[Discussion Thread] 1st Test, New Zealand in Sri Lanka, 2012

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Should SL play 3 spinners? pick your XI

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Most Probable Team for 1st Test

If no injury concerns for these players, this will be the XI
1- Tharanga Paranavithana
2- T.M Dilshan
3- Kumar Sangakkara
4- Mahela Jayawardana
5- Thilan Samaraweera
6- Angeleo Mathews
7- Prasanna Jayawardana
8- Nuwan Kulasekara
9- Suraj Randiv
10-Rangana Herath
11-Chanaka Welagedara
So No room for extra spinner,

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My XI

01. TM Dilshan
02. Dinesh Chandimal
03. Kumar Sangakkara
04. Mahela Jayawardene
05. Thilan Samaraweera
06. Angelo Mathews
07. Prasanna Jayawardene
08. Nuwan Kulasekara
09. Suraj Randiv
10. Rangana Herath
11. Tharindhu Kaushal

Galle pitch will take turn from day two onwards,Kule and Mathews can share the new ball and Chandimal is way better than Paranavitana. if SL decide to play only two spinners then Eranga must replace Kaushal

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Youth...

I think Paranavitana should be left out. he has been given many chances but is not upto it.
he should not be reinstated as a auto response if the someone else fails. that is just settling for mediocrity. we should just go ahead and try someone else.

Dimuth K deserves a chance, so does Chandimal ; not sure how his mental state is right now, Ashen perhaps, ; who ever gets the chance should play all three test for a fair shot.

also feel that one of the seniors should sit out, to give the youngsters a chance, sure they will fail sometimes but they should be given the opportunity and they will only improve with playing not sitting in the dressing room.

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Akila should play above all

Akila should play above all three spinners.

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What a start! Eranga is

What a start! Eranga is bowling really well!

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unlucky dimuthu .. pitch out

unlucky dimuthu .. pitch out side ..hit out side ..of course it's out for NZ commentary & cricinfo :P only SLC should get blamed for not using DRS. shame ! ..fair play is a must... we were lucky in that series against Pakistan .. ඇයි අපිත් ඉන්දියන් කාරයොන්ගේ හොර පාරවල් වල යන්න හදන්නේ?
shame on you SLC shame on you !

(Last edited by sdf on November 17, 2012 - 07:58)
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Randiv's spell

I'm not impressed with Randiv's bowling. May be he is still inexperience and need time to learn attacking spin bowling.

Any comments?

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Eranga is an absolute MUST in

Eranga is an absolute MUST in SL test team.
No worries for Karunaratne, happens to lot of pple. Need to give him more chances.
Randiv's performance seem to be hurting by 'lack' of match practice. Shud've played him in at least in last 2 ODIs

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Randiv

But Randiv has not been much effective for last few test matches. Usually he take some tail-enders to his pocket and not making much trouble for top order batsmen

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Para, Sanga :D)))))

Para, Sanga :D)))))

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