South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014 July 21, 2014

Eranga out of Colombo Test

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Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out for the second Test against South Africa, due to the hand injury he sustained in Galle. He was fielding at mid-off when he tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand on day one of the first Test. He was immediately taken to hospital, and had eight stitches sewn in and bowled only nine overs in that match.

Dhammika Prasad and left-armer Chanaka Welegedara are in the Sri Lanka squad as fast-bowling cover, and the hosts may also name another bowler to take Eranga's place in the squad - though that decision has not yet been made. Prasad took five wickets in the second innings of Sri Lanka's most-recent Test win at Headingley, but Welegedara has not played Tests since December 2012.

Eranga has been Sri Lanka's most penetrative bowler in 2014, with 25 wickets at 27.64 and his loss would hamper the hosts' chances of bouncing back from a 0-1 scoreline.

The second and final Test begins at Prasad's club venue, the Sinhalese Sports Club, on Thursday.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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  • Sinhaya on July 23, 2014, 0:50 GMT

    @Grant King, sad reality is that there were 3 passengers in the team in Galle and they are Chandimal, Thirimanne and Mahela. Eranga's injury meant it was a 7 11 affair.

    Dont want to look much into the ball tampering affair.

    We have to accept blame for not playing Kithuruwan Vithanage who has the best test batting average of all, simple as that. Glad Chandimal is out.

  • Rizwanodayar on July 22, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    I tend to agree with with nickexplore the question of who are going to take 20 wickets, and the need for find a quality 3rd spin bowler but it should not be in the expense of a fast bowler but expense of a batsmen. Any one can argue that is the bating failed in the first test yes it is true, but traditionally when batsmen were given too much cushion for failure they repeatedly faulted there responsibility.

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    At the beginning of this tour sri lankans wrote this protea team off. England is not a very good side at this moment. they have been beaten a lot lately. So I would not read to much into a win against them. Like the saying go,:"You are only as good as your last game." Lets hope Sri lanka stand up after this tour and choose the best 11 to compete in world cricket. Replacements must be found for sanga and mahela as their retirements are nearing fast.

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    @ranilranathunga - You have misunderstood Chandimal's problem. He made is debut against same SA, batting at No. 7 and scored twin fifties. He scored a very impressive unbeaten 62 against Australia as well in last tour also batting at No. 7 and protecting the tail. So you cannot say he is uncomfortable batting at No. 7. He batted up the order at No. 5 basically against Pakistan in UAE and that is when they figured out that he can be bounced out going for the hook shot. When a player first emerges in test cricket it takes time for opposition to figure out his weaknesses. But it will be matter of time they figure out that through video footage. Now you can see how he is lured into hook or pull and get dismissed not only in last test in previous test in England as well. Chandimal has to use his brains to avoid repeatdely falling into this trap.

  • Prabhash1985 on July 22, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Cricket or anything without politics and weird stuff is something we cannot have in our countries. So, you have to bear it no matter how bad it is. If not, you have to leave from one place to the other, but still the problem will not be solved. Leaving is not an option. The pain you undergo is temporary, it will not last forever. But, once you leave the country or anything because of painful stuff, that pain will be replaced by something, some mental pain, or some weird feeling, which will make you giving excuses blah blah blah, but in the bottom of your heart, you know it's a pain that you should have not quit. So, Thisara, are you going to quit or are you going to bear this like a brave patroitic man just for a few years, and bring the world cup to our country? I hope it makes sense, that you shall not quit, rather you stay here, in this crazy, just because people love you, our poor Sri Lankans love you. You are a hero to him. Of course you can do both, but we hope you choose us.

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 22, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    Please Thisara don't retire and leave our country. Got to know u hv planned to settle in New Zealand. Please don't leave our cricket team even though u hv been maltreated. As a cricket fans we r with u.. We will support u....

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Totally agree with jeewaka9999. Thisara is a good test player. If Thisara get opportunities like Thirimanne, he will perform well. Why this double standard of selectors?

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 22, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Please selectors don't destroy the cricket of Thisara...Don't let him retire and leave the country.... He is great asset to our country... why do u treat differently each player? Triplet get countless opportunities despite failures... but Thisara gets a rarely a chance. SL selectors u destroy our cricket

  • Sachit1979 on July 22, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    If I am not wrong Kaushal Silva is also a keeper so if he could keep wickets too then out of form Chandimal could make way to youngster Vithange.

    Rangana Herath is going to be key for SL in second test. He bowled well in first test but predicted well by SA batsmen. Now he needs to try different tactics.

  • MH19 on July 22, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    Sri Lanka will come back fighting to win the Colombo test. Hats off to south afreica and beating SL in SL is a massive victory for anyside and Herath needs to fire and he will in the next test and will make the difference

  • Sinhaya on July 23, 2014, 0:50 GMT

    @Grant King, sad reality is that there were 3 passengers in the team in Galle and they are Chandimal, Thirimanne and Mahela. Eranga's injury meant it was a 7 11 affair.

    Dont want to look much into the ball tampering affair.

    We have to accept blame for not playing Kithuruwan Vithanage who has the best test batting average of all, simple as that. Glad Chandimal is out.

  • Rizwanodayar on July 22, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    I tend to agree with with nickexplore the question of who are going to take 20 wickets, and the need for find a quality 3rd spin bowler but it should not be in the expense of a fast bowler but expense of a batsmen. Any one can argue that is the bating failed in the first test yes it is true, but traditionally when batsmen were given too much cushion for failure they repeatedly faulted there responsibility.

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    At the beginning of this tour sri lankans wrote this protea team off. England is not a very good side at this moment. they have been beaten a lot lately. So I would not read to much into a win against them. Like the saying go,:"You are only as good as your last game." Lets hope Sri lanka stand up after this tour and choose the best 11 to compete in world cricket. Replacements must be found for sanga and mahela as their retirements are nearing fast.

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    @ranilranathunga - You have misunderstood Chandimal's problem. He made is debut against same SA, batting at No. 7 and scored twin fifties. He scored a very impressive unbeaten 62 against Australia as well in last tour also batting at No. 7 and protecting the tail. So you cannot say he is uncomfortable batting at No. 7. He batted up the order at No. 5 basically against Pakistan in UAE and that is when they figured out that he can be bounced out going for the hook shot. When a player first emerges in test cricket it takes time for opposition to figure out his weaknesses. But it will be matter of time they figure out that through video footage. Now you can see how he is lured into hook or pull and get dismissed not only in last test in previous test in England as well. Chandimal has to use his brains to avoid repeatdely falling into this trap.

  • Prabhash1985 on July 22, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Cricket or anything without politics and weird stuff is something we cannot have in our countries. So, you have to bear it no matter how bad it is. If not, you have to leave from one place to the other, but still the problem will not be solved. Leaving is not an option. The pain you undergo is temporary, it will not last forever. But, once you leave the country or anything because of painful stuff, that pain will be replaced by something, some mental pain, or some weird feeling, which will make you giving excuses blah blah blah, but in the bottom of your heart, you know it's a pain that you should have not quit. So, Thisara, are you going to quit or are you going to bear this like a brave patroitic man just for a few years, and bring the world cup to our country? I hope it makes sense, that you shall not quit, rather you stay here, in this crazy, just because people love you, our poor Sri Lankans love you. You are a hero to him. Of course you can do both, but we hope you choose us.

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 22, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    Please Thisara don't retire and leave our country. Got to know u hv planned to settle in New Zealand. Please don't leave our cricket team even though u hv been maltreated. As a cricket fans we r with u.. We will support u....

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Totally agree with jeewaka9999. Thisara is a good test player. If Thisara get opportunities like Thirimanne, he will perform well. Why this double standard of selectors?

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 22, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Please selectors don't destroy the cricket of Thisara...Don't let him retire and leave the country.... He is great asset to our country... why do u treat differently each player? Triplet get countless opportunities despite failures... but Thisara gets a rarely a chance. SL selectors u destroy our cricket

  • Sachit1979 on July 22, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    If I am not wrong Kaushal Silva is also a keeper so if he could keep wickets too then out of form Chandimal could make way to youngster Vithange.

    Rangana Herath is going to be key for SL in second test. He bowled well in first test but predicted well by SA batsmen. Now he needs to try different tactics.

  • MH19 on July 22, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    Sri Lanka will come back fighting to win the Colombo test. Hats off to south afreica and beating SL in SL is a massive victory for anyside and Herath needs to fire and he will in the next test and will make the difference

  • nickexplore on July 22, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Sri Lanka selectors have to consider where the 20 SA wickets are coming from at the SSC. In the 1st Test in Galle, SL managed just 16 SA wickets. Admittedly, SL were down to 3 and a half bowlers (the half being Mathews) with Eranga's injury in the 46th over, after bowling just 9 overs and figures of 0 for 32. And the workload was just too much for Lakmal, Dilruwan and Herath.

    SA, like SL, played 7 batsmen at Galle with de Kock as keeper and probably will do again. So how to take 20 wickets? The SL selectors might opt for mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis to join Dilruwan and Herath, just going with the one seamer either Lakmal or Prasad.

    As far as the batting is concerned, Kithruwan Vithanage must get his chance for an out-of-form Thirimanne, while Chandimal keeps his spot by dint of his keeping duties. SL will certainly need all 7 of its batsmen, in a must win game, to halve the series.

  • ranilranathunga on July 22, 2014, 7:07 GMT

    Yes we need to get Vishwa the left army and Kusal into the side. Even with recent failings Chandimal has 45+ average in tests, Its just selectors who ruined him. He should have allowed to bat no 3 or 4 not way down. But the greedy senior are not allowing youngsters to come earlier. Sanga and Mahela was allowed to bat early when they were young. Thirimanne is struggling and playing selfish innings in onedays.He needs to be dropped.

  • Udendra on July 22, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Actually I don't expect Prasad to perform well at SSC. Bringing in a young talent like T. Kaushal should be considered.

  • Prem2248 on July 22, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    happened to a batter of his class with outstanding School & 1st Class career. Both Chief selector and Sangakkara were nothing batters as youngsters in comparison with Chandimal's record. Selectors should be intelligent (always) enough to do what is just right for the Country but not for individuals. This is why we badly need intelligent educated Cricketers as selectors. Chancy batting of 2 veterans (and other inconsistent batters tried & tested more than required)have always made things difficult for middle order batters for the last 7 years and we become a very inconsistent team overall. Their batting is not needed any longer a time when the Country has batters like Roshen Silva,AngeloPerera,GayanManeeshan,Niroshan Dickwella,KusalMendis,SadeeraSamarawickrema,PriyamalPerera and many others. 2 spinners positions too should be given to MalindaPushpakumara & Tharindu Khausal the 2 most outstanding spinners in the Domestic Cricket.

  • Prem2248 on July 22, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Selectors are responsible for ruining the confidence gained by Chandimal over the years, in using him as a lower-order bat that wasn't accustomed to him and appointing him as the T20 Captain. They never wanted Mthews to be the National Captain that is the main reason why they appointed 2 captains simultaneously. Luckily Mathews performed better, since he is the best person for the job with good communication skills. Chandimal's childish behaviour made him become unpopular among the team members and to loose his T20 captaincy (should have been given it to Mathews in the 1st place) and his position in the Team. He isn't a player to ill-treat in this manner. The dropping him for the first Test Match in Eng. in June, a time when his Test Ba Av was at 50mark and having scored a century in the match prior to that seems to have caused huge effect in his confidence. His confidence has been shattered, a lot now, in batting with fear and not sure of his position in the Team. This shouldn't have

  • MelbourneMiracle on July 22, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    Get Sadeera Samarawickrama, Vishwa Fernando, Tharidu Kaushal and Kusal Perera into the squad for Pak tour.

    My XI for Pak tour: 1.Kaushal 2.Sadeera 3.Sanga 4.Mahela 5.Mathews 6.Tharanga 7.Kusal (WK) 8.Herath 9.Vishwa 10.Tharidu 11. Lakmal

    Sadeera and Kusal can be shifted in their positions depending on which one is the better keeper

    It is now or never!

  • Prem2248 on July 22, 2014, 3:45 GMT

    It is sad to loose Eranga when there's a dearth of fast bowlers. This great Game is becoming fast unpopular in the Island, mainly due to the ignorance of responsible sports authorities, local media & sponsors for the reason that they want some other game to be the No 1 sport in the Country. Another factor that effected SLan Cricket a lot, is the selectors' (of last 20 years) great disliking for batters that have total control over their stroke-play (such as Amla Karlis,RoyDias,Attapatu,Samaraweera) they have always picked & preferred reckless hitting batters with very few proper strokes, that offer 2-3 chances to score even a 30-40 runs. No of chances given, No of risky strokes (missed, edged, lofted) played were quite immaterial for them. Therefore saving or winning match with these reckless hitters is only a dream for the SLan fans. If not for Cricketers coming from Moratuwa and other coastal regions the Game would have been gone almost dead by now.

  • Hasi21 on July 22, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    SL must go with 3 spinner on SSC. there is no any help for fast bowlers on that pitch,specially 2nd level fast bowlers. I hope ajantha mendis may joing the team with Herath,Dilruwan & lakmal

  • nickexplore on July 22, 2014, 3:15 GMT

    You are right @Karnain about Lahiru Gamage, who also bowled very well for SL A vs England Lions in the Test series in SL in February. In the meantime, the inclusion of Prasad for the injured Eranga for the SSC Test will not weaken SLs attack. Where to find SLs version of a Dale Steyn, capable of taking regular five-fors and knocking over the best batsmen in the world cheaply, is the next assignment for Sri Lankan cricket. Unfortunately, the Chaminda Vaas's of this world only come along once in a generation.

  • nickexplore on July 22, 2014, 2:20 GMT

    Time for Test cricket to move with the times as other sports have done. The injury to Eranga early in the Galle Test left SL a bowler down for the match and effectively out of the match. Herath had to bowl 60 overs in the first innings and Lakmal toiled to the point of exhaustion. Teams should be able to name a batsman, bowler or allrounder before the match who can play in the event of injury to one of the starting eleven. The spectacle of a brave Eranga facing the menace of Steyn and Morkel and having to take his right hand off the bat every ball should not be repeated.

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 22, 2014, 1:04 GMT

    @Ashoka and Mafasmam... U r correct mate. SL test team is currently packed with 3-4 wicket keepers. We don't hv part time bowlers when necessary. At the moment we hv only Matthews. So main bowlers hv big responsibility. SL selectors destroy SL cricket . They never think these issues . see when we were in 96/97, how many part timer bowlers in our side.. Aravinda, Sanath, Arjuna, and Gurusingle... These players could break partnership when main bowlers failed..I think it is not a wise decision to hv many wicket keepers in side..

  • Herath-UK on July 21, 2014, 22:21 GMT

    Mahela has been a wonderful servant to Sri Lankan cricket but he seems to be in a miserable form at present.Rather than retiring after the Pak series why not after the SA second test at his beloved SSC thus making way for a youngster to be tried against Pak team.If I'm not wrong the next Tests will be in NZ so it would be better to groom someone in home games prior to the NZ series.I'm sure he will be the first to admit that he won't hold on to his position if he is not going to contribute to the team which is the case now.

  • vkumar_086 on July 21, 2014, 19:51 GMT

    Another humiliation is waiting for SL...if there is no assistance from pitch for spinners....SA will win EASILY in this test also....SA is far far better team when compared to SL in favourable conditions also....all the best SA, show what you are!!!!

  • on July 21, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    I cant see why Kithuru Vithanage is left out having scored a fifty and a hundred in his first three test.Unlike Dimuth K. and Thirmanne have had countless more opportunities in test. Sri Lankan team has 4 wicketkeepers in the side with Chandimal. So picking chandimal on keeping skills alone is a waste of a test spot.

  • SurlyCynic on July 21, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    Bring back the Slinga - it's an emergency!

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Chairman of selectors will have a another blockage if Mahela, Dinesh and Thiri continues like this. Simply select the team on form and not on reputation. We need to drop Chandi, Thiri. When they regain form and correct the mistakes now which all SL fans know of, then they can be recruited to the team again.

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 21, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Recent past SL selectors should take the responsibility of current situation. For the last 2-3 yrs how many new players did they introduce to world cricket? It may be 5-6 players. Chandi,Thirimanne, Dimuth, Kithruwan, and Ashan? It may be enough if these new comers could hv done well. SL selectors persisted with Chandi and Thiri despite inconsistent performances . They hv been given lot of chances which they didn' take or think about. On the other hand few player like Roshen Silva,Madhawa Warnapura were so unlucky to get even a match. Now we hv come to a crucial stage where 6 more month to WC and 2 legend are about to retire. So SL selectors hv very limited options now. So they hv to go with non performing inconsistent players Bcoz they don't hv time to do experiments now. SL selectors should hv thinked this previously Bcoz these non performing players hv been failed for last 1 or 2yrs. SL selectors should deserve this.

  • nimalgamage on July 21, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    We should come up with pacers who can bowl 140+ like Steyn and Mokel did. Like to see young bowlers such as Dushmantha Chameera and Vishwa Fernando in the side. They both can bowl at a considerable pace but sadly they both are in Eng with the A team. Hope they use that opportunity. I personally did not see how Lahiru Gamege bowl but he bight be also a good prospect

  • Mafasmafm on July 21, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    chandimal & thirimanne highly overrated but their statistics shown poor, they still not learn how to build the innings and handle the pressure situation, did't understand the different between test & odi they looking to play same way in both format, they given enough chance, this is right time selectors looking to replace them with other young talent before next series, sri lanka always plays 2 or 3 wicket keepers in a single game, this is needless and barrier to other players to find the place in the playing 11, sanka & mahela had been not overrated while they young, but they proof year by year

  • Karnain on July 21, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    Lahiru Gamage should be the automatic choice, but I prefer him play in UK for the time being and considered forthe Pakistan tour. Gamage not only took 5 for 33 inclusive of a HAT-TRICK against Durham in his last match, he also had figures of 10--036-3 against the mighty South Africans in the warm-up game!

  • ranilranathunga on July 21, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Bring in Vishwa Fernando the left armer, also we need Kusal in the middle order for tests...

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    My knowledge, I think so this moment we will need more successful batsmen. If our batting line up strong we never had like this problem ( Lost the Test match at the Galle stadium and The ODI tournament) Then everybody looking for get the chances for the enter the Sri Lankas cricket team, and if any batsman or any bowler could not been done his job, this is a time for new cricketer getting for the Sri Lankan cricket team. Finally I hopefully waiting for good result from 2nd Test match with South African team. Cheers Sri Lanka ...

  • stumpedlloyd on July 21, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    The big question is given that Sri Lanka are trailing in the series, will the SSC groundsman still create the customary flat track there where 1,200 runs are scored for 25 wickets and it all ends rather tediously, other than pumping up the averages of Mahela? Or, will SLC take a risk and order a sporting wicket with something in it for the bowlers?

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    I think SL selectors has given chances for Chandimal and Threemana it is high time to replace them with others. How many times SL afford to loose the middle order batsmen. Chairman of the selection committee this is your job.

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 21, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    Please don't name Kule as a replacement. He is not a test bowler. He is also out of form with both bat and bowl . Give a chance to youngster who can bowl 130-140 km/hr and has done well in domestic level.

  • Cricsnake on July 21, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Quite Sad news. What happened to Nuwan Pradeep? Anyway Lakmal needs to lead the attack with either Prasad or Welagedara. SL should seriously think about batting. Bowling is quite good but fast bowlers must tame strong SA batting line-up in the first innings. Colombo supports fast bowlers rather than Galle pitch & that's a big threat for SL batsmen. SL must win this at any cost. But based on current form of Lankans it seems very tough task & even a draw is quite tough. Tharanga, Sanga & Mathews should take the responsibility when batting. Mahela, Thiri & Chandi should score at least 30-40 runs in each innings. Hope SL could bounce back soon. Good Luck to both teams & Philander might be banned for this match. Steyn & Morkel are the ones to watch.

  • Lion83 on July 21, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    How can SL win with three out of form batsmen in the middle. MJ. Chandimal. Thirimmanne having real bad time in the middle. Time is up to give Kusal perera a chance to bat at no 7 he can be a game changer like Gilly did for AUS .

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:08 GMT

    It's very unfortunate to miss a test because of that. Hopefully he'll make a big comeback in his next test

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    It will have no effect in the outcome. SL batsman failed in the first test. Until they raise to the occasion nothing is going to help. They need to chuck out Thirimanne, Chandimal and Perera and get back two goid batsman and bowler Mendus to support Herath. Currently there is imbalance in SL team.

  • Test-is-the-best on July 21, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Binura Fernando should get a chance

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  • Test-is-the-best on July 21, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Binura Fernando should get a chance

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    It will have no effect in the outcome. SL batsman failed in the first test. Until they raise to the occasion nothing is going to help. They need to chuck out Thirimanne, Chandimal and Perera and get back two goid batsman and bowler Mendus to support Herath. Currently there is imbalance in SL team.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:08 GMT

    It's very unfortunate to miss a test because of that. Hopefully he'll make a big comeback in his next test

  • Lion83 on July 21, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    How can SL win with three out of form batsmen in the middle. MJ. Chandimal. Thirimmanne having real bad time in the middle. Time is up to give Kusal perera a chance to bat at no 7 he can be a game changer like Gilly did for AUS .

  • Cricsnake on July 21, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Quite Sad news. What happened to Nuwan Pradeep? Anyway Lakmal needs to lead the attack with either Prasad or Welagedara. SL should seriously think about batting. Bowling is quite good but fast bowlers must tame strong SA batting line-up in the first innings. Colombo supports fast bowlers rather than Galle pitch & that's a big threat for SL batsmen. SL must win this at any cost. But based on current form of Lankans it seems very tough task & even a draw is quite tough. Tharanga, Sanga & Mathews should take the responsibility when batting. Mahela, Thiri & Chandi should score at least 30-40 runs in each innings. Hope SL could bounce back soon. Good Luck to both teams & Philander might be banned for this match. Steyn & Morkel are the ones to watch.

  • Jeewaka9999 on July 21, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    Please don't name Kule as a replacement. He is not a test bowler. He is also out of form with both bat and bowl . Give a chance to youngster who can bowl 130-140 km/hr and has done well in domestic level.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    I think SL selectors has given chances for Chandimal and Threemana it is high time to replace them with others. How many times SL afford to loose the middle order batsmen. Chairman of the selection committee this is your job.

  • stumpedlloyd on July 21, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    The big question is given that Sri Lanka are trailing in the series, will the SSC groundsman still create the customary flat track there where 1,200 runs are scored for 25 wickets and it all ends rather tediously, other than pumping up the averages of Mahela? Or, will SLC take a risk and order a sporting wicket with something in it for the bowlers?

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    My knowledge, I think so this moment we will need more successful batsmen. If our batting line up strong we never had like this problem ( Lost the Test match at the Galle stadium and The ODI tournament) Then everybody looking for get the chances for the enter the Sri Lankas cricket team, and if any batsman or any bowler could not been done his job, this is a time for new cricketer getting for the Sri Lankan cricket team. Finally I hopefully waiting for good result from 2nd Test match with South African team. Cheers Sri Lanka ...

  • ranilranathunga on July 21, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Bring in Vishwa Fernando the left armer, also we need Kusal in the middle order for tests...