Upul Tharanga might replace injured Prasad in the World Cup squad - Source

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Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad is injured and will be out of action for 3 weeks, Upul Tharanga likely to be named as replacement 


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Dan - unless I am mistaken, the replacement has to be a 'like for like' player. Meaning, you cant replace a fast bowler with a batsman.

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@ cricketthinker :

Never succeed in challenging conditions, outside homely Bangladesh & SL !

41 Odis with repeated failure to survive even 5 overs with 7 Ducks, Kusal Perera: June 2013 – Nov 2014 - 34 in / 18 <10 r = 52% / 20 <18 balls = 58.8% & also he screwed up 2013 ICC- CT - 4 in -14 runs -Av 3.5.

So obviously, his so called abilities and potentials were all just limited to long awaited expectations, wishful thinking & so much hype on paper that never materialized in real world. No point talking about it now.

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if we are getting a batsman, it should be an attacking game changer (repeated failures are not an issue in world cups we need to take a gamble). Upul tharanga is useless as we have Dimuth alraeady in the sqaud. with the current squad openers chasing 300+ is a dream unless Dilshan changes his approach as we might go 20 overs 100 for no loss and end up 250 all out due to runrate pressure later. we need to take risks to be successful. if it's a batsman it has to be KJP. if it's a baller Shaminda Eranga would be good as he has more pace than Maharoof).

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Ideal Line Up Based on the Current Squad

1 O Tillakaratne Dilshan
2 O Lahiru Thirimanne (vc)
3 + Kumar Sangakkara (wk)
4 Dinesh Chandimal
5 Mahela Jayawardene
6 Angelo Mathews (c)
7 Thisara Perera
8 Sachithra Senanayake
9 1 Nuwan Kulasekara
10 Rangana Herath
11 2 Lasith Malinga

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I don't get this, Why would they call Upul Tharanga, trust me Dimuth Karunaratne is better than him. Instead of calling Kusal Janith, Call Tharanga. what a waste.

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This is the only time in our cricket history that fans expect player to get injured (Jeevan and Dimuth I mean of course) because they are just passengers that does not have value to the team anymore. Probably in latter part if they are going to play in Australia Jeevan might come in handy because MCG and Sydney ground tend to assists spinners than in NZ. My theory is they should go for fast bowler for fast bowler, spinner for spinner. Eranga is the automatic first choice bowler replacement but Chameera has the wicket taking ability than him. If they opt to go with batsmen It should be Kusal. If spinner get injured they should go with a proper wicket taking spinner like Kaushal or Lakshan.

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