Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya should appoint the following test squad for the South African tour

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Playing XI

1. Dimuth Karunarathna
2. Kaushal Silva
3. Dinesh Chandimal
4. Kusal Mendis
5. Anjelo Mathews
6. Dhananjaya De Silva
7. Kusal Perera (WK)
8. Rangana Herath
9. Dushmantha Chameera
10. Suranga Lakmal
11. Nuwan Pradeep

Other Members

12. Lahiru Kumara
13. Kasun Rajitha
14. Dilruwan Perera / Jeffrey Vandersay - One of these two
15/16. Dhanuska Gunathilaka / Milinda Siriwardena / Upul Tharanga / Dasun Shanaka - 2 among these 4
 

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Stormy's picture
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Agreed with the team but is Chameera fit? I would pick Vandersay for something different if needed on what will surely be unfriendly spin conditions. I would also pick Tharanga as the back up batter and Shanka as a back up alrounder.

Sunny's picture

@Stormy I think Mathews said in the recent press conference that Chameera has been deemed fit.

Looking at the side, if Mathews can't bowl we are definitely lacking an extra seam bowling option. I'd definitely take Shanaka, and Vandersay is a wrist spinner he should be able to extract more turn than Dilruwan and I would argue that his control is as good if not better. As for the last pick, I don't mind but I'm inclined to go for Tharanga for experience and as an extra bat.

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Sri Lanka Test Squad

1. Dimuth Karunaratne
2. Kaushal Silva
3. Upul Tharanga
4. Kusal Mendis
5. Angelo Mathews (c)
6. Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
7. Dhananjaya de Silva
8. Rangana Herath
9. Suranga Lakmal
10. Nuwan Pradeep
11. Kasun Rajitha

12. Asle Gunaratne
13. MDKJ Perera
14. Dilruwan Perera
15. Niroshan Dickwella
16/17. Lahiru Kumara/ Dhasmantha Chameera and Dampika Prasad (fitness to availability)

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This might be the test squad
1.Dimuth
2.Kaushal
3.Kusal Mendis
4.Chandimal
5.Mathews
6.Dhananjaya
7.Asela
8.Herath
9.Chameera(Fit and Playing the competitive cricket).
10.Lakmal
11.Pradeep

12.Lahiru Kumara
13.Dilruwan
14.Dickwella( Based on domestic performance).
15.Tharanga.

I feel this might be the squad with at most one or two changes. But I personally would like to see Sandakan over Dilruwan or I 'll take Vandersay.

(Last edited by Thilly on December 4, 2016 - 05:01)
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You've missed Asela.He made 150 & 60 in his last FC match this weekend.

Chameera is fit he played a FC match for NCC this weekend

I'd go with a 17 man squad of 10 batters WKs & allrounders. 5 seamers 2 spinners.

Batsman

1.Angelo Mathews
2.Dinesh Chandimal
3.Dhananjaya de Silva
4.Kusal Mendis
5.Dimuth Karunaratne
6.Asela Guneratne
7.Dasun Shanaka
8,9 & 10. 3 of Kaushal Silva/Kusal Perera/Niroshan Dickwella/Upul Tharanga

Seamers

11.Dushmantha Chameera
12.Nuwan Pradeep
13.Suranga Lakmal
14.Kasun Rajitha
15.Lahiru Kumara

Spinners

16.Rangana Herath
17.Jeffery Vandersay/Lakshan Sandakan

Thilly's picture
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Related to my above comment on changes, Dasun Shanaka might replace Lahiru Kumara if selectors eye on extra batting cussion and he can swing the ball in South African conditions.

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1.Asela gunarathna
2. Niroshan Dickwella
3.Dhananjaya de Silva
4.Kusal mendis
5.Angelo Mathews
6.Dhasun Shanaka
7.Ranganaherath
8.Nuwan Pradeep
9.Suranga Lakmal
10.Kasun Rajitha
11.chameera

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1.Dimuth
2.Kaushal
3.Mendis
4.Dhananjaya de silva
5.Chandimal
6.Mathews
7.Kusal Perera
8.Herath
9.Lakmal
10.Pradeep
11.Chameera

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