Who should be the permanent No. 3 batsman in the ODI team?

Kusal Mendis
56% (116 votes)
Dhananjaya De Silva
9% (19 votes)
Lahiru Thirimanne
15% (31 votes)
Sadeera Sanarawickrama
19% (40 votes)
Total votes: 206


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Gurusingha and Thilanga.

sanj0071's picture
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This kind of mentality is the problem with everything in sri lanka.
No 3 or openers are not a "permanent position", those slots should be filled with the person who is most likely to give us the best result at that game.
So what are you going to do if the chosen one like in the past 12 games fail miserably. Someone more suitable has to wait in the dressing room?
That has happened for so long in sri lanka (cricket and everything else).
We need to think differently and act accordingly if we want better results not going back to the same way and hope a better outcome.

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Besides what criteria are we going go with to say these 4 are the best suited????
What is this a "popularity over performance" type of deal??
Selectors and Coaches are not grooming anybody in the mean time....That is the biggest problem we have. Nobody has a proper plan to do anything right...well fix that and you will get better results.

(Last edited by sanj0071 on October 25, 2017 - 11:42)
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I believe Sri Lanka's top four batsmen in the ODI line up should remain unchanged for a prolonged period, which will give us some continuity and consistency in selections many have been asking for.

We have never produced a batsman who has been a consistent scorer match after match, and in fact, no batsman today in any side is that consistent - they are all human and many factors, including human error (mistakes), impact a batsman's ability to score. You cannot expect players to score 50s and 100s in every game - that is not a realistic expectation - and this is the point I'm trying to make.

So many past players have called for consistency in selections, and what that means is: do not make changes after every game or series.

The best selectors are those who pick them and stick with them. It's not very complicated.

When players feel their place in the side is safe, that's when their confidence grows and they begin to deliver match-winning efforts. So patience is required.

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