Are we short of a genuine batsman when all Thisara, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Lakmal ,Pradeep are in the playing XI?

Yes, It will be very difficult to chase down a target of 300+ with this long tail if we lose couple of early wickets
83% (50 votes)
No, We can even chase down a target of 300+ with this long tail since Thisara, Sachith, Akila are capable with the bat
17% (10 votes)
Total votes: 60

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Cricket Expert's picture

Today Lakmal, Pradeep , Mathews bowled brilliantly to restrict India 29 for 7. Then Thisara started to leak runs and that helped India to build up a big partnership for the 8th wicket. Even in such a seaming friendly wicket Thisara's bowling was very poor. Thisara is not a very reliable batsman either. As he his the captain he will play all 3 ODIs but Thisara should be replaced by Kusal Mendis/Dhananjaya De Silva/Kusal Janith/Sadeera Samarawickrama to balance the team in the future. If Thirimanne doesn't perform he should be also replaced by Kusal Mendis/Dhananjaya De Silva/Kusal Janith/Sadeera Samarawickrama. Asela's, Dhananjaya De Silva's, Danushka's bowling can be much more effective than Thisara's run leaking overs.

BRADMAN UPUL's picture

stupid selectors should drop useless thirimanne and sachith pathirane and bring in KUSAL PERERA AND SADEERA... ALSO SHOULD DROP DHANUSHKA SLOGGERTHILAKA AND GIVE THE MOST DESERVED CHANCE TO K MENDIS...

I ALSO REQUEST THISARA P TO NOT BOWL HIMSELF WHEN MATHEWS WAS BOWLING WELL AND HE NEARLY SQUANDERED THE MATCH

MM's picture

Thisara should be replaced by Kusal Janith or Dhananjaya de Silva. If it's a fast bowling wicket Chameera should replace Sachith Pathirana. Kusal Mendis for Thirimanna.

Anonymous's picture

Thisara is the weak link of this team. India was in huge trouble when Thisara started bowling. Then Dhoni started hammering Thisara all over the park to release their pressure. Thisara is not a No 7 batsman so Kusal Janith Perera should be in for Thisara's place after this ODI series.

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Yes for the next match remove Thirimanne add Dhananjaya De Silva which gives us extra bowling option. He can do the bowling job similar to Sachith Pathirana. But batting he is way ahead.

Remove Sachith Pathrina and include genuine match winner Kusal Perera

This is the best combination

lasitha62's picture

exactly what I thought, thisara should come in at no 8, he cant be considered a genuine batsman, kusal should come in place of sachith, that'd make a really strong lineup

Suren1998's picture
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The players i think that are very capable batsman for chasing down a target are:
Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Sachith Pathirana

From the way Thirimanne bats, I don't really trust him as a batsman capable of chasing down an total. Thats why I think he should be replaced next game by either Dananjaya de silva or Kusal Perera. I would prefer to see Kusal Perera because he has been away for a while and I think he is a solid player to bat at number 3 or 4 because he keeps a similar strike rate wherever he bats in the team.

Anonymous's picture

remove thisara perera from the team now!

DO NOT GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THIS WIN

the bowlers that contributed did everything

HOW CAN HE HAVE A RUN RATE OF OVER 6.5 RUNS WHEN
INDIA'S RUN RATE WAS LIKE 2?

HOW DID THIS MAN BECOME A CAPTAIN - HE CANT BAT, BOWL OR FIELD

REMOVE THIRIMANNE, REMOVE ALL THESE USELESS "ALLROUNDERS" THAT CANT BAT AND BALL

THE REASON WHY IM SPEAKING IN CAPS IS BECAUSE NO ONE SEEMS TO BE LISTENING TO THE FANS

IDEAL TEAM

Tharanga
Gunathilaka - give him a few more chances
Kusal Mendis
Dickwella
Mathews
Dhananjaya
Gunaratne
Lakmal
Akila/Lakshan
Pradeep
another fast bowler

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