Asia Cup - Sri Lanka Squad - Early Prediction

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Sri Lanka possible 17-Man Squad-
1.   Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-Hand Batsman) ​
2.   Niroshan  Dickwella (Wicket-Keeper)(Left-Hand Batsman)
3.   Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
4.   Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
5.   Angelo Mathews  (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
6.   Dhananjaya De Silva  (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
7.   Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8.   Thisara Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
9.   Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)
10.  Lasith Malinga (Right-Arm Fast)
11.  Dushmantha Chameera (Right-Arm Fast)

12. Wanindu Hasaranga (Right-Arm Leg-Spin) / Nishan Peiris (Right-Arm Off-Spin)
13. Dinesh Chandimal (Right-Hand Batsman)
14. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
15. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)​ 
16. Shehan Madushanka (Right-Arm Fast) / Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Medium-Fast) 
17. Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman) / Danushka Gunathilaka​ (Left-Hand Batsman)​(Right-Arm Off-Spin)​

  • UAE is a place where Fast-Bowler enjoy so Sri Lanka should pack a strong fast-bowler group in the Squad.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne has been in good form recently and has a reputation of scoring big consistently in Big Events like Asia Cup in 2014, World Cup 2015, World Cup T20 2014, therefore, he has a good chance to be in the squad.

Sri Lanka has to have a nice blend of youth and experienced player since now they have stable XI they can work with now they have to build their pool of 25-man squad for the World Cup. A good way to do this is bringing in some young star from the  Sri Lanka Emerging Team / A team.
Sri Lanka generally names a 17-man squad for overseas tours after there experience in India the Delhi test was they didn`t have enough player to fielded. 



Anonymous's picture

@Mr.X Can you do me a favor? Can you stop posting too much unnecessary information with players' names ?

Example :-Player's name (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
Player's name (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)

Almost all cricket lovers know if a given cricketer is a batsman or a fast bowler or a spinner. Posting too much information alongside with player's names doesn't give more hopes to readers. Moreover, it makes your posts very annoying.

Madubasha Ranaweera's picture

More than anything he should stop posting . This person doesnt have any criceting brain. At thw begining of the south africa series he said shehan jayasuriya is the perfect alrounder after 2 matches he is saying a different story. Mate with all due respect u are the laughing stock of this blocg please dont embarrass your self.

Hamada's picture
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My squad for asia cup 2018

1. Danushka gunathilaka
2. Banuka rajapaksha
3. Kusal janith perera
4. Dinesh chandimal
5. Chamara kapugedera
6. Anjelo mathews
7. Asela gunarathna
8. Thisara perera
9. Sehan madushanka
10. Akila dananjaya
11. Lasith malinga
12. Nuwan pradeep
13. Ashan priyanjana
14. Dasun shanaka
15. Malinda pushpakumara
16. Dananjaya de silva

Don't add tharanga to the squad. Whatever the runs he scored in domestic doesn't matter, he unable to deliver those runs in international matches. Same goes to sehan jayasuriya as well.

Don't add too many oppeners to the squad.

Need pure middle order batsman to the middle order like kapugedera.

Banuka must be opened with Danushka.

Don't add kusal mendis, dickwella to the squad as well. They unable to make a big runs what team required at important moments.

Annoynymous's picture

@Hamada, Well said. Totally agree with your comments about Dickwella, Shehan & Thranga. But not sure about Kapugedara. He has immense talent no doubt. He was given so many chances but failed to deliver. Do you think he deserves another?

Anonymous's picture

6.D De Silva
7.D Shanaka
12.K Mendis
13.A Gunaratne
14.S Madushanka
15.D Chameera
16.L Thirimanne
17.L Sandakan

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