Who should replace Dinesh Chandimal in the team for the Galle Test?

Dhananjaya de Silva.
12% (18 votes)
Dhanushka Gunathilalka as an opener, with Upul Tharanga droping down to No. 4.
40% (62 votes)
Sadeera Samarawickrama.
12% (19 votes)
Roshen Silva.
10% (16 votes)
Lahiru Thirimanne.
25% (39 votes)
Total votes: 154

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Anonymous 's picture

Dhananjaya de Silva is the latest example for the mistreatment to outsation batsman in Sri Lankan cricket. He scored effortless hundred against the Aussies when other so called greats in our batting lineup failed but after one tour to South Africa he is out from even the squad.

Avizzzy's picture
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No, Tharanga should not be just moved around. His opening slot should be sealed.

I'd drop Dimuth and bring in Dhanushka Gunathilalka, he can bowl too.

Then bring Lahiru Thirimanne to replace Chandimal. So when Chandimal is back Thirimanne can be dropped.

Mr.X's picture
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31 August 2016
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I Argree With Avizzy but i would drop Dimuth and bring Sadeera Samarawickrama and bring in Dhanushka Gunathilalka for Dinesh Chandimal and if Asela Gunarathne is still injured bring in Lahiru Thirimanne.
My XI for the First Test would be-
1. Upul Tharanga (Batsman)
2. Danushka Gunathilaka (All-Rounder)(Right-arm off-break)
3. Lahiru Thirimanne (Batsman)
4. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
5. Sadeera Samarawickrama(Batsman)
6. Angelo Mathews (Batsman)
7. Niroshan Dickwella(Batsman)(W)
8. Lakshan Sandakan (Slow left-arm chinaman)
9. Rangana Herath(Slow left-arm orthodox)(Captain)
10. Nuwan Pradeep(Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
11. Tharindu Kaushal(Right-Arm Off-Spin)/Lahiru Kumara(Right-arm Fast)

I feel Sadeera Samarawickrama is more of a long term option in the Test side like Kusal Mendis we need to back the youngster and we can whitewash the Indians like the Australians last year.

(Last edited by Mr.X on July 21, 2017 - 17:36)
Mr.X's picture
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Also you also have to understand that Danushka Gunathilaka is already performing well in the Limited Over Cricket and giving him a chance in Test series is a good thing but if he fails in the Test side it could affect him in the ODIs and T20s as Test cricket is a completely different thing.This is what happened with Lahiru Thirimanne and we don`t want to do that to Danushka Gunathilaka.

Instead, we should play a youngster like Sadeera Samarawickrama in the Test side for a long term option in the Test side like Kusal Mendis we need to back the youngster and we can whitewash the Indians like the Australians last year.

Anonymous 's picture

If Dhananjaya de Silva is out of form, Roshen Silva deserves Chandimal's place. he has a far better FC record than Thirimanne who wasted many opportunities.

Gaja48's picture
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Come'on guys, even though am a Thiri fan, I won't back him in the Test Team. He failed enough, So more Test matches for him. May be he can make his way to ODI team only if he rotates strike well and scores runs quicker

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