Are SLC officials and coaches the reason for Thirimanne and Chandimal's inconsistency?

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Media class chandi's picture

THESE TWO PLAYERS CHANDI N THIRI HAS TO BE DROPPED, LET THEM PROVE IN DOMESTIC MATCHES N MAJE A COMEBACK, they can't keep sitting in the team without any contribution AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

Anon's picture

ROSHAN ABEYSINGHE TRYING TO PROMOTE THIRI FROM HIS CLUB ... HEHEE.. ROSHAN CAN U PLS ANALYSE THIRI N CHANDI T20 CAREER ..it was always AVG AROUND 15 and u want to SELL THEM AS BIG PLAYERS, ROSHAN IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANY CRICKETING COMMENTS AS WE HAVE SEEN HIM LOOK LIKE FOOL ON TV COMMENTRY AMONGST OTHER INTERNATIONAL COMMENTATORS ... IAN CHAPPELL IS SAYING THAT CHANDIMAL N THIRIMANNE HAD THEIR OPPURTUNITY BUT NOW ITS TIME TO LOOK BEYOND THEM FOR SL. WHY SHOULD WE DROP OTHER PLAYERS ???????? CHANDI N THIRI SHOULD BE DROPPED BCOZ THEY PLAYED FOR MIRE THAN 5 YEARS WHILE OTHERS ARE JUST STARTING THEIR CAREERS.. ROSHAN ABEYSINGHE IS STUPID ENOUGH TO COMPARE OTHER SRI LANKAN PLAYERS WHO R STARTING THEIR CAREERS AS COMPARED TO FIVE YEARS FAILURES LIKE CHANDI N THIRI

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Thirimanna is always Roshans favorite player after Jehan Mubarak. Yes he can say that but who knows we may have more classy and quality players in our domestic circuit. Need to give them a chance to see how classy they are. Some times these new players never make it to the team like late Anura Ranasinghe, Nimesh Perera (leg spinner). Selectors should give them a fair run and if they are not upto the mark then they should be dropped. I think Thirimanna had that fair run and need to be dropped for a while and Chandimal is nearing his fair run to finish.

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For those, whoever telling that Roshan trying to promote Thiri from his club, Just make a note, Jayasundara & Banuka are also from his club and they are on good form. May be he don't want those 2 young talents to be destroyed. Lets stop ruining talent with Thiri & Chandi. Have them until the management get settled. Then drop them, So that the new talents will play well for us.

Anonymous's picture

Roshan is Thirimanne's mentor and has coached him and also been his agent and manager right????

Read the part about Roshan in this article:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/534834.html

K.G.W.Abeytunge's picture

Thirimanne and Chandimal’s statistics

At a time when everyone is trying to make scapegoats out of young players such as Thirimanne and Chandimal for Sri Lanka’s debacle in the recently concluded T20 World Cup, it is perhaps prudent to examine their performance, in all three forms of the game, in comparison with the same stages of the careers of more accomplished players such as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. The following numbers clearly show the forms of cricket to which the above named young players are more suited to:
Test matches: Since Lahiru Thirimanne has played only 23 tests and Dinesh Chandimal only 25 tests let us examine the performance of all four players in question after 23 tests. Their career averages are also given for the purpose of completion.

Matches Runs H.S. Bat Av 100s
Thirimanne 23 969 155* 24.34 1
Chandimal 23 1643 162* 45.63 5
Mahela.J 23 1433 242 42.84 3
Kumar.S 23 1642 230 48.29 4
Career avgs
Thirimanne As above
Chandimal 25 1835 162* 45.87 5
Mahela.J 149 11814 374 49.84 34
Kumar.S 134 12400 319 57.4 38

ODIs: Since Thirimanne and Chandimal have both played 107 ODIs each, Let us examine the performance of all four players after 107 ODIs.

Matches Runs H.S Bat Avg 100s
Thirimanne 107 2586 139* 34.48 4
Chandimal 107 2427 111 31.11 2
Mahela. J 107 2991 128 32.51 6
Kumar.S 107 2630 103* 31.31 3
Career Avgs
Thirimanne As Above
Chandimal As above
Mahela.J 448 12650 144 33.37 19
Kumar.S 404 14234 169 41.98 25

Since Thirimanne has played the least number of T20 games, namely 23, let us examine all four players after 23 games.

Matches Runs H.S Bat Avge 100s
Thirimanne 23 291 44 16.16 0
Chandimal 23 266 56 13.3 0
Mahela.J 23 720 100 32.72 1
Kumar.S 23 647 78 32.35 0
Career Avgs
Thirimanne As above
Chandimal 42 602 58 17.2 0
Mahela.J 55 1493 100 31.76 1
Kumar.S 56 1382 78 31.4 0

Conclusion

The statistics show that Chandimal is as good a Test and ODI player as the best the country has produced, whereas Thirimanne is as good as anyone else as an ODI player, but seems to be struggling with Test Matches. It would also appear that both of them are below par as T20 players, when compared with Mahela.J and Kumar.S at the same stage of their careers. (The numbers were obtained through ESPN Cricinfo Statsguru)

K.G.W.Abeytunge

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