In the ODI series against SA, where should Upul Tharanga bat?

Open batting
40% (35 votes)
No. 3
18% (16 votes)
No. 4
5% (4 votes)
No. 5
26% (23 votes)
No. 6
8% (7 votes)
No. 7
3% (3 votes)
Total votes: 88


Avizzzy's picture
Member since:
10 February 2016
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35 weeks 3 days

I've never been a big UT admirer. His batting style makes me sick and grew tired of how he got out the same way in every match for so long without correcting his issue.

But I've started liking his attitude when he captains the team, he somehow comes across as this not selfish person who let's the youngsters perform well. Probably he is what SL need as a captain until some issues are sorted out. I prefer Mathews just playing as a pure batsman and UT captaining the team.

Also I'd not like to see UT batting anything below 4. He is never been the power hitter or a finisher like Mathews. The no.5 and 6 slots should be reserved to the likes of Mathews and De silva. My best bet is to get Upul opening.

Anonymous's picture

I could not agree more with @Avizzy, well said and that is exactly what SLC need until sometime in ODIs/Tests.

PraveenP's picture
Member since:
18 November 2015
Last activity:
13 weeks 1 day

Avizzy, you've took the words right out of my mouth. He really does seem a better fit as skipper.

Biggest worry for the future is Chandimal. He has looked pathetic on this tour.

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