Sri Lanka Test squad against Pakistan

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My Squad-
1.  Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)
2.  Dimuth Karunaratne (Left-hand Batsman)
3.  Kusal Mendis (Right-hand Batsman)
4.  Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-hand Batsman)
5.  Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)
6.  Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)
7.  Niroshan Dickwella(Left-hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
8.  Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.  Dhammika Prasad (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
10. Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
11. Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Medium)
12. Roshen Silva (Right-hand Batsman)
13. Jeffrey Vandersay (Right-Arm Leg-Spin)
14. Charith Asalanka (Left-hand Batsman)(Off-Spin)
15. Lakshan Sandakan( Slow left-arm chinaman)

My XI for the 1st Test Aganist Pakistan-
1.  Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)(Best replacement for Upl Tharanga)
2.  Dimuth Karunaratne (Left-hand Batsman)
3.  Kusal Mendis (Right-hand Batsman)(Permanent no.3 in TEST and ODI) 
4.  Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)
5.  Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium) (Permanent no.5 in TEST and ODI and T20s) 
6.  Niroshan Dickwella(Left-hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper) 
7.  Charith Asalanka (Left-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin) 
8.  Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.  Dhammika Prasad (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
10.Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
11. Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Medium)

Upul Tharanga, who leads Sri Lanka in shorter formats of the game, wasn't considered for selection after he had informed the selectors not to consider him for Tests for six months as he wanted to concentrate on limited overs cricket, a media release from Sri Lanka Cricket said.

OR
1.  Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)(Best replacement for Upl Tharanga)(Wicket-keeper) 
2.  Dimuth Karunaratne (Left-hand Batsman)
3.  Kusal Mendis (Right-hand Batsman)(Permanent no.3 in TEST and ODI) 
4.  Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-hand Batsman)
5.  Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium) (Permanent no.5 in TEST and ODI and T20s) 
6.  Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)
7.  Charith Asalanka (Left-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin) 
8.  Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.  Dhammika Prasad (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
10. Lakshan Sandakan( Slow left-arm chinaman)
11. Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Medium)

Comments

Rajeevah's picture
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Perfect XI will be for the test against Pakistan

1. D Karunaratne (cv)
2. S Samarawickrama
3. K Mendis
4. R Silva
5. A Mathews
6. D Chandimal (c/wk)
7. D de Silva
8. D Prasad if fit/ S Lakmal
9. R Herath
10. L Sandakan/ V Fernando/ L Kumara
11. N Pradeep

12. S Lakmal
13. V Fernando
14. L Kumara
15. C Asalanka

Anonymous's picture

Lahiru kumara should be given a consistent run. He is the second highest wicket taker for sri lanka in tests in 2017. Vishwa Fernando is a good prospect, but we have to give these guys a proper run instead of chopping and changing every time.

Anonymous's picture

Why not u all are including Jeffrey Vendersay he is a quality leg spinner

My XI would be
1.S Samarawikrama
2.D Karunaratane
3.Kusal Mendis
4.L Thirimanne
5.Dinesh Chandimal
6.Angelo Mathews
7.N Dickwella(wk)
8.R Herath (if fully fit)/Alika Dhanjaya
9.Jeffrey Vendersay
10.D Prashad
11.L Kumara

If Chandimal can don the gloves then there will be space for Siriwardhane or Charith Asalanka but with Dickwella in top form this would be a deal of loss but with Mathews limited only to batting leaves no option left and most difficult decision would be to play Hearath or not no doubt he has been a mighty cricketer any team would ever desire but in last series or so he has looked bit rusty may be due to some fatigue factor.

With srilanka cricket in such state much depends on Anjelo Mathews shoulders he need to take up responsibility and may god grace him with full fitness that will make team's balance a mighty one.

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