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    Should Jayasuriya retire?

    His recent performances in the onedays games have been pretty bad. He has only averaged around 15 in the last 20 Oneday games he has played. He is almost 39 and not getting any younger, so should he retire? He has been around since 1989 in International cricket.

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    Meh, he should retire when he wants tbh, only he knows that.
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    i guess, it's abt time for him .... wondering why is he prolonging his carrer as i don't see him playinng the 2011 WC .... i guess, SL is struggling for an able replacement and thats why he is probably hanging on. if he avg 15 in his last few games, the chances are not many in SL team would be avging even that much

    as for the entertainment he brings .... well, even if he retires, the fans can still catch him on IPL playing for Mumbai
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    Jayasuriya's had lengthy bad spells before. Quite confident he can come back from this, personally. If he can still be playing well at 38, another year (or four) is unlikely to be much worse.
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    He is still deadly on subcontinent wickets.
    Unless srilanka find an replacement he should not retire according to me.

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    He's still there on merit, but he doesn't deserve to be. If he retiried, it would be good for Sri Lanka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    i guess, it's abt time for him .... wondering why is he prolonging his carrer as i don't see him playinng the 2011 WC .... i guess, SL is struggling for an able replacement and thats why he is probably hanging on. if he avg 15 in his last few games, the chances are not many in SL team would be avging even that much

    as for the entertainment he brings .... well, even if he retires, the fans can still catch him on IPL playing for Mumbai
    More importantly he'll be playing Twenty/20 for Warwickshire this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    He's still there on merit, but he doesn't deserve to be. If he retiried, it would be good for Sri Lanka.
    The likes of Tharanga and Perera fill you with confidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    He's still there on merit, but he doesn't deserve to be. If he retiried, it would be good for Sri Lanka.
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    The likes of Tharanga and Perera fill you with confidence?
    Udawatte should be ahead of both now. But Gunwardene probably would be the best replacement, in terms some sort of consistent performances.
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    Jayasuriya should retire when he wants to. If that's not no, then no he should not retire.

    If he's no longer the best option for the team, then the selectors should drop him. It shouldn't be on his head to decide that.
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    The word around the place, was that if Jayasuriya had a good ODI series in Australia he would have retired. But due to his poor performance he is thinking about retiring at home. I don't think he will around for much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Jayasuriya should retire when he wants to. If that's not no, then no he should not retire.

    If he's no longer the best option for the team, then the selectors should drop him. It shouldn't be on his head to decide that.
    What about if he wants to decide whether or not he's the best option for the team? What about if he wants to retire instead of being dropped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Udawatte should be ahead of both now. But Gunwardene probably would be the best replacement, in terms some sort of consistent performances.
    Dihan Avishka Gunawardene?

    If so, hope he's better than he was last he played ODIs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What about if he wants to decide whether or not he's the best option for the team? What about if he wants to retire instead of being dropped?
    Then he should retire. Hence "when he wants".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Dihan Avishka Gunawardene?

    If so, hope he's better than he was last he played ODIs!
    Yeah a fair bit, probably at the peak of his ability. Might only last for 2-3 years, but his been the best opener in domestic cricket in both forms for the last couple seasons. I don't think he is the long term option, but short term until Udawatte, Nawela, KD Gunawardene and Tharanga sort out their issue. He, Dilshan or Sangakkara are probably the best options.

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