What changes do you want to see for the third Test?

Kusal, Dasun in for Thiri, Herath
31% (20 votes)
Kusal, Dickwella in for Thiri, Herath
3% (2 votes)
Kusal, De Silva in for Dimuth, Herath
26% (17 votes)
Kusal, Dickwella in for Kaushal, Dimuth
40% (26 votes)
Total votes: 65

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SLCricket1's picture
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12 June 2014
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tough one to choose between thiri and dimuth for the next test .even though thiri is consistent with double figures & has a better avg in this series than dimuth , have a feeling Dimuth's last innings performance might give him the edge over thiri for the 3rd test . not having an extra specialist opener in the squad also in favor of dimuth in here .

Hamada's picture
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4 July 2015
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Today Sri lanka Cricket going to hell,Because of a IDIOT management committee members are handling the sri lanka right now. when looking at their selections we can clearly identified that they don't have a primary kowledge education.we called those guyes to "booruwo". Only thinking about money. Just like DILSHAN.
Whatever the new selctor came, he also doing the same thing like previous selectors. I'm not surprise DILSHAN selecting ones again in the squad. That's how now Sri Lanka Cricket functioning at the moment.

Always they selecting same guyes to the squad. Why they don't give newer players to chances. They thinking that CHANDIMAL and THIRIMANNE are the next players who can fill the SANGA and MAHELA's position. That is a some kind of joke isn't it.
Kithruwan and Kapugedera can use to fill that position. If KITHRUWAN unable to get runs immedetely removing the squad,But CHANDIMAL and THIRIMANNE get the chances everytimes even they unable to score a single run.
KUSAL PERERA and MUNAWEERA is my opening combination to ODI and T20 squad.we can select same squad to ODI and T20 squad for ENGLAND tour.
1. KUSAL PERERA
2. MUNAWEERA
3. KITHRUWAN
4. PRASANNA
5. KAPUGEDERA
6. MATHEWS
7. MAHAROOF
8. LOKUHETTIGE
9. DASUN SHANAKA
10. THISARA PERERA
11. KASUN RAJITHA
12. ASELA GUNARATHNA
13. MILINDA SIRIWARDENA
14. VANDERSAY
15. BINURA FERNANDO
Don't give ones again chances to DILSHAN, KULASEKARA, SACHITHRA,CHANDIMAL, THIRIMANNE

Gaja48's picture
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6 December 2014
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41 weeks 4 days

@ Hamada : Tell me what wrong did Thirimanne do for to dropped from the ODI team? Tell me what Munaweera, Kithuruvan & Prasanna did to gain a place in the team?

Anonymous's picture

@GAJA48 r u THIRIMANNE in any case???? BECAUSE YOU ARE SUPPORTING A UTTER WASTE PLAYER (not sure whether he is a cricket player) ,he has wasted too many opportunities ..can u tell me why dasun was dropped for THIRIMANNE because he atleast got three major wickets... SIRIWARDENA should have played the first test but due to THIRIMANNE he lost his place but proved in this match that he is more useful than thiri... CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME OBE REASON WHY THIRI SHOULD PLAY AHEAD OF DASUN ...THIRI BEEN GIVEN 26 test matches and no good performances and still in the team while dasun dropped after good performance with ball in his debut and he can perform better as a batsman too... SO WHY DO WE NEED UTTER WASTE DUCKMANNE IN SL TEAM.. PLEASE DONT SELL YOUR STORY OF DIFFERENT BATTING POSITIONS... If he is sooo good he has more than enough OPPURTUNITY to show his talent but he instead point fingers on everyone except himself... SLC MUST get rid of THIRIMANNE (lol technician ) because he will never ever improve.(he is only good to pretend like he is cool by chewing gum all the time )

Anonymous's picture

Why not Chandimal's name?

Kusal & Dick inn for Thiri & Bindumal

Gaja48's picture
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Did you know who was the player with most control for frst 3 innings for Sri Lanka? Did you even watch? When Thirimanne got settled he was left with 0 partners. A opener can't play a role which can a number 7 does. So stop calling him waste. He is talented enough. He is not performing. SL are free to drop him. let them do it. Don't curse a player from your own country. Learn to respect other. I believe you are one of those who wanted Sanga to be out of the team after 2003 WC.

Gaja48's picture
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6 December 2014
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41 weeks 4 days

And look at ma cmmnt well, I backd Thiri for ODI, because he is the leading run scorer for Sri Lanka in last 2 years. Exculde Mathews & Dilshan

Gaja48's picture
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Overall figures
Player Span Mat Inns NO RunsDescending HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
TM Dilshan 2013-2016 77 75 8 3362 161* 50.17 3925 85.65 8 20 2 389 10
KC Sangakkara 2013-2015 67 64 8 3319 169 59.26 3611 91.91 11 20 5 340 31
AD Mathews 2013-2016 84 70 17 2362 139* 44.56 2743 86.11 1 16 4 193 44
HDRL Thirimanne 2013-2016 76 65 11 1978 139* 36.62 2774 71.30 4 12 4 170 16

N.M.M's picture
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8 May 2016
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Look, most of us are not comfortable with thiri being in the squad... we all feel some other youngster would be better... but thats not a reason to curse him... I agree with @gaja48 that who critisize him in this tour havent really seen him bat... he looked the most solid of our batsmen... actually faced the most balls... but ran out of partners... i think its a good move to promote him to chandimals spot, not because chandimal underperformed, but becoz he will be a better lower order batsman(as seen from 2nd innings century).....

Anonymous's picture

He may have looked solid but looking solid and actually batting well can be two different things. Mathews, Chandimal and Silva didn't look solid but they got through that period and in that last innings, of the top 7 only Mathews and Karunaratne had less control then Thirimanne. I commend him for having such control but as of now he has scored less runs than Herath from the same number of innings. He takes too long to get settled in, which is why he really should be opening so at least when he gets out he'll have at least took the shine of the ball. But don't think they'll change the opening pair and I don't expect them to, and neither should Thiri be given the number 3 position which he hasn't earned. He should be ideally dropped to bring in either KJP at 6, with Mathews at 4 and Chandi at 5 or amybe Shanaka if the track is looking a bit seam-friendly. ODI's are a different matter and he has done very well in that format, but in Tests he has failed to impress me and it seems many others.

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