Should Upul Tharanga return to open in ODIs?

54% (30 votes)
46% (26 votes)
Total votes: 56


Shankster's picture
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25 March 2011
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The 9 VOTES who said no are complete idiots who doesnt want the team SL Team to do well in long term!!!! Yes Mahela and Dilshan is doing well specially Mahela opening... But can they continue this to the NEXT world cup????? and also what happens when are top 4 fails??? the middle flops!! If there is anything Mahela and Tharanga Should Open now or preferably if v r looking to the future I would like to see Kapugedara Open with Tharanga.... Yes Kapu has been inconsistant but so has been the places he bat as SLC puts him to bat where eve when eve!! I feel he could be a good opener with tharanga as both of them are young and is the future of the team!!!

SLionsCricket's picture
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15 April 2012
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5 years 3 weeks

Yeah, I agree with you. Kapugedara's inconsistency is basically due to the selectors treating him so far down the order. They did the same thing with Vaas when he played. He was more than a capable batsman, but they put him so low down the order that when he comes in, it becomes HIT OUT, OR GET OUT!

Kapugedara going up the order is a MUST for SLC. Also, Tharanga is a must in the SL side. He's kinda the new Marvan Atapattu for SL. Mahela needs to return to No.5 sometime soon, so that he has the ability to bat with Chandimal/Thirimanne when the innings must be reconsolidated. Experience is the key for the Inexperienced.

Daniel Alexander's picture
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17 December 2011
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@ Shankster - Mahela is the best opener in the world and Tharanga is playn better in the middle order, good to build a team for the future.. but u need ur best 11 playn... Mahela changed SL's fortunes in CB series wen he opend.. Tharanga faild three in a row and battd well in the middle.. so wats wrong in continun with the same battn line up?

kushan1987's picture
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15 March 2012
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4 years 29 weeks

mahela don't have that batting power now like in old days to hit six's and four's.. so it's better to let him score in the top when the field is up

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