Sri Lanka XI for South Africa tour

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Sri Lanka XI for the First Test of the South African Tour

Sri Lanka XI
1.Dimuth Karunaratne(Batsman)
2.Kaushal Silva(Batsman)
3.Kusal Janith Perera(Batsman)/Upul Tharanga
4.Kusal Mendis(Batsman)
5.Angelo Mathews(All-Rounder)
6.Dinesh Chandimal(Batsman)(WK)
7.Dhananjaya de Silva(All-Rounder)
8.Wikum Sanjaya(Fast-bowler)(135+ and Swings the ball both ways)
9.Dushmantha Chameera(Fast-bowler)(145+ and gets Extra bouncer )
10.Rangana Herath(Spinner)
11.Suranga Lakmal(Fast Bowler)(Seamer Bowler)

Sri Lanka Test Squad -Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal (Vice-Captain), Dimuth Karunarathne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya De Silva, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Wikum Sanjaya.

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Sunny's picture

I'd rather go for Pradeep, since he is more experience, faster and has led the attack before in the absence of Prasad. Sanjaya can fight it out with Lakmal. I also wouldn't have KJP at 3 anymore, it hasn't worked before and I doubt it will now. Would rather have him coming in at 7 as the wicket keeper and let Chandimal come in at 3/4 depending on where Mendis plays.

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Kusal should bat @7 and should keep wickets as chandi just recovers from finger injury.

With Dimuth & Kaushal set to open yet again against the likes of Philander Rabada on SA fast greenish pitches We are almost certain to be 2 down inside 5 6 overs.

Coming to bat on that kind of situation Kusal can not play his natural game.Ofcourse he has had his times against quality bowlers with the new ball.

1.Dimuth
2.Kaushal/Tharanga
3.Kusal Mendis
4.Chandi
5.Mathews
6.Dhananjaya
7.Kusal Perera(wk)
8.Herath
9.Chameera
10.Lakmal/Sanjaya
11.Pradeep

Another option is to open with Kusal asking him to have a bash and hit a run a ball 40 odd get an early momentum

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