[Discussion Thread] Sri Lanka in India 2017

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Discuss Sri Lanka's tour of India here.

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Are u ready India to face the BEST SL XI in the first test
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Are u sure mendis is not in

Are u sure mendis is not in the squad ... there hasnt been any official reports..!

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Mendis dropped and useless Thrimanne picked

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Should not have dropped Mendis or De Silva

Here we go again. "lets build a players confidence by leaving him at home" we are told by the selectors. The reality is this is the same old joke of selectors messing around with youngsters. The reality is we should have never dropped De Silva in the first place. Yet we did and even ended up playing Danushka Gunathileke in a test match in between and now De Silva is back. But hey why not destroy another youngster in the meantime and wait for him to come around....Just like we did with Thirimane!!

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What is the plan?

Lets face it - India have this covered by a country mile. What's more even SL teams with the stars of the past have got hammered in India time and again. Murali and Herath have done little or nothing in India, as a matter of fact neither has anyone else. We have lost 8 out of 11 games by an innings - how is that even possible? If that's not bad enough, India have all bases covered. Their pace bowling unit will probably see Sharma on the bench and he is no mug. Their spin attack is diverse and have 2 of in the top 5. Finally, they will probably have to leave out Rohith Sharma and KL Rahul! So what is our plan?

Its the same always I guess. First we need runs on the board. Without runs we are not in the game regardless of what they get. It's time for Anji to stand up and be counted, it really is. He has done nothing for too long and as the most experienced player in the team he really needs to stabilize the batting. Looking to Chandi and Dimuth to add some muscle to the batting and if Thiri ever wants to do anything, this is a good time.

We may have to play 3 seamers in the 1st test as we are told the pitch is green. There is a lesson here for SL too from India. They have taken it upon themselves to prepare seam friendly wickets in an attempt to improve their game.

We need to put up a better show that we did at home.

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