Best SL ODI XI, 15 member squad and players who should be closely monitored for next World Cup

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Playing XI

1. Dhanuska Gunathilaka
2. Dhanajaya De Silva
3. Kusal Mendis
4. Anjelo Mathews
5. Kusal Perera
6. Asela Gunaratna
7. Milinda Sririwardena
8. Dasun Shanaka
9. Akila Dhananjaya
10. Dusmantha Chameera
11. Nuwan Pradeep.

In this playing XI 9 players can bowl.

Others in the squad

12. Lahiru Kumara
13. Amila Aponsu
14. Lahiru Thirimanne
15. Vishwa Fernando

Others we need to have closely monitored

16. Dilshan Munaweera
17. Sadeera Samarawickrama
18. Charith Asalanka
19. Suranga Lakmal
20. Thisara Perera
21. Kithuruwan Vithanage
22. Jehan Daniel
23. Jeffrey Vandersay
24. Upul Tharanga
25. Seekuge Prassanna
26. Niroshan Dickwella
27. Wanidu Hasaranga
28. Avishka Fernando
29. Chamara Kapugedara
30. Vishva Chathuranga
31. Nipun Ransika 

 

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ODI XI and the best squad;

1. D Gunathilaka/ D de Silva/ N Dickwella
2. U Tharanga (c)
3. K Mendis
4. L Thirimanne/ K Perera
5. A Mathews
6. A Gunaratne/ K Perera
7. M Sriwardene/ A Gunaratne
8. A Dhananjaya
9. D Chameera/ V Fernando/ D Perera/ M Pushpakumara
10. L Malinga
11. N Pradeep

12. D de Silva
13. N Dickwella
14. K Perera
15. V Fernando
16. D Perera
17. M Pushpakumara

Substitutes

1. C Asalanka
2. S Samarawickrama
3. S Lakmal
4. K Vithanage
5. J Vandersay
6. C Kapugedera

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Ideal T20's XI;

1. D Gunathilaka/ K Perera
2. N Dickwella/ K Perera
3. D Munaweera
4. K Perera/ K Vithanage/ A Gunaratne
5. A Mathews
6. A Gunaratne/ M Sriwardene
7. M Sriwardene/ T Perera/ D Sanaka
8. S Prasanna
9. A Dananjaya
10. L Malinga
11. N Pradeep

12. K Vithanage
13. D Sanka
14. C Kapugedera
15. A Priyanjan
16. S Lakmal
17. T Perera
18. N Kulasekara

(Last edited by Rajeevah on September 9, 2017 - 15:02)
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Test squad against Pakistan

1. D Karunaratne
2. S Samarawickrama
3. K Mendis
4. R Silva/ D Chandimal(c)
5. A Mathews
6. D Chandimal (c/wk)/ N Dickwella
7. D de Silva/ A Gunaratne
8. R Herath
9. L Sandakan
10. S Lakmal
11. N Pradeep

12. N Dickwella
13. M Pushpakumara
14. D Perera
15. D Prasad (subject to fitness)/ D Chameera
16. L Kumara
17. A Gunaratne (subject to fitness)

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Its obvious Upul Tharanga is going to remain captain till the world cup, so he should be in the team.

Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Kusal Mendis / Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Angelo Mathews
Kusal Perera
Asela Gunaratne
Milinda Siriwardana
Akila Dhananjaya
Dhammika Prasad
Lasith Malinga
Nuwan Pradeep

By the time of the world cup, kusal mendis should be at the point where he is the leading batsman in the side, and scoring runs consistently. If however he continues to perform poorly then Gunathilaka should take his place.

If Malinga is retired before the world cup then a young bowler can take his spot. We have plenty of option like Chameera, Kumara, Fernando, Sanjaya etc.

Finally Mathews definitely needs to be promoted up the order! I cant beleive no one in SLC has made this happen yet. He is a waste coming down the order and surviving through the batting collapse. He takes time to get going and with him batting at 5 it's only going to waste deliveries at the end.

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