Five bowlers and six batters, hints Chandimal

Like the rest of his team, Dinesh Chandimal doesn’t have pleasant memories of recent battles against India, but the Sri Lanka captain was putting on a brave face ahead of the three-Test series starting at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday (November 16).


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It's not a bad tactic given Sri Lanka's struggles with the ball, spate of injuries to bowlers and 20 wickets are needed to win a Test, although not my favoured choice.

My preference is 6 frontline batsmen, best gloveman available and 4 frontline bowlers. If one of your batsman happens to be the best gloveman and/or an all-rounder that's are bonuses.

The best way to get the 5 bowlers in would maybe be for Chandimal to take the gloves. Bit tough when he is captaining too. But not impossible. They have said Angelo will bat at 4 so Dinesh could bat at 5 or 6.

Too often the selectors pick too many keepers in a side or allrounders who are bits and pieces players in the longer format.

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