***Official*** Bangladesh in Sri Lanka
With you on that oneOriginally Posted by andyc
Their bismal performances in the tests will more than compensate for their improved ODI play, though.
I would hope the Sri Lankans rest the regulars and give some of the fringe players a chance to show what they can do.Originally Posted by andyc
I would rest Murali, Sangakkara, Vaas, (and the injury prone duo of ) Dilhara, Zoysa etc, and even Mahela - and fill their spots with suitable others in the ODIs to see what these players who have promised but failed to deliver in the past can do -
This would mean playing Kalavitigoda, Prasanna Jayawardene as Wicket keeper, Van Dort, Ian Daniel, New spinner Weerakoon , Jayaprakashdaran, Dilhara Lokuhettige etc.
I would be quite happy even if SL only just manage to win the ODI series, if they can give a lot of the potentials a chance to play International Cricket and see what they do.
I expect Bangla to win more than one ODI !!
Big Blooper there James - Its Bangladesh in Sri Lanka , not vice versa !!Originally Posted by James
This would mean Sri Lanka losing the series. Giving all these players a go at various stages of the series, and resting some of the stars for each match, is a good idea against Bangladesh, but to rest everyone at once would be rediculous, and far too risky.This would mean playing Kalavitigoda, Prasanna Jayawardene as Wicket keeper, Van Dort, Ian Daniel, New spinner Weerakoon , Jayaprakashdaran, Dilhara Lokuhettige etc.
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
A Good point !!Originally Posted by Prince EWS
But losing 1-2 games should not be the end of the World or considered that disastrous that fringe players are not given a chance and the same old warhorses like Jayasuriya and Murali are given further opportunity to kill a dead snake like Bangla and look great !!!
How long did that take you to typeOriginally Posted by JASON
I agree with u Jason. giving the fringe players a chance is a good idea, specially against a weak team like Bangladesh. but I wouldn't rest Mahela. he showed some form in the recent ODI series so I would give him the captaincy, only in the ODI series mind u!
The object of the game is to win.Originally Posted by JASON
Resting a few players here and there against Bangladesh doesnt hurt, but resting half the squad and serioulsy risking a series loss is just ludicrous!
SRI should win byt after BAN good performances over here they & the rest of the world will be hoping to see them build on that........
Personally, waste of time, sri lanka is going to eat them alive
FixedOriginally Posted by JASON
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