Kaushal left in the lurch
Nov 7, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
It is a surprising move that the selectors name a player ostensibly in their strongest Test squad then dump him in the lurch before he has a chance to prove or disprove his worth in the side.
This is the case of promising wicket-keeper batsman Kaushal Silva who has been a prolific scorer and knocking at the door for national recognition. He has been left out and is in no man’s land. Kaushal, the former Thomian captain and the present captain of the SSC in the Premier Division has done almost everything to stamp his class as a top flight wicket-keeper. He is an able batsman, excelling for the Sri Lanka ’A’ Team in recent years.
Kaushal captained the Sri Lanka ’A’ against Australia in 2009/10 in two matches. He scored 89 with an average of 22.25. Against Pakistan ’A’, he was the vice captain. He struck an unbeaten 124 and against South Africa ’A’ he batted impressively to be the highest scorer (84) and he was also unbeaten on 70.