[Discussion Thread] 1st Test, Sri Lanka in Australia, 2012/13

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Stumps - Day 1

SL v CAC - CAS 390/4 (90 ov).

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can't say it's a disastrous

can't say it's a disastrous bowling perfomance by SL bowlers, EXCEPT for the 'passengers' ; Prasad and Randiv(who have 5+ economies) others fared decently.
I was ok with Randiv in the squad at 1st, cus of the bounce he gets on Aussie pitches, but now looks like he s gonna be just a 'passenger' on the tour.
Prasad as usual looks ineffective, shud ve taken Kanishka Alvitigala or Suranga Lakmal(but heard he s still struggling with ankle surgery)

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or Thisara Perera in the

or Thisara Perera in the squad, but I think they are going to choose two bowlers from this match and put them with Kulasekara & Herath in the test match.
Then they will probably choose between Paranvitana & Karunaratne, and Prassanna & Chandimal based on batting and bring Mathews in who is not playing.

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Lanka squad has three

Lanka squad has three passengers; Prasad, Randiv & Pradeep. Today, Pradeep escaped by taking a wicket. Apart from Eranga and Welegedera, the rest were thrashed.

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Warner,ED Cowan,Hughes,Hussey

Warner,ED Cowan,Hughes,Hussey and Wade are all left handers, Herath is not lethal against left hand batters. Fast bowlers got a lot of work to do.

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Its supposed to be

Its supposed to be a flat track, cant read much into today's performance.The Aussies dont want us to have any proper practice at all.I wont be surprised if they try to bat for as long as possible, still would be interesting to see how our batsman do.

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yeh agree with sulaimaan, it

yeh agree with sulaimaan, it looks a pretty flat track and judging by live commentary they were trying to see of Eranga and Wela by playing consecutive maidens. Prasad and Randiv got hammered tho. Pradeep was good at the begining but started to leak runs at the end of the day when tired, he doesn't seem to have stamina.

@daniel yeh good point, but Herath took 16 wickets against pretty much the same line up in SL, SCG and MCG r our best chance. And he got Clarke 3 times, that might be handy since he s their most inform batter. But yeh fastbowlers shud at least get the FIRST 4 wickets among them. Hope DRS helps Kula with his inswingers :)

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Runs is what its all about

Runs is what its all about for SL - without which SL will be struggling to make an impact on the series.
Dilshan
Dimuth
Sanga
Mathews
Chanidi
Mahela
Thilan
Kula
Herath
Eranga
Wela

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dilshan is on fire.. dimuthu

dilshan is on fire.. dimuthu did a decent job as well (a 100+ partnership) so looks like the opening slots are booked now , nice
next slot left keeper : prasanna vs chandi .

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don't be so sure @sdf, u

don't be so sure @sdf, u never know with SL selectors until the last minute :D, they might still go with Para.
Dilshan retired out for 101

PS: SL won BOTH warm up games in the England tour, but it had no bearing on the actual test matches; so let's not really take these warm ups that seriously :)

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