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    Farveez Maharoof - Long term all ronder option?

    What do you think, do you think that he is the answer to our all rounder problem. Well IMO i think you need someone who is going to average more then in the mid 20s to low 20s with the bat to be a long term #7. Its seem like we are playing an all rounder for the sake of it.

    If he played in tandem with another bowling all rounder like Kaushal Lokuarachchi then maybe it could work, but even that seems a bit like, we play him for the sake of it. I think he good enough to make the side as bowler in the future and maybe with the lack of form of Dilhara and the injury to Vaas, that where we should play him. Maybe with Vaas at 8 it could also work, but i don't know. Leaves our lower order looking very weak IMO.

    This interview is also worth reading about the situation. It looks like Moody having a big effect on him.

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    As long as he's good enough to make the side as a pure batsman or as a pure bowler, he's fine. Personally, I think Maharoof is good enough a bowler.

    Tharanga, Jayasuriya, Sangakarra, Jayawardene, Atapattu*, Dilshan, Maharoof, Vaas, Bandara, Malinga, Muralitharan

    That's what I would go with, looks fine to me.

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    the selectors definitely need to persist with him, especially now since he's doing so well with both bat and ball. if he can just improve his batting a bit more then he wll be our answer to an allrounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    As long as he's good enough to make the side as a pure batsman or as a pure bowler, he's fine. Personally, I think Maharoof is good enough a bowler.

    Tharanga, Jayasuriya, Sangakarra, Jayawardene, Atapattu*, Dilshan, Maharoof, Vaas, Bandara, Malinga, Muralitharan

    That's what I would go with, looks fine to me.
    Hmm no Thilan Samaraweera...


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    I'd take Dilshan over Samaraweera ... so unless you'd like to sack Atapattu for good, nope

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    I haven't seen Mahroof play, but he seems more like a player in Pathan who is a decent bat, but wont mae it to the team as a batsman.

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    I would say that having Sangakkara in the top order should allow the number 7 spot to be taken by someone who is more of a batsman than a bowler.
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    ^ Murali ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    I'd take Dilshan over Samaraweera ... so unless you'd like to sack Atapattu for good, nope
    I think you will find that Jayasuriya might get dropped if they only play six batsmen at full strength. Personally i rather see them play all seven batsmen, but it probably wont happen.

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    Maharoof's not too bad with the bat, but don't expect him to be a stand-alone performer. He'll be more useful if he has a partner with him, another bowler capable of batting. Lokuarachchi isn't too bad, given some of the other spin options picked before him, though we don't see Chandana or Dharmasena in the uniforms anymore, and he's certainly more effective than the part-timers on a regular basis. He'll be good for ODI's in his role, but in Tests, you need a more effective bowler or batsman. Maybe a recall for Gayan Wijekoon will do, or get back Mirando, supposedly the fastest bowler in SL and effective in the lower order with the bat. That said, hopefully we won't see little Dilhara back again, even in ODI's.

    From this angle, what are your comments on Nuwan Zoysa? He may not be as much a run-scoring option as Dilshan, Aviskha, Arnol or Mubarak (not yet) but he'll certainly get more wickets than them.
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    Mirando might be the fastest bowler in Sri Lanka, but really he is a poor man version of Dilhara. If you think Dilhara has some no ball and accuracy problems, you haven't seen anything. Decent lower order slogger though.

    The thing with Wijekoon is that he doesn't do enough with either bat or bowl. When it comes to his batting he will get found out by better bowlers at Test level. With his bowling, it hasn't been very effective at A Level, so the chances of it being effective at Test level is unlikely.
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    Not just Dilhara and Mirando, nearly all Lankan bowlers have a no-ball problem and are off the mark. It could be a coaching issue, but Mirando should be in the team ahead of one of those many seamers after Vaas, Zoysa, Maharoof and Dilhara.

    Wijekoon has a better FC batting average than Mubarak and severa other specialist batsmen, and also contributes regularly with the ball. If you've seen him in action for a long time, you may have better inputs, but his figures indicate that he's a better all-rounder than other contenders picked, and definitely good enough as the seventh batsman. His bowling may just be enough to support the strikers. But why not Nuwan Zoysa? He's got decent hitting technique and has been a strike bowler for years, so as a striker at seven/eigth with Maharoof for company, he can't be too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I would say that having Sangakkara in the top order should allow the number 7 spot to be taken by someone who is more of a batsman than a bowler.
    Russel Arnold? I mean he would be more effective on turning pitches and would leave only two pacemen but he certainly fits the bill, i mean how much does he bowl nowadays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    But why not Nuwan Zoysa? He's got decent hitting technique and has been a strike bowler for years, so as a striker at seven/eigth with Maharoof for company, he can't be too bad.
    He also averages a pathetic amount with the bat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autobahn
    Russel Arnold? I mean he would be more effective on turning pitches and would leave only two pacemen but he certainly fits the bill, i mean how much does he bowl nowadays?
    Not very much, couple of overs every five (ODI) games if that.

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