[Discussion Thread] 2nd Test, Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2013

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Galle pitch robbed a Sri Lankan victory, hope the 2nd test will be given a result pitch at RPS, Have your say on the second test and pick your final XI.

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My XI

01. Tillakaratne Dilshan
02. Dimuth Karunaratne
03. Kumar Sangakkara
04. Lahiru Thirimanne
05. Angelo Mathews
06. Dinesh Chandimal
07. Kithuruwan Vithanage
08. Shaminda Eranga
09. Rangana Herath
10. Tharindu Kaushal
11. Chanaka Welegedera

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Should replace

Should replace Kulasekara with Welegedara, the rest should stay the same.

Dropping Ajantha would be unfair because almost all bowlers struggled on that pitch, and the selectors would have had some reason for bringing him back into the team in the first place, dropping him after one poor performance would be a bad decision, need to stick with him for at least 2-3 matches.

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@Sulaimaan, true all bowlers

@Sulaimaan, true all bowlers struggled, but Mendis was going 5 runs per over while others were all going below 3 runs per over!

RPS! Last memorable match there: 952-7 :D)

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Kaushal IN ~ Mendis OUT

I would like to see Tharindu Kaushal to replace Ajantha Mendis, I strongly believe Mendis could have done better. He gifted too many short deliveries, line was inconsistent.

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Kithuruwan did alright in the

Kithuruwan did alright in the second innings but should he be replaced for a third front-line seamer? Angelo Mathews isn't a Test bowler anymore and should concentrate on batting/captaincy.

My team would be:

Dimuth
Dilshan
Sanga
Thirimanne
Chandimal
Mathews
Eranga
Herath
Kaushal
Lakmal
Welegedera

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On Dimuth

Dimuth should feel that he missed out in Galle and plan for a long careful innings here. i want him to have confidence knowing that he will get a decent run in the team but he also needs to realise that he needs to start performing soon. my reckoning is by about the 10th match.

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Ranking

Chanderpaul 26, Cook 17 and Clarke 0, Opportunity for Sanga to climb the test batsman ranking.

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2nd Test (Ban v SL) Pre Match Press Conference

Audio: 2nd Test (Ban v SL) Pre Match Press Conference - http://www.srilankacricket.lk/bangladesh...

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Ajantha Mendis excluded ?

According to the cricinfo Ajantha Mendis is now playing for army club in the domestic competition. It's a 3 day match which was started today. Does it mean Ajantha Mendis is omitted to the second test?

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Lakmala & Welagedara ?

And also both Suranga Lakmal & Chanaka welagedara are not playing today for their clubs

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