY AVERAGES A POOR 21 AGAINST SA SO WHY WE
    DONT GIVE HIS PLACE TO A YOUNG PLAYER WHO IS LOOKING FORWARD TO PERFORM…

    • senevi

      I really can’t understand why tharanga is repeatedly getting selected to the odi team after performing below par over the last two years. He kills the momentum right from the begining and that plays a major role towards our downfall. The prime example was the world cup final , 20 balls 2 runs on a flat wicket. Just imagine had he scored 20 runs in those 20 balls, what do you say world cup or not? Enough on him. If I continue I will end up writing a book on such performances by tharanga. Every other sri lankan knows this fact other than selectors.
      It dosen’t matter whether you are a senior or not if you are underperforming then you should be replaced. Right now as it seems these seniors have got a lifetime membership in the team. And players like bhanuka and anjelo perera will have to wait till ……. when? No idea. And sri lankan cricket fans will have to wait and wait and wait……. loop continues. When will we learn????????