What team changes are required for the second SL v NZ T20?

Lakmal out, Chameera in
40% (52 votes)
Shehan out, Kithuruwan in
26% (34 votes)
Lakmal out, Isuru Udana in
24% (32 votes)
Thisara out, Chameera in
5% (6 votes)
Team changes not required
5% (7 votes)
Total votes: 131

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Yaka 's picture

chameera,vithanage in. lakmal,kapugedara out....

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Shehan Jyasuriya can't play at number 3 or 4. I have said this in WI series as well. He is the main cause for our defeat in 2nd T20 against WI as well. He is not a proper batsman nor does a slogger. He can be in the team because of his all round ability but must come at number 8. Kapugedara should come at number 4.

His fielding is awful. In the WI series as well I can remember he drop some sitters. Today also he cost us the game by dropping a sitter against Munro.

If Mathews able to bowl and we can get some overs out of Dilshan and Siriwardena then we can replace Kithuruwan with either of Vandersay or Shehan. If then Kitha can come at number 3/4 and Kapu can come at 7/8 (Kitha is a proper batsman comapre to Shehan)

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There is a player after playing for 5 years and 30 internationals with a T20 Avg of 13, and SR of 100.How about keeping him aside and trying something new. Although stats don't reveal everything this record says something.

Oh can't do that , he the prodigious talent, the Captain himself. The greatest wicket keeping batsman ever to grace the game, according to some.

Kapu should come ahead of Mathews. Mathews has been a good finisher, and Kapu should get some time to play without this extreme pressure on him all the time. He becomes the scapegoat by default.

What about leaving Chandi and Thiri only for Test and 50 over game, and use T20 to test out other players.

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SL have some decent batsman to make a headache for selectors for the WORLD T20 selection

Kusal
Dhanuska
Dilshan
Chandimal
Thirimanne
Kithuruwan
Mathews
Siriwardena
Kapugedara
Thisara
Shehan
Dasun Shanaka
Munaweera

Anonymous's picture

@CricketStatsGuru; please remove MUNAWEERA from your list even he is not a regular player in SL domestic teams. I like to include 2 names instead of him. one is JEEVAN MENDIS & other is DHANAJAYA DE SILVA. Both of them batted brilliantly in ongoing domestic T20 competition. Also SACHITH PATHIRANA is a good shorter format batsmen as well.for the WC HERATH & VANDERSAY can be the 1st 2 options as spinners. As the 3rd spinner I think PHT KOUSHAL, DILRUWAN PERERA or LAKSHAN SANDAKAN will be good option ahead of SACHITHRA & AJANTHA. In indian pitches PHT OR SANADAKAN can be good options. because spiners who can't spin the bowl can be hammered on those pitches. PHT & SANDAKAN can produce a sharp spin. MALINGA & CHAMEERA will be the 1st 2 options as pacers. Then KULASEKARA also definitely will be there. Then DAMMIKA PRASAD will be the extra fast bowler ahead of LAKMAL, PRADEEP & ERANGA. May be left arm swing bowlers BINURA or ISURU UDANA can be selected. But without pace it will be risky.Remember 5-0 defeat due to the fast bowlers who didn't have pace & spinners who couldn't spin the ball. In that tournament KULE, THISARA, LAHIRU, ERANGA, PRASAD, AJANTHA, RANDIV, SEEKUGE all of them were hammered.

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lakmal & shehan out - chameera/udana & kiththa in

Cricfu's picture

LOLELOL.. hahaha... lolstat is back. .finally found Chandi is failing one innings for last 12 months and the guy is all worked up.. I can remember this guy wanted Chandi out on all format of cricket and then karma slap this guy having Chandi made the highest Test run I 2015 by any Asian batsman. .The he waited till Chandi file I ODI format then again Karma slapped this guy when Chandi made some match winning knocks. .buddy you are all set for another palm slap.. ayyo Salli lolstat

Anonymous's picture

Dilshan, Mathews, Chandimal can come back to runs in any time. Dhanushka & Siriwardene have proved their selections. If we can bring back Kusal then these 6 batters are 1st choices. We need to find another 2 batters from Shehan, Kapugedera, Kithruwan, Dasun, Thisara, Jeevan, Thirimanne. Because mostly for the WC we will go with 3 spinners & 4 fast bowlers. Which means 7 bowlers & 8 batters. Among spinners Herath & Vandersay will be the 1st choices. Also we need to find the 3rd spinner. Among fast bowlers Malinga, Chameera, Kulasekera will be the 1st 3 options. Then we need to find the 4th fast bowler. options for 3rd spinner Sachithra, Mendis, Dilruwan, PHT, Sandakan & may be Randiv & Akila (but less chance). As 4th fast bowler Prasad, Pradeep, Lakmal, Eranga, Binura, Isuru.

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Yh Chandi is in good form, can't take him out!
Munaweera should be considered though, he's an overlooked talent.

Anonymous's picture

My odi team for future;

1.KUSAL JANITH PERERA
2.DHANUSHKA GUNATHILAKA
3.DIMUTH KARUNARATHNA/LAHIRU THIRIMANNE
4.DINESH CHANDIMAL
5.ANJELO MATHEWS
6.MILINDA SIRIWARDENE
7.CHAMARA KAPUGEDERA/KITHRUWAN VITHANAGE/DASUN SHANAKA
8.PHT KOUSHAL
9.JEFFEREY VANDERSAY
10.BINURA FERNANDO
11.DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA

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