Hathurusingha shocks with Twitter message on selections

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The loyal cricket fans in Sri Lanka who are already in a state of depression was in for a rude shock which no doubt adds salt to injury from none other than the head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team. Following the announcement of the squad for the Asia Cup 2018 and the selections that are...

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Anonymous's picture

Gonek mei article eka liyala thiyenne. Hathurusingha is a world class coach. He is therefore paid a world class salary. Are we minnows? We were a world class team, so we need a world class coach. Some jealous Sri Lankans cant handle this.

He has already made a good start to the short few months he worked with the team, we need to at least give this man full 2 years with the team before we can judge him properly.

After all he doesnt have a magic wand, no coach does, it is up to the players on the field to perform. do our gon Sri lankan people understand this???

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No problem with that... The Daily News writer Mr. Sa'adi seems to be writing articles to satisfy higher up people... Specially higher up people who are meddling with selections.

Anonymous's picture

Not professionally written article. The writer sounds very emotional and opinionated. A professional journalist needs to report facts and not try to manipulate public opinion. Anyway believe he’s completely missed the fact that all that Hathurusingha has done is to repost something that someone else had published with a LOL emoji! Hathurusingha is obviously having a laugh by posting it, which seemed to have touched Sa’adi’s nerve for some reason! It is quite disappointing that media institutions publish these types of articles which seem to brain washing a manipulating people into feeling the way the publisher feels.

Anonymous's picture

I'm surprised why the writer Sa'adi is critical of Hathuru when he is seen to be the one under pressure by unwanted quarters. Also, whats his problem about Hathu's salary? Just dont be jealous, he's paid market rates. If its some foreigner this guy would wax eloquent of their impact. SL still has backward people who have influence. Time to be moved out.

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There is a truth in this article. For example constant Odi doom-boys quite clearly unsuitable for limited over formats are given regular spots in the team, purely because, they are Hathurusinghe's personal favorites!

Look at the appalling performance of Dinesh Chandimal (dear college mate of coach) & Kusal Mendis.

Chandimal (2017- 15 odis- 255 runs at 18 Av - 59 SR) repeatedly derailed SL Odis. Chandimal totally messed up the middle order with disgracefully slow & low batting approach @ No3. Even after playing 8+y of international cricket, unable rotate the strike & such a pathetic approach in repeated matches was unbelievable. ie: He totaled just 92 runs at 18 Av- 62 SR Vs Pk- from 5 Odis to cause that whitewash!

Look at Hathuru's other favorite, grossly hyped doom-boy Kusal Mendis;

In 2018 to date he had played 10 odis & managed just 169 runs at 17 Average! in 2017, 22 odis - 587 runs at 27 Av. Even after playing 50 odis still struggling with an average in the 20s with just one hundred VS BD!

But much more assertive run makers in limited over cricket like Niroshan Dickwella 39 ings - 1232 runs at 32 Av - 90 SR already with 2 x100 get chopped for the slightest lean patch, just because he is not in Hathurusinghe's city bunnies list. Even the most productive SL odi batter in recent 18 months; Upul is also a readily dispensable commodity according to this man Hathuru, as evident from recent axing from t20 match vs Sa, just due to a rare lean patch in odi series vs Sa.

Where is the basic standard or any credible merit basis in his selection policy? If someone prefers purely on personal affinities or never bloomed expectations at the cost of a Nation's Winning Chances, that is called DESTRUCTIVE FAVORITISM!

(Last edited by MDKJulius Caesar on September 10, 2018 - 09:46)
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This guy brings his Upul stats to every article? dude wtf is wrong with you? no one reads your essay comments

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@MDKJulius Caesar
If you know your cricket, Mendis is much better player than Dickwella

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MDKJulius Caesar : Look man, Chandimal first gets caught in an issue where he even shouldn't have committed it, when already the Australian's got caught in an issue of similar sorts, and now he's injured. Under Hathurusinghe Sri Lanka went to Barbados and won a test match no team has gone and won, won two test matches against SA, won all three formats in Bangladesh etc.. That's all he could to the best of his ability. If you are talking about selection biasness well, he's just a member of the selection committee as per the new arrangement.. From an objective point of view he's rationale in sticking with certain players, what ever he's bought to the table has been good, prior to what we were going through.. Certain selections might be not according to your taste but more than you and me he has played cricket at the top level and coached at the top level.

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