I got a few of your questions answered by King Kumar.
Here they are.
1)Over the last year, SL have tried out 4 different combinations as test openers. How close or far are we to finding a pair to match Sanath and Marvan?
I think the real question is who out of the players will step up to take long term responsibility?
The openers have all been good but at the end of the day they have to make themselves permanent. Malintha has been the most consistent out of them and Paranawithana has the opportunity of becoming an exciting prospect so the opportunities will be presented and hopefully taken.
2)Do you think that your sledging of Shaun Pollock was a factor in him losing the captaincy, tell us a bit more about the incident? Jrod, Renowned Australian cricket blogging genius of cricketwithballs.com fame.
I dont think my sledging had anything to do with it rather the first round exit from the world cup due to their appalling miscalculation. It was the final scene in a long drawn out verbal and cricketing battle between the south africans and us starting form the test series in 2002 where we thought enough was enough and stood upto their bullying tactics. since we have played them with a lot more confidence and success.
3)Records show that certain grounds, particularly in the sub continent generate favorable results to those sides that win the toss, day/night games in particular. The recent ODI series in SL being a recent example which had a 5-0 record to the side winning the toss. Do you think if the captains have the flexibility of of selecting their team after the toss is carried out, it will help in making the significance of the toss a lot smaller? Rat, friend and fan of the flyslip.
Selecting sides can be one option or playing day or night games is the other. Depending on television rights this problem will have to be addressed
4)If you had to pick someone to bowl to save your life, between Murali and Warne, who would it be? Sachintha, flyslip groupie.
I would like to have both but definitely Murali