Sri Lanka squad for the T20 Internationals against Pakistan

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Playing XI

Kusal Janith Perera

Thilakaratna Dilshan (Since World T20 is in next year unlike 50 over world cup I think Dilshan can be part of that team as an all rounder)

Kithuruwan Vithanage (Good power hitter to come at number 3 position)

Lahiru Thirimanne

Anjelo Mathews (Captain)

Chamara Kapugedara (He is still 28 and one of the few destructive power hitters in Sri Lanka. So why not bring him and see one more time. I don't think any one can forget his wonderful innings with last bowl 6 in a must win game for Sri Lanka in World T20 in 2010) 

Dinesh Chandimal

Thisara Perera

​Dhammika Prasad

Suranga Lakmal

Lakshan Rangika (One of the rare types of bowlers in the World today. That means this guy is a chinaman bowler with lot of variations)

Others

Jeffrey Vandersay (I seen him year ago but did not rated him highly. But present some people talking about him. So may be he has improved. So why not give him a chance and see rather than trying already tried and tested ones. He also a leg spinner and Pakistan top order is all right handers)

Bhanuka Rajapakse (I'm not totally happy with his technique as well as domestic stats. But let me tell you that this guy can clear the boundary with ease like Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera and Kithuruwan Vithanage. So why not try him at the shortest version of the game and see)

Gayan De Silva (Seen him in only in a video but impressed me a lot with his action and yorker bowling. So it is not a bad option to give this guy also a chance and see where Sri Lanka struggles to find quality fast bowlers in recent times)

Dilshan Munaweera (Another power hitter who can use as an opener or a all-rounder if necessary)

Note

I have omitted Lasith Malinga from the captaincy as well as from team due to his poor performances and seems like his days are over and could not do better. So it is better to give chances to young fast bowlers and see who can improve by giving experience in future) 

Dusmantha Chameera, Shaminda Eranga haven't been considered for selection because of their injuries)

I don't mind even if Sri Lanka loose the two matches by giving chances to above mention ones.

This is the BEST POSSIBLE SRI LANKAN T20 SQUAD FOR SURE. I hope selectors will name this squad.

Do OUR ISLAND CRICKET VIEWERS AGREE WITH ME ON THE ABOVE MENTION SQUAD. THIS THREAD IS OPEN FOR YOUR DISCUSSION 
 

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1.Dilshan2.Kusal3.Vithanage

1.Dilshan
2.Kusal
3.Vithanage
4.Mathews
5.Chandi
6.Kapu
7.Thisara/Bhanuka
8.Sachithra
9.Sandankan
10.Malinga/Binura
11.Chameera/Eranga/Gamage

Anonymous1 (not verified)
1.Kusal2.Dilshan3.Vithanage

1.Kusal
2.Dilshan
3.Vithanage
4.Mathews
5.Kapugedara
6.Thisara
7.Siriwardena
8.Chandimal
9.Malinga
10.Chameera/Prasad
11.Kaushal

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SRI LANKAN T20 SQARD

1. kusal perera
2. dilshan munaweera
3. vithanage(WK)
4. kapugedera(capt.)
5. mathews
6. maharoof
7. thisaara
8. lokuhettige
9. prasanna
10. dushmantha chameera
11. lahiru gamage
12. herath/ sachithra
13. siriwardena
14. binura fernando
15. banuka rajapaksa

Don't use this guys for T20 squad ""jeevan mendis,malinga, T.M.Dilshan, thirimanne, chandimal. Because they are not a power hitters and allrounders.Dilshan and malinga both are no need for SL cricket in future.remove this guys and add good powerful squad.
kusal and munaweera is the right combination for T20 opening.both are firing.
vtithanage and kapugedera need to bat 1 and 2 down.kapugedera need to captain the side.vithanage is the wicket keeper.
we need power hitters like prasanna, thisara, maharoof, lokuhettigein the side. they can ball reasonably well.
Prasanna need to batted higher up the order when one of their opening batsmen dismiss early.
Don't use Prasanna for last end. Because we have maharoof, thisara and lokuhettige as well.Those have to use well while the situation of the game.
use lokuhettige for side. Because he has a brilliant brain to ball When comes to T20. use him 2 overs frontly and and other 2 in last overs.
thisara need ball good length area. But he is nomally balling shorter side.use good length area and then he can use seam rather well. If he want to ball short, ball that to batsman body.

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SRI LANKAN T20 SQARD

1. kusal perera
2. dilshan munaweera
3. vithanage(WK)
4. kapugedera(capt.)
5. mathews
6. maharoof
7. thisaara
8. lokuhettige
9. prasanna
10. dushmantha chameera
11. lahiru gamage
12. herath/ sachithra
13. siriwardena
14. binura fernando
15. banuka rajapaksa

Don't use this guys for T20 squad ""jeevan mendis,malinga, T.M.Dilshan, thirimanne, chandimal. Because they are not a power hitters and allrounders.Dilshan and malinga both are no need for SL cricket in future.remove this guys and add good powerful squad.
kusal and munaweera is the right combination for T20 opening.both are firing.
vtithanage and kapugedera need to bat 1 and 2 down.kapugedera need to captain the side.vithanage is the wicket keeper.
we need power hitters like prasanna, thisara, maharoof, lokuhettigein the side. they can ball reasonably well.
Prasanna need to batted higher up the order when one of their opening batsmen dismiss early.
Don't use Prasanna for last end. Because we have maharoof, thisara and lokuhettige as well.Those have to use well while the situation of the game.
use lokuhettige for side. Because he has a brilliant brain to ball When comes to T20. use him 2 overs frontly and and other 2 in last overs.
thisara need ball good length area. But he is nomally balling shorter side.use good length area and then he can use seam rather well. If he want to ball short, ball that to batsman body.

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SRI LANKAN T20 SQARD

1. kusal perera
2. dilshan munaweera
3. vithanage(WK)
4. kapugedera(capt.)
5. mathews
6. maharoof
7. thisaara
8. lokuhettige
9. prasanna
10. dushmantha chameera
11. lahiru gamage
12. herath/ sachithra
13. siriwardena
14. binura fernando
15. banuka rajapaksa

Don't use this guys for T20 squad ""jeevan mendis,malinga, T.M.Dilshan, thirimanne, chandimal. Because they are not a power hitters and allrounders.Dilshan and malinga both are no need for SL cricket in future.remove this guys and add good powerful squad.
kusal and munaweera is the right combination for T20 opening.both are firing.
vtithanage and kapugedera need to bat 1 and 2 down.kapugedera need to captain the side.vithanage is the wicket keeper.
we need power hitters like prasanna, thisara, maharoof, lokuhettigein the side. they can ball reasonably well.
Prasanna need to batted higher up the order when one of their opening batsmen dismiss early.
Don't use Prasanna for last end. Because we have maharoof, thisara and lokuhettige as well.Those have to use well while the situation of the game.
use lokuhettige for side. Because he has a brilliant brain to ball When comes to T20. use him 2 overs frontly and and other 2 in last overs.
thisara need ball good length area. But he is nomally balling shorter side.use good length area and then he can use seam rather well. If he want to ball short, ball that to batsman body.

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තව දුරටත් ලහිරු තිරිමාන්න වන කාලකන්නි ක්‍රීඩකයකු තබා ගැනීමෙන් වෙන්නේ මේ රට අපකීර්තියට පත් වනවා මෙන්ම ලංකාවේ ක්‍රිකට් බලන ප්‍රේක්ෂක ප්‍රමාණය අවප්‍රමාණය වී බංගලාදේශ් මැච් බලන ප්‍රමාණය වැඩි වීමක් පමණි. මොන ( කියන්න කුණුහරුප නැ ) හරකද ලහිරුවා තෝරන්නේ. මොන පදනමක් මතද ඔහුව තරගයට දන්නේ. මොන පදනමක් මතද ඔහුව උප නායක කරන්නේ. ඕනෙම දෙයක් තෝරනකොට එක තොරණ මිනුම් දණ්ඩක් තියෙන්න ඕනේ කියල ඔනෙම් ගොනෙකුට තේරෙනවා. අර යුද්ද කරන්න ඕනෙම ගොනෙකුට පුළුවන් කිව්වා වගේ නෙමෙයි. පවුද්ගලිකව මම දැන් බලන්නේ බංගලාදේශ් මැච්. මොකද රට වෙනස උනාට එකේ අපේ රටේ කියන්න ආඩම්බර වෙන්න පුළුවන් තිදෙනෙක් එන්න නිසා.

එත් අපේ රටේ ක්‍රිකට ටීම් එකේ එන්නේ මෝඩ රැලක් කියල ඔහුනම් ඔප්පු කරනවා. අනික් අනිවාර්යෙන්ම මැතිව්ස් නායක කමින් දැන් අයින් කරන්න ඕනේ. මේවා මගේ හිතේ තියෙන ඒවා විතරයි. තිරය කිරීම ඔබල සතුයි. රටට ආඩම්බරයක් ගෙන දීම ඔබල සතු කාර්යයක්
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After looking so many single

After looking so many single digit scores from Kusal Perera as a opener I am not going with him as a opener. We need a player who has a proper Technique & has the ability to play a long innings. Also a opener who can deal with the deviation of the pitch. Just like Pakistan's Azar Ali. Although we have openers like Dhanushka Gunathilaka or Kithruwan Vithanage story is same as the Kusal. I think one & only player we have at the moment who has a proper technique & can read the pitch well is Dimuth Karunarathna. Even Niroshan Dickwella has a decent technique he is inexperience. Until Dilshan's retirement him(Dilshan) & Dimuth should open the batting. Lahiru Thirimanne is good at no.3 & Anjelo Mathews should bat at no.4 to stop middle order collapse. Then Dinesh Chandimal at no.5 & Kusal Janith Perera at no.6. Then no.7 is the biggest problem. I have known this will happened to the Sachith Pathirana he is easy pickup for the batsmen. I have seen some of the A team players of other countries hitting sixers to him all over the park. As a batsmen in later part of the inning he is not bad but his bowling is very below part. Even Thisara Perera is not a reliable player for this position. I think if Dilshan & Mathews can bowl 10 overs together I go with specialist batsmen for no.7. I have 4 options to this spot. They are Kithruwan Vithanage, Ashan Priyanjana, Milinda Siriwardene, Chamara Kapugedera. All of them are very good batters no doubt that. But Kithruwan Vithanage has the better first class average from this 4. But Milinda Siriwardene was the highest run getter in last domestic season. Also Ashan Priyanjana is the SL A team captain & with the experience he can take the responsibility as well & quick run scorer. Chamara Kapugedera is the most experience one fro these 4. Also I have other option of Jehan Mubarak.He is same age of Hafeez & Malik in Pakistan. I believe that he can play a another world cup. Now he is a more matured player rather than before & can play big shots as well. Therefore there are 5 options to no.7. Also I believe that Sachith Pathirana has a capability of batting rather than bowling. Some of his shots are very powerful. What about Jeevan Mendis? Then we need a one very good wicket taking spinner who can turn the ball. My first pick is PHT Koushal. But he should learn how to bowl better line & length. I think spinners like Murali, Herath should help for him. I don't know what is doing bowling coaches are? It looks to me they just there for earning money only. Then 3 fast bowlers. Dushmantha Chameera definitely should be there. We have the most weakest fielders who doing fast bowling job. Malinga, Pradeep, Lakmal all are very pathetic in the field. Look at that approach of the Pradeep when bowling just like a lady. Look at that fast bowlers of other countries like Mitchell Starc, Dale Steyn, Mitchell Jhonson, Wahab Riaz. They are tough characters. It should be the aggression of a fast bowler rather than being a lady. Although Pradeep has pace he is suitable for women cricket team. My other option is Dammika Prasad. he has that aggression more than other fast bowlers. Suranga Lakmal is a good fast bowler if he gives his 100% rather than looking until things happen. Also Shaminda Eranga there as well. Why don't we give a chance to Binura Fernando. He is the only fast bowler after others we have at the moment. Why we should not give him a chance. My first 2 choices as fast bowlers are Dushmantha Chameera & Dammika Prasad. 3rd fast bowler can be any one.

My odi team at the moment;

1.T.M.Dilshan
2.Dimuth Karunarathna
3.Lahiru Thirimanne
4.Anjelo Mathews
5.Dinesh Chandimal
6.Kithruwan Vithanage
7.Kusal Janith Perera
8.PHT Koushal
9.Dammika Prasad
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Suranga Lakmal/Nuwan Pradeep/Shaminda Eranga/Binura Fernando

I don't like Power hitters like Kusal & Kithruwan batting top of the order. Specially in opening spot. You can't produce power strokes as you like in any pitch or against any bowler. There is no big movement of the ball in last 10 overs. Therefore both of them should bat at that part of the inning. Again after Dilshan's retirement we will loose his aggression of batting,Reliability of batting,His bowling & fielding. If we pick a front line batter instead of Dilshan; Mathews has to take responsibility to bowl his 10 overs. Due to the Dilshan's retirement we do not need to remove any player above mentioned from the team for the balance of the team. Because Kusal, Kithruwan, Chandimal, Thirimanne, Dimuth, Mathews are the best batsmen we have at the moment. Selectors & Coach should understand what are they capable of & at what time or situation we can bring their best performance. Eg- Kusal is a match winner. But with the too much deviation of the ball he can be easily struggled. Therefore we should use him to bring his best at the time when ball is not moving. Hence that last 10 over period is suitable for him & Kithruwan.

But I am not sure Mathews can decent 10 overs each & every time. Therefore we need to bring a batting allrounder who can bowl at least decent 5 overs. First class record is the only measurement to select players. Therefore Dilshan's replacement player should have a FC batting average of 40+ & FC Bowling average of 30-. Jeevan Mendis has a 30- bowling average but his batting average between 35-40. Ashan Priyanjana has a 40+ batting average but his bowling average is 33. Shehan Jayasuriya has a batting average of exactly 40. Also his bowling average is under 30. Milinda Siriwardene has a batting average between 35-40. But his bowling average is 30+. Chathuranga de Silva has a batting average of 40+. But his bowling average is 30+. According to the first class record Shehan Jayasuriya has fulfilled the requirements of a batting allrounder. But Jeevan Mendis has the international experience. Jeevan Mendis & Shehan Jayasuriya are the first 2 options as the Dilshan's replacement.

If Dilshan's replacement is Jeeven Mendis Batting order;

1.Dimuth Karunarathna
2.Lahiru Thirimanne
3.Dinesh Chamdimal
4.Anjelo Mathews
5.Kithruwan Vithanage
6.Kusal Janith Perera
7.Jeeven Mendis

If Dilshan's replacement is Shehan Jayasuriya Batting order;

1.Dimuth Karunarathna
2.Shehan Jayasuriya
3.Lahiru Thirimanne
4.Anjelo Mathews
5.Dinesh Chandimal
6.Kithruwan Vithanage
7.Kusal Janith Perera

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ur squad is very good,but

ur squad is very good, but drop suranga lakmal (He is not a match winner or regular wicket taker) and dammika prasad (he is not suited for t20, he should be play more tests) and add Maharoof (he is a wicket taker and power hitter down the order} and left arm fast bowler may be binura fernando (variation and he may b x factor)

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T20 squad

1. Kusal
2. Munaweera
3. Chandimal
4. Mathews
5. Gunathilake
6. Vithanage
7. Siriwardhana
8. Sandaken (Youngster need to give a chance)
9. Chameera (If he is fit enough)
10. Andy Solomons ( Here and there I here things of him and his abilities as a fast bowling big hitting batting all rounder. We need someone in for Thissara's place. (http://thepapare.com/index.php/cricket/2...) You will come comeup with so many good things on if you google it.
11. Malinga
12. Vandersay
13. Pathirana
14. Prasad
15. Binura

Anonymous (not verified)
Why dont you give chances to

Why dont you give chances to dilshan munaweera. he is being use by west indies. doing well. he is a talented batsman. sri lanka selectors want get use of him.

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