Sri Lanka team for Asia Cup and WT20

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are struggling*

are struggling*

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World T20 My XI

1 Dilshan Munarweera
2 Dhaunka Gunathilake/Thirmanna
3 Dasun Shanaka/Shehan Jayasuriya/
4 Dinesh Chandimal
5 Angelo Mathews
6 Chamara Kapugedara
7 Milinda Siriwardana
8 Thisara/Gunarathna
9 Sachie/Vandersay
10 Chameera/Kulasekara/Binura/Rajitha
11 Malinga

TM Dilshan now can't get at lease 10 runs easy wicket to spinners.can't bowl and bowling are expensive

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To be honest THISARA PERERA

To be honest THISARA PERERA not in my squad. With half cricketers we can't win matches in INDIA. It is same with SEEKUGE as well. Also lot of people talking about KULASERA'S performance recently as well as his death bowling in last WC. But I am still doubtful that will he be effective in INDIAN flat decks. But what I have seen in last tour is we can see different type of pitches in INDIA (GREEN TOPS, FLAT DECKS, SQUARE TURNERS). Hence first of all selectors should analyse type of pitches we have to play in WC. I think we don't need to add too many allrounders. Because SL allrounders don't have the international quality. But this time our strength is fast bowlers. They will be effective against SC teams. But against NZ, AUS, SA, ENG we need quality spinners. Also we need a batsmen who can play well against spinners. our so called power hitters SHANAKA, CHANDIMAL, KAPUGEDERA very weak when the ball is spinning sharply. Therefore we need rock solid player for our middle order. Both Thirimanne & Chamara Silva have that capability when compared to other available players. But problem is if we included both of them in to the squad we will miss X factor batsmen. Because they came in to the team instead of game changers like KUSAL, DHANUSHKA, DICKWELLA, DHANAJAYA, KITHRUWAN. KUSAL unavailable at the moment. DHANUSHKA & DICKWELLA looks tome feeling too much pressure in front of large Indian crowd. Both DHANAJAYA & KITHRUWAN are inexperience specially for world tournament. But we need unorthodox batsmen in to our batting lineup. Hence closet replacement for KUSAL according to me is KITHRUWAN. If we include him we have to remove one among THIRIMANNE & CHAMARA SILVA.

MALINGA, KULASEKERA, CHAMEERA will be the first 3 options as fast bowlers. Then we have to pick one from ERANGA, PRASAD, LAKMAL, PRADEEP & DILHARA. It will be tough to pick one from these 5 pacers. But in 3 T20 DILHARA only gave just 3 runs per over & he had good pace. Also he has a very good slow ball.Also his experience will be valuable. RAJITHA & BINURA are still in experience. Therefore my 4th pacer is DILHARA.

Then who are our main spinners . Definitely HERATH will be the first option. Problem is who are our 2nd & 3rd spinner(if need). options are SACHITHRA, DILRUWAN, AJANTHA, VANDERSAY, SEEKUGE, RANDIV. Also we can use ASELA, SANDAKAN or PHT as a surprise bowler. But it will not be happened mostly. I don't think SACHITHRA will be removed as he regularly played in the team. 3rd spinner is the biggest problem. Leg spinner have a big chance. SEEKUGE wll be the option considering his batting as well.

MY FINAL SQUAD;

1.T.M.DILSHAN
2.KITHRUWAN VITHANAGE
3.DINESH CHANDIMAL
4.CHAMARA KAPUGEDERA
5.ANJELOMATHEWS
6.MILINDA SIRIWARDENE
7.DASUN SHANAKA
8.NUWAN KULASEKERA
9.RANGANA HERATH
10.DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA
11.LASITH MALINGA

12.CHAMARA SILVA/LAHIRU THIRIMANNE
13.DILHARA FERNANDO
14.SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE
15.SEEKUGE PRASANNA

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Since siriwardana is doing so

Since siriwardana is doing so well playing near the end of the innings, its best to keep him there. This also applies to Dasun Shanaka. Kithuruwan vithanage is out and Lahiru Thirimanne in,
1) TM Dilshan
2) Lahiru Thirimanne
3) Chamara Kapugedera
4) Dinesh Chandimal
5) Angelo Mathews
6) Milinda Siriwardana
7) Dasun Shanaka
8) Kula/Prasad/Eranga
9) Rangana Herath
10) Dushmantha Chameera
11) Lasith Malinga

The reserves should have one of each kind of player, e.g. 1 batsmen, 1 allrounder, 1 fast bowler, 1 spin bowler.

Dhanushka gunathilaka
Thisara Perera
Fast bowler(depending on who gets the number 8 spot)
Sachitra senenayake

Vandersay could come in to the squad but sri lanka is at the point where you cant try any more new players. Sri lanka needs to bring there most useful and experienced players

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fortunately i was able to

fortunately i was able to find Thirimanna's batting positions in domestic cricket , Thirimanne's best batting position in domestic cricket is No4. avg 27 . he had only opened up twice and avg drops down to 17 as an opener not a good S/R in the opening position as well .. so i don't see him opening .he should bat in No. 4 . if gunathilaka/Munaweera is in the squad no point of keeping them in the bench . In the Asia cup surely we can & we should give those openers more opportunities to bring their best form back .

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My XI would

My XI would be,
1.T.M.Dilshan
2.Dinesh Chandimal(wk)
3.Chamara Kapugedara
4.Angelo Mathews
5.Milinda Siriwardena
6.Dasun Shanaka
7.Farvees Maharoof
8.Sachithra Senanayake
9.Rangana Herath
10.Dushmanth Chameera
11.Lasith Malinga (C)

I thin we should have 4 specialist bowlers. If malinga is not fit then Kulasekara should be included in to the team as a replacement of Malinga and should bat at 8.

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Dilshan Danuska Dananjaya

Dilshan
Danuska
Dananjaya Silva
Chandimal
Siriwardana
Dasun Shanaka
Asala Gunarathana
vandasaey
Sahithra
Chameera
Kasun
Other members
Eranga,Kapugethra,Shehan Jayasooriya,Herath(if available or has ti fill the spot some one who can spin the bowl)

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Defending Champions

My 15 will be
1. Thirimanne
2. Dilshan
3. Chandimal (wk)
4. Kapugedara
5. Shanaka
6. Mathews
7. Siriwardane
8. Kulasekara
9. Senanayake
10. Malinga*
11. Chameera
12. Dhananjaya
13. Herath
14. Thisara
15. Shehan
Probably this must be the best team....

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My #Wt20 squad1.shehan

My #Wt20 squad
1.shehan jayasuriya
2.dilshan
3.chandi
4.kapu
5.mathews
6.siriwardena
7.shanaka
8.tissara
9.herath
10.chameera
11.malinga
12.senanayaka
13.munaweera
14.kulasekara
15.sekkuga

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Official squad

Official squad has been announced

Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

In: Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Shehan Jayasuriya, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara

Out: Dilhara Fernando, Seekuge Prasanna, Danushka Gunathilaka, Asela Gunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Binura Fernando

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