Sri Lanka squad (Final 15) for Asia cup 2018

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I just picked following 15 players from the preliminary squad.  Your suggestions are welcome!

1) Upul Tharanga 
2) Niroshan Dickwella / Danushka Gunathilaka
3) Kusal Mendis
4) Dinesh Chandimal 
5) Dhananjaya de Silva
6) Angelo Mathews
7) Kusal Perera
8) Asela Gunaratne
9 ) Dasun Shanaka
10) Thisara Perera
11) Suranga Lakmal
12) Lahiru Kumara
13) Shehan Madushanka/ Nuwan Pradeep/ Dushmantha Chameera
14) Akila Dananjaya
15) Lakshan Sadakan

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It will be a tough task for

It will be a tough task for selectors to pick the squad since all the top order is equally performing and some players who missed last series due to various reasons are available now (Asela, Chandimal and Danushka )
I think they are going to have a provincial T20 tournament before the selections and performance in that also might be considered. Below is the playing 11 in my opinion.
1. Danushka
2. Dikwella
3. Chandimal
4. Kusal Perera
5. Matthews
6. Shanaka
7. Thisara
8. Akila
9. Vandersay
10. Kasun Rajitha
11. Lakmal

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Once in blue moon only, test

Once in blue moon only, test batsmen Chandi/Angi score strike rate ~100% (at home). Is that good enough for cementing them in ODI IX ? (LOL). These two are of course champions of making misleading personal average but with sinking run rate in short-format at the expense of steering SL ODI nosedive on the road. As expected ODI series lost within first three games by bringing Angi as captain. Defeat by Afg is on the way which Angi is desperate to earn it. SL is in double trouble as Chandi locked into ODI (LOL). My Asia IX: Openers UT/Dikka (never mess up until WC over), #3 Danus (capt), #4 Dana de, #5 Asela, #6 KJP, #7 Dasun, #8 TP, #9 Akila, #10 Malinga, #11 Lakmal. Reserves: Lahiru Kumara, Rajitha, KM, Ashan, Asalanka

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