Originally Posted by zorax
Problem is, Tharanga is probably the 4th best batsman. Dilshan is awesome when opening, they can't move in, and then there are doubts over Sanga's ability to hit out at the end. Tharanga is a natural opener too, and quite successful.
So a lineup of Dil-Tharanga-Sanga-Jaya seems fine. Jaya even going down to 5.
Think it massively undersells what Mahela can do in these conditions as an opener. I really think with Samaraweera being around and the emergence of Matthews, they should take the punt and send out Dil, Mahela and Sanga as the top 3...
Originally Posted by Prince EWS
And they never seem to score as many runs in one day cricket as you'd expect, no matter where you put them.
Sri Lankan pitches are actually quite bowler friendly in one dayers, particularly under lights, but they don't have the records you'd expect.
Well, I am talking relative to the others in their side.. Who knows, maybe if we do this, they will end up scoring more?