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    I presume he just been rested, i expected Jayasuriya to be rested for Atapattu myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Why drop Silva? Or are you just "resting" him?
    Only to rest him and play Atapattu instead. Because Arnold is too sacred and you cannot even consider leaving him ... there will be a massive fanfare and ruckus if that happens..God knows why.. And the same with some of the others.

    With Chamara Silva atleast you can say he is being rested .

    The others also need to get some runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Only to rest him and play Atapattu instead. Because Arnold is too sacred and you cannot even consider leaving him ... there will be a massive fanfare and ruckus if that happens..God knows why.. And the same with some of the others.

    With Chamara Silva atleast you can say he is being rested .

    The others also need to get some runs.
    Why the extreme need to play Atapattu though? Couldn't you just leave him out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Why the extreme need to play Atapattu though? Couldn't you just leave him out?
    Exactly, it's not like there is a great need to replace any members of the Sri Lankan lineup at the moment. Atapattu is a good player, but not good enough that he demands selection just on past merits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    SL really needs to put the Australia game behind and move on. Tonight (my time) against Ireland, they really need to put up a classy performance to show they are back on track.

    Otherwise their World Cup may be getting derailed from hereon.

    SL's batting failed to use the opportunity against Australia. True Sanath J and Sangakkara were given harsh LBW decisions by Doctorve and Rauff decisions which would certainly not have been given against Australian batsmen.

    But that aside SL has struggled to go past 230 against quality bowling attacks at this World Cup. IMO Atapattu should play against Ireland just to get him into some form as well as to cover for potential injuries. The decision may well have to be made in the coming games to bring him into SL team if the batting continues to flop and fail to post challegimg scores.

    A big knock from Sangakkara is due , as he has unfortunately been in some average form and then after getting in among the runs after a long time in the middle against NZ, he had the rough LBW decision against Australia.

    Dilshan has failed to go past 20's and 30s and he and Arnold have, IMO , failed to give SL innings the ipetus it needs in the slog overs . (mere 30's and 40 at modest strike rates are not good during the slog overs).

    It will be SL's batting that lets SL down in the coming crucial games (as it has in the previous games) not the bowling .
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    SL really needs to put the Australia game behind and move on. Tonight (my time) against Ireland, they really need to put up a classy performance to show they are back on track.

    Otherwise their World Cup may be getting derailed from hereon.

    SL's batting failed to use the opportunity against Australia. True Sanath J and Sangakkara were given harsh LBW decisions by Doctorve and Rauff , decisions which would certainly not have been given against Australian batsmen.

    But that aside SL has struggled to go past 230 against quality bowling attacks at this World Cup. IMO Atapattu should play against Ireland just to get him into some form as well as to cover for potential injuries. The decision may well have to be made in the coming games to bring him into SL team if the batting continues to flop and fail to post challegimg scores.

    A big knock from Sangakkara is due , as he has unfortunately been in some average form and then after getting in among the runs after a long time in the middle against NZ, he had the rough LBW decision against Australia.

    Dilshan has failed to go past 20's and 30s and he and Arnold have, IMO , failed to give SL innings the ipetus it needs in the slog overs . (mere 30's and 40 at modest strike rates are not good during the slog overs).

    It will be SL's batting that lets SL down in the coming crucial games (as it has in the previous games) not the bowling .
    You are right....the top order has to fire as a unit. Each batsman in the top 5 has got at least 2 fifties so far, but the only centuries have been from Sanath (2). The top 5 have to stand up and be counted when it matters most - against the new ball, and in the must win semis (and finals). I believe the Lankan bats can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
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    Haha agreed (well partially). Jayasuriya's was absolutely plumb, but Sangakkara's did look to be going over the top at first look (to me at least), something which Hawkeye backed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Haha agreed (well partially). Jayasuriya's was absolutely plumb, but Sangakkara's did look to be going over the top at first look (to me at least), something which Hawkeye backed up.
    Let's see how many LBWs get given against the Aussie top order during Australia's last 3 crucial games shall we ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Exactly, it's not like there is a great need to replace any members of the Sri Lankan lineup at the moment. Atapattu is a good player, but not good enough that he demands selection just on past merits.
    Tharanga's batting debacle deems it now an absolute necessity to play Atapattu ...and sooner the better it seems.

    SL selectors continuing non selection of Atapattu particularly for a game against Ireland, where some useful batting practice under genuine conditions could've been used has been failed to be utilised.

    The SL selectors will be held accountable and questions will be asked if things turn to custard (with regard to SL batting and their continued failure to post good challenging targets) in the next crucial game.

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    What are you basing this on?

    at least Tharanga has the ability to play a little risky and get the necessary runs on the board if he has to, we have seen this especially in his tours of England. Can Atapattu do this? i dunno to me he seems like the absolute ideal player suited to SL's test team (of course hes already in it isnt he) where you dont have to be concerned about the run rate etc.

    And also teh fact that he hasnt been playing makes it even worse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Because Arnold is too sacred and you cannot even consider leaving him ... there will be a massive fanfare and ruckus if that happens..
    ?????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Let's see how many LBWs get given against the Aussie top order during Australia's last 3 crucial games shall we ?
    The whole bias thing with you is getting tedious.

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    Atapattu is only in the squad cus he is the lucky charm. He was 12th man for Sri Lanka for pretty much the whole 96 WC. Also Tharanga hasn't been batting bad, if you doing to drop someone for who is out of form it would be Arnold, outside one match he hasn' scored a run. Dilshan also out of form, but his our best fielder and an important part of our bowling attack.

    Jayasuriya LBW was going questionable, i can't see how that one of plumb, buts thats cricket. Australia get less LBWs given against them cus they don't walk across the stumps as much at the start of their innings, like a lot of batsmen in world. There no real bias, they just get hit on the pads less.

    Arnold creating havotic from the fans if he gets dropped, were you smoking something when you posted that Jason, seriously WTF.

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    Why then do you think the selectors are running scared of dropping him?

    There must be someone in there who wants him in the team any way regardless of whether he performs or not ... That's what I meant ...

    Any way Colombo's Ganja (Cannabis in Sinhalese) smokers and Kassipu drinkers (local cheap alcoholic brew or the poor man's whiskey) reportedly hang around the Havelock Park, according to the local cops, May be I should try that when I come down to Sri Lanka next time , you reckon ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    The whole bias thing with you is getting tedious.
    We shall see.

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