Selectors arrogance over Gunathilika cost Sri Lanka dearly

Written by Vipin Darwade

As Sri Lanka team has constantly been struggling with poor batting show in the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan in UAE, Selectors arrogance over opener Danushka Gunathilika has cost team big time.

Before the start of the ODI series, Gunathilika was suspended for six matches, referring his misconduct during India series.

However, after the SLC ExCo meeting on 16th October, his ban had been reduced to three matches.
After that, logically, he was available for the selection. Moreover, he was in form of his life before suspension, was injury free as well.

Obviously, Selectors could have included for the fourth and fifth ODI. Interestingly, They included Sadeera Samarwikrama in the middle of the series, but ignored Gunathilika.

Hilarious part of entire episode is that today Gunathilika joined the team in UAE, for the Upcoming T20 Series. With the little awareness of selectors, he could have flied three days ago and could have played in the ODI Series.

However, for mysterious reasons, selectors ignored Gunathilika, and Sri Lanka is on course for another whitewash.

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