"Tests" is the operative word here, so I guess the chaps from before
82 although there were many good bats as far back as the 40's, are out
of contention...sad but we can debate and verify each others' claims
if limited to Tests.
The usual suspects: Dias, Wettimuny, Mahanama, Mendis, Ranatunga,
Aravinda, Jayasuriya, Mahela, Sanga.
I think Aravinda, Dias, and Sanga are in a higher class and Aravinda
is the best among equals there...Sanga may overtake him over a period
of time. Mahela, for all his big knocks isn't really in their class
coz he has hardly performed outside SL. I was surprised to read
somewhere that around 80% of his 100s are at home...didn't verify it
SL friends, and of course all the members of the grand council of rsc,
who is your pick?
I also feel that other than Aravinda no one else can make it to an
Asia XI...not sure if he will also make it but he will be there in the
15 for me.