that unzud knock was on a genuine kiwi greenie tbf to Sanga, and we've seen other great batsmen wave the white flag and bitch and moan about the pitch on those before.
The Hobart 192 was also an absolute gem, made a fair few of the runs strategically trying to bat with the tail.
Sanga will still be needed after WC 2015, also, SL only play like 8 test matches between now and then because their board doesn't like scheduling them, so I'd say there'd be a bit of hunger left afterwards. Both him and Herath may hang around longer than expected due to the lack of replacements as well
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Headley is not universally considered better than Lara, Sobers or Viv, or for that matter the 3Ws. Within the 3 Ws, Worrell is rated the highest by many (Benaud and my former coach included). Kanhai is considered better than so many batsmen who have a better record.
There are many examples. And as for the people who just follow averages, no one gives much of a damn about what they think, and certainly the players should give them as scant a regard as possible.
Dhoni should take a big break from International T20s for sure. Retire, perhaps not, but at least let Karthik & co. try their hand at that format for India, if not tests. I don't see why players have to retire. I don't think Clarke should play ODIs, yes, but why should he retire from the format? Just keep him on the backburner, until the team desperately needs him for some reason.
Sanga from T20s. Thirimanne and Chandimal from T20s. Thisara Perera from tests. Herath from limited overs stuff. Mendis from all three formats.
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Sanga is a class t20 player and SL's t20 international success if built off him, they need the prize money from the world t20, so I say keep him on till Dhaka 2014.
Both Thirrimanne are seen as leadership candidates, and t20 is somewhere where they can learn to lead in the international arena, but I sought of agree with you on this one.
Thisara has test potential, his bowling in particular has been successful at times in tests (think Pallekele 2012 vs Pak) and his batting is required with the weakness of the SL tail.
Herath should be kept until WC 2015, only because he is so damn good, although I'd like to see Seneneyake slowly take over the reigns over time.
Agree with you about Mendis, makes me vomit every time I see him bowl.
Can't see Dhoni captaining India for too much longer in tests or indeed even playing in that format.
AT Most he will lead India to Australia next summer and then call it quits or perhaps even after India's tour to England in July/AUgust.
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