SL thinktank invest heavily in Thisara Perera with sights on 2019 WC

"Basically the Head Coach had a chat with him and made him realise his potential. Then we started working on his game. Rumesh Ratnayake, the fast bowling coach, made a few adjustments to his run-up. Then we explained what is expected of him with the bat and he was back...


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In the past, I have pointed out that the previous coaches have been very unfair to Thisara by failing to bring out the tremendous skills Thisara possess. They did not alter his run-up and let him hit only on the legside. Thank god that finally the present coaching staff is helping Thisara to show his full potential.
I suggest that Thisara should be encouraged to RAM some balls that are on the off and short instead of pulling to the leg every time. I am sure Thsiara will win many MOMs in the future.

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In my previous comment(#1), I mentioned that, a while back, I have commented about Thisara. Given below is that comment made in response to the article "Should we promote Thisara to open with Dilshan?" of 03-13-2016.

March 13, 2016 - 20:28 #8 Anonymous1 (not verified)

Some say that Thisara can play only on leg side. I kindly ask them to watch Utube videos of Thisara. He can play off side strokes too.

I agree that Thisara has not been the player we wish him to be. But, can we entirely blame Thisara for that? Here is a player with tremendous power and ability, struggling to establish his place in the team for many years. WHAT WERE THE COACHES DOING? Part of the blame should be with them for they have failed Thisara. I think the coaches expected him to go in and swing wildly, get some quick runs in few balls.

Instead, they would have coached him to play proper cricketing strokes and use his power to pick the "gaps" and hit over the in-field. I think SL cricket owes Thisara a chance at the Opening slot with proper coaching. This can be the second coming of Sanath.

Finally, I like to say that I support Thisara only on his power and ability and the wrong done to him by the management. NOTHING ELSE! This is for people who may think that my support of Thisara has something to do with religion. I am a Buddhist.

Similar thing happened to Dilhara Fernando. He kept no balling ritght thru. WHAT WERE THE COACHES DOING?
Are some of our coaches only interested in having a good time?

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