[Discussion Thread] Sri Lanka v Pakistan in UAE 2013/14

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What would your ideal / realistic squad be for the Pakistan test series in UAE, Jan 2014.

Mine would be;

  1. Dimuth Karunaratne
  2. Kaushal Silva
  3. Kumar Sangakkara
  4. Lahiru Thirimanne
  5. Mahela Jayawardene
  6. Dinesh Chandimal
  7. Angelo Mathews
  8. Sachitra Senenayake
  9. Chanaka Welegedara
  10. Rangana Herath
  11. Shaminda Eranga
     
  12. Kusal Janith Perera
  13. Kithruwan Vithnage
  14. Nuwan Kulasekara
  15. Tharindu Kaushal
  16. Prassana Jayawardene
  17. Dhamikka Prasad

    Backup bowlers if others are injured:

  18. Nuwan Pradeep
  19. Dilhara Fernando
  20. Seekuge Prassana
  21. Suranga Lakmal

5 keeepers though!

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My squad

01. Karunaratne
02. Silva
03. Sangakkara
04. Chandimal
05. Jayawardene
06. Mathews(C)
07. Thirimanne/Prasanna/Perera
08. Eranga
09. Herath
10. Senanayake
11. Lakmal/Welagedara/Pradeep

*Mathews will have to fill in Dilshan's part-time overs or better yet play as a 'genuine' allrounder.

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My squad

Silva is in brilliant form but he is not an opener but Thirimane can and has opened.

1.Karunaratne
2.Thirimane
3.Sanga
4.Chandimal
5.Mahela
6.Silva
7.Mathews
8.Eranga
9.Herath
10.Senenayeke
11.Lakmal

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I wonder if Kusal would be

I wonder if Kusal would be preferred to open instead of Kaushal, and maybe Kaushal can bat in the middle? But at whose expense though.

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Ifran khan the tall fast

Ifran khan the tall fast bowler will definitely pick our openers cheaply then junaid khan around the wicket bowling to our right handed batsman will be our biggest challenge. compare to these 2 our pace bowlers like Montessori school children. oh i forgot ajmal chuck spin also there.

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#4 Correction

#4 Correction--- Mohammad Irfan not ifran khan

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