Should Malinga be dropped from team for next two ODIs against Pakistan?

85% (71 votes)
15% (13 votes)
Total votes: 84


Cricket StatsGuru's picture
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Why is Malinga is playing each and every match despite his poor form for a long time is really questionable ? He is PATHETIC with the BOWL AND FIELD and can't even handle a bat. He look like a very LAZY fellow in the field.

Why SL selectors aren't dropping him and giving a youngster like CHAMEERA, LAKMAL, ERANGA, BINURA or other player a chance ?

Anonymous's picture

the fact is he is overweight. therefore he cant be agile in the field and has lost pace/speed in bowling. the game is bigger than the individual and players who arent contributing despite their skill and contribution need to be worked out.

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Malinga needs to go. At least for now. If he wants to come back he should have to be fit again. Selectors have no backbone to make that call. Not sure about the fitness of Chameera, otherwise Chameera should play. Dilshan should give his place to new player. May be Danushka Gunathilake, or proper batsman. Coach, captain and selectors needs to rethink about their defense first strategy or else admins needs to think about their strategy on selectors and coach.

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It is time Malinga goes ad also Dilshan. If Watson can be dropped, why not Malinga. Malinga still cannot bat. Other country tailenders can bat.
Ranjan Rodrigo Sydney

Anonymous's picture

Malinga hethan enne eyage yorkers tikataie slow bowla tikatie eya team ekata hamadama gannawa keyala. ekai eya wadiya ganan ganne naththe team ekata 100 percent denna. meyage commitement eka anthimaie fielding wala. enna enna eka walatama yanawa. aniwaren ape hena DARUNU INTERN COMMITEE EKA malingata BYE BYE keyanna oonemaie dan. ape team eke nathuwa anity oonama ream ekaka fast bowlerslage maara commitement ekak thyenne fielding walata. eth ape team eke thameie mehema naththe.mokada playersla wagayak ennawa. eyala hethan enne eyala fail unath nathth aniwaren team ekata danawa keyala. thirimanne, malinga wage aya. meyala hariyata domestic wala CONSISTENT WENAKAM perform karanakam aaie team ekata ganna narakamie. ETH WADAK NA. APITAIE PISSU MEYALAGE RAGAPAM BALANA EKATA. essara kreedakayo sellam kale ratata. dan sellam karanne FUN ekata.

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malinga's econ has always been in the higher side , but the sad thing in here is that non of the other bowlers in SL is performing better than malinga atm . in all three games no bowler shined . so i don't think selectors have any choice but to play overweight unhealthy malinga for the next game .

(Last edited by SLCricket1 on July 19, 2015 - 22:46)
YaKa's picture

yes yes yes yes yes ......

Black's picture

We have talented bowlers just needed to give the chances, When Malinga played his first few games at younger level.. he didn't pick lot of wickets but only shown talent, over the time with experience he became deadly bowler... For any bowler if his pace dropped he needed to have at least swing to threaten opposition... sadly at the moment Malinga doesn't show any of those and it's his time to say goodbye if he is not fit!!... even younger new pakistani new batters scores runs freely for Malinga.. no pressure.

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