Sri Lanka XI if they do try to experiement against Zimbabwe

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1.Danushka Gunathilaka(Batsman)
2.Niroshan Dickwella(W)(Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Sadeera Samarawickrama (W)(Batsman)
5.Asela Gunaratne (Captain)(All-Rounder)(Right-arm medium)
6.Charith Asalanka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Off Spin)
7. Dasun Shanaka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm Fast-medium)
8..Wanidu Hasaranga (All-Rounder)(Right-arm leg-spin) (Talented Youngster that can be brought into the squad who can get alot of rives on the ball and make it turn and a good lower order batsman better than Seekkuge Prasanna who can`t spin the bowl)
9..Amila Aponso(Slow left-arm orthodox)
10. Asitha Fernando(Right-arm fast-medium)/Vishwa Fernando(Left-arm medium-fast)(130+)
11.Dushmantha Chameera(Right-arm Fast),Lahiru Kumara(Right-arm Fast)

Angelo Mathews can be rested for the last two matches since he is coming off an injury and can prevent him from further injuries.

Charith Asalanka perform well in the Under 23 Asia cup and is performing well in Bangladesh domestic tournament 
Due to the Dometic tournement not beening up to standards the talented youngster need to be exposed to the international experience and since Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala speaking to the Daily Mirror said that the team will be led by Angelo Mathews for at least the first three games. “We hope to field the best possible team in the first three ODIs, led by Angelo Mathews, and if we win that we hope to try some future players for the remaining two ODIs,” Sumathipala said. 
They might experiment with a bunch of youngster like this.


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Too many spinners. I would like to experiment another young fast bowler preferably a left armer.

I suggest not to remove Asela. Asela is also at the initial stage of his career. I will let him to continue play.

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what is the reason to remove Kusal Perera. is he injured? he is doing well at the moment at no.6 spot as a floating batter. But selecting Dasun Shanaka is not a bad idea as his ability to hitting sixers & can share 10 overs with Asela Gunarathna. 10 overs from Asela Gunarathna too much for him. hence another batting allrounder for Top 7 is not a bad idea. Dhananjaya, Siriwardene & Dasun are the best options.

But Dasun is the best power hitter among them. hence he will be a good selection. Dhanushka should be a option when one from Top 4 failed. I don't think he fits for no.5, 6, 7 spots.

batting ability of the no.8, 9 players is a bonus for the team. we can try leg spin bowling allrounder & left arm spin/right arm off spin bowling allrounder for that spots. I also believe Wanindu Hasaranga is the best option as a legspin bowling allrounder. he is a reliable batsmen than Seekuge & wicket taker. If we need a off spin bowling allrounder for no.8 Dhananjaya is the best option & I believe Chathuranga de silva as the best left arm spin bowling allrounder.

these 2 boys are better bowlers than part timers.they have the wicket taking ability although SL cricket didn't use them wisely.If we need a Fast bowling allrounder for no.8 spot Lahiru Madushnka is a better option.rather than a front line offspinner or left arm chinnaman bowler; left arm spinner or leg spinner should be exposed for the Top level.Because most teams have right handed batters than the left handed batters.we know normally left arm spinners(orthodox) or leg spinners are the best options against right handed batters. hence I belive Amila Aponsu & Jaffery Vandersay should be exposed more than the Sandakan or any other off spin bowling options.This not means Sandakan or offspinner don't need.

If Sandakan is the best option as a front line spinner ahead of the Aponsu or Vandersay he should play. we can balance the team after considering the performance of the front line spinners (Aponsu, Vandersay, Sandakan) & spin bowling allrounders (Dhananjaya, Chathuranga, Wanindu). If we need spin bowling allrounder for no.8 spot Dhananjaya, Chathuranga, Wanindu better options than Shehan, Pathirana, Seekuge. If we need front line offspinner there are so many options. Dilruwan, Randiv, Ajantha, Senanayake, Akila & PHT Koushal.

If PHT'S Doosra is OK he is the best option. other wise we need to go with experience of Dilruwan. After Malinga, Lakmal & Pradeep; Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha F'do & Pathum Ransik are the options our biggest void to fill is; Left arm seamers. At the moment Binura F'do & Vishwa F'do are the options but lack of pace is a worry they need to work hard to improve their pace.

Pace + swing is threatening than only pace without swing. If Buwaneshwar Kumar can increase his pace up to 140's from 120's why Binura & Vishwa can't do that. Also I saw a left arm seamer called Kalana Perera but he still 17. too young & need some experience before represent the country.

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