Why let the truth get in the way of some delicious reflected glory?
Ponting would've been on the field when Theo took the catch. Was there for the final wicket as per this photo.
Pirana was atrocious in the series just gone, and Mathews was easily the best Sri Lankan batsman against the moving ball, so get him to three. Sanga isn't in good nick and SL needs to break up the collapsererers. Prasaana is a gun keeper and he scored a good ton in England iirc but overall from what I've seen of him he throws it away too easily and Sri Lanka could do with a bit more batting atm. Randiv gets dropped for a pacer because its Aus and he is dead weight anyway. I don't know what the other spinners are like so maybe they have a gun up their sleeve to play.
Anyway, hope SL smash you Aussie ****s in this series.
2-0 Australia. Don't think their bowling is good enough to trouble us.
yeah I'd be pretty surprised if SL get up for this one.
My team is already locked in
But I know Cowan will play ahead of Hughes or Khawaja
Hasn't Thisara been pretty consistent for SL in all forms for a while? I struggle to see how they can justify Nuwan Pradeep ahead of him.
Would go with this XI, TBH:
In doing a quick cricinfo search, it appears my perception of Perera was created by one good innings with the ball and limited overs form. Still better than Pradeep in my book.
Will be interesting to see if Samaraweera can put aside his recent battles with black magic and be a force in this series.