Sri Lanka XI for the 5th ODI Against Australia 2016

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Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwella have been called up for the national team ahead of the fifth ODI to be played at Pallekele on Sunday.Skipper Angelo Mathews who suffered a calf injury during fourth ODI had been ruled out of the series while Thisara Perera and Lakshan Sandakan have been dropped.

Team For The 5th ODI should be-
Avishka Fernando
Dhananjaya de Silva
Kusal Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Upul Tharanga
Kusal Perera
Dasun Shanaka 
Sachith Pathirana/Lahiru Kumara
Dilruwan Perera
Amila Aponso
Suranga Lakmal

Comments

Sunny's picture

Didn't know Sandakan had been dropped... That's just terrible, that'll do his confidence no good at all. How do Dilruwan and Prasanna retain their places after their middling performances? Hopefully Sandakan makes a return soon. Thisara probably deserved to be dropped, but Lakmal isn't much better.

Anonymous's picture

First will Jayasuriya apologise for picking Angelo Perera & Thisara P. against all objections due to giving into non cricketing issues.
Lakmal is useless in ODI.

Mendis been the best batsman should get some cover by playing at No 4. We lose him early because he is exposed in fact as an opener as one of the openers will definitely get out in the 1/2 over.

1.Avishka 2. Dhananjaya 3.Tharanga 4.Mendis 5. Chandimal 6.KP 7.Dasun 8.Pathirana 9.Dilruwan 10.Aponsu 11.Kumara/Asitha F'do

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I think it would be better to play with two proper fast bowlers because you need them to bowl in slog overs. Therefore I would rather go for a Lahiru Kumara instead of Dilruwan Perera who had very moderate ODI series. Also, Upul Tharanga would be better at no.3 rather than coming down in the order which also gives some experience to the top order. Finally, it would give more flexibility to the playing XI by bringing Milinda Siriwardana in place of Avishka. Therefore my XI;

Kusal Perera
Dhananjaya de Silva
Upul Tharanga
Kusal Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Milinda Siriwardana
Dasun Shanaka
Sachith Pathirana
Lahiru Kumara
Amila Aponso
Suranga Lakmal

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Milinda Siriwardana is Poor Batsman as he couldn`t handle the pressure in the 1st ODI, in the middle order batsman and also he is a poor bowler who leaks too many runs. A better option Avishka Fernando a youngest and also it was one of the reasons why TM dilshan Retired to give a youngster a chance Picking Milinda Siriwardana is like Angelo Perera and Thisara Perera a chance there all half players not good for International Standard.

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where milinda, where kulasekara

Anonymous's picture

Upul tharanga; again : I can't believe that, he must be having a very good back up from one of the selectors. Both Tharanga and Thisara are bad luck for SL team.

Geethike's picture

Madness, we need Thisara Perera to play at least another 100 matches. I can't wait see that one inning he scores a 50...

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Very difficult to select partner for Dhananjaya. Because, Avishka done better in under 19 as well as Dickwella done better in A team. Therefore, as far as experience concern I'll go with Dickwella. But it's very unfair to Avishka to give one game and judge him his abilities from that. But he has more time. Therefore, I'll go with Dickwella.

Here is My XI,

01. Dickwella
02. Dananjaya
03. Tharanga
04. Mendis
05. Chandimal
06. Kusal Janith
07. Dasun Shanka
08. Dilruwan Perera
09. Amila Aponsu
10. Suranga Lakmal (Better to have another fast bowler. Unfortunatly, no one in the squad)
11. Lahiru Kumara

Black's picture

My XI:

1. Dananjaya de Silva
2. Dhanushka Gunathilaka/Dickwella
3. Kusal Mendis
4. Dinesh Chandimal
5. Upul Tharanga
6. Kusal Perera
7. Dasun Shanaka
8. Sachith Pathirana
9. Dilruwan Perera
10. Lahiru Kumara
11. Amila Aponso

AR's picture

very unfair to young Sandakan... replacement should be done for useless Seekuge

Also Here is My XI, we must give another few more go to our young u19 run machine

01. Dananjaya
02. Avishka F
03. Mendis
04. Tharanga
05. Chandimal
06. Kusal Janith
07. Dasun Shanka
08. Dilruwan Perera
09. Suranga L/Sachith P/Angelo P
10. Amila Aponsu
11. Lahiru Kumara

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