With congrats to Thisara for becoming new ODI captain, does Thisara deserve a permanent slot in the ODI team?

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@Cricket StatsGuru: When I clearly mentioned that Chandimal is not a good ODI player why do u keep asking if Chandimal should be the ODI captain? Are you nuts? Dasun Shanaka? There is not much difference between giving the ODI captaincy to Dasun Shanaka or Thisara or Sekkuge.. lol.

Obviously Mathews, Asela, Kusal Janith or even Tharanga , Dickwella or Kusal Mendis are better candidates for the ODI captaincy than Thisara.

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Then tell me Dicwella deserved a permement place???? are u nuts???
the player who comes and have a bash and playing a very loose shot and get out deserved a captaincy really?????

THranga really after such a horrific captaincy record? Did he deserved in the 11. Remember when he got that hundred against PAK in the second ODI he givven so much chances. He would have gone for single digit score if not that. As I can remember there were 3-4 easy catches drop during that innings.

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Others u mention are ok but Mathews is also in such a horrific form and getting injured all the time. Also he quit the captaincy 4 months back.

Asela and Kusal Perera coming back from injury after long lay off.

Kusal Mendis also out from the squad and he is young. He should be captain after 2019 WC. But not now

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Sarren Sammy lost his place mainly due to he critizize the WICB in front of the media in the presentation ceromony on the final. If u do not remember watch the presentation ceromony of the final and SEEEEE

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Another overwhelming rejection of yet another SLC selection! The reality is, as the discussion above shows, I am not sure how many, if any, real options we have which is crazy but real.

I am hopeful this is what sparks Thisera back in to life where he can be a genuine match winner. The point is should he even be in the squad? Ironically we had the same debate with Tharanga and made runs so fingers crossed for Thisera.

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@Cricket StatsGuru: It seems you are not much aware of Stats although your name implies otherwise.

I did mention Mathews, Asela and Kusal Janith as the best options for the ODI captaincy. I didn't say Dickwella and Tharanga are the best candidates. However, Tharanga is the highest ODI run scorer for Sri Lanka in 2017. Dickwella has been our regular ODI wicketkeeper since last year so both of them more deserve to be in the ODI team than Thisara.

In addition to being our regular ODI wicketkeeper Dickwella has scored 953 runs in just 28 ODI innings with the average of 34 where as Thisara has scored 1441 runs in 95 ODI innings with the average of 17. That clearly shows if Dickwella or Thisara is the player 'who comes and have a bash and playing a very loose shot and get out' according to you lol.

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@Cricket StatsGuru: Not only Darren Sammy but also some other players criticized WI cricket management after winning the world T20 title. However,out of those players Sammy was the only player to lose his place in the team as he didn't perform well with the bat or ball like Thisara.

After a very long time almost all our best ODI players are in the squad(apart from Kusal Mendis) for upcoming Indian ODI series. India play without their best batsman Kohli. Here we have a good chance. I wish all the best to Thisara and SL team to perform well to win the series.

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