Offical Sri Lanka A Test team against West Indies

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Sri Lanka selectors have named Dhananjaya De Silva as the captain of the Sri Lanka A team tour of West Indies while Young Charith Aslanka will be the vice captain of the side, Cricket Age has learnt.

Allrounder Dasun Shanaka, Sandun Weerakkody, Shehan Jayasuriya are amongst notable inclusions in the side, while Young batsman Ron Chandragupta is also being added in the squad.

Selectors have also included Roshen Silva and Sadeera Samarwikrama, both are currently in the Sri Lanka National team, in ongoing Test series against Pakistan.

Sri Lanka A is scheduled to play three 4-day Unofficial tests and three Odi's in the tour. First test will be played at Trelawny stadium from 11th October.

Squad : Dhananjaya De Silva (Capt.), Charith Asalanka (Vice-captain), Sadeera Samarwikrama, Roshen Silva, Sandun Weerakkody, Ron Chandragupta, Sehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Amila Aponso, Malinda Pushpkumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Vimukti Perera, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha.

1.   Ron Chandraguptha (Left-hand Batsman)
2.   Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)
3.   Sandun Weerakkody(Left-hand Batsman)(W)
4.   Roshen Silva (Right-hand Batsman) 

1.  Charith Asalanka (All-Rounder)(Left-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off-Spin)(Vice-Captain) 
2.  Shehan Jayasuriya (All-Rounder)(Left-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off-Spin) 
3.  Dasun Shanaka (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)( Right Arm Medium) 
4.  Wanindu Hasaranga (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Leg-Spin)
5.  Dhananjaya De Silva(All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off-Spin)(Captain)

1. Vimukthi Perera (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)
2. Chamika Karunaratne (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
3. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
4. Asitha Fernando (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
5. Kasun Rajitha(Right-Arm Fast-Medium)

1.   Amila Aponso(Left-arm orthodox spin)
2.   Malinda Pushpkumara(Left-arm orthodox spin)

My XI from this squad-
1.   Ron Chandraguptha (Left-hand Batsman)
2.   Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)
3.   Charith Asalanka (All-Rounder)(Left-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off-Spin)(Vice-Captain) 
4.   Dhananjaya De Silva(All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-arm Off-Spin)(Captain)
5.   Roshen Silva (Right-hand Batsman) 
6.   Sandun Weerakkody(Left-hand Batsman)(W)
7.   Dasun Shanaka (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)( Right Arm Medium) 
8.   Vimukthi Perera (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)
9.   Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
10. Asitha Fernando (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)
11.​ Malinda Pushpkumara(Left-arm orthodox spin)



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Our A team should have all the best players in sri lanka who are not currently playing in the national team. This selection is good, but i would have liked to have seen Ashan Priyanjan and Sachith Pathirana since they are also one of our better players who are not in the national team.

Anonymous's picture

this is a great squad only change i would make is dushmantha chameera instead of Asitha Fernando

Anonymous's picture

I was following the Sri Lankan domestic cricket tournaments for last couple of Years and according my understanding there are coupe better players than this in our domestic circuit. For an example we can take Lahiru Milantha and Rumesh Buddhika. I am not sure what the selectors are looking for. We need to provide opportunities the players who has already proven in domestic circuit instead of rely on their abilities. For an instance Charith Aslanka could be our next sangakkara but he hasn't roved that in doemstic arena. you guys can look at the cricinfo stats. This will discourage the best prformers in the domestic arena

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