Did Avishka Fernando deserve to be dropped after one match?

Yes, he has to work more on his batting.
21% (28 votes)
No, one match is insufficient to judge him.
79% (105 votes)
Total votes: 133


cricexp's picture
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14 March 2015
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3 hours 10 min

Guys I think we need to understand that he is not dropped from the team, playing him for the last ODI will do no good for him as if he had failed the 2nd ODI then his international career would have been on hold for sometime. Playing him one match and let them face world class pace bowler was one of the biggest mistake SLC did to him.

N.M.M's picture
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8 May 2016
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16 weeks 5 days

The biggest mistake was making him play.... It was suicidal... Better of sticking room youngsters like danushka for now.. He has plenty of time... Experiment him for tests... Might pay off

chinchi's picture

Sanage selection thama

Dilky's picture

When U19 team won a series against a weak England U19 and came back to Sri Lanka Sanath made a big announcement. He said U19 players are knocking on national team door! But looks like we need to show Sanath the door again.

Stormy's picture
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15 January 2011
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1 day 40 min

This was yet another sign of insanity from SLC! They throw in a kid who hasn't played first class cricket against Starc and then drop him! Seriously folks this all the talent in the world is of little use if have no idea how to nurture it and we keep doing it by recalling spent players and benching or playing guys for a couple of games.

Sunny's picture

It was a mistake to play him in the first place, when you had Mitchell Starc in such form. What would have been worse for his confidence was if he played again, got out in the first over again and got dropped.

delan82's picture
Member since:
18 October 2009
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15 hours 59 min

It was ridiculous to bring someone in one promise and talent then discard them after one game.
Only circumstances where such selection makes sense is if the player is replacing an injured or suspended player who then returns to the XI but this was not the case.

I still can't understand the logical behind such a move. Selectors should not be caving into external pressure/influence either. Nor for personal glory to make themselves look like geniuses.

The damage is already done. There will be some mental scarring on the youngster if he ever gets picked again that another failure and he is out again!

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