Happy with the preliminary WC squad?

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Preliminary squad: http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilank...

Good to see Maharoof included but Ramith??? Shame on the selectors!

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players like

players like Dushmantha, Dilhara, Kapugedera, Akila Danajaya sould be in the squad instead Ramith, Dimuth, Dickwella, Gamage.

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Maha has done well in Aus

Maha has done well in Aus conditions in the past. Good choice.

Yeah, Ramith?????

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for a squad picked to play in

for a squad picked to play in NZ & AUS, there are way too many spinners. Then there is Rambukwella who i don't think qualify even as a spinner... :D))))))))))))) #joke

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Ramith Rambukwella's performance of last 10 matches. He hasn't take an any wicket & hasn't scored a 50. How he can in the WC squad. If he is a all rounder ;Kapugedera as a batter has scored so many 100's & 50's & even he has taken wickets. Also Spin bowlers like Chathuranga,Suraj,Akila & Malinga Bandara have bowled better than him. Other thing is WC playing in a fast bowling friendly pitches. Every other squad has at least 9 express fast bowlers. I am not talking about medium pacers like Kulasekera,Ferveez or Thisara. They are allrounders not specialist fast bowlers who can bowl 140+ speed. This wasting opportunity should be given to Express Fast bowler like Dilhara or Dushmantha. Even pakistan has 4 specialist spin bowlers & 3 all rounders who can bowl spin. Total No of spin bowlers in the Pakistan squad is 7. We have 10 spinners in the squad. This is a joke.isn't this? Hey SJ we are playing in Austrilia which have fast bowling tracks. No left arm fast bowler in the squad.(Wele/Anuk/Binura). What is the reason to choose this man in to the squad. He is in the squad without any performance because of his father is a member of parliment in the same political party of Chairmen of selectors. We can't justify this selection. Also Dimuth & Dickwella who hasn't enough international ODI experience can't be ahead of Kapugedera.

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I think the 30 man squad has

I think the 30 man squad has a lot of talent. However the inclusion of Thilina Kandamaby, Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella baffles me a little. Thilina Kandamby is an overrated cricketer with no temperament. He's worn out, he's done. If he is picked to the final 15, it would be the biggest mistake of all year. Upul Tharanga had his chances and still disappoint us fans all the time. Him and Niroshan Dickwella are test players. They are not suitable for ODI format, at least for now. Omitting Dilshan Munaweera and Binura Fernanado was again not the right move. Element of Surprise was Farveez Maharoof. smart, talented, strong but looses his cool way too easy, but definitely an asset to the squad.

Final XV to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 should include

01) Angelo Matthew (Captain)
02) Lahiru Thirimanna (Vice Captain)
03) Tilekaratne Dilshan
04) Mahela Jayawardena
05) Kumar Sangakkara
06) Lasith Malinga
07) Nuwan Kulasekera
08) Thisara Perera
09) Jeevan Mendis
10) Farveez Maharoof
11) Dhammika Prasad
12) Rangana Herath
13) Kusal Perera
14) Lahiru Gamage
15) Sachitra Senanayake

Reserves
16) Ajantha Mendis
17) Shaminda Eranga

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Not really - too many meaningless selections.

Seriously are we suggesting Thilina Kandamby and Upul Tharanga are going to win us a WC? Ramith, WTF? This is in Australia and we already have the spinners sorted. I would have liked to see two wild cards in these places - Kapugedera and Munaweera. Not suggesting either will make the team but both are x-factor players who are worth a look. Both can bat and bowl - bascially they offer a plenty as oppossed Kandamby and Upul who are one diemensional players.

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