Originally Posted by chaminda_00
Its about the balance of the attack really, Jayasuriya was always able to play the same role. So we really needed another wicket takers, more then someone who kept it tight. Our bowling attack these days is a lot more balanced then what it was back then. I rather Bandara any day of the week then Dharmasena. Bandara can win you a game and keep it fairly tight, whereas Dharmasena can only keep you in a game. He put too much pressure on Vaas and Murali to take wickets from the other end, cus he hardly took any. If you look at his whole career we played our best cricket as bowling team, back in 2001 when he actually taking wickets.
With Vaas, Murali and Malinga though, do you really need another genuine attacking option, or do you just need a consistent maintaining, containing bowler? Personally I think the team would be more balanced with Dharmasena than Bandara at the moment - although it's a non-issue because Dhamasena has retired.