Chandimal, de Silva dropped for tour of Australia - report

Upul Tharanga wasn't in the original team to be sent to Australia and it is understood he went to the Australian Embassy in South Africa last Friday to apply for a visa. Dinesh Chandimal and Dhanajaya de Silva are to be dropped from the squad. Shehan Jayasuriya and Chamara Kapugedara are expected...


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What is wrong with our selection process? How on earth can they even think of selecting a passenger who doesn't deserve a place in any side let alone T20 but going to be the captain? What a disgrace? Even he is on high dose of Viagra he still can't even swing his bat in anger because he is so lazy as a sloth. He is made captain? How can we build a team when we select deadwood as pillars?

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Good move from the selectors, chandimal and de silva were not performing well at all in the t20 series. Upul Tharanga was obviously chosen just from his experience, but i would of liked to see Malinga captain. Good idea to brong Shehan Jayasuriya and especially Kapugedera. I hope kusal perera and Dasun Shanaka can make the team aswell.

Kusal Perera
Niroshan Dickwella
Upul Tharanga
Chamara Kapugedera
Dasun Shanaka
Shehan Jayasuriya
Seekuge Prassana
Lakshan Sandakan
Nuwan Pradeep (if fit)
Lahiru Kumara
Lasith Malinga

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Expecting Squad for Aus T20

Dilshan Munnaweera
Niroshan Dickwella
Dhanushka Gunathilaka/Kushal perera (If fit)
Kushal Mendis
Chamara Kapugedera(C)
Dasun Shanaka
Seekuge Prassana
Lakshan Sandakan
Lahiru Kumara
Lasith Malinga

Kasun Rajitha
Sehan Jaysuriya
Thisara perera

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Yes. A good decision in the end.
During this SA tour, both Chandimal and Dhananjaya proved that they are not T20 players. On the other hand both of them were very poor throughout this SA tour so far.

Impressed with the inclusion of Kapugedera. And recalling Shehan Jayasooriya is also acceptable at the moment. Hope selectors would definitely recall Milinda Siriwardana as well.

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Good call. Hope that Shanaka makes it into the side, he's a much needed hard -hitting batsman who has a good range of shots (compared to Thisara, who only uses two). However, we need to play him at 4 or 5, he's wasted coming in at 6 or 7 in T20s. He clearly can play a long innings, so should be promoted, I mean it's what Aus did with Maxwell against us (when he opened), and we all know how that turned out.

Hope Milinda also makes it into the side, although only as a batsman who bowls some part time spin and not as a fully fledged allrounder. His bowling would be vulnerable in Australia and it would be expensive to give him more than an over or two.

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Good move.... agree with above comments... hope to see Shanaka, Lahiru Milantha and Wanidu with T20 squads if possible...

It will be bst move if 50 & Test captaincy is given to Tharanga & T20 to Malinga... Then we can experience a best support from Chandimal & Mathews as senior co

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Yep time to look for options for Chandi and De Silva. I would have taken the chance to look for another younger captain as an opportunity but without Anji and Chandi, that team is very raw so I can see why the selectors would go for Tharanga even thought I wouldn't.

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