What do you think about this batting line up?

(dickwella,tharanga,mendis,thirimanna,mathews,chandimal,milinda,asela,dilruwan,pradeep,malinga ) good
23% (14 votes)
not good, then comment below
77% (46 votes)
Total votes: 60


Widura89's picture
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(1)Dickwella (2)Dhanuska {Must sharp his bowling skills} (3) Thirimanne { Same as Danushka} (4) Mendis{Same as Dhanushka} (5) Chandimal (6) Tharanga/Asela (7) Mathews (8) Siriwardena (9) Akila (10) Pradeep (11) Malinga

Others: Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Binura Fernando, Dilshan Munaweera, Sadeera Samarawickrama

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Chamdimal? No way..

Prbath's picture

1 Dikwella
2 Dhanushka
3 Sadeera
4 Thirimanne/Kusal Perera
5 Mendis/Thirimanne
6 Asela ( C)
7 Mathews
8 Milinda/Wanidu
9 Akila
10 Malinga
11 Pradeep
15 Vishwa
13 Wanidu/Milinda
14 Vandesay
15 Kusal Perera/Thirimanne

(Mathews,Milinda,Asela Dhanushka can bowl about 20 overs easily so
dont mind good batsman at8)

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To be honest, if Tharanga wasn't the captain. I doubt he will be in the team. But since he will in the team for possibly the next few years, I have no choice but to put him in the XI. If he is going to play, i think he deserves to open.

Upul Tharanga
Niroshan Dickwella
Kusal Mendis
Lahiru Thirimanne/Dhanushka Gunathilaka
Angelo Mathews
Asela Gunaratne
Milinda Siriwardana
Wanindu Hasaranga/ Dasun Shanaka
Akila Dhananjaya
Lasith Malinga
Nuwan Pradeep

Since Mathews has started bowling now, it gives us another fast bowling option. The allrounder can be decided depending in the pitch, i.e. if it's a spinning pitch use Hasaranga, if not use Shanaka. Gunaratne and Siriwardana should be kept in the team as I feel they are very reliable batsmen which is what we need for the lower order. Im not sure how long Malinga will last but if he decides to call it quits I'm not too sure who I'll replace him with.
Im not too happy with the performances of Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera or Vishwa Fernando. Perhaps Vikum Sanjaya?

Ice93's picture

1.Niroshan Dickwella (WK)
2.Upul Tharanga (c)
3.Kusal Mendis
4.Lahiru Thirimanne
5.Angelo Mathews
6.Asela Gunaratne
7.Dasun Shanaka / Milinda Siriwardena (Depending on the pitch)
8.Lakshan Sandakan
9.Akila Dhananajaya
10.Nuwan Pradeep
11.Lasith Malinga.

12.Dasun Shanaka / Milinda Siriwardena (One who is not playing)
13.Dhanushka Gunatilake
14.Suranga Lakmal
15.Vishwa Fernando

Hit man's picture
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I think the advantage of this batting line up is many of them have strike rate over 80+ which is an advantage specially with the current one day format requirement .

But the weakness is lack of experience and mentally not tough .hence the fitness and fielding also major concern

To solve these issues

- we need to give more chances and make sure atleast these players have 30 -50 matches experience before the next world cup .
- arrange competitive first class tournament is must.
-players need to face military training in order to improve the stamina .those who oppose need to be remove from team irrespective their experience
- every players must be committed to achieve kpi meassurement on their performance .
-Every player must be injury free before match .he must be responsible to maintain at best

I would prefer these players for next world cup . We have to develop them for next 1 or 2 years.

Kusal mendis
Kusal perera

Malinga (if possible )
Lahiru kumara
Akila dananjaya

All rounders
Wanidu hasaranga
Milinda siriwardena
Dasun shanaka
Asela gunarathna

(Last edited by Hit man on September 1, 2017 - 10:59)
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In batting order;
1) Tharanga
2) Dickwella
3) Thirimanne
4) Mendis
5) Mathews
6) Asela
7) Siriwardane/Shanaka (depending on the pitch)
8) Binura
9) Vandersay
10) Akila
11) Vikum Sanjaya

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ODI preliminary squad

1. N Dickwella(wk)
2. U Tharanga(c)
3. L Thirimanne
4. K Mendis
5. A Mathews
6. M Sriwardene
7. A Gunaratne
8. A Dhananjaya
9. D Chameera
10. L Malinga
11. N Pradeep

12. D Gunathilaka (To be considered only as an opening batsman)
13. D de Silva (specially as an opener or only to be fitted in the top 4 positions)
14. V Fernando
15. B Fernando
16. D Chandimal(To be considered only in the position for No 6/ 7)
17. C Kapugedera(only consider him for top 4 positions)
18. S Lakmal
19. C Asalanka
20. L Sandakan

21. S Prasanna
22. T Perera
23. D Perera
24. A Aponso
25. N Kulasekara
26. M Pushpakumara
27. J Vandersay
28. T Kaushal
29. L Kumara
30. V Sanjaya

(Last edited by Rajeevah on September 1, 2017 - 18:55)
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Future T20's squad

1. N Dickwella(wk)
2. D Gunathilaka
3. MDKJ Perera
4. A Gunaratne
5. A Mathews
6. M Sriwardene(c)
7. C Kapugedera
8. T Perera
9. S Prasanna
10. N Kulasekara
11. L Malinga

12. N Pradeep
13. S Lakmal
14. A Dananjaya
15. K Vithanage
16. L Sandakan
17. V Sanjaya
18. D Munaweera

(Last edited by Rajeevah on September 1, 2017 - 19:04)
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Future Test Squad

1. D Karunaratne
2. S Samarawickrama
3. K Mendis
4. D Chandimal(c)
5. A Mathews
6. N Dickwella(wk)
7. A Gunaratne
8. R Herath
9. L Sandakan
10. S Lakmal
11. N Pradeep

12. M Pushpakumara
13. D de Silva
14. R Silva
15. V Fernando
16. L Gamage
17. L Kumara
18. D Chameera
19. T Kaushal
20. J Vandersay
21. MDKJ Perera
22. K Vithanage
23. D Perera

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