If Kusal Perera is dropped for SA series, who should replace him at the top of the order?

Danushka Gunathilaka
21% (36 votes)
Upul Tharanga
27% (46 votes)
Niroshan Dickwella
34% (58 votes)
Lahiru Milantha
2% (3 votes)
Lahiru Thirimanne
7% (12 votes)
Avishka Fernando
5% (9 votes)
Minod Bhanuka
2% (4 votes)
2% (4 votes)
Total votes: 172


N.M.M's picture
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Im a huge fan of KJP but i believe in players being selected based on performance... Under that light, it would be impossible to ignore dickwella now.. Without a doubt he was the overall best batsman in this series, performing in every match... Id like to see danushka and dasun in the team as well..

Ruwan99's picture

What is Kusals ODI stats after returning from his ban?

Suren1998's picture
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Dhananjaya de silva
Dhanushka Gunathilaka/Niroshan Dickwella
Kusal Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Sachith Pathirana
Jeffrey Vandersay
Nuwan Pradeep
Nuwan Kulasekera
Vishwa Fernando

I think the first 7 players all deserve a place in the team, the others can be switched according to different situations. I think that its important we try a new seamer because i think we are lacking in the fast bowling department. Neither pradeep, Kulasekara or Lakmal are able to take 3 or 4 wickets per game so we need to look for someone to be our wicket taker. Vandersay deserves to play more, if not then Aponso should be used. I think Pathirana and Gunaratne are very reliable all rounders who can get the boundaries when they want to. Its time we stop using the useless Thisara Perera and his once in a blue moon good innings and find allrounders that can win a game rather than throw it away.

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I don't think Pathirana should be our main spinner.He is better suited as a 2nd spinner & allrounder @7.You may win with those allrounders against WI or ZIM but not against top sides.Should Play Vandy or Sandakan as the main spinner.We got Dhananjaya for support who is not too far behind Pathirana as a spinner.

Shanaka could be a better choice than Asela in SA.He is the better power hitter of the two and his swing could be more effective in SA perhaps even in Tests.

With one of Dickwella and Dhanushka opening trying other one @ 5 or 6 wouldn't be a bad idea as many of our middle order are right handed

My team for SA ODIs

3.Kusal M
6&7 2 of Shanaka Pathirana Asela & Milinda

(Last edited by Jeewantha on November 23, 2016 - 20:58)
Dinith's picture
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9 July 2012
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We should play a wicket taking bowler. Still wondering why Amila Aponso was dropped. Very unfair decision

Anonymous's picture

Kusals Perera is a disaster. Sanath was the same. Hit or miss. Never consistent.

Maari's picture
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14 September 2016
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Play Amila/Jeffrey/Sandakan as main spinner.Pathirana should be used as allround spin bowler.

Nuwantha's picture

not on this post. lol at idiots who made pointless talking about tharanga. now is that s.s pathirana the far better av 31 sr 91 batsman than useless kjp av 26 sr 89. ur pointless talking going to eat ur self

Anonymous's picture

Thirimanne has 7 Votes??????


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12 January 2016
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Kapugedara shoud come back. I beleive stiil he can do lot for srilanka. He is talented more than capable player

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