[Discussion Thread] West Indies in Sri Lanka, 2015

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Schedule

October 8-10 -Three-day tour match at SSC in Colombo

October 14-19 - 1st Test at Galle

October 22-26 - 2nd Test at P. Sara Oval in Colombo

October 29 - One-Day practice match at Colts CC in Colombo

November 1 - 1st ODI (D/N) at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

November 4 - 2nd ODI (D/N) at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

November 7 - 3rd ODI (D/N) in Pallekele

November 9 - 1st T20 in Pallekele

November 12 - 2nd T20 at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

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My test Xi for first

My test Xi for first test,

1.Shehan Jayasuriya
2.Kaushal Silva
3.Dhananjaya De silva
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Angelo Mathews (c)
6.Kusal Janith (Wk)
7.Milinda Siriwardana
8.Rangana Herath
9.Tharindu Kaushal
10.Nuwan Pradeep
11.Dhammika Prasad

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My 11 for ODIs and T20s

ODIs

1. Kusal perera
2. Dhananjaya silva
3. Lahiru Thirimanne
4. Dinesh Chandimal
5. Anjelo Matthews
6. Milinda Siriwardena
7. Kithruwan Withanage/ Chamara Kapugedara
8. Senanayake
9. Dammika Prasad
10.Lasith Malinga/Kasun Rajitha
11.Lahiru Gamage

T20s
1. Kusal Perera
2. Kithruwan Withanage/ Shehan Jayasuriya
3. Dinesh Chandimal
4. Angelo Mathews
5. Milinda Siriwardena
6. Chamara Kapugedara
7. Thisara Perera/ Dasun Shanaka
8. Senanayake/ Vandersay
9. Alankara Asanka
10. Lasith Malinga
11. Binura Fernando

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PLAY GOOD CRICKET

If we want to play good cricket, selectors have to put their foot ahead and reject the guys like THIRIMANNE, DIMUTH, KAUSHAL, THARANGA, LAKMAL. we want balanced teams in every departments.
ODI SQUAD

1.Dhananjaya de silva
2.Dilshan
3.Chandimal
4.Kithruwan
5.Mathews
6.Milinda
7.Kapugedara
8.Chaturanga de silva
9.Sachitra
10.Prasad
11.Eranga
BENCH ( Dickwella,Shehan,Binura,Chameera)

TEST SQUAD
1.Dhanajaya
2.Kithruwan
3.Chandimal
4.Milinda
5.Roshen silva
6.Mathews
7.Kusal
8.Prasad
9.Hearth
10.Eranga
11.Vishwa
BENCH ( dickwella,pht kaushal,kusal mendis,Chameera )

dilsclass (not verified)
PLAY GOOD CRICKET

If we want to play good cricket,selectors have to put their foot ahead and reject the guys like THIRIMANNE, DIMUTH, KAUSHAL, THARANGA, LAKMAL. we want balanced teams in every departments.

ODI SQUAD
1.Dhananjaya de silva
2.Dilshan
3.Chandimal
4.Kithruwan
5.Mathews
6.Milinda
7.Kapugedara
8.Chaturanga de silva
9.Sachitra
10.Prasad
11.Eranga
BENCH (Dickwella, Shehan, Binura, Chameera)

TEST SQUAD
1.Dhanajaya
2.Kithruwan
3.Chandimal
4.Milinda
5.Roshen silva
6.Mathews
7.Kusal
8.Prasad
9.Hearth
10.Eranga
11.Vishwa

BENCH (dickwella, pht kaushal, kusal mendis, Chameera)

rajeev goswami (not verified)
my test squad1 udara

my test squad
1 udara jaysundra
2 dimuth karunaratne
3 kaushal silva
4 roshane silva
5 angelo methews
6 dinesh chandimal
7 kusal perera
8 thirandu kaushal
9 dhamika prashad
10 milanda pushapkumara
11 nuwan pradeep

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Litmus test

Its life after Sanga folks and this will be a true test. Windies not the strongest side in the world but neither are we so good match up I reckon but we are expected to and must win. We also need to keep away from the bottom of the pile of test rankings and for that, we must tests at home.

Can we also please get over this absurd attitude of "need experienced players" above all else. Well we did that and lost the last two series mainly because the batters failed. So lets once and for all pull the pin and get on with blooding youngsters. Even if they fail, there is a chance they will pay off in time to come. Best example is we played Tharanga and Mubarak for 5 tests and neither did anything, give Kusal one game and he gets 2 fifties on a tough wicket. Kusal could already have played 6 tests and made an impact on the both series - its not like he could have done worse than the two who kept him out!

Bowling selections - If we get a green top lets play the fastest bowler (Chameera) ahead of two spinner - serioulsy do we really have to have these discussions. We had another paceman...on the bench too!!

Lets get Kaushal tested so we can find away forward but obviously we need to make plans for Herath - the guy is 37 and surely will call it a day soon. I expect to beat the Windies but they will also be comming to make a statement and a rare win away from home.

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To find best T20 players in

To find best T20 players in the country we need to give more chances in 2 T20 matches. We need to devide below players into two groups for those T20 matches.

1.T.M.Dilshan
2.Kusal Janith Perera
3.Lahiru Thirimanne
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Milinda Siriwardene
7.Chamara Kapugedera
8.Kithruwan Vithanage
9.Shehan Jayasuriya
10.Dhanajaya de Silva
11.Dhanushka Gunathilaka
12.Dasun Shanaka
13.Dilshan Munaweera
14.Chathuranga de Silva

Batting order for 1st match;

1.T.M.Dilshan
2.Kusal Janith Perera
3.Dhanajaya de Silva
4.Shehan Jayasuriya
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Milinda Siriwardene
7.Chamara Kapugedera

Batting order for 2nd match

1.Dhanushka Gunathilaka
2.Dilshan Munaweera
3.Kithruwan Vithanage
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Lahiru Thirimanne
6.Dasun Shanaka
7.Chathuranga de Silva

Best performers among them we can bring back to the last 5 T20 international just before the WT20.

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Stromy u have big problem

Stromy u have big problem tharanga only played 2 matches only failed lastmatch what rubbish are you talking ..if you talked like that kusal should be out of the team... but selected kept some faith and nw he is getting better.... don't try to be selector just post ur comment..mr tharanga hater...

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SL best ODI and T20 playing XI and order

Kusal Janith Perera
Kithuruwan Vithanage
Lahiru Thirimanne
Dinesh Chandimal
Anjelo Mathews
Chamara Kapugedara
Milinda Siriwardena
Thisara Perera
Dhammika Prasad
Tharindu Kaushal/Lakshan Rangika/Jeffrey Vandersay
Suranga Lakmal

If SL choose this squad I'm definitely sure SL will be having great time. Unlike other cricket fans stories and ideas here CRICKET STATSGURU ideas always been different and truthful and not wrong.

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Are we done with Thiri the vice captain in tests?

I guess this is a no brainer for most but I dont believe its that simple. Firstly, its not like we have a long list of technically sound players in the wings (yes there are option but no one is really jumping out - last 3 options tried were Tharnga, Mubarak and Kithruwan - neither really put the hand up althought Kusal did in the one test). I am sure alot of you will have other options but I am simply going by selections already made. Secondly we have invested alot in Thiri and he is the vice captain. Thridly, he has shown in one day cricket that he is able to succeed at the highest level. However, his test record is looking marginally better than Mubarak's which is a major problem.

Can we keep playing him and hope? I think not and the time has come to get Thiri back to the A team and he must make runs and prove his worth before getting a look in to the test team.

Who then is the new VC? Dont shoot but Chandi anyone? It seems the VC is a cursed position!

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