What changes should be made to the Sri Lanka XI for the second Test?

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Sakala Bujang's picture
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Mubarak out for Kusal and a rotation of bowlers?
Not too sure about the above choices, Thirrimanne looked good with his 44, and the openers just had a freak moment, they're normally pretty good. Tharanga/Vithanage/Kapugedara could come in for Sanga once he bows out, but Mubarak is too old for the team; 10 years since his debut and he still hasn't scored a test fifty.

(Last edited by Sakala Bujang on August 14, 2015 - 16:19)
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Dushmantha Chameera for Nuwan Pradeep

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Non of mention changes are not good enough.
Given P Sara stadium wicket is seamer friendly following changes are well come.
Thirimanna(his performance not convincing enough and give him a rest) out and include Dananjaya Silva(Seem to have good technique and invest for future).
Mubarak Out(The performance is not satisfactory) and get in Siriwardana (good batsmen in middle order also can be used as a second spinner).
Drop Pradeep(Seem to struggle with fitness) include Viswa Franadu.
Replace Herath(As tacticale move) with Chamera if he is not fit with Lakmal or Ranjith.
Although above mention changes make little bit in-experience but will good results and good investment for future.

YaKa's picture

chndimal no 3/4 gahanna one.mubarak wenuwata wk kusal hari niroshan hari athulata.chandimalge wk echcharama honda naa.nuwan wenuwata chameera.

Anonymous's picture

attacking is the right way to tackle indian bowlers. Hence Kusal should play instead of Thiri,Muba or one of the openers. But it will not be happened. Thiri was established for another year. I don't mind playing 3 seamers in P.Sara. Chameera,Dammika,Eranga & Koushal should be the bowlers.

Gaja48's picture
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All the polls suggesting too much backup for Tharanga. Sri Lanka must play Sanga at 3. Mubarak or Tharanga or Kusal at 4. Mathews @5, Chandimal @6 & Thirimanne @7. Prasad seems like nt givng trble to the batters. Pradeep is taking wickets. Sri Lanka must have to re think of two fatser bowlers. Otherwise team is dng well. Main Consideration Should be SL's Openers. Both of them played 20 Tests and Still averaging in mid 30s. SL shd luk fr a rplacemnt for them

Anonymous's picture

the person said "Dushmantha Chameera for Nuwan Pradeep" got to be kidding, Thirimanne out, kusal in as keeper

Suren1998's picture
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These are pretty much the only options to be honest. Dananjaya de Silva, vithanage, kapu are not in the squad for this fest match so they can't be a elected

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These are pretty much the only options to be honest. Dananjaya de Silva, vithanage, kapu are not in the squad for this fest match so they can't be a elected

Anonymous's picture

looking at the poll, i can tell that the so called fans are worse than selectors. dropping openers are a bad idea because they have delivered to large extent in every series they played. thiri has been in form, its just that he got out against pakistan attempting to attack the spinners. mubarak, since his comeback has been playing well and he fits into Lanka's short term/immediate future. further, bringing in Dilruwan for Muba doesnt work because we normally play on 7-4 tactic. so as i said, the so called fans just want to drop players as of dropping hats each time they fail and just handpick someone else to play. it doesnt work like that. players need to be given a decent amount of opportunities before making decision. the Aussies does the same by giving the selected new players a decent run and they dont discard players overnight on one bad performance. most lankan fans they call to install players just based on one good performance. as for tharanga, he will be in the starting XI once sanga retires and i am sure he will get his share of decent run at test cricket. as for Kusal perera we should not rush him and he need more experience, remember what happen with Kapu by rushing him to the XI. only change possible is to bring back Chameera. we should not discard Pradeep because who has shown what he is capable and he needs to continuously play at top level. finally, this kind of polls are not worthy.

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