[Discussion Thread] 1st Test, Sri Lanka in Australia, 2012/13

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unfortunately*

unfortunately*

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Chandimal

what if SL drop Prasanna Jayawardana and play Dilshan at 7 as a keeper batsman, Chandimal and Dimuth will open? coz Para and Prasanna are the weak links in the current team

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it will all depend on that

it will all depend on that practice game , hope they will allow all the players to be a part in that practice match , dunno if they have any rules not to do so

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dilshan down the order

I doubt they will make such drastic changes but good suggestion :)

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@ Aliyf - thnx, like SA did

@ Aliyf - thnx, like SA did with AB.. SL shd try this option.

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Plan B

Plan B team -

01. Chandimal
02. Dimuth
03. Sangakkara
04. Mahela
05. Thilan
06. Mathews
07. Dilshan
08. Kulasekara
09. Eranga
10. Herath
11. Welegedara

Either Dilshan or Chandimal can keep wickets.

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I can't see them opening with

I can't see them opening with two inexperienced openers against Australia and playing a Test with a keeper who doesn't keep all that often. I know Dilshan can keep but in a Test match it maybe asking too much of him, no?

We are not so bold and I'm sure they won't make changes for the first Test. They'll probably play it safe and open with Para/Dilshan.

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Chandimal/Dilshan can keep,

Chandimal/Dilshan can keep, besides Chandimal's batting record in Bouncy pitches are good as our senior batsmen and way better than Para's, he played well in his debut test in Durban and also did well in the only test he opened v Pak on a green pitch against a quality attack.

If SL win in Hobart or manage a draw, then we can put pressure on Oz in MCG and SCG,we have done well in these two grounds against Oz in the past.

we should not play safe cricket against Oz's, attacking the Aussies is the better defense, like the South Africans did. Clarke's captancy will be tested without Ponting in the park and Aussies are in the process of building a team, this is the best chance we'l get to win our first test/series in Australia.

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agree with Hilal

agree with Hilal

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