Sri Lanka recall Chandimal, Thirimanne after Tharanga ban

Sri Lanka have called up Test captain Dinesh Chandimal and top-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne to the ODI squad after skipper Upul Tharanga received a two-match ban from the ICC for a slow over rate offence during the second match of the ongoing series against India on Thursday (August 24) at Pallek


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It is better to give a chance for dilshan muneweera since our all main possible openers are out.Still I believe
giving chance for dasun shanaka not only to win at least 2 game of rest of the series but also great investment for 2019 world cup. Buddy comparison with indian team

1. Muneewera <--> Rohit Sharma
2.Dasun Shanaka. <--> Hardik Pandya

Unfortunately SLC does not manage players but india does. Cricket is not only to express physical strength but also mind game indeed.I myself software engineer who got the experience in virtual reality. I would like to utilize my skills to create batting virtual environment for SLC.but I do not think SLCB don't care those matters.I do not think thirimanne will be match wining player + will suitable for world cup XI team. Chandimal is good batsman but his improvement is not consistent. Doing same mistake over again and again means that player does not learn.

My Xi

7.Dasun Shanaka

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According to the squad, most suitable playing XI will be;

1. N Dickwella(wk)
2. K Mendis/ L Thirimanne
3. L Thirimanne/ K Mendis
4. C Kapugedere(c)
5. A Mathews
6. M Sriwardene
7. D Chandimal
8. A Diananjaya
9. L Malinga
10. D Chameera
11. V Fernando

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I would like to see Chandimal open the batting.

Niroshan Dickwella
Dinesh Chandimal
Kusal Mendis
Lahiru Thirimanne
Angelo Mathews
Chamara Kapugedera
Milinda Siriwardana
Akila Dhananjaya
Lasith Malinga
Dushmantha Chameera
Vishwa Fernando

I dont really want Thirimanne to play, but i would like to remove Thisara because he is absolutely useless. He is definitely one of the luckiest cricket players in the world to have played international cricket for so long. Easily I would have picked Dasun Shanaka ahead of him, but it looks like SLC has completely forgotten about that player.

Don't really want Thirimanne to play

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I don't see any point in playing Malinga in the next 3 games. His days are already gone and a chance should be given to a youngster.

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I do not understand why malinga is not trying either cross seam bowling option since his phase has been reduced and I did not see in ages his slow full toss. I do not know whether it is due to his age or body weight. If I were him I retired from last champion trophy. So it will keep the reputation he got without fade it away by bad performance at the last session of (SLC Xi) his career.

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The reality is neither of these 3 players should be in the top 4 at limited overs cricket where 300+ is the call of the day but here we are going around and around with the same guys expecting a different outcome. I would have gone for the Munaweera or Kusal Perera - I think that should be our top 3 (Niroshan, KJP, Munaweera) if we want to compete with the top teams. We can and have tried to do this with Tharanga and Chandi and got no where.

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Hi.. MY name is Madhialagan.. I am a INDIAN.,

Niroshan Dickwella Bat
Muneweera Bat
K Mendis Bat
L Thirimanne Bat
A Mathews Bat Bow
M Sriwardene Bat Bow
D Shanaka Bat
A Dhananjaya Bow
L Malinga Bow
D Chameera Bow
V Fernando Bow

The young Lankan players needs to Improve the batting skill from the senior players (How to play in the Power play, Middle order and death overs) There mind set was needs to score 300+ so they did not stay long time in the middle.

Aggressive only not enough, needs do think smart way.

1. Will score runs from bat.
2. Will give pressure from ball.
3. Don't give easy runs in the field.

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