Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs India, 2-day practice match, July 21-22, 2017

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My XI for the match

1.   Ron Chandraguptha (Left-hand Batsman)
2.   Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)(W)
3.   Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-hand Batsman)(Captain) 
4.   Charith Asalanka (All-Rounder)(Left-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off Spin) 
5.   Roshen Silva (Right-hand Batsman) 
6.   Danushka Gunathilaka (All-Rounder)(Left-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off Spin) 
7.   Wanidu Hasaranga (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Leg Spin) 
8.   Malinda Pushpakumara(Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.   Vimukthi Perera (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)
10. Mohammed Shiraz (Right-Arm Medium)
11.  Lahiru Kumara(Right-arm Fast)
Bench-
12.  Sammu Ashan (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off Spin) 
13. Janith Liyanage (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)( Right Arm Fast) 
14. Himasha Liyanage (Left-hand Batsman)
15. Asitha Fernando (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)

  • Some players are in the Under 23 Inter Provincial Cricket Tournament 2017 (Two Day) and for these young player going against an international team will increase the quality of players in the domestic circuit and will be an indicator for these young players stating at what standard they should be at to survive at international standard.
  • Sanath Jayasuriya Mentioned Lahiru thirimanne being in the original squad against Zimbabwe in the Announcement of the SL Test Squad for the Zimbabwe Test and Mathews's resignation but he pulled his hamstring, therefore, Lahiru Kumara replaced him in the Squad.He also mentioned that Lahiru Thrimanne is in their plans for the future, therefore, you could see him against India if he recovers in time.

Comments

Sunny's picture

Why Thirimanne again? He's not a test standard batsman, he's our Gary Ballance, or should I say Gary Ballance is England Thirimanne. No chance to the technique and they believe that they can make it at Test level even after being dropped multiple times.

Suren1998's picture
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Dhananjaya de silva instead of Lahiru Thirimanne

Jeewantha's picture
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Completley agree with Sunny.Thiri and Garry both are in the same boat perhaps Henriques also.They fail every now and then at the international level but still backed

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