Dhananjaya de Silva and Munaweera to replace Kapugedera and Gunathilaka - Malinga to lead

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Sri Lanka could field a new captain for the fourth ODI against India after stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedera was sent to meet doctors after complaining of an acute back pain following the third ODI at Pallekele. The hosts have brought in middle-order batsman Dhananjaya

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Anonymous1's picture

Let Malinga be the captain. I feel that this is the only way that will make Malinga give 100%.

Chand007's picture
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dhananjaya de silva's chance should go to Dasun shanaka. To many chances are given for him. But this stage it is very unfair to giving an another chance to him over dasun shanaka. But he is a good batsmen but proactivity and analytical mindset is main problem of him and it seems that he can not find his rhythm yet.

(Last edited by Chand007 on August 29, 2017 - 08:29)
Suren1998's picture
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Wow i never expected SL cricket to hit such a low point. So much injuries, so much losses, selection committee resigning... Lets just hope the new selectors pick the right players and let them have an extended run in matches rather than letting them play 1 or 2 matches then dropping them.
I personally think severe player changes are needed in all formats of the game, especially the Test team.

Anonymous1's picture

Please read Comment #1. As you can see, my Comment was published at 07:28. At the bottom of this article you can see that the article was updated at 19:10 to include "Malinga to lead". I think the decision to make Malinga the captain, is correct for the reason I mentioned in my first comment. Hope SL will win.

Anonymous's picture

When Dananjaya first came in to the test team at Pallekelle against Australia last year, it was a toss up between him and proven performer Roshen Silva. Why aren't they not even considering Roshen now? He seems to have dropped off the radar.

Anonymous's picture

obviously age is a major consideration for Roshen against Dananjaya. Problem is first class record is no measure of how good a batsman can be in International cricket, therefore a younger guy has a better opportunity to develop into a good enough batsman and also enough time left for a good return of investment compared to a older one. I feel D Silva can be a match winner for SL if he is groomed well. This doesn't mean Roshen shouldn't be given a chance -- he should replace a regularly failing player if it comes to that point and given consistent run

Anonymous's picture

Roshen has proved himself not only at first class level but also in matches with the National A team. He cannot be ignored much longer, with the limited batting options we possess.

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