amazing work man! keep it up.
amazing work man! keep it up.
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Keep this up Tharmi - I think we're only lacking a Pakistani thread now. I've always struggled to keep tabs on Sri Lankan cricket, especially once the internationals are away, purely because I can't keep track of the Fernandos, Pereras and Silvas of this world!
Sri Lanka Squad Announced to play Bangladesh A and England A
The Sri Lanka 'A' squad: Michael Vandort, Mahela Udawatta, Malinda Warnapura, Thilan Samaraweera, Jehan Mubarak, Thilina Kandamby (subject to fitness), Kanchana Goonawardane, Kaushal Silva, Ishara Amarasinghe, Akalanka Ganegama, Sujeewa Silva, Dhammika Prasad, Tharanga Laksh(i)ta, Chanaka Welagedera, Rangana Herath, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dilruwan Perera, Ranga Dias, Gayan Wijekoon.
The interesting selections was the re-call of Colombo CC players Micheal Vandort and Sujeewa Silva. With only three specialist openers in Vandort, Udawatta and Goonawardene one will expect Vandort to open the batting even though he got selected on the back of century down the order. The non selection of Tharanga Paranavitana is also a joke, his been the best opening batsmen in the PL this season, by a big margin.
The non selection of Kapugedera is a joke, his in the Test squad but he needs to play these series to get back into ODI squad and improve his technique. He should have atleast been given a provisional spot until he joins the Test squad.
The make up of the pace attack should be interesting with Amarasinghe, Ganegame, Silva, Prasad, Laksh(i)ta, Welagedera playing for three spots, with Dias and Wijekoon likely to play as all rounder. The non selection of Dilhara, Weeraratne, Hasatha Fernando is a sign they are looking for more specialist then bits and pieces all rounder. Mind you Wijekoon is the best bits and pieces player ever.
The non selection of Weerakoon, Suraj and Randika is also suprising but Hearth and Lokuarachchi have been in very good form. I don't know much about the 3rd spinner Dilruwan Perera, i think he might go under a different name usually.
EDIT: WTF how did this guys Dilruwan Perera: 201 runs @ 22.33 & 14 wkts @ 31.4 (This Season), make it infront of Nisal Randika: 579 runs @ 34 & 21 wkts @ 8.47. If they wanted an all round spinner i know who i would go for. If they wanted a specialist then Weerakoon his better then both.
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SL Army 114 All Out (D Hettiarachchi 3/33) & 88 All Out (D Hettiarachchi 6/18) lost to
Chilaw Marians 274 All Out (C Fernando 48, M De Zoysa 3/49)
Chilaw cemented their spot in the Top Flight with a easy win over Army. In the first innings the wickets were shared with all four bowlers used taking atleast two wickets. Chilaw responded with a lackluster batting display with former Under 19 and SL A keeper batsmen Charith Fernando top scoring with 48, five other batsmen passed 20
with no one going on. Chilaw finished the job off in the 2nd innings with Hettiarachchi taking six wickets.
Saracens 243 (N Abeyratne 79, L Dias 4/86) & 1/5 against
Badureliya 322(H Wickramaratne 95, P Liyanage 66, Y Dilukshan 5/91)
Saracens Sports Club trail by 74 runs with 9 wickets remaining
Panadura 351 (D Perera 60, K Peiris 69, K Gangodawila 61) & 3/64( K Lakmal 2/19) against
Lankan 169 (R Abeywardene 5/43)
Panadura lead by 246 runs with 7 wickets remaining
Sebastianites 268 (M Fernando 69, T Gamage 5/74) against
Burgher 7/350 (V Perera 93, C Soysa 63)
Burgher Recreation Club lead by 82 runs with 3 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
Some interesting matches with Panadura really putting the heat on Saracens to get something from their match with Badureliya. If Saracens lose and Panadura win then they qualify for the Top Flight. Badureliya and Lankan are already in, but Badureliya have a chance of finishing 1st. The Burgher/Sebastianities match is pretty much academic, but Burgher can still finish in the top infront of Lankan, so they might get a easier group.
Also Dilruwan Perera showed some signs of why the selectors picked him in the A sqaud, scoring a run a ball 60 opening the batting and taking 2/7.
Should do a better job of keeping this update, well is anyone reading it. I'll keep it going till the end of the Twenty20 Cup anyway.
Final Round Scores in Promotion and Regulations group:
Saracens 243 & 313 drew with Badureliya 322
SL Army 114 & 88 lost to Chilaw Marians 274
Panadura 351 & 8d/348 drew with Lankan 169 & 7/89
Sebastianites 269 & 191 lost to Burgher 416
Panadura will be kicking themselves for not declaring earlier as it cost them a spot in the top flight. Saracens just made it through with a few extra bounus points.
Last edited by chaminda_00; 01-03-2007 at 04:55 AM.
1. Rasika Priyadarshana (Lankan) - 822 @ 43
2. Lanka De Silva (Tamil Union) - 776 @ 52
3. Tharanga Paranavitana (Sinhalese) - 723 @ 60
4. Anil Rideegammanagedera (Moors) - 881 @ 45
5. Dammika Gunawardene (Lankan) - 661 @ 37
6. Kanchana Gunawardene (Nondescipts) - 653 @ 47
7. Viraj Perera (Burgher) - 645 @ 46
8. Manjula de Zoysa (SL Army) - 617 @ 39
9. Ian Daniel (Bloomfield) - 608 @ 38
10. Varuna Waragoda (Burgher) - 584 @ 54
11. Nisal Randika (Colombo) - 579 @ 34
12. Tharindu Mendis (Colombo) - 569 @ 36
13. Bathiya Perera (Moors) - 566 @ 35
14. Daminda Ranaweera (Colombo) - 552 @ 31
15. Jeevantha Kulatunga (Colts) - 539 @ 39
1. Gayan Sirisoma (Lankan) - 60 @ 16
2. Lassana Dias (Badureliya) - 50 @ 18
3. Dinuka Hettiarachchi (Chilaw Marians) - 46 @ 18
4. Sujeewa de Silva (Colombo) - 44 @ 20
5. Ajantha Mendis (SL Army) - 43 @ 21
6. Nishan Komasaru (Nondescipts) - 42 @ 22
7. Tyron Gamage (Badureliya) - 39 @ 22
8. Alankara Silva (Sebastianites) - 38 @ 22
9. Pradeep Nishantha (Saracens) - 38 @ 27
10. Surappulige Malinga (Badureliya) - 37 @ 17
12. Chaminda Vidanapathirana (Sinhalese) - 37 @ 19
13. Rangana Herath (Moors) - 37 @ 21
14. Laknath Perera (Colombo) - 35 @ 16
15. Tharanga Lak(s)hitha (Bloomfield) - 34 @ 21
16. Upul Indrasiri (Rangama) - 34 @ 18
17. Muditha Maduwantha (Tamil Union) - 33 @ 19
18. Kaushalya Weeraratne (Rangama) - 32 @ 18
20. Sajeewa Weerakoon (Colts) - 32 @ 13
The guys in bold and italics are the real top 10, as they played thier cricket against the top flight sides all season. The rest are just minnow bashers unless prove otherwise IMO. By including the other guys it gives you a better indication of who are the top players in Sri Lanka. As you can see by the bowling, a lot of bowlers get cheap wickets against crap batsmen.
Here the Schedule
Code:February 2007 Wed 28 Group A - Sinhalese Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground Wed 28 Group B - Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo Wed 28 Group C - Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Lankan Cricket Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo Wed 28 Group D - Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo Wed 28 Group A - Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground Wed 28 Group B - Saracens Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo Wed 28 Group C - Moors Sports Club v Panadura Sports Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo Wed 28 Group D - Badureliya Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo March 2007 Thu 1 Group A - Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army Colombo Cricket Club Ground Thu 1 Group B - Saracens Sports Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo Thu 1 Group C - Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Panadura Sports Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo Thu 1 Group D - Badureliya Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo Thu 1 Group A - Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground Thu 1 Group B - Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo Thu 1 Group C - Moors Sports Club v Lankan Cricket Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo Thu 1 Group D - Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Burgher Recreation Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo Fri 2 Group A - Sinhalese Sports Club v Sri Lanka Army Colombo Cricket Club Ground Fri 2 Group B - Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Saracens Sports Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo Fri 2 Group C - Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Moors Sports Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo Fri 2 Group D - Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo Fri 2 Group A - Ragama Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground Fri 2 Group B - Colombo Cricket Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo Fri 2 Group C - Panadura Sports Club v Lankan Cricket Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo Fri 2 Group D - Burgher Recreation Club v Colts Cricket Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo Sat 3 1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Colombo Cricket Club Ground Winner Group A v Winner Group C Sat 3 2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo Winner Group B v Winner Group D Sun 4 Final - TBC v TBC Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Group A: Sinhalese, Nondescripts, SL Army & Ragama
Group B: Bloomfield, Sebastianites, Colombo & Saracens
Group C: Tamil Union, Moors, Panduara & Lankan
Group D: Chilaw Marians, Badureliya, Burgher & Colts
All pretty even with two top teams in all groups and two average sides. B might be the hardest depending and which Sebastianites turns up.
Sinhalese 139 All Out lost to Nondescripts 8/140 (18.5)
Rangama 89 All Out lost to SL Army 6/91(14.3)
Sebastianites 122 All Out lost to Bloomfield 6/125 (16.1)
Colombo 6/150 (20) lost to Saracens 9/152 (19.3)
Lankan 8/116 (20) lost to Tamil Union 2/117 (12.1)
Panadura 115 All Out lost to Moors 4/116 (11.5)
Colts 9/124 (20) lost to Chilaw Marians 2/126 (16.1)
Badureliya 104 All Out lost to Burgher 4/107 (17.2)
Some very interesting games, with all team that batted 2nd winning the matches. Also a lot of low scoring games, a sign that Twenty20 isn't just a batsmen game. Only one high scoring game between Colombo and Saracens, where Jehan Muburak showed he knows what side of the bat to use. Probably more of sign of the crap bowling from Saracens really. In truth the low scoring matches were more to do with poor batting and the gap in standard between the top and bottom sides.
Wow, they sure don't waste time with that Twenty20 tournament.
Sinhalese have lost two on the trot now. Were 83/9 chasing 103, got to 100/9 with an over remaining before a run out. Shouldn't be possible with a line-up of A Gunawardene (2), Nuwan Zoysa (3), Kaushal Silva (4) and Lokuarachchi (5) IMO. Komasaru and Chandana bowled out the Army, so Nondescripts have won group A.
Tamil Union chased down 173 with ease against Panadura. Looks like they thumped sixes on a small ground. 96 not out for veteran Bathiya Perera for Moors. Looks like he was a decent batsman back in the day, so it's Moors v Tamil Union in that group.
And Chilaw (they were international Twenty20 winners a couple of years ago?) won by one hundred and thirteen runs in Group D. Solid.
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Originally Posted by Bertolt Brecht
A lot of Sinhalese back up players have been taken by other clubs, as they offered pretty good money and 1st team spot. In the past the Sinhalese 2nd XI side would be better then most 1st XI sides. Also Rangama the side that beat them are one of the better sides in Sri Lanka now, boasting quite a few Sri Lankan internationals.
The big surprise has been the fact that Colombo have also lost two on the trot. The two favorites for the title are both out.
After it was decided that Sri Lanka A players will now get contracts the selectors changed the sqaud for the Bangleadesh A Series. I guess they felt some guys weren't worth getting paid. The big changes was the fact that Upul Chandana and Chamara Kapugedara got brought into the squad. As well as the change in captaincy with Thilan Samaraweera (capt) and Malinda Warnapura (vc) taking over the captaincy from Jehan Muburak. I guess they also felt he wasn't worth the extra money required for a captain. Interesting developments as it seems we might be taking Sri Lanka A Cricket more seriously with more money involved. A good move overall as it mean that more players can make a better living out of cricket.
Sri Lanka A pool: Thilan Samaraweera (capt), Malinda Warnapura (vc), Mahela Udawatte, Michael Vandort, Chamara Kapugedara, Jehan Mubarak, Kaushal Silva (wk), Upul Chandana, Ishara Amarasinghe, Akalanka Ganegama, Sujeewa Silva, Rangana Herath, Kanchana Gunawardane, Ranga Dias, Tharanga Lak(s)hita.
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Well i might make this thread also the thread for the Sri Lanka A and Bangladesh A Series, as to boys from Bangladesh seem to have forgot about it after their World Cup heroics.
Sri Lanka A: MG Vandort, ML Udawatte, BSM Warnapura, TT Samarawerra (c), CH Kapugedera, J Mubarak, JK Silva (wk), UDU Chandana, MKDI Amerasinghe, WCA Ganegama, WRS de Silva
Bangladesh A: Tushar Imran (c) , Khaled Mashud (wk), Mehrab Hossain jnr, Enamul Haque jnr, Jahurul Islam, Mahmudullah, Nazimuddin, Nadif Chowdhury, Nazmul Hossain, Talha Jubair, Saghir Hossain
We are into Lunch on the 2nd Day, Sri Lanka A batted first and are 4/455 so far. There was a big partnership between Samarawerra (162) and Waranapura (242), where they put 376 for the third wicket. Bangladesh are starting to make a comeback after dismissing both Samarawerra and Waranapura. Kapugedera and Muburak are at the crease at present.
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