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Thirimanne has failed far too

Thirimanne has failed far too often, and should not be in the team let alone be vice captain! He should be sent on the A team tour, I don't know why selectors keep pickign him. I'm not the biggest fan of Tharanga but he should have ben selected ahead of Thirimanne for the India tests. We should try out some youngsters in at least one test, Dhanajaya could be a good opener or even at one down, he can score fast or dig in. A lot of our players need to learn the merits of leaving balls, having good defence and rotating strike. Chandimal for example, done this a lot in the tests when he was promoted. It worked in his old position at 6/7 but here you don't have to keep strike to protect the guy at the other end and waiting for the boundary ball will probably make him get out faster.

AS for who should be VC, I think a positive and aggressive player should be in this position. Thirimanne is way too negative and passive, so it should to Prasad or Chandimal (or maybe even Kusal). This will give a balance, as Mathews is cool and collected but can go into a shell when someone is set.

Same for the ODIs and T20s, we need to invest in young players. Kusal Mendis has ben in very good form recently and he should be given a go, as well as other players. Remember the first and second T20s against Pakistan? When we gave young players a chance, everything looked better. We batted better, we bowled better (until Afridi came to the crease at least, where we kept bowling short) and our fielding was improved dramatically.

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