20man squad for Test and ODI in the next 12 to 18 months

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“What Sanath (Jayasuriya) and I are working with the rest of the selectors is to have a 20-member group we have identified for Test and ODIs and try to work with that 20 for the next 12 to 18 months. We have a program of shadow cricketers as well so we know if someone is injured whom we can bring in." said Gurusinha.

My 20 man squad-
1.Upul Tharanga(Batsman)(Vice-Captain)
2.Niroshan Dickwella(W)(Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Sadeera Samarawickrama(Batsman)
5. Danushka Gunathilaka(Batsman) 
6.Kusal Perera(Batsman)
1 .Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm chinaman)
2.Malinda Pushpakumara(Slow left-arm orthodox)
3.Amila Aponso(Slow left-arm orthodox)
4.Tharindu Kaushal (Right-arm off-break)(Wrist Spinner)
1.Angelo Mathews (Captain)(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
2.Asela Gunarathne(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Off Spin)
3.Charith Asalanka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Off Spin)
4.Dasun Shanaka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Fast-Medium)
5.Wanidu Hasaranga (All-Rounder)(Right Arm Leg Spinner)
1.Asitha Fernando(Right-arm fast-medium)
2.Dushmantha Chameera(Right-arm Fast)
3.Vimukthi Perera(left-arm fast-medium)
4.Suranga Lakmal(Right-arm fast-medium)/lahiru kumara(Right-arm Fast)
5.Nuwan Pradeep(Fast Bowler)(140Km/h+)

Test Only Specialist Player-

  • Rangana Herath(Slow left-arm orthodox)
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Dhammika Prasad


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How can anyone forget Lahiru Kumara who is most successful Bowler in South Africa Test Series after Lakmal? Rather than considering on Dhammika Prasad It's better we can consider on a young player like him who has the capability to bowl at 145-150 Kph range and he is a wicket taking bowler.

(Last edited by Thilly on July 3, 2017 - 04:10)
AB's picture

Good squad! better we move with variations.... So Vimukthi Perera is good option meantime we have back up seam options Lahiru Kumara, Vikum Sanjaya and we can try Our future prospect Nipun Ransika too (Dnt thnk of age or our dusty First class experience, Aamir came in with same age)

Also better we replace Vandersay for Aponso - ODI

And replace Kaushal Silva, Dimuthu, Chandimal, Herath and Dhammika for Danushka, Dasun, Wanidu, Sandakan, Dushmantha - TEST

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