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For the pointless idiot who tries to deny facts with utter crap. Find some real substance to counter my point other than trying to doge the point & hide your shame with bare hands.

Tharanga opts out of Test cricket for SIX Months
Sep 4, 2017 - CRICINFO - Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga has opted out of Test cricket for six months in order to focus on the white-ball formats. The outgoing selectors, headed by Sanath Jayasuriya, did not name Tharanga among the 25 in the provisional Test squad for the forthcoming games against Pakistan in the UAE.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/2...

Posted in: Udawatte, Rajitha, Vandersay picked for West Indies Tests by Andrew Silva on Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:58. Reply to this comment.


Andrew Silva alias Annoynimus alias Julius Ceaser. Pull your head in. Selectors are not mind readers. When upul said he will not be available he announced it to all and sundry, hence he should have done the same if wanted to make himself available for selection. Just to call names and ridiculing everyone with different views to yourself shows what kind of shallow mindset you have. I have read your constant posts promoting tharanga on other cricket sites. I am convinced tharanga is either your relative or you have vested interest because you are the manager of tharanga. It's okay. If you want to promote him that's your problem. But stop attacking people personally. You are just digging yourself into the hole by resorting to deplorable personal attack.

Posted in: Udawatte, Rajitha, Vandersay picked for West Indies Tests by Gong Silva (not verified) on Monday, May 21, 2018 - 05:06. Reply to this comment.


That's good if true.

Posted in: No reduction in Tests for Sri Lanka series, says CEO of Cricket West Indies by delan82 on Monday, May 21, 2018 - 04:02. Reply to this comment.


DON BRADMONs can be found only from Capital-city schools..LOL

Kamindu Mendis (6 ings- 180 runs @ 45 Av - 122 SR) tops the
19-World Cup batting list as the ONLY batter to maintain the most productive combination of above 40+ average while hitting over 120 Strike Rate.!

Nowhere near Bradnman's class as some nuts expect from our lads..LoooL. But,isn't this really productive batting with some international class?

Posted in: Kamindu Mendis is the best of the best by Andrew Silva on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 20:50. Reply to this comment.


Stormy,
The way they did it in the County Championship is the visiting side got to pick. So if this was applied to Test cricket Asian sides unlikely to bat first in UK or SA unless really dry conditions as you have suggested

Sometimes bowling first might be a mistake...We have seen over the years numerous visiting sides (Asian and others) go to Brisbane see a tinge of green on the pitch, panic and bowl first only for it to backfire badly.

Posted in: To toss or not to toss? ICC may scrap tradition by delan82 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 20:14. Reply to this comment.


Slow going mismatch Chandimal is automatically selected for ODIs despite repeated failures in Odis & in domestic Super-4.!

Chandimal in Odis Since Jan 2017:

20 odis - 18 ings - 400 runs - 23 Average - 61 STRIKE RATE..!

Injury prone Mathews is automatically selected to Tests despite doing nothing in recent times in domestic cricket to get selected (super 4 tournament etc)& total failure in Tests during past 2 years -

Mathews in Tests since May 2016:

15 Tests - 2 ings - 860 runs @ 29 Average ...!!!!

On the other hand, Upul Tharanga had asked for just 6 months break from Tests to concentrate on Odis & T20s during his brief tenure as skipper in mid 2017. That Six months is well exceeded now and he is available for selections.

But only their personal favorites (like Chandimal, Mathews etc) backing selectors (Graeme Labrooy & coach Hathurusinghe), totally ignored the most in form experienced senior batter Upul Tharanga, despite continuing his excellent form from 2017 (one of the 3 batters in the world who topped 1,000 odi runs in 2017.

Even In recent domestic Super-4 tournaments, Tharanga was the ONLY front order batter among SL's current international batters, who made tons in both formats.

As usual, obviously the Colombo backing selectors' repeated ignorance/blind-eye to recognize this "out-of-hub" originated front order batter's current form, experience & abilities.... is killing the essence of a impartial selection criteria. Why do they still promote this despicable double-standard policy, if really thinking aboutsalvaging SL cricket?

Posted in: Which opening batsman is ideal for all formats (Test, ODI and T20)? by Andrew Silva on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:51. Reply to this comment.


Interesting move and wonder who will the happier teams. For example, all teams visiting Asia will be over the moon at not having the prospect of batting last on spinning tracks. Not sure if Asian teams visiting Eng or SA would really like the prospect of facing the home team pace attack on a fresh track!

Posted in: To toss or not to toss? ICC may scrap tradition by Stormy on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 09:32. Reply to this comment.


Interesting move and wonder who will the happier teams. For example, all teams visiting Asia will be over the moon at not having the prospect of batting last on spinning tracks. Not sure if Asian teams visiting Eng or SA would really like the prospect of facing the home team pace attack on a fresh track!

Posted in: To toss or not to toss? ICC may scrap tradition by Stormy on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 09:32. Reply to this comment.


Two thieves fight for the spoils while the game wastes away!

Posted in: Nishantha Ranatunga Opposes Sumathipala At EGM by Stormy on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 09:26. Reply to this comment.


SLC and WICB are in a race for the most incompetent administrator award. The WICB have been woeful for ages - even at the time of Brian Lara they were messing around and the its no surprise where they are today but where are SL today and more importantly, what is the future.

Posted in: Sri Lanka Cricket 'heading the West Indies way' by Stormy on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 09:21. Reply to this comment.