Dropping Lasith Malinga was,

a very bad decision
75% (155 votes)
a very good decision
25% (53 votes)
Total votes: 208


Anonymous's picture

Now learn that 1) Malinga is an essential part of SL pace bowling specially in T20 format. 2) Dana de Silva is the future, not Jeevan (another faded past players like Chandimal and Mathew).

It is important that all players need to learn to be humble like UT in order to overcome the muscles of administrators. Nevertheless, pick 11 players based on current skills not due to their pleasing personality, loyalty, or acquaintance.

Anonymous's picture

I don't know about ODI's. But Lasith is a master T20I player. Although, he's probably not the player he was few years ago, what he brings to the team is his experience, guidance and confidence. We have really talented young fast bowlers. They could've learned a lot from him. During this tournament our bowlers really failed. What i saw lacking was a good finisher to bowl the death overs. Our young and talented bowlers can learn a lot from Mali, so I think his exclusion from the T20 format is very unwise.

Anonymous1's picture

I think that "Dropping Malinga" was a decision taken by the SLC and minister Dayasiri, not the selection panel. It may have been taken to teach Malinga a lesson

I feel that whoever made that decision, expected our bowlers to bowl wicket to wicket along with some yorkers like Malinga does. So, at that time the decision did not look bad provided the bowlers bowled straight. But, they did not in BOTH matches. I am lost when it comes to the reasons why they did not.

1) Are they scared to bowl straight thinking that they will be hit in the "V"?
2) Don't they know that bowling straight increases the PROBABILITY of
getting batsman out LBW, Bowled or caught behind?
3) Did the bowling coach instruct them to bowl short or let them decide
what to do in the middle?
4) Did the bowlers purposely erred to show their displeasure at dropping
Malinga ?
Your thoughts!

Anonymous's picture

we don't need to cry about removing Malinga from this series because other countries also without their top players. India not crying as they do not have top players like Kholi, Dhoni, Pandya, Kuldeep, Bumrah & Buvi. also Bangladesh without their Shakib. Also Malinga is now 34 & near to end of his career. these kind of home series are ideal to get international exposure to young pacers. we can't depend on Mali forever.

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