Mahela defends six batsmen policy

  • 22 Aug 2008 14:34:35 GMT

    Mahela Jayawardena is probably one of SriLanka`s Best & WORST captains ever!

  • 23 Aug 2008 00:36:29 GMT

    You win some,you lose some. Mahela did a great job in his attempt in recovering. We just lost the match just like India lost the first. This is cricket. Indian team is a good team too. It is just a matter of who is playing better in that particular game.

    Ruwan

  • 23 Aug 2008 04:58:21 GMT

    Drop an out of form Chamara Silva, bring in Malinda or Udawatte to open with Sanath, and get Sanga to his pet position at No 3.

    And Dilhara will have to make way for Vaas.

    6 Batsman 5 Bowlers strategy can work wonders for Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa with Vaas, Thushara and Nuwan all of whom can deliver with the bat as well and which can be considered a bonus.

  • 23 Aug 2008 05:29:59 GMT

    [6 Batsman 5 Bowlers strategy can work wonders for Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa with Vaas, Thushara and Nuwan all of whom can deliver with the bat as well and which can be considered a bonus.]

    100% agree,,,,,, but it will be all based on the openers and top order batsmen`s success in bat..

    chamara has to axed this time,,,,,,

  • 23 Aug 2008 05:35:12 GMT

    Chamara should, but not to replace by Gubarak.

    Has Vaas recovered back...?

    Sana should go for good...if he fails this time.

    with Gambir going to return India much placed to next match.

  • 23 Aug 2008 11:14:09 GMT

    [Sana should go for good...if he fails this time.]

    Very rare Sanath fails at R Premadasa, can definitely expect some fireworks from the Matara Mauler.

  • 23 Aug 2008 11:50:34 GMT

    What`s the backup Mubarak is having?There are many players who didn`t get enough chances like Thilina Kandambi.In the the past players like Waruna Waragoda,Jeewan Mendis,Jeewantha Kulatunga were given the chances same as to Mubarak,Sri Lanka wouldn`t have batting problems as we have now.

  • 24 Aug 2008 11:23:54 GMT

    [Drop an out of form Chamara Silva, bring in Malinda or Udawatte to open with Sanath, and get Sanga to his pet position at No 3.]

    Totally agree. I believe that now he is pretty sure of his position in the team so not performing 100%.

    Sanga opening with Sana is not a very good option if we have a good openers, we do not want to loose Sanga`s wicket so cheaply and Sanga is not a good slogger.

    Vassy is getting older and nothing much in the recent past.

    Mahela would talk craps for anything, if you ask him how the selection committee is doing he would say yeah thats the best selectors in the world and even Asantha De Mel could ball good. :))

    Dambulla is our third international ODI ground only the batsmen to blame. They should practice and get the pitch used to their eyes not only the SSC. Shame to loose in a such a horrible way.

    Good luck for the third ODI.

  • 24 Aug 2008 13:35:39 GMT

    Sana does it...another Australian Tour.

    Exposing the Middle order.

  • 24 Aug 2008 13:45:22 GMT

    India 237/9 (50 ov)

    Sri Lanka 29/2 (6.2 ov)

    India 237/9 (50 ov)

    Sri Lanka 38/3 (8.5 ov)

    9.4 Khan to Silva, OUT, another lbw! Fantastic bowling from Zaheer! He pitches on a good length in line with the stumps and gets the ball to straighten into the right-hander, Silva plays from his crease and gets hit just above the knee roll, umpire Doctrove doesn`t have a problem with the height and raises the finger, replays indicate the ball would have hit the top of middle

    LPC Silva lbw b Khan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00