Malinga dropped for Pakistan ODIs

Sri Lankan selectors have dropped veteran seamer Lasith Malinga from the One-Day International squad for the five-match series against Pakistan in UAE. Malinga, who has shown indifferent form since making his comeback to the national set-up, had an ordinary series against India at home last month an


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Can't play Tharanga or Chandimal in a limited overs side let alone both in the same side but we will play them both in the top 4 in an age where 300 is not a winning score and add Thiri to the mix. The good news is, its against Pakistan who have similar challenges!

Time was up for Malinga I am afraid. One of the all time great limited overs bowlers but he is making up the numbers hardly impacting a game and its time. Not sure why Kapu continues to keep his spot, like Malinga, makes no impact on a game but keeps playing. Unlike Malinga, Kapu has hardly ever impacted any game but keeps his spot.

This will be a battle for the wooden spoon between two teams who are struggling to embrace the new way of playing limited overs cricket. Ironically Pakistan are the champions trophy winners so may be this is the new way..

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