Select your ODI squad for series against Pakistan

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Fans choose your ODI squad for matches against Pakistan

Here is my squad

Playing XI

Kusal Perera
Thilakaratna Dilshan 
Lahiru Thirimanne
Anjelo Mathews
Kithuruwan Vithange
Chamara Kapugedara
Thisara Perera
Sachitra Senanayake
Dhammika Prasad
Tharindu Kaushal
Lasith Malinga

Rest of the squad

Dusmantha Chameera
Dinesh Chandimal
Suranga Lakmal
Lakshan Rangika

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ODI TEAM

Kusal Perera
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Lahiru Thirimanne
Angelo Mathews
Dinesh Chandimal
Ashan Priyanjan/Kithuruwan Vithanage
Thisara Perera
Sachitra Senanayake
Dhammika Prasad
Tharindu Kaushal
Lasith Malinga

Reserves
Dushmantha Chameera
Suranga Lakmal

* The explosive duo of Dilshan and Kusal will kick start the innings then followed by Thirimanne,Mathews,Chandimal, Kithuruwan/Priyanjan depending on performance and form, Thisara will have to consistently perform or would be replaced by another player which i'm not naming, since sometimes it depends on the day's pitch, opponent, conditions, team combinations etc... Senanayake gets a welcoming but he will have to prove his worth or else will be replaced by another spinner or once again like Thisara Perera's case, Prasad, Malinga. If it's a seamer friendly wicket would go with three Pace's in the likes of Lakmal, Prasad, Malinga.From this original team idelay a spinner or someone like Senanayake will make way to Lakmal or will depend on the day's team plan.
Spinner friendly Kaushal ace spinner and Senanayake. For all these players I would draw up an incentive scheme so that they would consistently be motivated to perform and based on merit of performance i would retain them in the team.

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ODI team

Kusal Perera (opener)
Upul Tharanga( Opener)
Dhanuska Gunathilaka (Backup opener)
Lahiru Thirimanna
Dinesh Chandimal
Angelo Mathews
Ashan Priyanjan
Kithruwan Vithanage
Milinda Siriwardhana (spinning alrounder)
Jeffrey Vandersay
Lakshan Rangika
Binura Fernando
Lasith Malinga
Dhammika Prasad
Suranga Lakmal

Dilshan omitted as we are in a new building phase and we should give chance to young players to groom for the next world cup. Chameera obviously unfit and I would not risk him for ODIs' as very important India tour coming up. Thissara hasn't done much lately so instead of that Milinda Sririwardhana can be used as a genuine batting and bowling alrounder. Thissara needs to do well in domestic cricket if he needs to come back to the team. Tharindu Kaushal also rested because of his work load ahead and need to be fit for the India tour while we can try out our next best options for ODIs' If its a very important series may be Tharindu Kaushal can be included.

(Last edited by AmilaSaman on July 4, 2015 - 12:42)
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Including

Including Chandimal, Kusal, Kithruwan, Kapugedera, Dhanushka into the same team is a big risk. When they get going have the ability to score even 400+. But may be even under 100 runs as well. We need solid players considering reliable factor. We should bring at least 2 from Tharanga, Dimuth, Mubarak may be even Koushal as well. I pick Dimuth & Tharanga. I pick both Kusal & Kithruwan considering X factor. Then Dilshan & Mathews definitely will be there. We have to pick Chandimal & Thirimanne because we have invested lot on them& this is the time show the results. From Fast bowlers Malinga, Chameera, Dammika & Binura. Spinners are PHT Koushal, Sachithra & Sandakan.

My final squad;

1.Thilakaratne Dilshan
2.Kusal Janith Perera
3.Upul Tharanga
4.Dimuth Karunarathna
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Kithruwan Vithanage
7.Binura Fernado
8.Sachithra Senanayake
9.PHT Koushal
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Lasith Malinga

12.Dammika Prasad
13.Lakshan Sandakan
14.Dinesh Chandimal
15.Lahiru Thirimanne

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My Playing XIKusal, Dilshan,

My Playing XI: Kusal, Dilshan, Thirimanna, Mathews, Vithanage, Chandimal, Thisara, Jeevan, Kaushal, Chameera, Malinga

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Dilshan
Kusal
Thiri
Mathews
Chanidmal
Ashan
Tissera
Prasad
Tharindu
Chameera
Malinga

Kithruwan
Binura
Kithruwan
Sandakan

We need to find a top order batter who can bowl and Ashan and Kithruwan are the obvious choices and one of both should feature throug the series.

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kusal, dilshan, chandi,

kusal, dilshan, chandi, thiri/upul, anji, kithruwan/roshen silva/dikwella, thisara, sandakan, vandersay/kaushal, dammika/chameera, malinga.

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Squad

1.Thilakarathna Dilshan
2.KusalJanith Perera
3.Upul Tharanga
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Kithruwan Vithanage
7.Thisara Perera
8.Jeewan Mendis
9.PHT Koushal
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Lasith Malinga

12.Dammika Prasad
13.Binura Fernando
14.Lakshan Sandakan
15.Dimuth Karunarathna

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Stormy and cricketstatguru

Stormy and cricketstatguru are kusal's blind supporters... guys don't waste your time... because these guys don't see the reality.... they always muttering kusal.... kusal.... kusal... this guy ruin our odi team. becase last 2year we were playing at odi's with 10 player..... to me Danushka gunathilaka is better than this 10 ball fake hero...

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After Dilshan

After Dilshan retirement;

1.KusalJanith Perera
2.Kithruwan Vithanage
3.Upul Tharanga
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Jehan Mubarak
7.Thisara Perera
8.Jeewan Mendis
9.PHT Koushal
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Lasith Malinga

12.Dimuth Karunarathna
13.Lakshan Sandakan
14.Binura Fernando
15.Dhammika Prasad

other major contenders are; Suranga Lakmal,Lahiru Thirimanne, Sachithra Senanayake

Also Nuwan Pradeep is not a bad option. 1st inning of 3rd test his economy rate was less than 2.

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My playing XI

1. Dimuth Karunaratne
2. Tillakaratne Dilshan
3. Upul Tharanga
4. Angelo Mathews
5. Dinesh Chandimal
6. Kusal Perera
7. Dhammika Prasad
8. Sachitra Senenayake
9. Tharindu Kaushal
10. Dushmatha Chameera/ Nuwan Pradeep
11. Lasith Malinga

Lahiru Thirimanne has not been showing any good performances which is why i have not put in in the team. However Lahiru may be included to replace Dimuth in the actual XI

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