Should Malinga and Dilshan continue playing for another 2-3 years?

13% (18 votes)
18% (26 votes)
Only Malinga.
44% (63 votes)
Only Dilshan.
5% (7 votes)
Definitely, yes. They are legends, their experience and performances are important.
5% (7 votes)
Should give opportunities to newcomers.
8% (12 votes)
Let's wait and see.
7% (10 votes)
Total votes: 143


KusalS28's picture
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20 February 2016
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2 years 24 weeks

I think they should keep on playing for few more years. Most importantly in T20I's

dilsclass's picture

what happened to dilshan. this is not the dilshan we have seen before. now he really struggle to middle the ball by trying to play too hard. plz dilshan neglect those reversweep and dilscoop. just play proper cricket shots. we want dilshan who played for sri lanka before. if you continue to play these type of cricket i think its better to retire now otherwise you will lose your dignity little by little. another thing is 2,3 years before dilshan has played lot of cover drives, sqare cut, cut what happened to them. he now just trying to play every ball to the leg side not only that he is not a slogger. he is a sweet timer of the cricket ball. but now we cant see that GREAT PLAYER.

sanj0071's picture
Member since:
16 April 2013
Last activity:
34 weeks 3 days

Common belief = We need experience players out their to win WC T20.
Actual Reality = We will not win this WC T20 or the Asia Cup, (unless the luck will interfere)
The disbelief = I just said the above statement.

Conclusion or the much needed Reality Check****
Our culture is based on persistence of good things that happened in many many years ago. We are very slow to adjust to change that happened in the world. we don't have a track record of coming up with alternatives and even good alternatives are out on the table we always choose the much popular...wrong choice. Since we have NO good shot at winning this cup (minus a miracle), my suggestion would be lets groom the resources we have with proper plan. My personal view is, Dilshan, Malinga, Herath, and Kulasekara should bow down after this tournament. If they persist on not retiring..that is because there is no proper culture in SLC for past cricketers. Look at Dharmasena... a WC winner had to curb his pride and become an umpire. Hats off to him to have the guts to do something of that nature but in our mentality, it is a demotion (in life). Of the 4 who needs to be retired, I don't think Dilshan has that type of personality (dharmasenas) in him and if he persist he will jeopardize the batting order for many years to come.
Chandimal, Kapu & Siri should bat in 1-4, Angelo should be 5 or 6. Maybe u19 duo Asalanka and Shammu can be in the mix before the next world cup for us to have good line up.

sam jay's picture

No way for time consuming money greedy weak Dilshan. Malinga is all right to play for another 2 to 3 years if he is fit to do so and deliver some experience to the young up and coming bowlers which he gained by playing international cricket for Srilanka for a long time.

Anonymous's picture

Malinga - Yes, if he is fit.

Dilshan - Hell, no. ODIs, maybe (as we don't have batsmen who value their wicket), but not T20s.

delan82's picture
Member since:
18 October 2009
Last activity:
2 hours 42 min

For me lets take one series/tournament at a time. If they are still struggling with form and/or fitness then might be time for coach/selectors to sit down and have realistic chat with them individually about their futures and any roles for them in the team.

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