Cricketer Of The Year
A nice surprise, Eranga and Kula showing their class, this attack has a bit more confidence defending big runs it seems
Comparing them a bit further, Ponting had a better early career and Sanga clearly has had the better late career.Ponting played for 17 years vs Sanga's 15 - really not much of a difference.
Both have very similar overall career records, so I don't think Sanga being relatively average early in his career means much.
He went for runs in the Eng series.. they are both pretty unreliable with the ball tbh.. Prasanna is a straight slogger and Jeevan can make a relatively quick 15 or so reliably.The leg spinner, Prassana, looks like a good one-day bowler. I like Jeevan Mendis but judging from that one game Prassana looks the better bowler for OD cricket.
Rather have Herath in for Eranga. Angelo to stop ****ing around bowl 6-7 a game at least. Since Tharanga isn't happening I guess replace him with Thisara - as useless as he is with the ball, he's the only "reliable" six-hitter SL has aside from Angelo.This clearly shows that we need wicket taking bowlers. Thisara had been awful with both bat and ball. Don't think he justifies his place. Eranga, Kula, Prasad and Lakmal all bowl better with the new ball. Kule in addition can bowl at death. Given Malinga is not the best bowler at the top, inclusion of Eranga looks like a good idea with Prasad in back ground. Sri Lanka needs batsman, good old batsman who could play long innings. Never mind the SR, because we are collapsing big time in middle order. Time to bring in Upul Tharanga IMO.
My XIV (playing Xi in bold)
Dilshan, MJ, Thirimanne, Sanga, Tharanga, Chandimal, Mathews, Senanayake, Kule, Eranga, Malinga, Karunananayake, Herath, Prasad