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Playing XI

1. Dhanuska Gunathilaka
2. Kusal Perera
3. Dhananjaya De Silva
4. Anjelo Mathews
5. Asela Gunarathna
6. Dasun Shanaka
7. Chamara Kapugedara
8. Thisara Perera
9. Seekuge Prassana
10. Suranga Lakmal
11. Nuwan Pradeep


12. Akila Dhananjaya
13. Thikshila De Silva
14. Dushmantha Chameera
15. Sadeera Samarawickrama
16. Ramith Rambukwella


Pushpendraalbe's picture
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@ Stats Guru

Other than that it's fine n great squad

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No Dickwella but Kapugedera? The biggest joke of the day..

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Mr. Pushpendraalbe I do not like Dickweella to be in the SL side. This guy simply throws his wicket away every single time by playing rash strokes. U have to respect good bowls and stay and need to build an innings. But he every time have different views. We already have Kusal P and Sadeera as wicket keepers.

For example look yesterday. Even at that last stage he is keep stroking big shots and one could have easily looose his wicket away and give an opening to IND to come back. Even anyone could realize we cant win by scoring 117 runs in 50 min in test cricket. But Roshane told Dickwella wanted to go at that target and his shot selection justified that. So in my view he is a one dimensional player there are better WK batsman in the country.

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Dont think Dhananjaya should be in the team. Its best to let him focus on test cricket and possibly odi cricket if he plays that as well. We dont want to make the same mistake again like with Kusal media in t20s. I know Dickwella plays rash shots sometimes but I still think he deserves to remain in the side. If there is any format where his strokes work best, its in t20s.

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Pretty good squad.

I tend to agree with everything Suren1998 has said.

In addition I just wonder is it worth holding back key bowlers like Lakmal from this format too. The bowlers that play Test and ODIs have heavier workloads. More importantly our bowlers keep breaking down and probably could do with some rest.
And like the batsmen you want frontline bowlers in Test cricket and ODIs to have getting wickets as their main priority and containing runs a secondary thing. If the start playing too much T20 they start becoming defensive bowlers.

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I'd like to see following changes

Akila Dananjaya for Seekkuge
Left arm pacie for lakmal

And kapugedara's inclusion is also questionable

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Ma preferable T20 squad against India

1. Tharanga
2. N Dickwella(wk)
3. MDKJ Perera
4. A Mathews
5. A Gunaratne(vc)
6. D Shanaka
7. T Perera(c)
8. J Mendis
9. A Dananjaya
10. N Pradeep
11. L Malinga

12. D Gunathilaka
13. D Chameera
14. S Pathirana
15. V Fernando

Note: Suranga Lakmal has been rested to reduce his workload. D de Silva and K Mendis is not considered for the selection to concentrate on Test and ODI cricket mainly.

(Last edited by Rajeevah on December 10, 2017 - 10:35)

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