What changes this SL XI needs? Dilshan, Chandimal, Kapu,Thiri ,Milinda, Mathews, Thisara,Kulasekara, Chameera,Herath, Malinga?

Above XI is the best out of SL squad
47% (42 votes)
Shanaka IN Thisara OUT
21% (19 votes)
Lakmal IN Kulasekara OUT
1% (1 vote)
Shehan Jayasuriya IN Thirimanne OUT
3% (3 votes)
Sachitra IN Kulasekara OUT
3% (3 votes)
Shehan Jayasuriya IN Thisara OUT
6% (5 votes)
Shanaka IN Thirimanne OUT
7% (6 votes)
Other (Please comment)
11% (10 votes)
Total votes: 89

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Blueprint's picture
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Thisara and Sachithra should be swapped in and out according to the pitch and opposition... Thisara has pretty much lost all confidence in himself as a bowler and his batting clicks once every 5 or 6 matches.. would have actually preferred to see an allround spinner like Rambukwella or J Mendis in the squad instead of Thisara.

(Last edited by Blueprint on March 9, 2016 - 09:21)
Madura's picture
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@Blueprint : As Malinga,Herath,Chameera and Kulasekara will bowl around 15 overs Mathews and part timers (Thisara, Dilshan, Milinda) can share the rest of overs.. Therefore we don't need to include another bowler. Also we can't afford to play Sachithra in the expense of a batsman or an all-rounder. May be Kulasekara and Sachithra can be swapped according to pitch conditions. J Mendis has been given too many chances and Rambukwella hasn't play much international cricket.

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@Blueprint : As Malinga,Herath,Chameera and Kulasekara will bowl around 15 overs Mathews and part timers (Thisara, Dilshan, Milinda) can share the rest of overs.. Therefore we don't need to include another bowler. Also we can't afford to play Sachithra in the expense of a batsman or an all-rounder. May be Kulasekara and Sachithra can be swapped according to pitch conditions. J Mendis has been given too many chances and Rambukwella hasn't played much international cricket.

Annonymous's picture

I suggest this batting order to play 1st match dilshan milinda thiri kapu mathews dasun thisara. operners must be play aggressive cricket so I recommend milinda to do major role for that. then thiri play a steady and anchor role. after that it is all over to the big hitters. 7 batters more than enough to play 20 overs so if u want you can add shehan then balling unit seems like little bit weak. 2 main spinners (herath; sachi) with 2 spin all-arounders and 2 fast ballers (mali chameera) with 3 fast medium allrounders in this team so captain has more variety balling unit. chameera should ball a 1 over in the pply cz he some time leaking lot of runs. chandi is good player for the odi and test matches but not suitable for t20..I know he is the run getter in asia cup but he is wasted so many balls to do it ,lack of runs in the pply hurt in the asia cup..

SLCricket1's picture
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12 June 2014
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if this is your batting order then it's excellent top 4 madura , we should play the oval game batting line up . But I think sachithra should be in this team , we are playing our games with teams who's more comfortable playing quicks than spin & our part time spinners haven't deliverer that much in this format as well . so we should play two frontline spinners in the team .

Straight Drive's picture
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We know Thisara is very unreliable with bat and his bowling is worse than his batting. But the fact is that he is a real match winner on his day. He tries to whack every ball out of the ground but if he connects few and makes 30 or 40 with a strike rate of 200% plus that will surely put our team in a winning position.

But I am more worried about our bowling than batting. Coz Malinga's availability is doubtful and none of our other bowlers are that threatening.
Death bowling is going to be a real concern for us this time. Kula is not very good with his yorkers and Chameera, lakmal don't have that experience to handle the pressure well.

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3 February 2015
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Thisara should only play as a batsman as he was in last t20 world cup

lazyone's picture
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5 specialist bowlers should play.
6 batsmen are enough

Nick White's picture

Given the squad the new de Silva team has selected, the team listed above is probably as good as can be selected - with both Shehan and Dasun dropped and Kapugedera and Thirimanne at 3 and 4. As we now know, Malinga will probably not play the first couple of games and Lakmal is his obvious replacement. But however one looks at the new squad, with just two token changes, Thirimanne and Lakmal for Dickwella and Vandersay, the squad does not look strong, and with the extraordinary last-minute selection debacle, confidence will not be high. After such an insipid Asia Cup, wholesale changes were called for. In form players in Sri Lanka have been overlooked, and agree with the former selection panel that Chandimal would have been a better choice as captain. Thank goodness Sri Lanka play a minnow (winner group B qualifier, probably Afghanistan), in their first match, where a top four of Chandimal, Dilshan, Kapugedera and Thirimanne should ensure victory.

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This is probably the best XI :) Changes can be made depending on the matches and whether they perform well or not

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