Solid team for ODIs against Pakistan

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Best Likely XI Sri Lanka Selectors can choose against Pakistan -
1.  Niroshan Dickwella (Left-hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
2.  Danushka Gunathilaka(All-Rounder) (Left-hand Batsman)
3.  Kusal Mendis (Right-hand Batsman)
4.  Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-hand Batsman)
5.  Upul Tharanga(Left-hand Batsman)(Captain)
6.  Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
7.  Asela Gunaratne(All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-arm off-break)
8.  Akila Dananjaya (Right-arm off-break)
9.  Suranga Lakmal (Should be a Limited-Over Specialist Bowler)(Right-Arm Fast-medium)
10.Vishwa Fernando(Left-Arm Fast-Medium)
11. Lasith Malinga(Right-Arm Medium)


Suren1998's picture
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I feel that if Tharanga wants to play at his best he deserves to play in his natural position which is an opener. I think Dickwella and Tharanga should open. I dont think Lahiru Thirimanne should be in the team. He did have a composed innings against India but I'm not too happy with his strike rate. Also, he was only picked because of so many injuries, so it only makes sense that our players who are recovered should get their spot back. It would be dissapointing for the batsman to know that his place has been gone just because of being injured and not because of his performance.

Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Kusal Mendis
Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Milinda Siriwardana
Wanindu Hasaranga/Malinda Pushpakumara
Akila Dhananjaya
Lasith Malinga
Nuwan Pradeep

We dont need 4 seamers, i think k 3 is enough including Mathews. Another spinner should be added, either Pushpakumara or Hasaranga. I also think Pradeep is a better limited overs bowler than Lakmal. Lakmal is able to maintain a better economy but Pradeep is better at taking wickets.

Thilina Weerasinghe's picture

Milinda was the best batsmen against india. You want to omit him?. Also feel Tharanga is more suited at the top. If fit, nuwan pradeep is the first choise fast bowler.

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