Sri Lanka vs West Indies 3rd Test - Early prediction of XI

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Likely XI-
1.  Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman) / Mahela Udawatte (Left-Hand Batsman)
2.  Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)
3.  Dhananjaya De Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)(Off-Spinner)
4.  Dinesh Chandimal (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
5.  Roshen Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)
6.  Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-Keeper)
7.  Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8.  Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-spinner)
9.   Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
10. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)(can bowl 145+ kph)(Average speed136-140 kph)
11. Asitha Fernando (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)(can bowl 140+ kph)(Average speed136-140 kph)(Debut)

2 Changes to the XI-
In-
Dasun Shanaka

1 Debutants-

 Asitha Fernando

Out-
Suranga Lakmal , Kusal Perera / Mahela Udawatte 

Akila Dananjaya seems to be more economical and attacking than the two other experienced spinners therefore I would prefer him in the day/night test.
Also, Mahela Udawatte or Kusal Perea should be replaced by Dasun Shanaka as he can bowl economically and take wickets plus can bat for long periods or even a quick fire 50. Suranga Lakmal bowling in this tour has not been impressive and seen he has already played 2 test he will be out for the last. While Kasun Rajitha has been really impressive on his Test Debut considering his performance on day 2 of the 2nd test.

Bench-

12. Dilruwan Perera
13. Mahela Udawatte / Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
14.  Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(130-135 kph)(Rested)
15. Danushka Gunathilaka (Left-Hand Batsman)
16. Rangana Herath (Left-Hand Batsman)(Left-Arm Orthodox)(Rested)
17. Jeffrey Vandersay (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Leg-spinner)

Angelo Mathews (Withdraw from the tour due to Family reason) and Lahiru Gamage (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(injured)

The Sri Lanka selector already stated before the tour that Herath and Lakmal will only play two out of 3 test in the series. So there is no point in arguing about it either they will miss the 2nd test or the 3rd Test.

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delan82's picture
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18 October 2009
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10 hours 9 min

This test is not even complete or half way and you are onto the next Test lineup like it's a competition for points to see who guessing the line up???

Btw what happened to your theory last test of Harath being rested and coming back for 3rd Test. I know he was dropped but now you have him getting an extended resting.

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