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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 04:28

Lets hope that BCCI have some brain to provide fast and bounce tracks for this series otherwise its no use for both the teams. Like to see some new players given the opportunity like Gunatilake, T.Kausal. No Malinga means no attacking bowler in the side so SL need to find out some impact bowler before the world cup.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 03:13

Playing in flat Indian pitches against low-quality Indian bowling attack will do no good ahead of the WC, SL should have rather played a domestic team in Australia, NZL or South Africa

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 02:14

Cricket lover I can see you u have spend so much time and effort to write this and thankful for your effort. But sadly it is very difficult to understand.

SLCricket1 and Peterson are u able to understand this ? Cricket lover much appreciate if you can give a small summary of this. But again I have to say thanks for your worthy effort

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 01:00
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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 00:18

BATSMEN - DILI,KUSAL,SANGA,MAHELA,MATHEWS,CHANDI,THIRI,
PRIYANJANA,UPUL,KITHA,KAPU,MUNA,DANUSHKA.
FAST BOWLERS- LASITH,SURANGA,DAMMIKA,ERANGA,WELA,BINURA,VISHWA,ANUK,
KULA,THISARA,MAHAROOF.
SPINNERS - HERATH,SACHI,AJANTHA,SEEKUGE,CHATHU,JEEWAN,THARINDU,
LAKSHAN,MALINDA,SURAJ,AKILA

NOTE- HERE I AM FAST BOWLING ALL ROUNDER CONSIDERED AS FAST BOWLERS & SPINNING ALL ROUNDERS CONSIDERED AS SPINNERS.HERE 35 SQUAD. 2015 WORLD CUP SQUAD SHOULD BE HERE.
FORE FRONT PLAYERS

WITHOUT THINKING TWICE- DILI,SANGA,MAHELA,LASITH,RANGA,KULA,SACHI,
MATHEWS. (8)
MATCH WINNERS - KUSAL,THISARA. (2)

I THINK WE NEED 7 PROPER BATSMEN. INSTEAD DILI,SANGA,MAHELA,KUSAL
MATHEWS(5)ABOVE MENTIONED,WE NEED ANOTHER 2.MOSTLY IT WILL GO AMONG THE PLAYERS LIKE CHANDI,THIRI,ASHAN. BUT WE SHOULD GIVE A RUN FOR THE PLAYERS LIKE UPUL,KITHA,KAPU,MUNA,DANUSHKA BEFORE THE WORLD CUP.
(WE HAD A 7 PROPER BATSMEN IN T20 WORLD CUP).

AFTER THAT 7 PROPER BATSMEN WE NEED ANOTHER 8 POSITIONS. IN T20 WORLD CUP THOSE POSITIONS WERE 4 FRONT LINE SPINNERS & 4 FAST BOWLERS INCLUDING THISARA & KULE. I THINK WE DON'T NEED 4 FRONT LINE SPINNERS IN AUSSIE/NZ TRACKS. 3 SPINNERS ENOUGH. SO THAT THESE 3 POSITIONS WILL BE HERATH,SACHI & SEEKUGE. BUT SACHI WAS STRUGGLED AFTER RENEWING HIS ACTION IN MATCHES BEFORE WORLD CUP, THERE ARE FEW OPTIONS TO FILL THAT PLACE.(AJANTHA,SURAJ,THARINDU,LAKSHAN).BUT AT TIMES AJANTHA WAS HAMMERED BY THE BATSMEN. THEREFORE SURAJ WILL BE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION WITH REGARDING HIS BATTING ABILITY. But interesting to see how tharindu & lakshan perform if they got chancers in up coming matches. tharindu is a right arm off break bowler(sachi also is a right arm off break)& he has all kinds of deliveries in his package. But still not sure about his action. when we considered lakshan, he is a left arm chinnaman bowlers.Those bowlers are rare in cricket history. can be used as a surprise package. Also we can't forget chathuranga. but left armer rangana already in the squad, I don't think. therefore final 3 spinners will be herath,sachi,seeku. unless sachi mostly suraj.

we need another 5 positions for fast bowlers. Thisara definetely there. but not sure kule? ferveez? or both?....If they use both we have three fast bowling all rouders. Another two positions have to fill. First option is malinga & other will be lakmal or dammika. But not sure about Eranga. If SL go with thisara+kule or thisara+ferveez
then we have chance to include malinga,lakmal & dammika. But all of them are right arm fast bowlers & there is no left arm fast bowler
in the squad. If they think about variety, wele,binura,anuk & vishwa
should be checked before world cup. If they think about malinga,lakmal,dammika & one of the left armers, one of spinner will be removed. but uncertainty with the malinga; it should be lakmal,dammika,one left armer,thisara & kule/ferveez or lakmal,dammika,thisara,kule,ferveez.

SUMMARY,
THERFORE FINAL SQUAD WILL BE,
1) KUSAL
2) DILSHAN
3) KUMAR
4) MAHELA
5) MATHEWS
6)(1 ST OPTION)- THIRI/CHANDI/ASHAN.
(2 ND OPTION)- UPUL,KITHA,KAPU,MUNA,DANUSHKA(IF 2 ND OPTIONS
PERFORM WELL IN UP COMING TOURS THEY CAN BE 1 ST
OPTIONS. BUT 1 ST OPTIONS MUST BE FAILED.)
7)(1 ST OPTION)- THIRI/CHANDI/ASHAN.
(2 ND OPTION)- UPUL,KITHA,KAPU,MUNA,DANUSHKA(IF 2 ND OPTIONS
PERFORM WELL IN UP COMING TOURS THEY CAN BE 1 ST
OPTIONS. BUT 1 ST OPTIONS MUST BE FAILED.)
8),9),10)-(1 ST OPTION)- RANGANA+SACHI+SEEKUGE.
(2 ND OPTION)- RANGANA+SURAJ+SEEKUGE.(UNCERTAINTY OF SACHI
AFTER RENEWAL ACTION)
(3 RD OPTION)- RANGANA+THARINDU+SEEKUGE.
OR
RANGANA+LAKSHAN+SEEKUGE.(IF THEY THINK
ABOUT A SURPRISE PACKAGE)
11)THISARA PERERA.
12),13),14),15)-KULE/FERVEEZ+LASITH+LAKMAL+DAMMIKA.(IF THEY THINK
ABOUT MORE WICKET TAKING FAST BOWLERS.)

-KULE/FERVEEZ+LASITH+LAKMAL/DAMMIKA
+WELE/ANUK/BINURA/VISHWA.(IF THEY THINK ABOUT
MORE VARIETY TO THE FAST BOWLING ATTACK.)

-KULE+FERVEEZ+LASITH+LAKMAL+DAMMIKA.(IF THEY THINK
ABOUT MORE FAST BOWLING ALL ROUNDERS.)

-KULE+FERVEEZ+LASITH+LAKMAL/DAMMIKA+WELE/ANUK/BINURA
/VISHWA.(IF THEY NEED FAST BOWLING ALL ROUNDERS+
MORE VARIETY TO THE BOWLING ATTACK.)

-KULE+FERVEEZ+LAKMAL+DAMMIKA+ERANGA.(IF THEY NEED
MORE EXPERIENCE TO THE BOWLING ATTACK+UNCERTAINTY
OF MALINGA.)-(OPTION (X))

-KULE+FERVEEZ+LAKMAL+DAMMIKA+WELE/ANUK/BINURA/VISHWA
(MORE VARIATION TO THE BOWLING ATTACK+UNCERTAINTY
OF MALINGA.)-(OPTION(Y))
NOTE.
I THINK WE DON'T NEED; KULE/FERVEEZ+LAKMAL+DAMMIKA+ERANGA+WELE/ANUK/
BINURA/VISHWA WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF MALINGA. BECAUSE INEXPERIENCE IN THE ODI FORMAT FOR ERANGA & THOSE LEFT ARMERS. IN THIS SITUATION IT IS BETTER TO GO WITH OPTION (X) OR (Y). BECAUSE KULE+FERVEZ WERE FAILED TO BOWL WELL; THEY HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO BAT WELL.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 22:53

The fact that it has been agreed to play just ODIs is good preparation for the WC, and really this is ideal opportunity for selectors to trial out some different plays and fringe players before they finalise the squad.

There are certain players that are obvious automatic choices, but here you the others can play against a good competitive team and try justify why they should be on that plane to Australia and New Zealand for the WC.

Unfortunately we could do this against South Africa or Pakistan because we played poorly at the start and had to play catch-up cricket to try win the series. Now we have an extra 5 matches to do this and we must not waste the opportunity.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 21:36

SL vs AUS final which eventually win by SL

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 19:14

@ Cricketlover I do agree with you. Kithruwan batting is suited to the shorter format. But he needs to develop his fielding. Atrocious under high balls. Have seen him drop some dolly ones... Can't be accepted and not an excuse being an International player. But he can bat.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:50

Ok. thanks...

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 13:31

Guys, it seems that Tri-series going to be happen involving SRI LANKA, INDIA AND WEST INDIES AS WI DENIES THEY CANCELLED THE INDIAN TOUR BECAUSE NOW THE PLAYERS WHO OPPOSED TO PLAYING REMAINING ODI'S AND TEST MATCHES FEAR THEY WILL TERMINATED FROM THEIR IPL CONTRACTS.

PLAYERS LIKE BRAVO, POLLARD, SAMMY, HOLDER, SAMUELS, SMITH WILL MAKE A HUGE FINANCIAL LOSS IF THIS HAPPEN SO SUDDENLY THEY DECIDED TO PLAY IN THE SERIES BUT INDIA ALSO CANNOT CANCEL SL TOUR FINALLY

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