Who should replace Angelo Mathews in the squad?

Charith Asalanka
20% (21 votes)
Lahiru Milantha
8% (8 votes)
Upul Tharanga
73% (77 votes)
Total votes: 106

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Dinith's picture
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pls. drop anjelo perera also. He is not up to the international level

Hamada's picture
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what the f**k doing this sanath and selection committee.Why add Prasanna instead of anjelo perera.
PRASANNA must be in the squad.
Why not giving kusal perera to opening spot.
Amazing Fu*king selection.

We need fast bowler.Give lahiru kumara to chance.

KAPUGDERA NEED TO COME BACK ONES AGAIN TO THE SQUAD. HE HAS THE TALENT AS WELL AS THE KNOWLEDGE TO HANDLE PRESSURE SITUATION. HE MUST BE IN THE SUQAD INSTEAD OF MATHEWS.

1. KUSAL PERERA
2. DHANANJAYA SILVA
3. KUSAL MENDIS
4. KAPUGEDERA (captain)
5. CHANDIMAL
6. PRASANNA
7. PATHIRANA
8. THISARA
9. DILRUWAN
10. LAHIRU KUMARA
11. APONSU

WE NEED TO Bowl FIRST AT STARTUP. BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE QUALITY BOWLING ATTACK.

Don't add thirimanne, tharanga to the squad ones again.

Tell opening batters to bat little bit inside of the batting spot.
Because Stark always trying yokers,so when inside batting spot batters
can get ball like a pulltos bowl.

THAT IS THE BEST STRATEGY TO HANDLE stark. WE NEED TO HAMMED HIM AT STARTUP, THEN AUSTRALIAN DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
That is what happens to 4th ODI.

(Last edited by Hamada on September 1, 2016 - 02:54)
Gaja48's picture
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Prasanna? Hamada u are not joking right? He averages 13 with the bat and 53 with the ball. What makes you to ask to give him a place in the Team? NO Harsh feelings but, your team is a laughing stock. What makes you to ask Kapu as the captain of the team? Can you please bring some of his records?

(Last edited by Gaja48 on September 1, 2016 - 03:45)
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I think give a shot for Dasun Shanaka because clearly Thisara is still hopeless and we need a replacement for him once Angie is back, Dasun looks like the best bet at this point.

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I am pretty sure that someone experienced has to be in the squad to replace Angi. It's not only to replace him in his batting abilities in pressure situations but also to help Chandi (I guess he will be the captain next match). What we saw in the last game was Chandi not having enough help on the field to captain the team. So an experience hand to Chandi on field is a must.

Malinga is not available at the moment, next in line is Tharanga. Can it be Tharanga? well I highly doubt it, I've never seen him contributing much on field with his expertise to the captain.

Then we have Kulasekara, I don't know what his current form in domestic games are (also haven't seen him playing in A team as well). After playing 173 games for SL, he has a bowling average of 4.86 and an average of 34.08. In his last game for SL back in Jan, he took 3 wickets (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/ma...).

Then we have Mahroof, Thirimannea and Kapugedera with 109, 107 and 97 match experience respectively.

I've mentioned 5 most experienced players here, out of 5, none of these players are my favorites, quite frankly I am sick and tired of looking at these players performing poorly. But for the sake of the team if I had to pick one from the above, I'd go for Thirimannea. He came into the side pretty much with the Chandi and might be a good deputy in the absence of Angi.

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None of these players are in the squad. They will most likely bring a seamer like lakmal of Kumara in. To be honest, i would prefer both of them to play and bowl the first 10 overs because our spinners got hammered last game in the powerplay.

Dhananjaya de Silva
Avishka Fernando
Kusal Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Dhanushka Gunathillaka
Kusal Perera
Sachith Pathirana
Dilruwan Perera
Amila Aponso
Lahiru Kumara
Suranga Lakmal

I think is 7 batsmen 4 bowler combination should work well. No point having 9 or 10 batsmen, with most of them being unreliable allrounders like thisara, seekkuge etc.

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Non of the above there are enough batsmen in the team it should be a fast bowler who can bowl with decent pace I am thinking of Kausun Rajitha, Bnura Franandu or Asitha Franandu.

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With everyone naming a squad, I would like to do one as well. Chandimal at number 4 batting well. Scoring well but his SR is still a question mark. With the absence of Mathews I would like to move him to number 5 and promote Kusal to partner with Dhana. Avishka is talented I would like to see him coming at one drop and Mendis at number 4. Chandimal at 5. Gunathilake is a natural hitter and he can slot in at number 6. Absence of Mathews needs another pace all rounder, it would be better if Dasun comes in. It would be great if Shandakan get another go. So my squad for next match would be
Kusal (bat/wk)
De Silva (bat/ob)
Avishka
Mendis
Chandimal(cap)
Gunathilaka/Angelo (bat/ob)
Dasun(bat/seam)
Thisara(bat/seam)
Pathirana (bat/sla)
Aponso
Asitha/ Shandakan.
.
I am pretty sure that Angelo Perera & Dilruwan Perera will get chances instead of Gunathilaka, Asitha, Shandakan & Dasun

Sunny's picture

I would like an experienced batsman (as well as someone with tactical nous). Not sure there are any current cricketers who can help Chandimal with setting fields and such. I'd like Herath because he understand bowling but of course he retired. I guess Tharanga is the best option, but honestly none of the options are very good. Thirimanne is a very defensive captain from the very few times he has taken over from Mathews. Maybe Siriwardena, though I'm not sure about his tactical game.

For the XI for the final game:

Avishka Fernando

Dhananjaya de Silva (he finally got the chance to bat where he should be)

Kusal Mendis (needs to stop nicking off, he's become really vulnerable to balls outside off)

Chandimal (he needs to stay as the anchor)

Tharanga/Siriwardena

Danushka Gunathilake (he can play aggressively and can bowl decent off spin) / Dasun Shanaka (on the other hand, Shanaka can be quality aggressive and offers a seam bowling option, because I think we have enough spin options)

Sachith Pathirana (bowled quite well and batted pretty well too)

Amila Aponso
Lakshan Sandakan
Lahiru Kumara
Suranga Lakmal

Anonymous's picture

Mendis has become the most important wicket besides Chandimal so he needs to come at No4. I too tend to think to bring in UT in place of Mathews place & slot him to No 3 position . This will cover Mendis at 4. UT is a senior hand & hopefully grab this last chance. What I did not like him last time was his demeanour looked quite down & resigned not showing eager & enthusiasm on the field which are a must. 1.Avishka 2. Dhanajaya 3.UT 4.Mendis 5.Chandimal 6. Gunatilaka 7.KP 8.Pathirana 9.Dilruwan 10.Aponsu 11.Kumara/Asitha F'do

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