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    SL Without Murali

    ok i know its a pretty boring topic..but i was talking to some lankans and they were saying that if Murali was an English or an Aussie he wouldn't be criticised...

    and i said if Murali was Aussie SL would be..sh.it...

    and they got rather offended lol... so i wonder... is what i said fair? i mean ... i thought logically... if u think logically surely you would think the same....

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    I don't think so. They have some really good batsmen (Jayawardene, Sangakkara, etc) and Chaminda Vaas is hardly useless. They might perhaps struggle to bowl top batting lineups out twice regularly in tests but I still think they'd be just as good as they are with Murali in ODIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_
    I don't think so. They have some really good batsmen (Jayawardene, Sangakkara, etc) and Chaminda Vaas is hardly useless. They might perhaps struggle to bowl top batting lineups out twice regularly in tests but I still think they'd be just as good as they are with Murali in ODIs.
    They wouldnt get anywhere close to bowling teams out twice in tests outside of their home conditions without Murli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurrz
    ok i know its a pretty boring topic..but i was talking to some lankans and they were saying that if Murali was an English or an Aussie he wouldn't be criticised...

    and i said if Murali was Aussie SL would be..sh.it...

    and they got rather offended lol... so i wonder... is what i said fair? i mean ... i thought logically... if u think logically surely you would think the same....
    I disagree. SL proved that they can win without murali by defeating englan 5-0 in the recent odis. They have a number of good bowlers such as vaas, lasith, and bandara and I think they will still be a force to reckon with after murali retires. Sri Lanka continues to be underestimated by the rest of the world thats all.


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    SL will find it difficult to win tests without murali but I don't think it effects ODIs.

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    The australian bowling attack is pretty sh.it without warne and McGrath.

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    murali is a liability on the SL team, selectors shud kik him out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator
    murali is a liability on the SL team, selectors shud kik him out
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian
    Yeah, I agree
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    They're still good enough to thrash England away in ODIs, now matter how meaningless that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinu23
    The australian bowling attack is pretty sh.it without warne and McGrath.
    Based on the back-up they have had for McGrath & Warne over the last 11 years, with the likes of Gillespie, Lee, Kasper, Reifell, Fleming, Bichel, Clark, MacGill & Miller that doesn't look like sh.t to me.

    Even currently an attack without McGrath/Warne would be possibly Lee/Clark/Gillespie/MacGill, no superb but not sh.t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    Based on the back-up they have had for McGrath & Warne over the last 11 years, with the likes of Gillespie, Lee, Kasper, Reifell, Fleming, Bichel, Clark, MacGill & Miller that doesn't look like sh.t to me.

    Even currently an attack without McGrath/Warne would be possibly Lee/Clark/Gillespie/MacGill, no superb but not sh.t.
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