I can understand why people don't rate him that highly yet, his only had a couple good series. But a lot of his matches he played for Sri Lanka have been as the main spinner, with Murali not in the side, as we have hardly two spinners lately. I he showed in the VB Series how effective he can be bowling in tandem with Murali. But regardless i expect us to play the extra seamer, due to power plays and the form of Dilshan and Jayasuriya with the ball.
Is Chandana a better option then Bandara, as a speicialist spinner I still rather Bandara. But because we always want to play five bowlers, Chandana batting probably makes him a better option. Still think we should always play seven batsmen, as Dilshan a better bowler then our back up seamers.