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babu5584 (not verified)
Aravinda the best

in Late 80s back in India- when we used to have strong national feelings over taking cricket as a sport where we need to judge cricketers by talent, very few batsmen outside India, used to get my attention.

1. Viv Richards
2. Dean Jones
3. Aravinda De silva

we dont need to discuss about Viv the swagger -here- whole world acknowledged him. Dean jones perhaps was the one who changed the approach of a batsmen , on how to build/pace innings in 50 overs cricket.

But, the fiery Aravinda was the most under rated batsmen in his generation, until he won the 96' world cup with a breath taking century against the aussies- i knew him as madmax- who could dispatch good deliveries to boundary.

he was a pure class apart - who enjoyed his batting -showing no mercy to any bowler round that time. i hardly seen him struggling . most of the times he used to get out for the strokes - which seems to be silly according to the era/situation, but he was never shy away trying out his strokes at any point of time..thats why he was Madmax ..

but he is not too mad like Afridi- he possess unbelievably good technique

I loved this guy - truly - but not just for the reason that i have a similar batting style like him- which caused failure at state level selection. but i can say without him, srilankan cricket is incomplete. those days he used to get man of the match/ man of the series awards even after representing loosing team.

Have seen the videos of Roy dias- a stylish batsman who can be compared to Zaheer abbas or David gower..thanks for putting him in the list

I liked Roshan mahanama for his fielding efforts -but a class palyer who was also under achieved, but must be replaced in the list with w=either Arjuna or asanka gurusnighe

You can rarely get a technically correct batsman like marvan atapattu- he was also under achieved, as i believe he is some one who could achieve 50+ average with ease .and i think mahela has achieved it what atapattu couldnt.


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