Who should be our next ODI captain?

Thisara Perera
2% (11 votes)
Dinesh Chandimal
52% (249 votes)
Kusal Perera
4% (21 votes)
Angelo Mathews
23% (108 votes)
Asela Gunaratne
7% (32 votes)
Niroshan Dickwella
12% (55 votes)
Total votes: 476

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Cricket StatsGuru's picture
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It should be Anjelo Mathews

Niroshan Dicwlla does not suitable because he has AVERAGE OF 16 in his LAST 18 limited overs innings (12 ODIS AND 6 T20) So how can he given such position???? He does not mature enough always playing poor shots and get out.

Chandimal is still does not have a permanent position. So how can he given another captaincy thing. If he appointed captain and fail again we cannot bring a good batsman in to the XI because of his permenent position. We have good players such as Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunarathna, Anjelo Mathews, Dhannajaya De Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama to include in the XI. So one of them have to leave out to accomadate Chandimal.

Thisara is always poor. Do not have brain at all. I was favor him to give captaincy after PAK tour because he did well but now not. His position also doubtful although he bowl well yesterday.

So either Kusal Perera and Anjelo Mathews. I will go with Anji. If Anji sustains injury Kusal can come in. Kusal Perera can be for the role of Vice captaincy

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People please select who are in your squad. Then select the captaincy.

Please do not select captain and then select the squad.

One famous occasion this did happen was 2014 T20 WC where George Bailey was appointed as captain of AUSTRALIA due to his captaincy skills. But he was rather poor and one of the best batsman like Cameron White have to sit out in playing XI. Ian Chappel heavily criticize cricket austrlia for this

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Mr Madura I know you are a Chandimal lover but please ask the question whether Chandimal has a guaranteed position in the XI before giving the captaincy. Anjelo have a guranteed position only problem is with his injury but even he without bowling better than Chandimal in ODI cricket

(Last edited by Cricket StatsGuru on December 25, 2017 - 12:16)
Anonymous's picture

TP is a match winning allrounder with right personality, experience of ODI and fitness to represent as SL ODI captain. The best recent move from SLC to make TP as short-format captain. SL missed Malinga who could have stolen one ODI. Unfortunately, some fans, treat cricket as politics and willing to vote for any who gives pol or gul arakku at expense of SL cricket. With out sicko-distractor, Mathew, SL has a good ODI batting line up. Under new coach, this batting line-up will be groomed and be ready for WC. Although SL now has a good ODI captain and batting line up, bowling department needs to be fixed. How silly to keep talented youngsters out of squads to give constant opportunities unfit or mediocre players!

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No one deserves a permanent position in the ODI line up except for UT. right move is to form a team under a captain who can go forward with them. Angelo won't be the best option since he is out of the team regularly. With playing & leading all these players in the past(Including First Class & Sri Lanka A) Chandimal is the best possible player who can lead Sri Lanka ODI team.

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@ Cricket StatsGuru:I know you are a big lover of bit and piece players and I also know that you would love to have one of them as our ODI captain.
Did Thisara Perera have a guaranteed place in the XI before being appointed as the ODI captain? Chandimal is not my first choice for the ODI captaincy. However, some recent news says that our new head coach Hathurusingha wants Chandimal to be our ODI captain. Therefore, I included Chandimal in this poll although I voted for Mathews.

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Mr Madura I am not shying away after the loss to tell false statements. I am a direct person not like most other in this site because after a loss they will change their position like Katussa.

Yes I was happy with the appointment of Thisara Perera because he has done well I thought with a young team in Pak T20 series as a change where Upul captaincy given loss after loss. But I am of the opinion captaincy change wont matter. It is the players performance that really matter.

I never supported bit and pieces all rounders. I never supported players like SACHITH PATHIRANA OR CHATURANGA DE SILVA. HAVENT U SEEN I ADD POLLS SAYING SO?????

Yeah I little bit supporting Thisara Perera because he is a match winner early days and There were no fast bowling all rounders in our country to replace him. It is important to have 2 fast bolwing all rounders in the playing XI. Mathews also not bowling most of the time.

Thats why I supported little bit him. Dasun Shanaka also not taking the opportunities given to him.

I would always love to see young all rounder 18 year old Jehan Daniel quickly promoted to senior team. He will be similar player to Anjelo Mathews.

(Last edited by Cricket StatsGuru on December 26, 2017 - 08:34)
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Mathews is prone to injuries, Thisara is not deserving a place in the ODI team, Tharanga doesn't have leadership skills. So the best option is Chandimal.

Anonymous's picture

It is time to be very thoughtful in picking the SL ODI batting lineup to be groomed for WC 2019. In order to match up against world top teams SL need all frontline six batsmen that contribute to ODI strike rate. The core of TP & Co. (UT, ND, Sadheera, Asela, Kusal perera and Danushka) are capable to make +330 as long as no blockatheon spoils the strike rate. Dana Silva, Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka are other options for batting line up. TP capt is good finisher for close game. Of course, this is not the world best batting line up and one single weak link brings down to minnow level by precipitating the strike rate or distracting the team spirit. Since Asela, Dasun, TP, Dana Silva are alrounders, can manage with three full time bowlers. Malinga should be in loop at least in T20.

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