Who should be ODI captain for tri-series in Bangladesh next year?

Niroshan Dickwella (2nd player to have played the most number of matches in 2017 after Upul Tharanga)
28% (56 votes)
Asela Gunaratne
17% (33 votes)
Kusal Mendis (giving the captaincy could help him like it helped Dinesh Chandimal in Tests)
10% (20 votes)
Tharanga Paranavitana (bring back an experienced player who averages 40+ in List A and give him both a debut and the captaincy)
5% (9 votes)
Dhananjaya de Silva (since he did lead the Sri Lanka A team against the West Indies A)
7% (14 votes)
None of the above
34% (68 votes)
Total votes: 200


Mr.X's picture
Member since:
31 August 2016
Last activity:
4 hours 42 min

Angelo Mathews seems not interested to take the captaincy and also the Selectors seem to have been done with Angelo Mathews and don`t want to pressure him when he is coming back from an injury.

That's why Sri Lanka has claimed to be picking captains on series by series basis so they are going to keep testing with players until they find the savior of Sri Lanka ODI Team.

Thisara Perera as a player has been Extremely poor and as a captain has been poor setting the field also selfish at times bowling himself quite frequently when is going for 11-12 runs an over and not letting other bowlers bowl. Also, few chances went missing of Thisara Perera Cpatiancy.

1st ODI was good where the bowlers won the game but the second and third game it was poor captaincy with poor batting that resulted in Sri Lanka losing.

(Last edited by Mr.X on December 17, 2017 - 23:58)
Anonymous's picture

Accept the real fact that home team India is way superior in batting and bowling than SL. Rather whining please appreciate the new ODI skipper, TP for stealing one ODI victory for SL on Indian soil. 3rd ODI batting line with UT/ND as openers and skipper as TP should be given a good run to be ready for WC.

Dinith's picture
Member since:
9 July 2012
Last activity:
4 days 22 hours

I think out of all the current set of players , Asela with his calm attitude and maturity looks to be the most suitable candidate to become the captain.

Anyway ,making Thisara Perera as the captain is one of the biggest jokes made by our selectors

Anonymous's picture

Captaincy will eventually return to Angelo Mathews for all formats. Chandimal will be only as good as his form. Players who have failed to hold a regular place in the side for the last 5 years cannot be given captaincy based on the hope they will finally come good. Hunches do not work. Stats/facts matter.

Big Sam's picture
Member since:
7 June 2017
Last activity:
2 hours 45 min

@Anonymous (not verified) on December 18, 2017 - 05:56.

Chandimal is in form for last 04 years in test cricket, check the stats friend. He was out of form for a short period when he got injured before the South African tour, but apart from that he was a pillar in Sri Lanka's victories in test cricket,specially after the retirement of Sanga and Mahela. Besides that he is doing a wonderful job as the test skipper with his innovative brave captaincy. It is Mathews who is struggling with form after frequent injuries.

Post new comment

All anonymous comments are moderated.
  • Avoid abusive remarks and personal attacks.
  • Avoid posting unrelated links.
  • Avoid vulgar or obscene language.
Already a member? Log-in now. Not a member? Sign up for a new account.
This step helps us prevent automated submissions from spammers.
1 + 17 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.