Was dropping Suranga Lakmal from the ODI side the right move?

Yes
42% (42 votes)
No
58% (58 votes)
Total votes: 100

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PraveenP's picture
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I don't believe he was "dropped" per say, definitely just rested. With several away tours, plus the tests at home vs ENG, coming up it is definitely smart to have some workload management.

Also, with the reemergence of Lasith Malinga we definitely have someone else to lead the pace attack in LOIs, which certainly mitigates the downsides of resting Lakmal.

So certainly a smart move, in my opinion at leat.

Jeewantha's picture
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As praveenP says I also think it's rather a rotation than a drop

delan82's picture
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Vice captain one day, dropped another day...if only could do same with those in the board

delan82's picture
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Vice captain one day, dropped another day...if only could do same with those in the board

AmilaSaman's picture
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Here is the thing. I am not totally against this decision. Of course, he should be in the team no doubt. If selectors think that Lakmal needs a break I agree. so the Lakmals place goes to Chameera or Rajitha. If you look into upcoming tours against New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the world cup busy schedule for seamers. England series we can play with a more spin prone attack and can win it. At the same time, it provides much-needed match practice for Chameera, Rajitha, and Kumara (tests). We definitely need Lakmal for above mention tours so keeping him away injury free is more important than playing a series that we can win without him.

(Last edited by AmilaSaman on September 28, 2018 - 09:54)
Stormy's picture
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If @PraveenP is correct (which I think is) I reckon it's OK. However, we certainly need a plan with our bowling and Lakmal is our experienced wicket taking option and must be part of the plan going forward.

Anonymous's picture

Sri Lankan cricket is not in situation to rest any players

Not evem fanz like us having rest.

delan82's picture
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The resting and management of bowlers is interesting. As we have seen far too many injuries to the pace bowlers of in recent years.

But has Lakmal had enough workload to be rested? Certainly didn't look that much in the last Test series played against South Africa?

Every bowler is different, but some bowlers such as a Jimmy Anderson today, or the likes of Walsh etc in past needed to keep playing and have their rhythm going.
Resting or time off actually could be worse and see them starting a series off very slowly and poorly.

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