Who should open the innings with Dimuth Karunaratne in Pakistan Tests?

Sadeera Samarawickrama
61% (131 votes)
Kaushal Silva
11% (23 votes)
Dinesh Chandimal
5% (10 votes)
Niroshan Dickwella
7% (15 votes)
Lahiru Thirimanne
17% (36 votes)
Total votes: 215


Suren1998's picture
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18 February 2015
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Have to wait for the 15 man squad to be announced but I'm hoping for a playing XI similar to this:

Dimuth Karunaratne
Sadeera Samarawickrama
Kusal Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Angelo Mathews
Niroshan Dickwella
Dilruwan Perera
Dhammika Prasad
Rangana Herath
Nuwan Pradeep
Suranga Lakmal

Sri Lanka may choose to have a new spinner like Akila Dhananjaya due to his recent performances and possibly Pushpakumara aswell.

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10 February 2016
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I'd rather open with Dickwella and then include DDS instead of S Samarawickrama. DDS is a talent you just cannot miss out on and he will give you some extra overs as well.

Sandakan definitely needs to be given a long run at tests at least, hence I'd keep A Dhananjaya for one day and ODIs for now. Pushpakumara probably is not in the same caliber as Herath and looks more like a Dilruwan like a bowler, so I don't see him making the final 11 unless Dilruwan is injured.

On the other hand, Thirimanne seems to be in prime form, perhaps it's good to just let him focus on ODIs for now and not rush him into tests.

Tharanga, Thirimanne, A Dhananjaya and V Perera should all focus on ODIs for now. I wouldn't mind giving Kusal Mendis a break, because he is been playing without a break for awhile. In that case Thirimanne could come in.

(Last edited by Avizzzy on September 8, 2017 - 05:52)
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Pink ball is pretty much seamer friendly.Hence 2 spinners won't be needed.

I'd open with Sadeera and have DDS @ 6 who can also bowl some more than usefull spin as the 6th bowler

My Team

Ice93's picture

1.Dhananjaya De Silva
2.Dimuth Karunaratne
3.Kusal Mendis
4.Roshen Silva
5.Angelo Mathews
6.Dinesh Chandimal (WK) (C)
7.Dasun Shanaka
8.Rangana Herath
9.Dhammika Prasad
10.Nuwan Pradeep
11.Lakshan Sandakan

I think Dhananjaya deserve to be in the test team rather than trying a new players. I firmly beleive that rather than trying players in every series we should try to go with same xi for 3 or 4 series. Therefore i would give the chance to dhananjaya over the Sadeera. I think Roshen Silva should have been in the team a long time ago. He is a proper test batsmen.

With the day night test coming out i would like to have a fast bowling allrounder in the team and i think we should use Dasun as how india use Hardik pandya

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SL squad against Pakistan

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

12. C Asalanka
13. D Perera
14. M Pushpakumara
15. S Lakmal
16. L Kumara

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