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I really dont think someone like kusal mendis can be considered a 'newcomer' anymore when he has played almost 40 odi matches. Plahers like KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya all have played less matches than Mendis and without a doubt they all are more consistent players like Mendis. As much as i like to see him play, SL need to consider his place in the ODI team. He should definitely continue to play test cricket though. I agree that our experienced players are not up to standard at the moment. I personally do not want Tharanga and Chandimal in the team. Mathews is now one of those players that plays just well enough to stay in the side as you said. But i definitely think that won't be the case if Mathews were to bat at 3 or 4

Posted in: Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by Suren1998 on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 16:09. Reply to this comment.


I support Pakistan in this test series, because this new posh selection panel have selected failed players such as Thirimanne (avg 24) and Kaushal Silva (avg 30) over Dhananjaya de Silva who is among the top 15 Sri Lankan test batsman in terms of batting average.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/srilanka/engine/records/batting/highest_career_batting_average.html?class=1;id=8;type=team

Posted in: Sri Lanka Test Squad against Pakistan by Gamika (not verified) on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:08. Reply to this comment.


Is it true he was dropped???

Posted in: Angelo Mathews ruled out of Pakistan Test series opener by Anonymous (not verified) on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:58. Reply to this comment.


I feel Kaushal will not be in playing 11 but Definitely Thirimanne as he is the vice captain. Probably him or Sadeera will open with Dimuth. No room for Roshen Silva.

Posted in: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad by rshan1994 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 08:25. Reply to this comment.


Kaushal Silva's job is to play the new ball..i think we missed that job in Indian tour as Tharanga failed big time.if the openers can stay at least 15 overs together that will be a huge adavantage for the rest of the batting line up. I am no fan of him but when you see guys like Tharanga ruling the SL cricket this guy has done way better job than Tharanga in the tests..

Posted in: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad by cricexp on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 01:05. Reply to this comment.


Great to see, all the Colombo boys are in. Dhananjaya de Silva OUT (average 38, 02 centuries in just 10 matches), Kaushal Silva IN (average 30, 03 centuries in 35 matches).

Posted in: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad by Thiranagama (not verified) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 23:38. Reply to this comment.


Not sure why you are pointing fingers at newcomers like Mendis... The major problem in the current ODI side is experienced players (like Mathews, Tharanga, Chandimal, etc) are not performing well enough (i.e. they either not perform at all or play just enough to survive on the side). Under such circumstances (where there is no proper guidance/confidence given), it is difficult to imagine young players would ever mature or learn from their mistakes to become better players.

Posted in: Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by Anonymous (not verified) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 18:08. Reply to this comment.


From the Way SL are playing right now, they have no chance in the world cup. Hopefully a miracle occurs in the next year to turn things around. SL needs to decide before the world cup on there batting lineup, whether to continue with the youngster Kusal Mendis, or use an experienced player for the world cup. In my opinion I think most of are best batsman are the all rounders like Mathews, Siriwardana and Gunaratne. If they could somehow occupy the 3,4 and 5th spot in the batting lineup then i think we will have a stronger batting side. But lets see whether players like Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Dhanushka Gunathilaka play well enough to retain theie places up the order.

Posted in: Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by Suren1998 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 17:12. Reply to this comment.


Sadeera Samarawickrama
Dimuth Karunaratne
Kusal Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Roshen Silva
Niroshan Dickwella
Dilruwan Perera
Rangana Herath
Suranga Lakmal
Nuwan Pradeep
Vishwa Fernando

Really do not want Kaushal Silva in the team. Such a useless player. I dont want Thirimanne to play either but i feel SL will probably choose him instead of Roshen Silva. If you are going to re introduce Thirimanne to the national team then it should be in ODI not in Test cricket.

Posted in: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad by Suren1998 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 17:06. Reply to this comment.


Glad to see a new your faces in and sad to see other young faces dropped. Not surprised to see tried tested and failed players recalled and nice to have a problem of too many wicket keepers who can all bat.

Posted in: Sadeera Samarwikrama gets Maiden call up, Roshen Silva to replace Mathews by Stormy on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 14:49. Reply to this comment.