Which player deserves the most to be in the limited overs side?

Shehan Jayasuriya
9% (19 votes)
Chamara Kapugedara
6% (14 votes)
Lasith Malinga
25% (56 votes)
Bhanuka Rajapakse
23% (51 votes)
Dilshan Munaweera
5% (10 votes)
Vikum Sanjaya
5% (11 votes)
Vishwa Fernando
2% (4 votes)
Sadeera Samarawickreme
5% (11 votes)
Niroshan Dickwella
16% (35 votes)
Lakshan Sandakan
5% (10 votes)
Total votes: 221

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N.M.M's picture
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Comment if more than 1 player.... Or a player not in this list..

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in odi team Kusal Perera,Kusal Mendis,Upul Tharanga & Anjelo Mathews are the front runners as batsmen.But the problem is all these players are not decent bowling options.Hoping Mathews will not bowl any more considering his injury causes.If we include Chandimal & Dickwella into this team then too many wk batters.It will be a disadvantage specially in ground fielding. also as SL weakest link is bowling then we need variety in our bowling attack to pick 10 wickets in opposition team. you can't do that only with front line bowlers. you need couple of Batting allrounders to do that. I believe we need to invest in Dhananjaya de Silva & Dhanushka Gunathilaka going forward.Both of them are decent batsmen & capable off spin bowlers. ALSO THISARA PERERA & ASELA GUNARATHNA should be there to bring some experience,reliability in Batting,bowling capability. Hence SL need to go forward with these 8 batsmen.

1.DHANUSHKA GUNATHILAKE
2.KUSAL MENDIS
3.KUSAL JANITH PERERA
4.DHANANJAYA DE SILVA
5.UPUL THARANGA
6.ANJELO MATHEWS
7.ASELA GUNARATHNA
8.THISARA PERERA

to do that we have to take some tough decisions like removing CHANDIMAL & DICKWELLA from playing 11.they can be used as back-up players. Definitely Both of them should play Test cricket.Also DASUN SHANKA in T20 cricket.

* other problem is "who is our spin bowling allrounder?".we can use Jeevan Mendis to the WC because of his experience. but he is already 35 years of age. Sachith Pathirana, Shehan Jayasooriya, Chathuranga de Silva,Wanindu Hasaranga.But I remove Sachith & Shehan from this list.Because Ibelieve spin bowling allrounder should give priority to the bowling rather than batting. Pathirana is not a wicket taking option. He is more of a holding bowler. reason to remove Shehan is already we have Dhanajaya,Dhanushka & Asela who can bowl off-spin. then best 2 options as spin bowling allrounders are Chathuranga & Wanindu. Wanindu can be handy option as he is a wrist spinner. but we can rotate both of them different ways according opposition, conditions, pitches & Balancing the side.

(WANINDU HASARANGA & CHATHURANGA DE SILVA)

* Then who are our spin bowling options. India have 4 different spinners such as KULDEEP, CHAHAL, AXAR & SUNDAR. They use them according to rotation policy.Also Ashwin & Jadeja there. I believe AKILA,SANDAKAN & VANDERSAY are the 3 main spinners.Also we can use SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE here & there due to his experience.

(AKILA DHANAJAYA, LAKSHAN SANDAKAN, JEFFEREY VANDERSAY, SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE)

*our biggest problem is who is our front line left arm spinner in Limited over format.there are lot of options for that.MALINDA PUSHPAKUMARA, AMILA APONSU, PRABATH JAYASOORIYA, LASITH AMBULDENIYA. but who is best option? I believe HERATH's replacement mostly will be Malinda Pushpakumara in longer format.But I don't believe he is a shorter format bowler. also age not in his side.It is always better to groom a young spinner considering future.Amila Aponsu(23),prabath Jayasooriya(27), Lasith Ambuldeniya(21). both Prabath & Lasith 6+ foot tall guys advantage in international cricket.I believe Prabath Jayasooriya is a very good T20 bowler.It proved in last club T-20 tournament being 3rd highest wicket taker with best economy rate among top 3. we can use him in T20 format.but for the odi format there will be a competition between AMILA APONSU & LASITH AMBULDENIYA. Best performer in PROVINCIAL T20 tournament among them should be used as front line left arm spinner in limited over format.

(AMILA APONSU OR LASITH AMBULDENIYA)

* IN fast bowling department people are talking about Malinga,KULASEKERA,ISURU UDANA,VIKUM SANJAYA,BINURA FERNANADO,NUWAN THUSHARA.But we can use them in T20 format not in Limited over format.for the limited over Format SURANGA LAKMAL, NUWAN PADEEP, DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA, LAHIRU KUMARA, SHEHAN MADUSHANKA, ASITHA FERNANDO, VISHWA FERNANDO are better options. LAHIRU GAMAGE more of a TEST bowler.

(SURANGA LAKMAL, NUWAN PADEEP, DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA, LAHIRU KUMARA, SHEHAN MADUSHANKA, ASITHA FERNANDO, VISHWA FERNANDO)

EricJoseph's picture
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29 March 2018
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16 weeks 16 hours

We have lot of options with the batting with mathews,Chandi,dickwella, Mendis, Kusal perera. Gunanratne, Gunathilka, DD Silva and Roshen Silva. The problem is our bowling. Bowlers have no clue on how to bowl at death. Even Kulasekera with the medium pace used to succeed with the yorkers. But in Present situations Bowlers need to bowl variations at the death.

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