My xi for the world cup 2019

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D Gunatilake
K Mendis
D de Silva
D Chandimal(wk)
K Perera
A Mathews(C)
A Gunarathna
T Perera
A Dhananjaya
S lakmal/K Rajitha
L Kumara

Lakmal & Rajith are same kind of bowlers,we can rotate them,,, we can rotate mendis & dds if required,
Gunatilaka,Gunarathna & Dds can easily share 15-20 overs if required,,,
Gunarathna is a very important player for the team,,, he brings more balance to the team

Extra players
L Sandakan
N Dickwella
D Shanaka
S Madhushanka
L Thirimanna
S Jayasuriya

Please comment suggestions


Anonymoussnr's picture

This is actually a pretty decent team you've chosen! In English conditions obviously the seamers are the key! If Asela could bowl medium pace seamers,(along with his cutters and offies) then he'd be much more valuable in the team!

Or we could play Dasun Shanaka instead of Asela.

The whole point of these ODI series before the World Cup is to ease players like Asela and Dasun Shanaka into form and to increase their confidence. However SLC are more into giving half-baked all-rounders and spinners a go (eg: Shehan and Prabath).

Anonymous's picture

Thota mongalda?

Anonymous's picture

We should include a left armer, most probably Vishwa and a left arm spinner- Amila to add variety

Big Sam's picture
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Pretty good selection, much better than the selections of Labroy.

Anonymous's picture

Not bad but the bowling lacks penetration..... maybe someone like binura fernando who s good with the bat as well or chamika karunaratne....

Anonymous's picture

This is the perfect squad for World cup. we should give this players continues run to play with eachother.

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Anonymous's picture

Upul tharanga Should be selected he is our most experienced batsman. Agree that he's not in the best form but 15 Odi centuries to his name! cannot really forget bout that with the records of our current batsmen.

Suren1998's picture
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Your overall squad has the right players but im not sure if i agree with you starting XI at the moment. Chandimal has yet to show whwther he has improved in ODI's. I also want to see Mathews bat higher up because in so many occasions there is a batting collapse and because Mathews comes in so late, he hasnt got much to work with especially when the other batsman is the last batsman or a bowler. I want Mathews to play at 4 or 5 at most.

Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Kusal Mendis
Dhananjaya de Silva
Kusal Perera
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Thisara Perera
Dasun Shanaka
Akila Dananjaya
Suranga Lakmal
Lahiru Kumara

Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Lakshan Sandakan
Kasun Rajitha
Shehan Jayasuriya
Jeffrey Vandersay

(Last edited by Suren1998 on August 9, 2018 - 13:31)
Anonymous's picture

Your squad is great ... but we need Lahiru Madhushanka as he can pick wickets in the middle overs plus he is a very handy batsman and big hitter ..I would prefer him over Shehan Jayasuriya and his darters/bowling will not be successful in England at WC2019

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