Is it ridiculous to claim Kusal Mendis's success is because selectors dropped him for tour of India?

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Stormy's picture
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Yes it is and here's why. If he failed it would also have been a good move to drop him. After a long time something special has come around and dropping him for a key series is never going to be right.

Another way of looking at this if not Mendis who? Danushka? Tharanga? udawatte? Give me a break guys, Mendis is special and what is needed is to leave him to blossom in to a star.

Mendis reminds me so much of a young Aravinda? Remember the way Ara would spank a couple of divine boundaries and hit one up in the air -all in his first over at the wicket or hook the first short ball he received for 6 and the next short one in to fielders hand?

It's that impulsive intent to attack that is rare and must be harnessed. The best example was the 2nd test where were floundering at 1/4 and Chandi stonewalling for a draw and we were going no where. Suddenly this guy just played his shots and Dickwella joined in - next thing we are in a winning position (and we still didn't declare....aaaaaah!).

The other notable thing about Mendis is he can keep wickets and bowl - this folks is what is called a rare gem and only a fool would drop him!

WKPerera's picture

Andrew Fernando has written in his third test preview that dropping Mendis turned out to be a brilliant move. What a mutt!

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