Should pathetic players like Chandimal, Tharanga, Pathirana should be removed from the squad?

54% (50 votes)
46% (43 votes)
Total votes: 93


Sunny's picture

@CricketStatsGuru When did anyone from our team last play a match winning knock in ODIs? Before Tharanga and Gunaratne scored centuries in SA, it was Chandimal who last scored an ODI century. Not to mention his century against Australia at the SSC after we were 26-5.

As for Bangladesh winning, they've been doing it since 2015. In 2014 they were awful. As for players like Tamim, Mushfiqur and Shakib, they've played almost twice as long as Chandimal! Mushfigur debuted in 2005 and they've only recently started to play match winning knocks!

If you want Chandimal to play like them, then we're gonna have to sit here and wait for you moaning for another few years.

Stormy's picture
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15 January 2011
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without finding fault with players can I point out the issue here is with tactics. In a world where 300+ is the norm, and the rest of the world is packing the top order with attacking players, what are we doing? Batting Tharanga and Chandi in the top 4 - in short what we are saying is we are good for 275 - its like we don't understand what the issue is here.

Nothing against Tharanga and Chandi but only ONE (if that) of them can play in the team. Don't take what I say, just look at what the rest of the teams are doing. We have been messing around with a plan that even if it works, we are good for 275 when in reality we need to look at a plan for 300+.

cricexp's picture
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14 March 2015
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I think there is something else is also going on, now after Sanga and Mahela departed some old players want to get the control of SL cricket, old players like Tharanga, malinga, Kapu etc, That's why there has been huge propaganda took place against Mathews as the captain and Chandi as a batsmen, this propaganda was hugely spread if you guys have gone through other blogs you would have already noticed that some useless stats of Upul Tharanga has been spreading across the web, the same content was shared using different accounts and it was clearly visible to anyone who follows cricket on other global cricketing pages and FB, Tharanga's page was also running on "sponsored" tag during that time and once he selected in the Aussi ODI match he added a banner and thank the fans for the support given to get him selected in national team.

Now have anyone noticed that SL team is running without a leader? we have a captain but we are running without a leader, players are on their own, Kusal Mendis, Dhanajaya all crack jokes on and off field, Dickwella behave like he has been in the scener forever, no unity, no responsibility, no motivation for the players like Lahiru Kumara, Sandakan. It's all a mess now.

Annoymous's picture

It's that easy Tharanga and Pathirana should be dropped.

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