Mahela Jayawardena must play as an opening batsman in ODIs & T20Is

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Wisden (not verified)
People who understands the

People who understands the game more than you says he is one of the classiest. For average cricket supporter who has no idea of cricket, and wants to see just fours and sixes, blame the 2 batsmen who scored half centuries and brought the game back to life. What did Mahela & Sangakkara did to hear foolish comments from people like you? Why don't you blame the batters who failed on that particular day?

Anonymous (not verified)
Sangakkara is a class

Sangakkara is a class batsman. He has proved it and will prove it once more in SA. What M. Jayawardena did to world class batsman Marvan by making him waterboy in 2007 world cup was proving cricket too, was yet another corrupted profession. I along with some other people, who do not understand the corruption goes hand in hand with game, do not love the game as we used to,thanks to M.Jayawardena. That's what M. Jayawardena did to hear my foolish comment, if you are interested to know.Wait and see M.Jayawardena hopping on SA bouncy tracks showing his real class.

Vengence (not verified)
Now what you people has to

Now what you people has to say about Mahela opening the batting??

CricFan (not verified)
SL openers

I don't really understand why some people don't like mahela opening batting for SL. When he opens the batting he is completely a different player. He becomes an attacking player but not blindly attacking like big hitters. Even when he attacks the bowlers he does it with a style. Stepping out of the crease and making a good length delivery a poor delivery.

If some one argues that our middle order is not solid and by mahela batting at no 5 or 6 it becomes solid, its just how they think. Bcoz when he bats at those positions his record is n't that good and best eg is when SL got out for 43 against SA. Mahela batted at no 5 and even then we could n't avoid a humiliating defeat.

If we really want to make our middle order solid then we need players like Thilan Samaraweera, I am not saying we need to bring TS but we need find a young talent like him.

At the moment SL batting order is fine and solid with three all rounders who can bat in event of a disastrous middle order collapse. (Even Nuwan can bat a bit. Remember he was the highest scorer(19) in the match against SA where SL got all out for 43)

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Mahela is better at middle order

Mahela is a good batsman on the middle order.He always take a bit of time to settle down.I think he should remain on middle order and thranka/dilshan combination should open the battig

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