Is there are a hidden pattern to cricket selections?

The manner in which certain players have been picked for the national team since the current Sri Lanka Cricket administration took over leaves room for a lot of questioning as to whether it is being done to satisfy the voter base and thereby depriving the country of the best team to represent it.


Desmond Samith's picture

The writer Mr Sa'adi is spot on here about selections. It's unbelievable the way the selection committee headed by a former player like Sanath Jayasuriya is picking players.

The committee seems to be picking players for tours and even matches without any plan for the future. Players are selected and then dumped in haste, damaging their mentality and destroying their careers.

For a tour like South Africa you need experience; it's not a place for experiments. Either selectors are clueless or just dancing to the tune of cricket authorities.

HasanthaV's picture

Sports Minister is not going to do anything as he is Thilanga's buddy.

Great Bat's picture

When other teams are grooming players for the future what we do is quite opposite. Bringing back tried and failed dead wood like tharanga. It clearly shows lacking vision when tharanga who has failed miserably as an opener was selected as the middle order batsman to rectify the crumbling middle order. But now been asked to open. It shows where we are at.

When a player like tharangas position in the team is questionable, they select him to be the captain. Which is a smack on the face of commonsense.

No wonder our team is in lowest of low at the moment, given we always played well in the shorter formats.

What kind of message are we sending to the young talented players who who's place is taken by player like tharanga?

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