Would Sri Lanka win SA ODI series if Dhananjaya de Silva was selected for all 5 ODIs ?

Yes, Dhananjaya's allround performances could have led SL to win at least one of the first 3 ODIs to take SL to a series win
78% (66 votes)
No, as in form Faf du Plessis was there SL would still lose the ODI series even if Dhananjaya de Silva played first two ODIs
22% (19 votes)
Total votes: 85


Anonymous's picture

Idiotic SL selectors ignored Dana-de despite good comeback performance at SA tests.

Anonymous's picture

Barely made T20 despite dropping all-format solid opening pair UT/Dikka.

Anonymous's picture

The poll confirms that Gramme Labrooy is a utter failure and why no one is bothered to replace him?

Anonymous's picture

seriously, what purpose do these type of polls server? And who could ever know what would have happened?

delan82's picture
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Hard to say...so many hypotheticals. Would SA have played full strength side in all games? Players were rested, and some injured.
There was lots of experimenting in last 2 ODIs.

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@ Anonymous (not verified) on August 14, 2018 - 15:03. #2

Fully agree with your point. Look at what happened after chopping the solid opening pair UT/ Dickka, who had put on 2 consecutive 50+ 1st wkt stands (from 8 ovrs) blasting @ 6+ RPO to set the upfront vital launching pad for other batters to thrive in those last 2 ODIs won by SL prior to T20.

After axing both productive openers for the T20, they again selected the utter failure (One of Hathurusinghe's Cronies) Kusal Mendis who averaged 18 in his last 10 odis this year & never deserved/earned a spot(and just 27 av in 2017)& KJP (another classified failure in opening, who ended up 50% of his innings in single digits)as Openers!

As expected Both already stamped failures instantly perished in the 1st over itself KUSAL MENDIS (3 BALL 1)& KUSAL PERERA(3 BALL 3) unable to handle the mighty SA pace attack on a batting deck that didn't support pace. This gate opening resulted in famous collapse, making a tiny target of 99 runs (thanks to SL bowlers)turning in to massively hard one to reach, going down to the wire to make it, loosing 7 wkts! If SA had scored another 10 runs more, SL would have certainly lost that T20, wasting bowlers' effort, thanks to the stupidly bias selections.

Dhanjaya de Silva is a much more deserving player than the most, selected according to the reasons other than cricket performance productivity. Still, Asela Gunarathne has a much better performance record as an allrounder, although put in the dump without allowing any deserved opportunities for nearly 12 months now.

(Last edited by Liyum on August 16, 2018 - 10:22)
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Who knows but more importantly lets just stick with him as he offers options with the ball and has a decent technique. I think we are struggling with where to bat him and I reckon open with him given he is a career opener.

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