Sri Lanka announces ODI squad again after pleasing Sports Minister

Thisara Perera, Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera.


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Mr. Amila what do u make up with this squad???

After a long time seem to be a good team. It would have been even better if Kusal Mendis in place of one of Thirimanne, Dickwella, Tharanga, Pathiarana or Chanturanga.

What do u think Mr. Amila?

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I think this is a good team, but should have had Mendis in place of Thirimanne or Tharanga : Also Lakshan sandakan or tharindu kaushal would have been a far better option compared to Pathirana..

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Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Kusal Perera
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Thisara Perera (c)
Sachith Pathirana
Akila Dananjaya
Nuwan Pradeep
Suranga Lakmal

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I wouldn't mind Thirimanne in the squad, as long as he's not in the playing 11. I don't want to bash him, but the guy has done nothing to justify his selection. Not sure why he's been favored so much. Even at domestic level, I heard he was getting paid a lot where he's been making money per run he scores on top of his contract money. Would have loved to see Kusal Mendis replace him. Also, it's nice to see the sports minister stand up and call for the domestic revamp. Mr. Daya Diske, While you are at it, please make sure the next administrators at SLC are none of the big 3. (Sumathi's, Rana's and Dharma's). Somebody with a cricketing experience with to ties to politics would suffice. Thanks much....

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Should have had mendis in the squad. Besides him, this full-strength SL battting lineup.

Key to our batting is to have a middle order who can rotate strike and keep the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs.
KJP, Angie and Asela can do this job.

Will DDS make a comeback on the back of his test century? Not sure where he will fit in though...

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This is a really good squad except for chathuranga and sachith. For me danushka and dickwella/kusal should open the batting and tharanga should bat at 4, he should be doing what mahela did which is to bat through out the innings , we all know he is weak against the swinging ball so why not play him at 4 wher e the ball doesnt swing as much and let him work the spinners for singles which he is quite good at. I have a feeling we will win this series , lets see

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I would have picked only one of Thiri or Upul as this means 2 plodders in the top 4 and no one is going to win too many games with 2 plodders in the top order. It makes no sense to talk about how much runs Thiri and Upul have made in the recent past - we haven't won anything! The reason is we don't have enough runs on the board. Our plan, even when well executed will not give us much of a chance to win but yet we keep following it.

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