Is Chandimal a captaincy option for ODIs, considering we are out of choices?

Yes
68% (85 votes)
No
32% (40 votes)
Total votes: 125

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Tharu's picture

Best option is Mathews. But if he is not willing to take it, Chandimal is a good option. Because, if the selectors can afford select useless players like Thisara, Thirimanne, Pathirana, then they can remove all of them and afford Chandimal. Chandimal is slow, at least he scores runs. Not like those useless players. Remove thisara and Thirimanne, bring back K. Mendis and Chandimal. Remove pathirana, fill it with a proper bowler.

Cricket StatsGuru's picture
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9 February 2015
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Ane we do not need Chandimal there again. Plzzz. What is wrong here with these system. When chandimal axed for one tour then people begging to include him for the next tour and give the captaincy. When Chandimal make poor runs in the series same people want him to be REMOVED. WHAT IS WRONG WITH U GUYS??????

NOTHING DIFFERENT FROM U GUYS ALSO WITH THE SELECTOR.

ANJELO MATHEWS IS THE RIGHT MAN TO DO THE CAPTAINCY. CHANDIMAL CANNOT BE IN THE XI DUE TO HIS CAPTAINCY SKILLS. HE DOES NOT HAVE SUITABLE CAPTAINCY SKILLS EITHER.

FIRST SELECT THE PLAYING XI IN THE TEAM. THEN SELECT THE CAPTAIN. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND MR JEEWANTHA !!!!!!! ANJLEO HAS A FIXED POSITION IN THE XI. NOT CHANDIMAL. SO ANJELO SHOULD BE THE CAPTAIN !!!!!!!!

Jeewantha's picture
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7 March 2016
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Mathwes tend to brakedown regularly.At this point only Mathews Tharanga Asela & Lakmal are the only certainties in the XI.
Anji & Upul being tried tested & failed Asela is the ideal person to lead in my POV

cricexp's picture
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14 March 2015
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Yes I think that is the ultimate option, His average is over 50 in ODI when he is given the Vice Captaincy and his test average is over 50 when he is given Test captaincy, which means if they give him the confidence he will deliver.

Asela is too early to decide as he is not exposed yet to international arena.

delan82's picture
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18 October 2009
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I agree with the first part of Cricket StatsGuru's last paragraph...first pick the XI or squad then work out captain.

I recall a few people saying when Tissara got captaincy they were happy with a Darren Sammy type captain...ie. one that only performs every now and then but is leader as no one else. Nowe after one series, they want him sacked.

Chandimal vowed to get back into the ODI side. He will of he is good enough.
But he is invaluable as a Test batsmen hopefully the other formats + captaincy if given won't affect his Test batting.
The T20 captaincy did not bring out the best in his batting. Nothing changed

Suren1998's picture
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18 February 2015
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34 min 1 sec

Chandimal should not return until he proves he is able to bat with a good strike rate in ODIs.

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