[Discussion Thread] ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Discuss the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 tournament here.

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Sri Lanka's 30-man squad

BATSMEN

Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Ashan Priyanjan, Kithuruwan Vithanage

WICKETKEEPERS

Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera

SPINNERS

Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeevan Mendis, Tharindu Kaushal, Lakshan Sandakan

FAST BOWLERS
Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Shaminda Eranga, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Gamage

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My15

01. Mahela
02. Dilshan
03. Sangakkara
04. Chandimal
05. Mathews
06. Thirimanne
07. Janith
08. Thisara
09. Kulasekara
10. Farveez
11. Malinga
12. Sachithra
13. Herath
14. Lakmal
15. Eranga

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My squad

My 15

1. Kusal
2. Dilshan
3. Sangakkara
4. Mahela
5. Anjelo
6. Thirimanne
7. Chandimal
8. Thisara
9. Maharoof
10. Sachitra
11. Herath
12. Malinga
13. Suranga
14. Kulasekara
15. Prasad

I think this is the best squad and completely agree with Covedrive squad because only difference I would have slightly prefer Prasad in place of Eranga but not much. Just a minor difference.

But what I can see is selectors will announce their squad in 4 hours time would be like this.

1. Dimuth
2. Dilshan
3. Sangakkara
4. Mahela
5. Anjelo
6. Thirimanne
7. Chandimal
8. Thisara
9. Jeewan
10. Sachitra
11. Herath
12. Malinga
13. Lakmal
14. Prasad
15. Kulasekara

The same squad that is playing in New Zealand ODI's and Eranga could not find a place in the team due to WC squad have to be 15 member squad as opposed to 16 member squad in NZ.

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My 15 for the 2015WC

My 15 for the 2015WC

1.Angelo Mathews
2.T.M Dilshan
3.Dimuth Karunaratne
4.Kumar Sangakara
5.Mahela Jayawardena
6.Lahiru Thirimanne
7.Dinesh Chandimal
8.Thisara Perera
9.Jeevan Mendis
10.Sachitra Senanayake
11.Rangana Herath
12.Lasith Malinga
13.Suranga Lakmal
14.Nuwan Kulasekara
15.Dhammika Prasad

I would love to see exciting players like Kusal,Farveez,Eranga and Kapugedara being part of the squad but the selectors choice for the NewZeland tour would obviously be the world cup squad . Erangas recent performances may find him loosing his world cup spot

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It seems everyone got pretty

It seems everyone got pretty similar squads, and I agree with all. But how about Tharanga in somewhere just in case if Karunaratne fails and Jayawardena decide to open the batting. Tharanag's ecperince might come handy in middle order with him having done that roll in Australia already.

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Best 15

I wholeheartedly endorse Surod's team. Inclusion of Maharoof is a shot because he bowls well in Australian conditions.

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As expected same squad for NZ tour

As expected same squad for NZ tour except Eranga that I have mention

Dilshan Sanga, Mahela Lahiru, Chandi, Karunaratne, Jeevan,Thisara, Lakmal, Malinga, Dhammika, Kula Herath Sachithra

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Wickets

Encouraged by the MCG and SCG wickets this summer. Not sure how the drop in's work but the wickets for the test looked dry with plenty of runs. NZ too has been a case of swing thus far as opposed to seam which is encouraging this early in the summer.

Ok we have the squad and the issue would be does Dimuth open and I guess the NZ will decide that. A few other points would be the 6 or 7 batter option and what is the role with Jeewan.

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World Cup hopes are dashed

World Cup hopes are dashed with a stupid squad. And look at the way we are playing in New Zealand???? We will lose to UAE in the pool stages. Mark my words.

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