Sri lanka vs India -ICC Champion Trophy - Sri Lankan XI

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1.Kusal Janith Perera(Batsman)
2. Niroshan Dickwella(Batsman)(W)
3. Kusal Mendis(Batsman)
4.Dinesh Chandimal(Batsman)
5. Angelo Mathews (All-Rounder)(Captain)
6.Asela Gunarathne(All-Rounder)(Right Arm Off-Spinner)
7. Chamara Kapugedara(Batsman)/Thisara Perera(All-Rounder)/Seekuge Prassana(All-Rounder)(Leg Spinner)
8.Lakshan Sandakan(Left-Arm Chinaman)
9. Nuwan Pradeep(Fast Bowler)(140Km/h+)
10.Suranga Lakmal(Right Arm Fast-Medium)
11.Lasith Malinga(Fast-Medium Bowler)

Very Poor performance with the bat and Very Good Bowling but unlucky in some moments and Very good Fielding Againist South Africa
Tharanga suspended for two ODIs for serious over-rate offence at The Oval.

Kusal Mendis and  Dinesh Chandimal Wickets sparked the collapse after a very good start

Chamara Kapugedara and  Asela Gunarathne couldn`t get any partnership going there failed.

Seekuage Prasanna  and Asela Gunarathne were Expensive bowling but the others bowled Very well and Fielding was very good.



R Peterson's picture
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Agree with somewhat. But I won't put Chandimal at No. 04 in the batting order. Because, most of the times he gets stuck in the middle and eventually panics and get out. This is what happened yesterday also. This put whole batting line up under pressure. I think Chandimal is more suitable to come at Do or Die situations and he finds it more easy to bat at such situations. (One example - the Match against Australia in 2015 world cup). So, I put Chandimal to No. 6.

I would go with Asela at No. 4 who is more calm in the middle and confident about his own game plans. I identify him as a player who can calmly & slowly take the game away from the opposition when batting. When he got settled, he becomes a match winner. Currently he is batting very much lower in the order.

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I think Chandi should be dropped for the India match, and we'll see how it works out

Kusal Perera
Niroshan Dickwella
Kusal Mendis
Chamara Kapugedara
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Seekuge Prassana
Suranga Lakmal
Lakshan Sandakan
Lasith Malinga
Nuwan Pradeep

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Team I propose for the next match vs India

1) Kusal Perera
2) Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
3) Kusal Mendis
4) Asela Gunaratne
5) Angelo Mathews (c)
6) Dinesh Chandimal
7) Seekkuge / Thisara (Depending on the pitch)
8) Nuwan Kulasekara
9) Lakshan Sandakan
10)Suranga Lakmal
11)Nuwan Pradeep

I don't think Malinga can survive against Indian batting line-up. Indians usually play Malinga well. Further, two Mumbai Indian team mates play for India this time (Rohit & Pandya). Further, Malinga is a very poor fielder.
So, Kulasekara was included and it gives us an extra-batting option as well.

(Last edited by R Peterson on June 4, 2017 - 11:24)
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1.Kusal Janith Perera (Batsman)
2. Niroshan Dickwella (Batsman)(W)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Dinesh Chandimal (Batsman)
5. Angelo Mathews (All-Rounder)(Captain)
6.Asela Gunarathne (All-Rounder)(Right Arm Off-Spinner)
7. Thisara Perera (All-Rounder)
8.Lakshan Sandakan (Left-Arm Chinaman)
9. Nuwan Pradeep (Fast Bowler)(140Km/h+)
10.Suranga Lakmal (Right Arm Fast-Medium)
11.Lasith Malinga (Fast-Medium Bowler)

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I think chandimal or mendis should be replaced by dhanshuka gunethilaka. I believe batting consistency vice that was not good suggestion but since above two batsman failed to score, nothing to lose. Thus, we know that dhanushka fielding is superb and he bowled really well in last england tour.So currently he is participated with SL team in the tour, It would be the best replacement since we can select a person due to tharanga's absence.

(Last edited by Chand007 on June 6, 2017 - 14:39)
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This must be the best squad for india.

1. Kusal Perera
2. Niroshan Dickwella
3. Asela Gunaratne
4. Chamara Kapugedara
5. Angelo Mathews
6. Thisara Perera
7. Seekuge Prassana
8. Nuwan Kulasekara
9. Lakshan Sandakan
10. Lasith Malinga
11. Nuwan Pradeep

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@Hamada Yes I agree that is the best team to have. Unfortunately SLC is too afraid to drop Chandi. I think Gunaratne and Kapugedera are not batsman who should be playing at 6 and 7. Both batsmen are capable of producing a long innings.

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