Test win is good but now that is all history, we need to consolidate on this victory by adding much depth to our bowling line up, just bring Prasad for Tissara, this is the only change that I think should come about in the team.
Should be Sri Lanka ODI Spuad for SA Tour: Malinda Warnapura, T.M Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeewan Mendis, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Lasith Malinga, Sahaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Ferveez Maharoof, Upul Tharanga, Sachithra Senanayake, Dimuth Karunarathne
* Malinda Warnapura, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Ferveez Maharoof & Sachithra Senanayake had been shown good performance for Domestic Tier A Limited Over Series. Mr. Dulip Mendis, pls look for those players.
Consistent Malinda Pushpakumara is a good choice as a Left-arm spinner but not Warnapura because there are far better promising young batters who have maintained consistency as batsmen from their very young age, the class of Angelo Perera, Bhanuka, Roshen, Chathuranga de Silva,… all Rounders Umesh Karunarathna, Chathuranga Kumara, Charith Jayampathi are far better prospects for the future than the most of the people you have suggested here. Why do you think that Dilshan, Mahela & Sangakkara should be included in every Team? who are yet to learn the ways of playing the ball all along the ground, all around the wicket at consistent basis and have no control over most of the strokes they execute. They may do well at times on flat tracks but when they get caught on lively pitches against quality bowlers their batting skills would go to Zero level, as Indian media has very rightfully pointed out. Local selectors are yet to learn about these facts or sometimes they may not want to remove them. I totally agree with your suggestions of including : Thilan, Chandimal, Dimuth, Lokuarchchi, Malinga,Sachithra &Maharoof. Still there are other consistent performers you have failed to admit in addition to the highly talented players that I have mentioned above, such as; Kausal, Thirimanne, Ajantha & Dulanjana Mendis , Dilhara,…
Mr Dulip Mendis, pls should be remove those players in test squad for future tours. Tharanga paranavithana & selfish Anjelo Mathews. They had shown poor performance in past recent tours. Pls replacing Malindra Warnapura & Maharoof. Both players had been shown good performance in domestic season. Also including Sachithara senanayake.
Ahem..Is that South Africa or South Africa “A”?? Big “:P” to Kepler!
Well played SL, winning in SA is not easy at all, so congrats. SL’s selection in the past has been poor. The reason that SL played better, was that their batting improved. Well done you can enjoy till tommorow, but it’s important to continue this performance into the next match, if you are to continue your success.Cape town will be tough as it will assist the SA team alot.
Samaraweera & Chandimal are the 2 main actors of this win . I strongly feel all risky stroke makers have to be removed from the team before too long and those places have to be filled with quality batters like Kausal , Angelo Perera, Bhanuka, Dimuth ,Thirimanne,..The spinners that can’t spin and unable to generate any bounce off the wicket too should be kicked out soon and those places should be given to Sachithra, Malinda, Dulanjaana, Ajantha, If Ajantha had been played in this match, the match would have been over by lunch. I would also like to state, if not for these selectors the country would have been in a far better position by now.
very well done our heros. Carry on ur forfomance
well played samaraweera and chandimal, Dulip mendis pls go home, dont distroy our cricket, u ignored both players in last toures, well done sports minister u ar the person who got a brave dicition to include samaraweera in this tour, dulip and other comitee members pleseeeeeeeeeeeeeeese go home, thats the correct thing u all are doing in our cricket.
in sri lanka s second innings all the batsmen should.contribute for sri lanka get competitive target well done up to now its sri lankas christmas miracle.