[Discussion Thread] Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

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Sri Lanka playing 11

I think Sri Lankan selectors will go with the following 11 players for the 1st test if all are available without any injury

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Dimuth Karunarathna
Kaushal Silva
Kumar Sangakkara
Lahiru Thirimanne
Anjelo Mathews
Dinesh Chandimal
Kusal Perera (W.K)
Tharindu Kaushal
Rangana Herath
Shaminda Eranga
Suranga Lakmal

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KJP opening in ODI & batting

KJP opening in ODI & batting in the middle in test , same way how oz used gilly .it's working for KJP atm , SLC should stick with it .feel bad for Udara Jayasundera , SLC will not consider that much of his hard work since we looks almost settled with our opening pair in test cricket .

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Thank god ,there were no

Thank god ,there were no world class bowlers in Pak A ...otherwise according to our very intelligent fan's super hero becomes a single digit player.... go SL go.... KJP will win soo many matches for us like in past.

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tharanga-fanboy spotted:

tharanga-fanboy spotted: comment #33 loool

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#34 another fan from our

#34 another fan from our great legendary match winner kusal janith perara... lol....

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Kusal's wicket keeping skills.

Can someone please comment on Kusals wicket keeping, in short could he be a test keeper. I presume not given others have kept wickets with him in the team, Chandi the obvious case. It's importance that the best keeper is seleted as opposed to settling for a second choice keeper bases on batting alone.

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According to my opinion

According to my opinion Roshen Silva should not be in the srilanka A team. He Should be in the national team. If we give chances to players according to their overall domestic performance Roshen Silva should be the 4th option after Mathews, Chandimal & Kusal. If we selects players into the test team according to their 1st class averages these 8 players are the front runners to the squad as batters.

1.Anjelo Mathews (54)
2.Dinesh Chandimal (52)
3.Kusal Janith Perera (51)
4.Roshen Silva (49)
5.Koushal Silva (48)
6.Dimuth Karunarathna (47)
7.Kithruwan Vithanage (46)
8.Rumesh Buddika (44)

Among these players Mathews, Chandimal, Koushal, Dimuth have been established in the test team. Then Thirimanne who has a first class average of 43. Tharanga & Dickwella have been tried here & there as well. I think Mathews, Chandimal, Koushal, Dimuth, Thirimanne will not be changed for next few years. Considering first class performance other 3 batters in the squad should be Kusal, Roshen & Kithruwan ahead of Tharanga & Dickwella.
Herath & Tharindu Koushal should be the front line spinners. In srilanka we need 3 spinners to the squad. Therefore there is a battle between Dilruwan, Sachithra, Seekuge, Malinda, Ajantha to the 3rd spinner spot. I think among them malinda should be the option. My 5 fast bowlers are Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera & Binura Fernando.

My test squad for future;

1.Koushal Silva
2.Dimuth Karunarathna
3.Lahiru Thirimanne
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Kusal Janith Perea
7.Kithruwan Vithanage
8.Tharindu Koushak
9.Suranga Lakmal
10.Dushmantha Chameera
11.Binura Fernando

others- 12.Roshen Silva
13.Rangana Herath/Malinda Pushpakumara
14.Shaminda Eranga
15.Nuwan Pradeep

My Odi squad;

1.Kusal Janith Perera
2.Dilshan Munaweera
3.Lahiru Thirimanne
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Anjelo Mathews
6.Kithruwan Vithanage
7.Chamara Kapugedera
8.Tharindu Koushal
9.Lasith Malinga
10.Suranga Lakmal
11.Dushmantha Chameera

others- 12.Lakshan Sandakan
13.Binura Fernando
14.Upul Tharanga/Dimuth Karunarathna
15.Shaminda Eranga

I include Dilshan Munaweera because Dilshan's replacement should be a batting allrounder. We can include Shehan Jayasuriya but need left hand-right hand combination.So that we can include extra batsmen at 7th position who can hit the ball hard.

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Pak vs SL Highlights

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Chameera is not picking enough wickets in the longer format

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My view.....Test

My view.....
Test squad
Kaushal Silva
Upul tharanga
Dimuth karunarathna....
I would like to see 3 openers in the squad tharanga should be in because of his tremendous come back against great face bowling attacks likes of steyn. morkal. wahab.... according to consistent factor I would like to select kaushal because he always among the runs.
Kumar sangakkara
Anjelo Mathews
Lahiru thirimanne
Dinesh chandimal
Kusal perera
Rangana herath
Tharindu kaushal
Shaminda Eranga
Suranga lakmal
Dammika Prasad
Nuwan pradeep
Dilruwan perera..

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