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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Have to go two spinners when they are as good as Senna and Herath. Good spin still goes well in Australia, especially when with Senna it can be used in the PP.
    Thisara Perera at 7 and 4 genuine bowlers?

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    Yep, the top 6 (despite a dead weight opener) is probably good enough to justify that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian87 View Post
    Thisara Perera at 7 and 4 genuine bowlers?
    Yeah, probably.

    Only way you can get away with two specialist spinners is if you are prepared to bowl one of them in dangerous overs (i.e. batting powerplay and at some stage in the last 8 overs). Think SL can do that.

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    Looks like Lakmal has stormed into the reckoning, will need to see how he goes in NZ but if he can bowl at the death he's perfect, a bit of a shame he can't bat though


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    He has bowled very well in both games so far hasn't he, brings a bit of life to the quicker bowlers..he will do well at the WC if he can stay fit...
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    The selectors are still pretty interested in picking Kula for the WC, he's been working pretty hard on his action and doing well in List A cricket back in Sri Lanka, just took 4/30 in the final of the one day competition, encouraging signs as well really need him fit and firing if we are to progress beyond the quarter finals IMO

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    nah his time is gone and it will be a huge mistake if the likes of Lakmal / Eranga/ Prasad lose a spot to him..He has been a great servant to our cricket but his time is finished and we should look to the future..our domestic circuit is so weak that perfomances there can appear flattering

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    He's been probably among the top 4-5 most important players in our ODI set-up for a good 7 or 8 years now, if he's fit and firing (which I don't know if he is but it's worth finding out) he provides us with so much, his bowling gives us wickets upfront and control throughout, while he can hold a bat down the order and clear the boundary, would be fantastic utility down at 8. As much as the I talk up the likes of the guys mentioned none of them are proven ODI performers, and none of them are no 8 quality batsmen.

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    Randiv perfectly fits the bill for no 8. If he takes batting bit more seriously would be quite good.
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    There's no way you'd pick Randiv over Herath or Senanayake though

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorksLanka View Post
    nah his time is gone and it will be a huge mistake if the likes of Lakmal / Eranga/ Prasad lose a spot to him..He has been a great servant to our cricket but his time is finished and we should look to the future..our domestic circuit is so weak that perfomances there can appear flattering
    Kula at his best is head and shoulders above those blokes.
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    isn't it seven ODIS in NZ? Normally that would be to many especially at only 2 tests, but that gives Lanka plenty of time to choose the frontline bowling options in thee world cup. Nuwan deserves a chance in NZ at least, if he fails, don't pick him and he can have no complaints. However if he does well, he deserves to be in the side. Brings a lot to the table and while Lakmal was gun against England, as it was pointed out in the match thread, he bowled with wickets down and a huge total to defend. He ain't the finished article just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Kula at his best is head and shoulders above those blokes.
    Yes you're right BUT he hasn't been at his best for at least a year now,he has been trundling at 120k's and not scoring with the bat either.. At least the other bowlers can get decent pace and swing-not to mention they are our future. I agree they can't bat but with Satchi back and Prasad included,we should have batting to nine (provided thisara fires)

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    Well he should get a couple of NZ ODIs and maybe even a group stage WC game or two to find out if he's back, because really, if we want to give this thing a tilt we need guys like Kula with experience and skill, especially in big games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Well he should get a couple of NZ ODIs and maybe even a group stage WC game or two to find out if he's back, because really, if we want to give this thing a tilt we need guys like Kula with experience and skill, especially in big games
    Yeah suppose ur right in retrospect.. I am happy to be proved wrong if it means we do better!!i think a couple of games in the NZ odis are a fair chance for him to prove his worth and hopefully I will be getting a slice if humble pie when he gets a 5fer ;-)
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