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T20 series win

Completely agree with you Stormy. Kula and Prasanna were surprise performers for the series, the stint in UK with the Northants seems to have been good for him. Dickwella was the star of the series, his strike rate providing much needed momentum for the team. Between Sandakan, Vandersay, and Aponso the spin stocks for the future look good.

The bigger worry, in the limited overs formats, is definitely our batting, specifically our lack of boundary hitters. A recent article on Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/conten...) show that our middle order definitely doesn't have the ability to score quick at the death, and that is an aspect that better limited overs sides such as England and Aus use to achieve success. Right now the only attacking batsmen we have in the middle order are Mathews and Prasanna. We need need to get attacking batsmen such as Dasun Shanaka, Jeevan Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella and if they regain form, Kusal and Thisara Perera.

Chandimal has no place in the T20 side as he has repeatedly failed in the format, and even his domestic T20 record isn't good, meaning he doesn't warrant a place in the side. Asela Gunaratne, who seems a good player in the longer format, too shouldn't be in the middle order as his domestic T20 record shows that he clearly isn't an attacking batsman.

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