[Discussion Thread] 2nd ODI, Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2013

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Should SL play the same XI? have your say on the 2nd ODI.

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Same XI

SL should play the same XI

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Agree..! same team

Agree..! same team

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Got a question for u fellas,

Got a question for u fellas, bit off topic, but.....
Who is Mahela gonna replace in the XI when he recovers in Champions Trophy??

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Good question :)

To make the way to MJ, there are three options. Kushal Janith(KJ), Lahiru Thirimanne(LT) or Jeevan Mendis(JM).
If MJ replaces KJ then MJ has to accept the role of opening batsman. But if KJ proves himself as an opener then MJ has to go back to the middle order.
Then LT or JM. Being an all rounder it is unlikely to replace JM. If so LT is the man to go, the man in danger. However, I feel according to the situation team management will decide who will feature.

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Unchanged team for me for the

Unchanged team for me for the second one dayer.

MJ's return, you cannot drop Kusal after what we have seen, that would be insane. In June Jeewan would get least out of the wickets and I would drop him. Its a hard choice as Jeewans leggies would be handy against the rest of the group of Eng, Aus and NZ - none are good players of leg spin. It is possible that we leave out Thiri.

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but would JM's leggies be

but would JM's leggies be effective in English conditions?

Think Kula needs some rest after Aussie tour and Bangla tests. He cud do with some freshness in 3rd ODI in Pallekale. Eranga cud replace Kula.

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Change pls..

I actually think we need to give others a chance.. Pathirana instead of Mendis and Angelo Perera instead of Dilshan.. this is the time to experiment. our young guys are mentally still dependent on the seniors and only way to wean them is to sometimes throw them in the deep end. we need to take the few chances we have this year to evaluate new blood. our target shd be 2015 world cup not the champions trophy this year i feel. we need to experiement this year so that we can have a reasonably settled team next year so that they can play together and gel.

Bangla will be without Tamim as well.

Re MJ it would have to be LT if at all :) really like KJ at opening. JM i would drop for Herath as the leggie in the team since i dont think his batting is good against pace.
my team there for champions trphy for now wd be TD, KH, KS, DC, AM, MJ/LT, TP, SS, NK, RH, LM.
all four of SS, NK, RH and LM can contribute a bit with the bat hence i dont think we will miss JMs batting anyway.
MJ at six works best since if TM, MJ & KS bat at the top and all three get out others get psuchologically affected.

(Last edited by Theekshana Somaratna on March 24, 2013 - 17:02)
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wow KJP looks just like a

wow KJP looks just like a 'powered down' version of SJ!!!
Wud love to know how he managed to copy SJ's style. I tried and failed miserably :D)

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Rain

Rain :(

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no result

Match has been called off.

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