View Poll Results: Will it be good for SL or bad ?

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Thread: Will Murali's absence be good for Sri Lanka ?

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    Will Murali's absence be good for Sri Lanka ?

    Alot of experts in Sri lanka has said that muralis absence will give younger spinners (ex- lokuarachchi, herath...) a chance to prove their selves or will it affect sri lankas performance ???
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    in the long term itll be good for their performance (new spinners tried out) but in the short term for the champions trophy its probably bad
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    Thats another story to give chance to the younger players.
    The thing is Srilanka's recent success has been depending mainly upon him . SO once he is away lets see , what type of a team SRIlanka can be ..
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    I've voted that it will be good for the future of Sri Lankan cricket. A chance to try out new blood, etc.

    However, in the short term it has to have a detrimental effect on their success. No-one (however much of a one-eyed Murali knocker they are) can seriously contend that they are a better team without him.


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    Except Richard, who thinks that adding him to the attack didn't significantly strengthen that attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Except Richard, who thinks that adding him to the attack didn't significantly strengthen that attack.
    The dictionary definition of "one-eyed" I'd reckon!!!

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    I think it'll definately be good for them as far as future cricket goes, and I'm not so sure that it'll be bad for them now. We saw with their test victory against SA that they don't necessarily need him to win, and possibly it'll give the captain something to think about as far as bowling options etc go instead of just being lazy and using Murali for a majority of the time from one end (not that you wouldn't I suppose!?).

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    just as son of coco stated.. future wise its certainly good since they can try out different things with their attack.. and see how it holds up without muralitharan.. and see how far they can go and what they can achieve.. because i feel a LOT depends on murali during Sri lankan matches..But in a way it is bad as he could be missing the champions trophy which would be a worry for the Sri Lankan teams hopes of retaining that trophy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Except Richard, who thinks that adding him to the attack didn't significantly strengthen that attack.
    Except that because I never said it won't be expected to, that it just didn't for one particular match, in which his significant figures were 7-22-1.
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    Thing about "giving younger spinners a chance" is that are there any wristspinners around? If so, they'll likely get a chance anyway.
    If it just means useless fingerspinners get a chance, it's not going to do much good to anyone.
    Fingerspinners are going to get some chances in Sri Lanka anyway, too, and they should do pretty well there.

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    Irrelevant of figures in that game, Murali significantly improves any attack in the world, and with the Sri Lankan only possessing half a very good bowler (depends on which Chaminda turns up) - he much more than significantly improves it.

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    Good because they will have a chance to try out new spinners who could be good as Murali or near as good as him


    Bad because they would be losing the best bowler in the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Thing about "giving younger spinners a chance" is that are there any wristspinners around? If so, they'll likely get a chance anyway.
    If it just means useless fingerspinners get a chance, it's not going to do much good to anyone.
    Fingerspinners are going to get some chances in Sri Lanka anyway, too, and they should do pretty well there.
    I just think it might give the team as a whole to bowl as a tighter unit. Whether any young finger spinners come through at this point is irrelevant in my books, if the Sri Lankan bowlers benefit from being bowled as a team, instead of rotating around Murali, then that will be good for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vande Mataram
    Good because they will have a chance to try out new spinners who could be good as Murali or near as good as him

    Personally I don't think they'll find one anywhere near his level in a long long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Personally I don't think they'll find one anywhere near his level in a long long time.
    What if they get training from him?

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