Mr Labrooy, ODI series starts Sunday, are you sleeping? Wake up and announce the official squad

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IND mean while announced the T20 team also which is due to start on 20th while visiting team still not announced their ODI squad which is due to start in 6 days time. Very hard to believe what is doing by this Labrooy


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I think is mostly due to the problem of picking the right players who will perform as the ODI side has a lot of spots that have not been taken by any player. Only Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Nuwan Pradeep are the only people who have permanent spots in the XI.

I personally think Vimukthi Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and maybe Sadeera Samarawickrama should get a continuous 5-10 ODI games at the same positions with maybe rotating the bowlers and maybe winning reuslt can be seen.

My XI-
1. Danushka Gunathilaka (Left-Hand Batsman)
2. Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)
3. Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
4. Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)
5. Angelo Mathews (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
6. Thisara Perera (All-Rounder)(Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)(Captain)
7. Asela Gunaratne (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
8. Amila Aponso (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9. Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)
10.Vimukthi Perera (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)/Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
11.Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)

The Selectors are struggling to find Players that can perform in ODIs as they have identified players who are suited and can perform in TEST AND T20s but not for ODIs.

ODIs Players are immature and not guided in the right pathway to translate their domestic performance to International Performance and are struggling without the selector's confidence in them.

Also probably with the Sri Lanka Administration poking their nose into the selection would be another reason why its taking long as the selectors would probably have to debate with them about certain players, therefore, the announcement of the squad would have been postponed.

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The main thing is the players themselves are communicated to individually that they are in the squad or out of it so that they are prepared and ready.

The release of the squad to the public and media is secondary to this.
Yes late announcement might impact the sectors that sell merchandise or are doing pre-series write ups

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