Future frontline bowling attack

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1. Vimukthi Perera (Left Arm Fast-Medium 135+)Tall Swing bowler who has bowling figures of,

2/45 againist Australia playing for Sri Lanka XI with an Econ of 2.72
2/27 againist Eng Lions playing for SL Pres. XI with an Econ of 2.25

VERY Economical player perfect for T20s and he provides more variety to the bowling unit being a left arm bowler plus a tall person 6 ft 1 in which means he gets extra bounce. But also a swing bowler averaging 26.91 in 62 First class matches and 24.70 in 36 List A matches and 28.07 in 14 T20s Matches.

 2. Vikum Sanjaya - A sharp right-arm seamer who specialises in moving the ball away from the right-handers, Vikum Sanjaya caught the national selectors' notice in December 2016 with figures of 7 for 102 in a first-class match for Burgher Recreation Club. In 17 first-class matches, he had taken 38 wickets at an average of 33.78, and he had only played 13 List A games. Nevertheless, the selectors said they saw potential in him - a sentiment echoed by coaches, who had picked him out and trained him in the fast bowling academy since soon after Sanjaya left school. Sanjaya made his first-class debut in 2012 for Colombo Cricket Club, but has also played for Badureliya Sports Club and Saracens Sports Club, in addition to BRC.(Mediam Fast-Bowler)(130+kph)

3. Lahiru Kumara- A robust, right-arm fast bowler from Kandy, Lahiru Kumara had played only eight days of first-class cricket - all of which were for the Sri Lanka A team - before he was selected in the Test squad in October 2016. He was largely picked on his promise. One of the fastest bowlers in Sri Lanka's system, Kumara possesses a sharp bouncer, and an ability to both swing and seam the ball - all allied to a bustling intensity.(Fast-Bowler)(140+kph)

4. Dushmantha Chameera-Tall, slim and slippery, Dushmantha Chameera arrived at NCC in 2012, and was quickly marked out as a bowler for the future. First among his virtues is pace, generated from a slightly round-arm action that sacrifices movement. Capable of consistently hitting speeds of over 140 kph, coaches believe he had become the quickest bowler in the country by 23. He had played only a handful of games in his first two seasons, but came into his own in NCC's 2013-14 championship run, claiming 32 first-class cricket at 21.18.(Fast-Bowler)(140+kph)

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Stormy's picture
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This sounds promising but promise and SL fast bowlers are a dangerous combination. Firstly where is Chameera these days - I think he has played a single international game in the last 12 months! Also why don't we play the first two as opposed to say playing Kulesekera?

Mr.X's picture
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The Selectors choose Kulesekera because of his experience AT THE DEATH OVERS not because of his Talent in there must win games in the 2nd and 3rd ODI againist Bangeldash after losing the first ODI mostly because of poor death bowling

(Last edited by Mr.X on March 31, 2017 - 19:01)
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Chameera got injured after the test againist south africa and is getting back to form in the domestic odi tournament.

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