Roshan Abeysinghe's idea about Kandamby

Roshan Abeysinghe's idea about Kandamby
This is what popular commentator Roshan Abeysinghe had to say !
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Waruna Tennakoon

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SunJ's picture
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25 January 2010
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LOL yeah,Roshan is his manager and he loves to promote his own players,Mendis is another case in point

CrikFan's picture
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Surprising decision to make him vice captain when Angelo Mathews was the man tipped to be the next successor, Kandamby has hardly proved his point in the bigger stage. Totally a surprising decision :O

Warunanc's picture
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It seems I asked the wrong guy, it is true that he is a future prospect, but he doesn't fall into the same category of our past captains. If u put this in a fill in the blanks question

Sanath, Arjuna, Marvan, Mahela, Sanga , ________

Fill the blanks using most suited words

My answer is Dilshan or Mathews

Kandambi ???? I'm Laughing my Ass out guys..hikz

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SERIOUSLY JUST LOCAL COMMENTATOR THIS ROSHAN ABEYASINGHE NO POINT HE IS WRONG PERSON TO ASK ABOUT SRILANKA CRICKET & PLAYERS? FANS ARE NOT STUPIDS WE KNOW CURRENT SITUVATION IN SRILANKA CRICKET

O1 MATCH FIXING
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Hatem's picture
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@Hilal understand where your coming from but the appointment is the best we got at the moment. As this appointment was made cause
Mathews availability is still not 100% certain and i understand Maharoof is on standby . If Mathews was a certainty in the squad then he would
have been appointed for sure. There is nothing in this world that can stop the fact that Angelo Mathews will be Sri Lankan Captain which is going
to be certainly in the next 2 years.

Marcian's picture
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Kandamby has played only 33 ODIs in a six-year period and all of a sudden he’s captaincy material? He could not even hold on to his position as a middle-order batsman – in and out of the team...more OUT than in.

The decision to appoint him as vice captain of the side does not make any sense at all, in my view!
For the Test series there was no vice captain and Sanga was to fill-in if needed. So, why not the same for the ODI series in England?

Hilal's picture
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Fair point, Hatem but they have named Mathews in the squad, which means he must've recovered? And the squad also has several players capable of being the vice captain, whose place in the side is secure (unlike Kandamby), for example: Sangakkara and Jayawardene. We had Mahela as VC when MAthews was injured? Sangakkara as the VC in the last Test?

So, where did he come into the side from, on the back of what performances, and how did he get in as VC when they were happy to wait on Mathews, using Sanga and Jayawardene as temporary VC all this time?

Kandamby would struggle to find a place in this batting line up? Who do you leave out to slot in the vice captain??

TM Dilshan
S Jayasuriya
Kumar Sangakkara
Mahela Jayawardene
Dinesh Chandimal
Angelo Mathews
Thissara Perera
Suraj Randiv
Lasith Malinga
Ajantha Mendis

After the first ODI, Jayasuriya will retire, which then opens a slot in the line up but are we not going to play the VC or are we not going to field our best XI in the first two matches (the T20 and 1st ODI)??

Marcian's picture
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Its good experience to captain 'A' teams, under 23 sides and under 19s, but if the player cant hold on to his place in the national ODI team then whats the point?

A good friend of mine captained all levels of school cricket for my alma mater: He captained U11, U13, U15, and U17, but could not find a place in the first XI - food for thought.

Anonymous's picture

Sri Lanka is Buddhist Country.. Angelow Matthews is Catholic and Tamil. What do think about the chances of him becoming captain.. There is NO way.. After all, you call up Thilina Kandamby who cannot move a inch on the field getting vice captaincy ..Thats the sign ladies and Gentlemen .. If your not Budhist your never gonna captain sri lanka. Look at Dilshan and Randiv, they had to change there name to become regular players in the Sri Lanka team.. Sri Lanka is a racist country..

Hatem's picture
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23 June 2009
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Guys.

From what i read Angelo Matthews is still not a certainty though named in squad. Also Sanath is in the team only to cover for
Dilshan and not for Taranga. Taranga's replacement is young opener Dimuth Karunaratne (whose selection is also a surprise
as he only scored 160 runs in the domestic one dayers whose top run scorer was Mahela Udawatte and even Warnapura has
been in runs).

Look at Kandambys figures below

year 2004 4 4 0 23 13 5.75 49 46.93 0 0
year 2008 1 1 0 40 40 40.00 99 40.40 0 0
year 2009 21 21 5 686 93* 42.87 887 77.33 0 5
year 2010 7 5 1 65 31 16.25 107 60.74 0 0

2009 was the year he really established himself. he had to 90 plus unbeaten scores which almost took us to victory. also when u look
at this figures bringing thilan into the side in 2010 was baseless. kanda's 2010 cores are low cause he hardly got a chance to bat in
that Asia Cup matches.

forgetting the VC announcement i think bringing him is a good move. we should have had him instead of thilan in the WC team in
the first place. Kandamby, Chandimal and Jehan Mendis willreplace kapu,chamara and thilan in that middle order.

Also Herath would have been a better option instead of Mendis, he has lost his magic he needs to go back to the drawing board
and get his stuff corrected.

Jeevan Mendis addition gives us the flexibility of balance in the team cause he is also a leg spinner. so my final 11 if everyone would
be fit this is after the 1st one dayer as sanath will play first instead of dilshan. allthough i think chandimal will be put in middle order
i would think he should open. we have 3 front line bowlers and 3 allrounders to bowl us the 50 overs.

Dilshan
Chandimal
Sanga
Mahela
Kanda
Jeevan Mendis
Mathews
Thissara
Randiv
Malinga
Dilhara

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