Suave's Republique Cricket

This young buck looks a bit tasty!
April 11, 2008, 11:24 am
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Is he a lusty leggy, yes.  and a fornicating flipper, he also bowls off-spin.

New Sri Lankan wunderkind Ajantha Mendis, looks like he could be the next in line, to the Spin King throne.

He bowls leggys, offies, googlies, flippers and top spinners, all from a slightly different hand position, whihc is exceedinly difficult to pick up

In his last first class season, for the Sri Lankan army, he took 46 wickets at an average of 10.56 and a strike rate of 31.  That’s phenonenal. Especially as they’re brought up playing spin.

Yesterday, against the Windies, he took 3-39 in his first ODI..

The ball that bewitched and lbw-ed Chris Gayle was a great way to introduce yourself to world cricket.

Then one that drifted in and straightened to take off stump was far too good for poor old Darren Sammy.

Watch this space!

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Good timing as well, with ole boggle eyes getting on a bit.

Comment by King Cricket

That’s what I thought. Murali seems to have lost his magic. He needs a good series against The England to change all that.

Comment by Suave

I bet Malinga Bandara’s hastily investing in voodoo dolls, though. Even with Murali out of the picture he can’t get a game.

Comment by Dave

Sorry for the delay Dave, I was out drinking pop, instead of moderating..

Yeah, the fella’s not had much luck really. He’d walk into most other sides, and what do they do, find another freaky spinner, who can spin it everyway possible

Comment by Suave

Suave, he averages 14.5 in 19 first class games and 11.5 in 20 List A games… his econ rates in both versions is less than 3.. he’s quite the talent. Check out my post on him – David Barry describes him as one from a century ago..

Comment by Q

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