Should SL remove Dimuth and Mubarak from the Test squad in future?

Dimuth should be removed as his AVG 33.69 after 20 matches
4% (5 votes)
Mubarak should be removed as his AVG 18.15 after 12 matches + 34 years old
48% (59 votes)
Both should be removed
28% (34 votes)
Both should play
20% (24 votes)
Total votes: 122

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Cricket StatsGuru's picture
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9 February 2015
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Why these two are getting so much opportunities without any performance and nor does they possess any talent to be in the side.

DIMUTH play a significant score ONCE IN 20 INNINGS. In those 20 innings 15 scores have been less than 20. 4 scores may be 20-40. But he is kept getting chances because of one sole innings after 20 innings.

Mubarak getting every time 20-30 and that is quite good enough for our HEAD COACH ATAPATTU to include him every time. What is this LOGIC behind SL CRICKET ????

Stormy's picture
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15 January 2011
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Not sure why Dimuth is here - he just came off a great series against Pakistan and before that he got a great hundred against NZ away. Yep he has failed in 3 innings but you dont throw out a guy after 3 innings when his previous 10 were really good.

Excuses to play Mubarak were always thin and now nearlly over and has one more innings I reckon. I said at the time - I would much rather have a younger chap in that spot. There is a great young player in the form of his life called Kusal sitting on the bench. He couldnt have done much worse than Mubarak but he also offers you the possiblity of a game changing innings.

Anonymous's picture

Get rid of Mubarak and give more chances to Kusal and Vithanage

delan82's picture
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I agree with pretty much everything Stormy has said. Although I can see why he was recalled and given another chance.

In this particular test it's the early dropped catch off Rahul that is difference at the moment! Jehan owes the team for this, and didn't make up for it in 1st innings so he better in the 2nd.

AmilaSaman's picture
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24 March 2014
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Dimuth is really inconsistent. Once in a while he scores bigger score and that is enough for another 10 innings to retain his place. Need someone who plays with confidence. Tharanga should be opening in my opinion. Thiri at No. 3. Chandimal 4. Mathews. 5 and Kusal and Siriwardhana 6 and 7. It looks like umpires making up to India by giving poor decisions. Mubarks' catch was the determining factor of this game. Thiri wasn't out as bat seems to be hit the ground.But bias commentators and boneless SL commentators didn't raised it at that point.

AmilaSaman's picture
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Dimuth is really inconsistent. Once in a while he scores bigger score and that is enough for another 10 innings to retain his place. Need someone who plays with confidence. Tharanga should be opening in my opinion. Thiri at No. 3. Chandimal 4. Mathews. 5 and Kusal and Siriwardhana 6 and 7. It looks like umpires making up to India by giving poor decisions. Mubarks' catch was the determining factor of this game. Thiri wasn't out as bat seems to be hit the ground.But bias commentators and boneless SL commentators didn't raised it at that point.

Praveen De Silva's picture
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16 February 2015
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Agree with u Stormy

SLCricket1's picture
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No need to get panic , Sanga's spot is going to get vacant in the next test . so we can give them another chance and also test another batsman .

I feel sorry for Mubarak tho , trying to save his spot in the team and also having to play with what could be the "worst tail in the world" is not an easy job for any batsman . but saying that , as delan82 said muba is the culprit of putting SL into this tough situation . so he needs match saving performance this time to cover up this mess . otherwise no sympathy from me for muba .

(Last edited by SLCricket1 on August 23, 2015 - 22:55)
Gaja48's picture
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6 December 2014
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Hugely disappoint to see Dimuth in this poll. He is inconsistent, But he scores runs for SL. The problem with SL is the opening partnership. If Kaushal scores Dimuth is getting out. If Dimuth Scores Kaushal is getting out. Sri Lanka needs to look at the opening combination. SL need to play aggressive cricket. IF you look at the lineup, Chandimal is the only batsman who looks to score runs, Others are trying to occupy the crease, The number of Overs SL batted through out the Test matches and the scores they scored will tell that. As Silva has some experience in the middle Order, SL may need to look someone else to open the innings with Dimuth while Silva plays at number 3 or 6. No questions about Mubarak. He should be removed from the squad.
1. Dimuth 2.(__________) 3.Chandimal 4.Thirimanne 5. Mathews 6.Silva 7. Kusal(wk) followed by the bowlers. It will have some right hand left hand combination tooo.

G.K's picture

Thirmanne, Jehan are not good Test players. Angelo should act fairly , he doesn't want to drop his buddies like Thrimmane .. Jehan should not be in the team with Avg 17. Even Kapugedara has a Average of 34 in Test Cricket.

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