What should Sri Lanka's bowling combination be for South Africa Test series?

Three spinners, two pace bowlers
14% (21 votes)
Two spinners, three pace bowlers
84% (122 votes)
Four spinners
2% (3 votes)
Total votes: 146

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Maari's picture
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Dhammika Prasad,Nuwan Pradeep,Dushmantha Chameera,Rangana Herath,Dilruwan Perera

Maari's picture
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Dhammika Prasad,Nuwan Pradeep,Dushmantha Chameera,Rangana Herath,Dilruwan Perera

Sunny's picture

3 pacers, 1 spinner with Shanaka, Mathews, de Silva providing part time options. Dilruwan is an inconsistent player and honestly shouldn't play. One full time spinner is more than enough.

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neither of those.
4 spinners & 3 spinners in SA????

South Africa offers the most helpfull seam bowling pitches in the world & most unhelpful ones for spinners.

3 seamers & 1 spinner is the way to go.

Prasad Pradeep Chameera (wish all 3 would recover by then) +Herath +Shanaka+ Dhananjaya +Mathews

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I completely agree with Jeewantha. Main bowling attack should be Prasad, Pradeep, Chameera and Herath with Shanaka, Dhanajaya and Mathews providing part time support. The main 4 are clearly the best bowlers we have available and we have seen the Shanaka can be a handful if the pitch offers enough (even if he is mainly a batsman). Dhanajaya and Mathews are more than good enough to get through overs and provide the odd breakthrough.

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Simple.. Pradeep, Prasad, Chameera , Herath , Sandakan/Vandersay ... Not sure of fitness though.. Dhammika is doing a shoulder surgery just now... Dilruwan should be used only in spin friendly conditions.. Sandakan and Vandersay are good for any conditions..

PraveenP's picture
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N.M.M, can we afford to go with 2 spinners on SA tracks? Personally I don't think so. However if either of the main three pacies (i.e. Prasad, Pradeep, Chameera) are unavailable, instead of bringing in another pacie we should play Sandakan or Vandersay and have Shanaka and Mathews act as the 3rd seamer. Other than in that circumstance we should not go with 5 bowlers (especially 2 spinners) because our batting is definitely our weakest link at this point in time.

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