Cricketer Of The Year
Nah, Randiv is a very important cog in that wheel. He's been the best ODI spinner, to bat at #7 ahead of Perera and Kulasekara in a crisis situation, and to take that blinder in the field. . His replacements are just not capable enough to get a 50(70) balls or to take that blinder when it is needed.I suppose Vaas' exclusion is questionable, but otherwise the team seems to be quite strong.
Kapugedara has been termed Crapugedara in SL forums, because he has been the worst ODI batsman ever, even Ashraful looks better than him. Other questionable inclusion is Chamara Silva. So we see the same old faces and expect same old failures too.
The XV should have been: Sangakkara, Jayawardane, Dilshan, Tharanga, Samaraweera, Chandimal, Mathews, Perera, Vaas, Kulasekara, Malinga, Murali, Randiv, Fernando and Mendis.
The playing XI would be: Dilshan, Jayawardane, Sangakkara, Samaraweera, Chandimal, Mathews, Perera, Randiv / Vaas, Kulasekara, Malinga, Murali
We'll get found out against good teams. Mathews' fitness problems will create more brittleness in that middle order.