Mendis was used as opener for tactical reasons – Samaraweera

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delan82's picture
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I have no problems with trialling him as opener because number 3 should be prepared to open. They could be at the crease 2 ball of the innings or have to open if one of the regular openers can't.

What I hope doesn't happen is chopping and changing and he and other players move up and down the order as has happened in past.
That's not to say a pinch hitter or surprise move shouldn't be utilised when circumstances warrant it but you don't want the opening combo changing every tournament for no reason.

delan82's picture
Member since:
18 October 2009
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I have no problems with trialling him as opener because number 3 should be prepared to open. They could be at the crease 2 ball of the innings or have to open if one of the regular openers can't.

What I hope doesn't happen is chopping and changing and he and other players move up and down the order as has happened in past.
That's not to say a pinch hitter or surprise move shouldn't be utilised when circumstances warrant it but you don't want the opening combo changing every tournament for no reason.

Dias's picture
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9 November 2012
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I made a poll: https://island-cricket.com/poll/srilanka...

Vote guys!

Same chopping and changing is happening like what Sanath Jayasuriya did.

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