Best possible XI for the first ODI VS ENGLAND ( from the current squad)

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1.U.Tharanga
2.N.Dickwella
3.D.De Silva
4.D.Chandimal
5.K.Perera
6.S.Samarawickrama
7.T.Perera
8.A.Dananjaya
9.L.Sandakan
10.D.Chameera
11.L.Malinga

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Anonymous's picture

they will not play four wicket keepers in a game

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1.Upul Tharanga
2.Dananjaya De Silva
3.Dinesh Chandimal
4.Kusal Janith Perera
5.Sadeera Samarawickrama
6.Dasun Shanaka
7.Thisara Perera
8.Akila Dananjaya
9.Lakshan Sadakan
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Lasith Malinga

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lol anonymous .Havent you been watching sri lanka cricket ??? We've always been loaded with wicketkeepers .Weve always had 3 or 4 in every side in the last few years

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Ninth . That side looks very good too.Therell always be a gamble whether to play the extra allrounder(dasun) or a specialist batsman

(Last edited by Short Leg on October 6, 2018 - 15:58)
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My Playing XI from the selected squad

1. U Tharanga
2. D de Silva
3. D Chandimal(c)
4. MDKJ Perera
5. S Samarawickrama
6. D Shanaka
7. T Perera
8. A Dananjaya
9. L Sandakan
9. D Chameera
11. L Malinga

Without politics, perfect XI for the world cup

1. D Gunathilake
2. D de Silva/ MDKJ Perera
3. D Chandimal(c/wk)
4. K Mendis/ S Samarawickrama/ MDKJ Perera
5. A Mathews
6. D Shanaka/ U Tharanga
7. T Perera
8. A Dananjaya
9. N Pradeep/ S Lakmal
10. D Chameera
11. L Malinga

12. U Tharanga
13. MDKJ Perera
14. S Lakmal
15. S Samarawickrama
16. D Karunaratne

(Last edited by Rajeevah on October 6, 2018 - 18:31)
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Sadeera need more international exposure and this is not the right time for that. Kamindu Mendis is a good gamble considering his both hands bowling ability and decent batting skills.

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If Tharanga and Chandimal are playing in the same limited overs team we will keep losing unless one if not both change their game plan. Just look at the top 4 in other countries ask yourself if this is a plan to chase 300+ scores. What's more this plan has been tried, for the last 2 years, and where has that got us. Let atleast makes plans, is successfull, will result in chasing and setting totals near the 300 mark.

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@ Stormy -

Don't make foolish comments on stupid assumptions man.

How can you compare our best ODI batter since 2016, Upul Tharanga Who had scored the Most runs (10 innings lesser than Mendis) and Highest Average @ 3rd highest Strike Rate among all (who had scored a minimum 250 runs)

Tharanga had maintained the BEST overall record among all No 1-4 SL batters 1309 runs @ 42.22 Average & 88 SR maintained over 36 Odi ings.!!!!

How can you compare this with anyone in the side let alone the useless slow-going bottleneck like Chandimal (71 SR)??

The performance rankings of SL batters @ No1-4 Since 2016:

WU Tharanga - 36 - 1309 - 42.22 Av- 88 SR -2x100/ 7x50
LD Chandimal- 25 - 906 - 39.39 Av- 71 SR - 2x100/ 7x50
DM de Silva - 8 - 272 - 38.85 Av- 84 SR - 3x50
N Dickwella - 34 - 1172 - 34.47 Av- 90 SR - 2x100 / 6x50
Thirimanne -10 - 334 - 33.40 Av -65 SR - 4x50
Gunathilaka- 28 - 855 - 31.66 Av -84 SR - 1x100 /6 x 50
MDKJ Perera - 23 - 675 - 30.68 Av -94 SR - 1x100 /3 x 50
BKG Mendis - 46 - 1315 - 29.88 Av -85.27 - 1x100 /11 x 50

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...

Pl DON'T MAKE Lopsided remarks like this.. just because you have no vision. This guy UT's Odi record since 2016 is par with world class standard top order batters in odis. Don't blame him for the sins of others who couldn't even survive long enough to avoid him getting stranded at the end in at least 5 innings (one is a SL record for carrying the bat throughout the inning as Opener)or make use of those upfront blistering contributions to top 300 as seen in SA.

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Stormy - To win matches or top 300 runs, What they should have done much earlier was SHEDDING the dead weights (Selectors'/Coach's bunnies) like Kusal Mendis, Thirimanne & even Chandimal (in SA 3 ings - 62 runs @ 20 Av - 53 SR.!!! / Vs Pk 5 ings - 41 runs @ 8 Av - 47 SR.!!! -/ ICC-CT - 2 ing - 12 runs @ 6 Av - 52 SR.!!!)

(Last edited by Fight4Right on October 7, 2018 - 13:16)
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Stormy-you made the MDKJULIUS guy upset and now we all have to face the consequences...

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