View Poll Results: Sri Lanka's best bat

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  • Kumar Sangakkara

    22 84.62%
  • Mahela Jayawardena

    1 3.85%
  • Aravinda De Silva

    3 11.54%
  • Thilakaratne Dilshan

    0 0%
  • Sanath Jayasuriya

    1 3.85%
  • Marvan Athapattu

    0 0%
  • Thilan Samaraweera

    0 0%
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Thread: Sri Lanka's best batsman in International cricket?

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    Sri Lanka's best batsman in International cricket?

    Who was Sri Lanka's best batsman in Intl' cricket?

    For me its one of Sanga,Aravinda,Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardena.Sanga is easily the best test bat out of this lot,however in ODIs his records are bolstered by his heroics in the last 2-3 years of his career.

    Aravinda on the other hand was complete opposite of Sanga dominated bowling attacks,when SL was considered a mediocre team, masterminded the 96 Final chase to win the country's only WC.OK -ish test record.

    Mahela not the most consistent in Tests but a brilliant record in Tests in SC,with plenty of records to his name.As far as ODIs concerned, not all that consistent,But has the rare double of having a WC SF(2007) and Final (2011) hundreds.

    Dilshan a batsman who became exceptionally consistent when he made that huge stride in his career around 2009 to move up the order and play as an opener in all formats.Top scored in 2011 WC,2009 WT20. A 190 odd in Lord's and a test hundred in Australia remains to be his best achievements in Test cricket.

    So whats your say? Who was Sri Lanka's best.

    Not to forget Jayasuriya,Marvan Atapattu,Thilan Samaraweera but felt the above players ticked most boxes as better bats in all formats
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    Tests: Sanga
    ODIs : Sanath
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    Tests: Aravinda
    ODIs: Sanath

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    Voted for Sangakkara though De Silva nostalgia is difficult to brush aside. What a marvelous stroke player. And dat helmet.
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    Sangakkara by miles. Loved Aravinda and Sanath though.
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    Sanga for me, followed by Jayawardene and then Jayasuriya.

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    Good as Sangakara was, he wasn't as good as Michael Bevan. Especially against the short ball.

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    De Silva on the whole and probably Sanath in ODIs.
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    Anyway, Sri Lanka's best "bat" is the one visible in the Jayasuriya *** tape. Make of that what you will.
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    It's Sangakkara and it's not close.

    Mahela my personal fave, mostly for the kind of hundreds he hit in the short form. Kept his head and crafted innings more than hit them. Rarer event than it should have been though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    Tests: Aravinda
    ODIs: Sanath
    Aravinda over Sanga seriously? Sanga for me is a top tier test bat along with Lara and SRT.

    Aravinda averaged 42 odd or so in Tests,scored a 160 odd in Brisbane I think thats a standout.Don't think he is comparable to Sanga in terms of Test cricket.

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    in tests Sanga, and by a country mile

    in ODIs maybe Aravinda, but Sanga and Mahela good shouts as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Anyway, Sri Lanka's best "bat" is the one visible in the Jayasuriya *** tape. Make of that what you will.
    Why on earth would you watch that?
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    Why on earth would you watch that?
    Why wouldn't anyone watch that is what I want to know.
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    Dilshan because you can sing his full name to the theme tune of Please Sir.

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