Originally Posted by Prince EWS
From what I've seen and read of Weijkoon, this is probably the worst format to play him, so I have no idea why he's in this team yet not in the test or ODI setups. I think he'd be worth a go batting #7 in the ODI team if Mubarak continues to be Mubarak and Maharoof continues to disappoint with the bat but his bowling is pretty much cannon fodder in this stuff, unless he got a pitch like the one served up for Australia v Zimbabwe.
The thing with Weijkoon his not really a good enough batsmen at International level to bat at 7, even in Twenty20. He would be as less effective then Mubarak with the bat in ODIs, his got some major techincal issues and never really get found out in domestic cricket. He occassionally gets away with it in List A One Day matches for Sri Lanka A. But the fact his hardly ever scored a run in First Class matches (and is not a first choice player in that format) shows his no where near Test standard to bat at 7.
His bowling is too slow and predictable at Test level, he not really a dominate wicket taker at domestic level compared to other seamers. His made his name as a change bowler bowler that can play as front line batsmen in domestic cricket.
Really Twenty20 is the best format to get most out of his bits and pieces nature at International level. He will get found out a lot more in any other format. Atleast Hasantha is closer to being good enough to play as front line bowler.