Fernando, Perera to fire pace at Pakistani batsmen

Sri Lanka is likely to go in with a new set of fast bowlers for the final Test against Pakistan beginning at the Pallekelle Stadium tomorrow. The selectors are looking at giving Dilhara Fernando and Thissara Perera a go and leaving out Nuwan Kulesekera and Nuwan Pradeep.


mungatta's picture

Superb Ashantha! Nuwan Pradeep can bowl in flat tracks and Dilhara is good for wickets that help fast bowlers??

Maru! Don't change the team unless there is injury! This team won the 1st Test!

ben Malinga's picture
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Nuwan Kulasekara has done well in the 2 Tests so he should be Retained in the Playing XI but Nuwan Pradeep shoild be replaced by Thisara Perera.

1.Tharanga Paranavitana 12th Man.Dilhara Fernando
2.Tillakartne Dilshan
3.Kumar Sangakkara
4.Mahela Jayawardene
5.Thilan Samaraweera
6.Angelo Mathews
7.Prassana Jayawardene
8.Thisara Perera
9.Nuwan Kulasekara
10.Suraj Randiv
11.Rangana Herath

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bad idea,both Dilhara and Perera are unpredictable and if they get it wrong, it can become terribly wrong for SL.
Kulasekara might be due a rest but that should be done for the India series.

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I would retain Kula who could get something from the wicket if there is life. I wonder if SL would consider playing three seamers if the conditions are favorable to seam. The other question is opener Para. not sure if he has done enough to warrant his spot but then again one needs to be given a fair go to cement his spot. Dont see the game being a draw unless it rains so SL needs to get runs on the board at all cost.

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