Upul and Sanath jayasuriya hold the world record for the highest ODI partnership in history. They plundered an English bowling attack to all parts chasing 322 to win.
Tharanga and Jayasuriya piled up 286 in 32 overs, a record opening stand in one-day internationals and the third-highest for any wicket;Click here for the video.
overtook a seemingly imposing 321 with an almost ludicrous 75 balls to spare. - Wisden Almanack Sri Lanka
Upul Tharanga's last ODI appearance for
Both Kumar and Mahela being the smart enterprising blokes they are should take some responsibility in sidelining Upul's career. The skipper picks the final eleven and the vice captain prefers to open batting in ODI's - leave the rest up to our selection committee and Tharanga misses out on the recently concluded Indian tour for no apparent reason.
Upul was picked to tour
The only point I'm trying to make is that other batsman in our current batting line up have had a string of low scores extending beyond 5 consecutive games none of them have paid the price as Upul has. This is a batsman who has represented NCC since the age of 15, a cultured player who has come through the ranks and a cricketer
It's time we dismiss talks of flaws in his technique and give the bloke the assurance of a long run in the playing eleven, at 23 years of age he is our future.