Chandimal and Thirimanne, 6 years on...

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Deeghayu Ratnayake's picture

Rightly so there are other talented batsman in the country and it would have been nice if others had a chance. such useless and pathetic cricketers

Stormy's picture
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Yes agreed - these two's non firing has resulted in a massive hole in our batting. In fairness neither really are typical t20 batters but forced to play the role due to the lack of other batting options.

Suren1998's picture
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couldnt agree more. they have not showed any side of improvement in t20 and should not be given any more chances. of course they can play for ODI and test as they are much better in those formats, but its time to bring new players to the t20 side.

Sakala Bujang's picture
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Disagree; Chandimal has got starts and has looked good recently. the number of 30+ scores are a better indicator of T20 batting than half centuries; clearly by those stats he has been making starts in games. He might not be the quickest scorer but remember he's had a tough road in 6 years, having his technique changed by Marvan which was a massive mistake. Only recently he's gone back to his natural style and that has worked. He would be an ideal number 3 as he can anchor the team in an innings.

Agree that Thirrimanne should go, has clearly lost the plot and has to find some runs again.

Udugampola's picture

A post mortem examination at the conclusion of a tournament is of no use unless the team improves its performances. At the the Asia Cup and the T-20 we lost to Bangladesh an associate member and managed to win the encounter with Afghanistan with much difficulty. These performances needs scrutiny but what we see as spectators is our team's lack of consistency in all three departments of the game. Just watch how Virat Koli Doni and rest of the members in the Indian team perform in each match.Indians do not have a coach to guide them either. We hire international coaches but the results unacceptable. With whom the fault lies.

The match against the West Indies our fielding was so miserable. If not for Mathews at the match against England our loosing margin would have widen.If our top five batsman fail to deliver the bottom six has never put on a respectable score on the board. We badly need some batting in every team member to score at least 25 runs.In most of the occasions either batting ,bowling or fielding under perform which is the cause of loosing matches.

If we continue to perform like this we will never repeat the 1996 achievement and there is a high risk of loosing the slot in the top eight position in world rankings. If this happens it will be the end of the road for Sri Lankan cricket.

DUCK CHANDI N THIRI's picture

THIRIMANNE N CHANDI GIVEN 5 PLUS YEARS OF CHANCES IN ALL THREE FORMATS N STILL NOT CENEMENTED A PLACE IN TEAM SHOWS THAT THEY R USELESS AND NON IMPROVING PLAYERS WHILE SAME TIME BLOCKING CHANCES OF MORE DESERVED PLAYERS. IF THEY CANT PROVE THEMSELVES IN 5 PLUS YEARS AFTER PLAYING ALL THREE FORMATS THEN THEY WILL NOT PROVE ANYTHING IN ANOTHER 5 YEARS..

G.K's picture

@Sakala Bujang: At what basis can you say technique change was the issue... After 36 T20 innings his average is 17 and strike rate is 102. Even before correcting his technique his T20 average was below par for a international player playing as a batsman.

In modern day T20 run a ball opener is useless , have to get maximum at first 6 overs... Otherwise he is putting lot of pressure to middle order players

Sakala Bujang's picture
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His technique change clearly stunted his development at the top level. He initially came out as a hard hitting confident player, who scored a ton of runs as soon as he came into the side. But as soon as Marvan started trying to 'correct' him he didn't bat well, got dropped, lost form and confidence and so wasn't developing over that time. Now that he's gone back to what is his natural style, he's got the same flair as he first had.

As I said earlier he doesn't fit the openers slot, but a no.3 that everyone can bat around. Its fine for a no.3 to have a strike rate of 100-120 as long as he's batting 10+ overs so the team can build the innings around him. Chandimal also has the power to tee off when he wants to.

(Last edited by Sakala Bujang on April 2, 2016 - 08:31)
TRUE CLASS's picture

SOME STUPID PEOPLE REFFERING TO ATTAPATHU S START AS PLAYER.. BUT REMEMBER ATTAPATHU PROVED WITHING 1 YEAR THAT HE BELONGS TO INTERNATIONAL LEVEL BUT CHANDI N THIRI ON FOR 6 YEARS IN ALL FORMATS HAVE NOT PROVED ANYTHING... AND EVERYONE IS NOT A ATTAPATHU, WILL THE GUYS WHO SUPPORT CHANDI SAY THAT PEOPLE WHO STARTED GREAT DESERVE MORE CHANCES THAN CHANDI ???? Heheeee..

SN's picture

@Sakala Bujang: Don't put coaches in to the equation... There are so many coaches SL had dealt with, If 1 didn't work he could have done with the other... It is entirely upto him.

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