Who is the best young (under-23) batsman uncovered in the last 3 years?


Cricket StatsGuru's picture
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I will go with Kusal Mendis. But Sadeera Samarawicrakama also not far behind. Avishka Fernando also a good one but cant judge on little I have seen on him. Definitely cant say Sandun and Dicwella belong to the same category as Kusal M

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Only disappointment I have is to see the horrible form of CHARITH ASALANKA in domestic cricket. He may be the BEST SCHOOL BOY BATSMAN played in SL recently. But he is horrible after going to domestic cricket. Dont have an idea what happen to him.

May be same thing happen to Bhanuka Rajapakse happening to him. Such a unfortunate thing

Wicky's picture

Only Kusal Mendis has scored Test and ODI centuries! There is no comparison with other jokers. Kusal Mendis is our next Sangakkara and he cant find a place in a 20 man squad after Labrooy became chairman of selectors only 60 days back!

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I found this online. Thought it was funny. Not to disrespect the Thirimanne. Admin, please post.

Joke #20
Q: What does Lahiru Thirimanne and drug addicts have in common?
A: Both spend most of their time wondering where their next score will come from.
Joke #19
Q: What is the most proficient form of footwork displayed by batsman Lahiru Thirimanne?
A: His walk back to the pavilion.
Joke #18
Q: What is the new Lahiru Thirimanne official cologne creating a lot of buzz?
A: You wear it and the other team scores.
Joke #17
Q: Where does Lahiru Thirimanne perform his best?
A: In advertisements.
Joke #16
Q: What is the difference between Lahiru Thirimanne and a mosquito?
A: A mosquito only sucks in the summer.
Joke #15
Q: How to increase the chances of batsman Lahiru Thirimanne playing out the entire 50 overs?
A: Try giving him two overs to begin with, then try three and so on.
Joke #14
Q: Did you hear why the Lahiru Thirimanne Cricket team does not have a website?
A: They cannot string three Ws together.
Joke #13
Q: What did the spectator miss when he went to the toilet?
A: The entire Lahiru Thirimanne team innings.
Joke #12
Q: What is the height of optimism?
A: Lahiru Thirimanne coming out to bat applying sunscreen to his face.
Joke #11
Q: Why is Lahiru Thirimanne like an old bra?
A: Very little support and no cups.
Joke #10
Q: What does Lahiru Thirimanne have in common with Michael Jackson?
A: They both wore gloves for no apparent reason.
Joke #9
Q: What is the difference between Lahiru Thirimanne and a baby?
A: The baby will stop whining after a while.
Joke #8
Q: Who has the easiest job between Lahiru Thirimanne and his team?
A: The guy who removes the red ball marks from the bats.
Joke #7
Q: Why does cricket fielder Lahiru Thirimanne need pre-tour travel injections?
A: Because they never catch anything.
Joke #6
Q: What do you call cricket player Lahiru Thirimanne with a bottle of Champagne?
A: A waiter.
Joke #5
Q: How does Lahiru Thirimanne change a lightbulb?
A: He holds it in the air, and the world revolves around him.
Joke #4
Q: What is the difference between batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and a Formula 1 car?
A: Nothing! If you blink you will miss them both.
Joke #3
Q: What do you call it when Lahiru Thirimanne can hold a catch?
A: Fishing.
Joke #2
Q: Why is cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne cleverer than Houdini?
A: Because he can get out without even trying.
Joke #1
Q: What is the difference between Cinderella and Lahiru Thirimanne?
A: Cinderella knew when to leave the ball.

Anonymous's picture

In the last three years there were three best cricketers found by Srilankan Cricket namely

(1)Thilanga Sumathipala
(2)Asanka Gurusingha
(3)Ashely De Silva

I think i don't need to explain why i nominated these three, all the cricket loving people in Srilanka Knows what is behind this nomination.

Good on Srilankan Cricket.

Asoka M.'s picture

How the hell did Thirimanne get selected at the expense of our best under-23 batsman? Before Pakistan series in UAE against India in August Kusal Mendis hit hundreds!!! Then after a low run in a few matches in UAE he was dropped. Thirimanne has more than 5 years of failures behind him but was appointed vice captain and given Mendis' place!!! Just that one decision alone should be enough to force Gura, Pothas and all selectors to hand in their resignations. But SL fans dont care about facts or logic. An island filled with mediocre fools we are! There should have been outrage in the media when Mendis was dropped but our journalists are useless. Even Cricinfo has become a joke now and they dont have a strong independent voice at Cricinfo to criticise and provide valuable analysis. So the idiots at SLC have very few people keeping them in check because the media is either toothless or incompetent.

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