4th Match in the Tri-Series in Bangladesh

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The Likely XI from this Sri Lankan Squad-
1.  Kusal Perera
2.  Niroshan Dickwella (Wk)
3.  Kusal Mendis
4.  Upul Tharanga (Upl Tharanga has to go down the order to bring some stability to the Middle Order and he has done this before last year in the Zimbabwe tour and did an Excellent job at filling in the void when Angelo was Absent)
5.  Dinesh Chandimal (Capt.)
6.  Wanindu Hasaranga
7.  Thisara Perera
8.  Akila Dananjaya
9.  Shehan Madushanka (Debut)(Swing and Seam bowler and can bowl 140+ Kmph but Average-137-138Kmph)(Has many variations the slower ball which is delivered around 120kmph) 
10. Dushmantha Chameera(Hitting the deck hard type of bowler can bowl 140+ Kmph but Average-136Kmph)(Has many variations the slower ball which is delivered around 120kmph) 
11. Lakshan Sandakan

12. Suranga Lakmal 
13. Nuwan Pradeep
14. Danushka Gunathilika
15. Asela Gunaratne

Angelo Mattews (Injured)

Pitch and conditions

The weather in Mirpur is expected to be hazy but dry on Sunday, with temperatures reaching the mid 20-degrees range. The pitch is expected to take turn.



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1. Upul Tharanga
2. Danushka Gunathilika
3. Dinesh Chandimal (C)
4. Kusal Perera
5. Niroshan Dickwella(Wk)
6. Asela Gunaratne
7. Thisara Perera
8. Akila Dananjaya
9. Suranga Lakmal
10. Nuwan Pradeep
11. Lakshan Sandakan

(Last edited by Mr.Reds on January 19, 2018 - 17:42)
Anonymous's picture

Your XI is crazy Mr.Red your XI is stupid as Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep are not suited for Limited Over cricket and it has been proven several times. Yes they are good at the start of an inning but they are horrible when it comes to the death Overs and middle overs which is the most important thing when it comes to ODI bowlers.

In Asela Gunaratne case I would prefer to give the part time led Spinner wanidu more opportunities.

Also Kusal Mendis as long as the new head coach stay he will not be dropped.

Anonymous's picture

Open with KJP & TP, 3) ND, 4) UT, 5) Danush, 6) Asela, 7) Sadheera, 8) Wanidu, 9) Akila, 10) Shehan, 11) Pradeep. BAN won without a coach. SL can win without a captain. Both TP & UT can guide to win but will loose the title, King of Minnows.

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Gunathileke and Samaraweera in place of Tharanga and Chandimal. Yes I know, who is the captain? Where is the experience? But we are going no where like this. Find a captain (say Dickwella) and try something else. The plan here is to play with batters with a decent strike rate as if that works - it will be a plan. Even if Chandi and Tharaga work, it will not be a plan as their strike rates are not going to get us 300+.

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I honestly believe that we should look beyond lakmal & pradeep what have they done after 7 years other than one or two matches lakmal has been medicore at best. unless we find good fast bowlers we wont be able to complete forget about winning

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Stormy please no more jokes here. Samaraweera is the current batting coach of the Sri Lankan team and he has quit ODIs long time ago. He is in the squad as the coach and not a player currently. So it is laughable when u suggest him to be included in the playing XI. No sense at all !!!!!

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Stormy please Dickwella to be captain a player who has average of 16 in his last 22 ODI and T20 innings to become your captain. You must be joking am I correct ???

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