'We have been let down by the some of the big guns in the team' - Jayasuriya

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"We have been let down by the some of the big guns in the team. When I took over from Aravinda de Silva we had high hopes about Lahiru Thirimanne as a player who would do well for the team in the future, but he failed regularly after that and it clearly affected us," said Jayasuriya.

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Suren1998's picture
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That is true, we did have high hopes for Thirimanne and Chandimal. But then again we had high hopes with the selectors. Too many players have come and gone and it is absolutely ridiculous. They are not given a second chance if the fail. If they somehiw perform good in their first game like sandakan and kumara did then they will stay onnfor a few games. To list the players that have come and gone.

Milinda Siriwardana
Dasun Shanaka
Jeffrey Vandersay
Amila Aponso
Vishwa Fernando
Chaturanga de silva
Isuru Udana
Thikshila de silva
Shehan Jayasuriya
Kapugedera

And now that we found a good openeing pair, im shre Gunathilaka may be left out. The future i want for SL is one without Chandimal to be honest, i think at this stage you should be performing better than this, and if you arent then you shouldnt be in the team. Lets see how Weerakkody does but i think Gunathilaka may fit nicely at number 4. Also same applies for Mendis. I also dont see Suranga Lakmal being in the team either as he doesnt seem to be a constant wicket taking bowler.

For future ODIs
Niroshan Dickwella
Upul Tharanga
Kusal Mendis
Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Sachith Pathirana
Lakshan Sandakan
Nuwan Pradeep
Lahiru Kumara
Lasith Malinga

For future T20s
Niroshan Dickwella
Upul Tharanga
Kusal Perera
Angelo Mathews
Dasun Shanaka
Shehan Jayasuriya
Sachith Pathirana
Seekuge Prassana
Nuwan Pradeep
Lakshan Sandakan
Lasith Malinga

Rishi1977's picture

Sanath, you are talking like you just took over from Aravinda! You were the chairman of selectors from 2012 and you were sacked and replaced by a better group you were brought back by Sumathipala because you are easily influenced and open to corruption. That's a fact. We know why you keep including Rambukwella.

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