With congrats to Thisara for becoming new ODI captain, does Thisara deserve a permanent slot in the ODI team?

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suresh1's picture
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Team Should be

Dhanushka Gunathilake
Dhananjaya de silva
Dickwella
kusal ,mendis
chandima;
asela
methuws
thisisra
vedersey
vikum kasun
malinga

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Thisara can be a good T20 captain. However, after 125 ODIs Thisara's batting average is just 17.57. His ODI bowling economy rate is 5.78 and sometimes his bowling is very inconsistent. There will be a big competition for first 7 positions since now we have many good ODI batsmen like Dickwella, Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Mathews, Asela, Kusal Janith, Danushka Gunathilaka,Sadeera, Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana etc . Therefore, giving a permanent position to Thisara in the ODI team may cause one of those good batsmen to lose his place in the ODI team.

We have a decent all-rounder in Asela. Apart from Lakmal and Akila Dananjaya we need two more specialist bowlers. I doubt if Thisara's bowling is good enough to be one of them. Neither Thisara nor Dasun Shanaka deserves a permanent position in the ODI team unless they improve in the future. A player who doesn't deserve a permanent position in the ODI team can't be the ODI captain. Captaining the T20 team in Pakistan when some players refused to go to Pakistan is not good enough to be the ODI captain.

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Madura I agree thisara do not desreve to be in the team. But he showed a good leadership skills in pak t20 series

But tell me who is deserve to be in the our ODI playing XI. Tell me anyone do u think we can think who will be a permanent member of the team till 2019 wc.

That is the problem here. we dont have kohli, rohit, devilliers, root, willamson who we can think of being a permanent member.

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Do u want Chandimal to be captain. I know u are a chandimal lover. But Chandimal is even utter failurer

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@ Cricket StatsGuru: No I don't want Chandimal to be the ODI captain either. I didn't even mention Chandimal as a good ODI batsman in my above comment.

What I meant by a permanent member is not a player who plays in every single match but someone who performs well consistently to be a regular member of the ODI squad for majority of series. Surely Thisara hasn't been such a consistent performer since the beginning of his career.

Thisara would have shown some leadership skills in Pakistan T20s although we lost all 3 T20s to Pakistan but is that enough to be the ODI captain? As I remember Jehan Mubarak also showed good leadership skills but it doesn't mean he deserved a permanent slot in the national team. A good batsman or a bowler will lose his place due to Thisara's permanent slot in the ODI team.

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Remember, Sarren Sammy lost his place in WI team even after leading WI to win the T20 world cup as he didn't perform well with bat and ball.

(Last edited by Madura on November 29, 2017 - 09:28)
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Thisara is million times better than Chandimal. He showed good leadership skills in Pak and won 2 matches on his own in Bangladesh. Also with Thisara being a permanent member now, we can get rid of players like Thirimanne and Kappugedara from the side for good. Even if he does not perform with the bat he can perform with the bowl. We need all rounders if we can't find players like Kholi and Rohith.

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So tell me who do u want to be the captain????? That is what Im asking here. We have to name a captain for every team.

Do u want Chandimal, Thrimanne, Dasun Shanaka???? who do u want?????

(Last edited by Cricket StatsGuru on November 29, 2017 - 09:55)
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Or do u prefer Tharanga after 3 5-0 whitewashes and 2 banned for slow over rates. Tell me WHO IS UR CAPTAIN???

Anonymous's picture

Another bungled appointment. Thisara is a hit and miss player, poor with the ball in the ODIs. His performances don't make him an automatic choice in the playing XI let alone become the captain.. You should select a captain from the group of players who are first chosen to be in the team. Thisara could have been the T20 captain not ODIs.

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