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Making Stability

Well... we lost badly to West Indies which clearly indicates lack of applications (But ton the competency) among the line up. But I would like to suggest that we should not change the top 4 in our batting order for any reason during this series. Yes one or two of them are not delivering up to the expectations at the moment(Specially Kusal Mendis), but, letting them settle down will be more wiser approach rather than chopping and messing up. Then we can decide who is/are more reliable in the top order to play when Chandi and Anji arrive. But what I can't understand is this too many all-rounders approach in the lower order. Selectors may be thinking of extra batting cushion down the order. But, this approach didn't seem to have been paid off during last ODI outings including the ODI series Vs Aus. We need genuine bowling options than the half bowling options and I believe 6 genuine batters 1 or maximum all-rounders with bowlers can make a balanced team. Selectors should give a clear message to the top order to come and take the batting responsibility.

In up coming match/matches during the series, I would like to suggest Dasun Shanaka over Asela Gunaratne and Lakshan Sandakan over Pathirana or Shehan. If Lakmal can be rested for a game while giving a chance to Lahiru Kumara, that will be important, but with the current situation, selectors may not do that.

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