Should Dimuth Karunaratne be considered for the Tests against India?

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65% (88 votes)
Total votes: 135


Dinith's picture
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I think a new guy like Sadeera should be given a chance and see how he performs. We cannot expect Dimuth to improve any further , may be one 50 in 5 innings and secure his place..

(Last edited by Dinith on July 19, 2017 - 01:46)
Rushdi's picture

I think its best to have dhananjaya as an opener. He's plays as an opener for his club and A team. We already have a solid middle order. Therefore , I believe dhananjaya is a good for this. We must get rid of dimuth now. He's not consistent. He got ample opportunities and he still averages in early thirties which is not good at all.

cricexp's picture
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He hasnt done that bad recently

Stormy's picture
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I think its time to look past Dimuth and look at other options. its a shame as this guy really looked like the real thing but has struggled to be consistent.

Avizzzy's picture
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Dimuth isn't a bad player, he is just not consistent enough. When it comes to batting we have a better bench strength, so just like how Silva was dropped, we should be able to drop Dimuth as well.

I'd go with Gunathilake isn't certainly a bad option, especially because he can swing his arms when needed and can be considered as a bowling option too.

Right now the team balance is ruined by having too many wicketkeeping batsmans, so we need more allrounders on top.

In the last test, out of the 11 only 5 could actually bowl. and when Gunaratne got injured, we had just 4 frontline bowlers.

We played Mendis, Tharanga, Chandimal and Dickwella in the same team, who are all wicketkeepers. Angie is injured, so he plays as a batsman and Dimuth is nowhere close to being a decent bowler.

So the only person that I could see being replaced at the moment is Dimuth for Gunathilake. So when Angie resumes bowling, we'd be having a good bowling attack.

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