Does Malinga deserve a place in SL team after he opted IPL over playing domestic cricket in SL?

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Jagath Perera's picture
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Sri Lanka need Malinga right now in the ODI and T20 side because our pace attack is weak. These SLC administrators wont be able to achieve what Sri Lanka needs. They dropped him without a proper reason and now he has to prove his ability to Labrooy or Gurusinha by playing low quality domestic cricket???? Very stupid by SLC to lose a world class player!!

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Mr Jagath do not talk as stupidy at best. SLC drop Malinga due to his form was very week since 2015 Pakistan tour where he gone plenty of runs. Then how can u explain Mumbai Indians dropped Malinga after he has been them with for past 10 years. Has Mumbai Indians team selection also done by Sri Lankan selectors ???? Lol. I only know that Mahela Jayawardena coaching for them. Thanks for getting me to know that MI team selection also done by Sri Lankan selectors.

So from your stupidy talk Malinga does not need to play any form of cricket and he should be an automatic choice for national selection. So why does this applies to Malinga only. If this is low domestic cricket according to you then we do not need such cricket at all. CANCEL DOMESTIC CRICKET AND SELECT PLAYERS TO NATIONAL TEAM RANDOMLY !!!!!. Dont make such funny comments please !!!

I am very happy with what SL selectors done here. They are investing on young bowlers like Chameera, Lahiru Kumara because they are the future. They giving them much needed exposure before the big event world cup.

Money hungry Malinga will only come play cricket in SL when IPL is over and give talks to media blaming selectors for dropping him

Anonymous's picture

Current pacers (including vc) are most of the time toothless. Even struggle to dismiss tail-enders. It is quite routing to getting smashed at death-overs. Loosing is no longer heart-breaking. Meanwhile corrupted administrators and their backers have fun showing their muscles by keeping away disgruntled players out of action. No wonder SL fell behind Afg in T20. Malinga the slinger, already showed his form in recent provincial test tournament. It is hypocrisy to throw new constraints to overlook Malinga for WI tour and don’t be surprised even ODI ranking falling below 8th in Table.

Anonymous's picture

He played very well in domestic t20. Is it not enough for the selectors to pick him t20 team. But they didn't select him. So incase he prove his form in ODI league they will again going to ignore him in selection. So there is no need to play it.

Anonymous's picture

Malinga is not physically fit to play international cricket. His physic is clear evidence of that. Furthermore even MI did not use his services this time in the IPL because his body cannot take the pressure of competitive international cricket. Even if our pace attack is weak and will continue to be poor for the next few years playing Malinga is not the option as he should not be an example for young players to look up to. His pot belly and lackluster commitment toward training in the gym, physical fitness and general attitude that "there is no one better than him," are not actions which youngsters should be exposed to.

In addition to his poor bowling performance, he is one of the slowest fielders around. Playing him means a batsman is guaranteed 2 runs if a ball goes to him. Further more there is 50% chance that he will drop a catch.

Malinga's desperation to once again play international cricket is not for the love of Sri Lanka, but purely a selfish move. As that is the only way he can convince the owners of Mumbai Indians (MI) that they should pick him again for the next IPL. Note- MI select players for their IPL season based on international Match performances.

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15 January 2011
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I think if he was playing in the IPL there could be a case to debate but given he is not, surely you need to play games and get some form and in his case, make sure he is fit and over injury.

Next issue is we have a major problem in the pace bowling strength in the lack of it. The go is to get a new crop of guys ready and firing by the world cup and going with Malinga now is not going to achieve that.

Finally, what is Malinga's deal? His international returns have been appalling lately and he has been injury prone. How long does he plan to play for? Just not seeing a long term deal with Malinga.

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