[Discussion Thread] South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

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Tough ask for the series

SL have made it hard to win the series by losing in Colombo, both the remaining venues probably favor SA more than any other venues in SL but a decent move ahead of the test in Galle!

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this is where Marvan's

this is where Marvan's coaching will be tested , team selection . for me it's never a good idea to go with an unchanged loosing side to the next match as well . kiththa , tharanga or thisara for priyanjana would have been ideal in here

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well done SL , hope that we

well done SL , hope that we will find a way to stop amla

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Job well done

Terrific comeback by SL for a convincing win and nice to see the Dilshan of old back to his old tricks! Also nice to see Thiri get a start and its something to think about - batting Thiri between Sanga and Mahela. All set for Hamba then and expecting SL to do the job.

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wouldn't at all call it a

wouldn't at all call it a convincing win by SL..... SL keep gifting wickets to McLaren and Tahir, two bowlers that they should deal with easily.... and there were more dropped chances....... Kula's form is seriously concerning too.No wickets for him in last four ODIs..

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Lakmal for Kula? Thiri/Chandi

Lakmal for Kula? Thiri/Chandi HAS to bat in the top five. See the difference it made to a terribly out of form Thiri? Imagine how Thiri would've done if he were in form! Even Mahela did well at No. 5! Only problem is one of Thiri/Chandi will have to bat at No. 6 when both play in the same match. Or can Mahela go down one more?

Yeah, we keep gifting wickets to Tahir and McLaren and how many dropped catches was that? Seriously?! Missed runouts as well. Fielding has been embarrassing.

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Yeah, Kule bowling is a very

Yeah, Kule bowling is a very serious problem; no wickets in the last 4 one dayers and check out the batting in the last 6 innings; 0,0,5,0,1,0. He used to be reliable for a few quick runs before. Dreadful form in both departments.

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Thirimanne proved

Agree with Anonymous and Stormy. Thirimanne proved again that he is fluent in batting in the top order rather batting at no. 6 or 7. He built up his confidence to some extent by batting between the two seniors during last match. Also I had raised this point earlier in this discussion itself before the 1st ODI.
So the SL team must implement the same batting order for the 3rd ODI as well. Thirimanne may succeed, perhaps may not succeed. But I think this is the way to build up youngsters. Senior players should stay behind the youngsters, not in front of them.
If so we can get maximum out of young batsmen as well. Finally it will build up a strong batting line up for the CWC 2015.

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well thiri has a century

well thiri has a century batting at no 3 in Oz , and the next WC will be in OZ as well . so yeah we should stick with thiri as the no 4 batsman .

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thiri and priyanjan are not

thiri and priyanjan are not doing well but when they dont give chances to youngsters people complain so let them give thiri and priyanjan a long chance to prove themselves. if chandimal can get this many chances why not? but sanath always picks the wrong people for vice captain.

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