Kumar Sangakarra has decided to skip this year's IPL, given he can only play 3 weeks of it, good news given he'll be able to prepare properly for the England tour, hopefully Mahela and a few others consider doing this too
i read an article somewhere on the net suggesting that the bcci are trying to get SLC to release our players from the England tour to be available for the full IPL and in return they are offering to keep our players involved for next ten years of IPL?any news on this and if it is true? The consequence apparently is that the ECB said it will sue SLC for $2M if we dont send a full team to England.
"Play Hard but play fair..."
Oh my God, surely no, please no. But tbh SLC might actually knock the BCCI back given the fact that they appear to have grown a pair over the last little while.
Chanaka Welegedara back playing today btw, out for 14, will be interesting to see how he bowls tomorrow.
Nuwan Kulasekara is also back playing today, but he has only bowled 4 overs out of 53 for the whole innings, so I'm a little concerned, will have to wait and see if he re-injured himself or something.
Last edited by Maximas; 31-01-2014 at 02:44 AM.
Wele will be back to his normal, military medium 120kph dollies..far better to stick to the young guys we have at present imho..good to see Kula back tho purely as an attacking all rounder...(yes i know he bowls at the same pace as Wele but at least he swings the ball..)
Those 120kph dollies took 5/50 against the saffers on a decent deck, I don't think he's a great bowler but if he is fit and in form he provides good experience and is a strike bowler, worth keeping a close eye on IMO, he took 2/70 odd today. Could be a good inclusion for the Englad tour given his overseas experience, time running out for him though given he's turning 33 shortly. As for Kulesakara I don't particularly see much of a role for him in the team with Lakmal and Eranga in, he can provide control, some good movement with the new ball in conditions that suit him and a bit of lower order hitting but with the emergence of Lakmal and Eranga the test team could probably do without him IMO
Sachithra Senanayake has finished with match figures of 10/48 in the game he's playing, Kusal Perera also scored a hundred striking at pretty much a run a ball.
The English Lions also arrived in Sri Lanka ahead of the 'tests' and are playing the 'Sri Lanka 'A' Emerging XI', currently the Lions are 7/150, wickets have been shared. Angelo Perera captaining that team and Niroshan Dickwella keeping. Tharindu Kaushal also playing, he's taken 3 wickets so far now as the Lions lose another one
Last edited by Maximas; 01-02-2014 at 02:10 AM.
you're right about his efforts against the Saffers BUT that was two years ago and imho, his time has gone .I cant see him getting a place in the playing XI in England ahead of Lakmal/Eranga/Pradeep. As for Kula, especially in the odi's,he will provide ten tight overs using the swinging conditions well so i think he should be there. His abilities with teh bat were also shown in the CT here in England. .Nice to see Satchi back in the wickets btw and i think he wasnt given a fair chance by the selectors.He should be perservered with in the team as he is a handy batsman too..
Kula should certainly be in the ODI team. Yeah agree about Senanayake too, while Dilruwan Perera is a decent all-rounder, I can't help but feel he isn't the future, and with Herath's time running out we have to look to develop another medium to long term solution to the gap he'll leave, Senanayake, Tharindu Kaushal, Randiv and Seekkuge Prasanna all worth a shot IMO, but our wise selectors have Perera and ****ing Ajatha Mendis ahead of the all, especially disappointing given it's Bangladesh we are playing currently
Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Youth ODI, Colombo Report : Kusal Mendis stars in SL U-19 win | Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo
Captain Kusal Mendis scores 103 to set up a comfortable win for the Sri Lankan under 19s against the touring Australians.
The emerging xi match against the English Lions is evenly poised now with Sr Lanka 4/92 after England made 201, Tharindu Kaushal ended with 5 wickets, would love nothing more for him to be selected for the 'tests' against the Lions
Eng ahead by almost 280 now, still five wickets remaining...gonna be tough for our fellas..I hope that our A team will get a tour in England also to reciprocate...
Good thing it's only the emerging team, Tharindu in the wickets again.
Speaking of spinners getting wickets, Randiv took 7/70 in the second dig of his game in the just completed round of the Premier League, Seekkuge picked up 7 for the game in his match
Jeevan took nine to go with all his runs too.
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Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Yeah, **** he's in good nick right now, but he's always been pretty solid on the domestic scene looking at his record and cricinfo profile.
Here's the full wrap up of round 3
Last edited by Maximas; 02-02-2014 at 11:59 PM.
Tharindu the gun finishes with 8 wickets for the game against the Lions, they now have 2 sessions to block out for a draw, keeping an eye on Angelo Perera who failed in the first dig
thanks for the great updates and thread mate..Hopefully we should have enough to draw this game and then move onto the next one...
Thanks, it's a pleasure, thanks for posting and contributing so it's not just me talking to myself!
Got the draw in the end, also, SL U-19s won easily again.
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