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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    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...
    Tharanga's run of low scores and infrequent slow 50s are getting too risky to most people's liking as we go into the Semi finals.

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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 ?
    Give it a rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    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 ...
    Tom Moody the one that wanted Arnold back in the side for the World Cup. He rates him as a multi-skilled type players. He can bat, bowl and is rated as one of our better fielders. The last one is the main reason for his re-selection, which is a joke as his fielding nothing special. Better then most in the team but not worth his recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Tom Moody the one that wanted Arnold back in the side for the World Cup. He rates him as a multi-skilled type players. He can bat, bowl and is rated as one of our better fielders. The last one is the main reason for his re-selection, which is a joke as his fielding nothing special. Better then most in the team but not worth his recall.
    Moody pushed hard to get back Arnold...for all the reasons you mentioned....plus his good record in the Windies (incl as A-team captain last year).

    Also, Arnold comes from St Peters College in Colombo...the alma mater of one of the selectors (Amal Silva)...this has been a huge factor in bringing back and retaining Arnold (Silva is the sole selector on tour, at the cup). Ranjith Fdo also comes from this same school - explains the background to the regular comments that we have to put with re Arnold from Ranjith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shehanwije View Post
    Moody pushed hard to get back Arnold...for all the reasons you mentioned....plus his good record in the Windies (incl as A-team captain last year).

    Also, Arnold comes from St Peters College in Colombo...the alma mater of one of the selectors (Amal Silva)...this has been a huge factor in bringing back and retaining Arnold (Silva is the sole selector on tour, at the cup). Ranjith Fdo also comes from this same school - explains the background to the regular comments that we have to put with re Arnold from Ranjith.
    That explains quite a few things I had suspected. ( Although I thought Arnold was from St.Joseph's rather than a Peterite)

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    I seriously dislike the anti-Arnold sentiments that are expressed by some people on these forums and i Sri Lanka. The guy is a decent cricket who has been repeatedly slagged off for unfair reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    I seriously dislike the anti-Arnold sentiments that are expressed by some people on these forums and i Sri Lanka. The guy is a decent cricket who has been repeatedly slagged off for unfair reasons.
    There is no doubt thet guys is good cricketer, but he hardly wins you matches anymore. These days his just solid nothing more, nothing less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    There is no doubt thet guys is good cricketer, but he hardly wins you matches anymore. These days his just solid nothing more, nothing less.
    In a team of potential matchwinners, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    In a team of potential matchwinners, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
    Maybe, but personally would rather have another match winner myself in Kapugedura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Maybe, but personally would rather have another match winner myself in Kapugedura.
    I'm a big fan of Chamara Kapugedera, he has a big future ahead of him for Sri Lanka but at this moment in time I think Russel Arnold is quite clearly the better option. He provides stability to the middle and lower order and that is something that is needed when you have strokemakers like Tharanga, Jayasuriya, Sangakarra, Jayawardene and Silva in your lineup. Arnold and Dilshan, to me are two vital cogs in the Sri Lankan team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    I'm a big fan of Chamara Kapugedera, he has a big future ahead of him for Sri Lanka but at this moment in time I think Russel Arnold is quite clearly the better option. He provides stability to the middle and lower order and that is something that is needed when you have strokemakers like Tharanga, Jayasuriya, Sangakarra, Jayawardene and Silva in your lineup. Arnold and Dilshan, to me are two vital cogs in the Sri Lankan team.
    They would be if they could score more runs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    They would be if they could score more runs...
    Compared to their skipper they are doing just fine. They should be expecting more runs from Jayawardene and Tharanga, the only times Arnold and Dilshan should be scoring big runs are when they are saving Sri Lanka's bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Compared to their skipper they are doing just fine. They should be expecting more runs from Jayawardene and Tharanga, the only times Arnold and Dilshan should be scoring big runs are when they are saving Sri Lanka's bacon.
    Not really they should be scoring runs to finish off innings, which they haven't done at all. We basically lose 20 to 40 runs in the last ten over cus of them. As much Arnold once of a pretty good cricketer, his really no longer good enough to keep his spot. Dilshan keeps his spot due to fielding and bowlings, these days when he scores runs its a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Not really they should be scoring runs to finish off innings, which they haven't done at all. We basically lose 20 to 40 runs in the last ten over cus of them. As much Arnold once of a pretty good cricketer, his really no longer good enough to keep his spot. Dilshan keeps his spot due to fielding and bowlings, these days when he scores runs its a bonus.
    They should be scoring maybe 20 runs at the end of the innings if the top order do their job properly, I'm not expecting them to be like Michael Hussey and consistently score 30-40 runs off 25 balls.

    Arnold's 20 off 20 was perhaps one of the deciding factors in Sri Lanka's victory over England, while his 97 run partnership with Dilshan almost got Sri Lanka up to a defendable score against South Africa.

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