Was it the right decision to give Kusal Mendis's place to Lahiru Thirimanne?

No, it was a horrible decision.
83% (131 votes)
Yes, it was an excellent decision.
17% (27 votes)
Total votes: 158

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Anonymous's picture

Why this SL authorities picking ever out of form FREE BULL (Pin Gona) Tiramanna ahead of inform young guys who are waiting to get into the team to show how capable they are to play for the country. we can't understand why every selection committee selecting this useless Thirimanna and waste the money time and discouraging young ones who don't get a chance because of this experienced man who plays like a under 15 school cricketer. Pl. PL.PLEASEeeeee stop this nonsense and give Thirimanna a permanent retirement from srilankan cricket without damaging srilankan cricket image. Thirimanna is very good to offer the wicket to any opposition side very meekly. that is what he is capable of. not to give any kind of fight to make a big score. so do you think he is suitable to be in the team any more? what a joke, man. PL. in the name of srilankan cricket send him home to protect the team from the damage he is doing to the team by being out cheaply by leaving the pressure to other batsmen who follows. today's inning played by Thirimanna is an eye opener for the Authorities not to give this Free Bull any more chances at the cost of inform youngsters.

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FATTY GURA REALLY LIKE THIRIMANNE WITH LABRROY

BRADMAN UPUL's picture

Giving thirimanne a place in the national side by STUPID SELECTORS is like betting on donkey to win the race after tying the horse (k.mendis) to a tree. KUSAL MENDIS IS AN IMPACT PLAYER AND SO IS KUSAL PERERA BUT THIRIMANNE IS SURELY NOT INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AND HE WILL NEVEER COME GOOD... LET ALONE INTERNATIONAL HE IS NOT EVEN THE TOP TEN BATSMAN IN Sri Lankan CLUB CRICKET.... SHAME TO PICK SUCH USELESS CRICKETER WHO HAVE WASTED WELL OVER 200 INNNINGS IN ALL FORMS OF THE GAME... SL NEEDS TO GIVE CHANCES TO KUSAL P N K MENDIS WHO R PROVEN IMPcact player n MATCH WINNER...

IF EVER SL HAS TO CHASE A SCORE OF 250 PLUS WITH THIRIMANNE IN THE TEAM, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN and he cant play under pressure for which international players is a MUST... He has always scored those useless easy runs against minnows but never ever have played a complete match winning innings to date

even if you consider the ONLY 2 matches where he got MAN OF THE MATCH WAS PURE LUCK WITH 3 DROP CATCHES AND LOTS OF RUNS BEHIND THE SQUARE EDGING BALLS.

FOR OVER 200 INTERNATIONAL INNINGS HE HAS ONLY 2 LUCKY MAN OF THE MATCHES AFTER OFFERING PLENTY OF CHANCES WHICH PAK MISSED. BUT KUSAL P HAS MORE MAN OF THE MATCHES AND THAT ITSELF SAYS THE STORY...

SLC NEEDS TO STOP THIS BIAS THIRIMNNE SELECTION IF IT HAS ANY IDEA OF COMPETING IN 2019 World Cup.THIRI IS THE MAIN REASON FOR SL TROUBLE UNDOUBTEDLY AS HE ALWAYS OPEN THE FLOOD GATES OFWIKETS CHEAPLY OR PLAY VERY SLOW SELFISH INNINGS TO HANG IN THE TEAM BY putting a lot pressure on the other batsmen.

Anonymous's picture

Agree with above comments. How many more chances you give this guy?. Likes of Roshen with 50 First class average was not picked for years due to giving this man chance after chance. He is incapable of rotating strike or absorbing pressure. Cannot accelerate when needed too. Very limited shorts. Even cannot stay in the wicket in tests. Its high time to stop this madness and give chances to young talented players.

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I think it was right to drop mendis, but I dont think it was right to replace him with Thiri. Thirimanne cannot bat in any sort of circumstance. I knew after india scored almost 400 that Thirimanne is not going to do anything in terms of runs. You need batsmen who are comfortable with acoring runs at a strike rate of 90+. For the last game I really hope Thiri is replaced with Kusal Perera. I'm not sure what will happen to Dhanushka. Maybe he will stay or be replaced by Samarawickrama. There is also the option of just switching him with Dickwella as well. Also not sure what will happen to our fast bowlers because all the bowlers were bad apart from mathews. I dont think replacing a fast bowler with chameera will do any good either. They really shouldve considered Lahiru gamage for ODI's

Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Angelo Mathews
Kusal Perera
Asela Gunaratne
Sachith Pathirana
Thisara Perera
Akila Dananjaya
Suranga Lakmal
Nuwan Pradeep.

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These are two crazy decisions made by SLC. Lets walk through this. So we find a potential batter and reckon he will improve by staying at home. What's more we will replace him with a guy who is a serial failure and cannot get a run even at first class level.

I am not sure what SLC are expecting from a first class system they have neglected for years. It's unlikely that a youngster out of first class cricket will be going well at international level straight away. But if a guy shows some sigh hold on to him for god sake. We have tried all options and worked out there is no one out there. Also mindlessly recycling players doesn't really work either. Its time to pick a young talent and stick with them.

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