Danushka Gunathilika Put As Standby For Dimuth Karunaratne

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Anonymous's picture

Danushka Gunathilake Test av 12 - FC average 30 - 4-day Provincial tournament not even played.! Why this guy is even considered as a standby ? Upul Tharanga (FC av 40 - Test av 32) is the only senior player to make a ton (from 4 innings) currently playing seniors in that tournament. Only 2 others Roshen Silva & Dickwella made centuries among current regular international guys. Totally Overlooking Tharanga again shows the disparity in selections & tilted preferences of Hathurusinghe backing only for his favorites like Chandimal across all formats, irrespective of repeated failures /Unsuitability .

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I can't work out what is it about Gunathileke that saw him play a test ahead of even Dhanajaya De Silva last year. Are we suggesting this is the next best opener we have? He averages 30 at first class cricket! Don't this his technique is that good either. Anyone saw the shots he played to get out in his last test? What about a young guy like Samarawickrame?

If we wanted a like for like replacement Tharanga is an option but where are we going with Tharanga? In out, in out and after 10 years he and us have gone no where. Bringing him in now would invariably mean he gets dropped again. This is a stop gap plan and I would try a younger option.

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