@Jeewantha I somewhat agree. Shanaka should definitely have been picked and I was definitely leaning towards Rajitha. Not sure how fast this Sanjaya bowls but I'm assuming he bowls faster than Rajitha because that's the only reason he would have been picked. But Rajitha isn't the fastest and I can understand. Asela' bowling is unlikely to work in SA and he was just warming the seat for Mathews and Chandimal. Guess they went for experience over talent by picking Tharanga instead of Dickwella. But Shanaka is the biggest omission for me. Would have brought balance to the side.
How come SLC only planning U19 and A tours after the national team have completed an away tour (This was the same with UK tour), if this was done before we could have identified a potential play to tour with the national team. Bloody idiots!
Who is this Sanjaya ? Heard here and there but nothing much to learn about him. Will he be a another Chaminda Bandara ? Why are we taking Dilruwan Perera? Why not someone who can spin the ball without Galle pitch preferably a wrist spinner? Why not Rajitha and Shanaka ? Is Gunaratnas' bowling is suited to South Africa ? If this is the squad they going to name above questions comes to anyone's mind I think.
What a joke of a squad. No places for Dickwella Asela Shanaka Rajitha.
How on earth Kusal & Kaushal could make the team ahaed of Asela.
Shanaka is the our best swinger for those conditions.
Who is this unkown Sanjaya it should have been Rajitha.
Shame on you Sanath & muppets go to hell.
What? That useless tharanga again? What happened to the new direction announced during recent press conference? Picking a school boy in the future touring squads! Ditched?
Well we know SLC is run by a politician. We shouldn't never expect whatever they say will be followed through.
I can't believe instead of picking a talented youngster like Charith Asalanka,they pick this useless can't catch can't field can't throw tharanga?
Squad is not announced yet..this is false news
who is sanjaya.why not rajitha?
This is not the official squad it seems. Says probable SL squad. Drop vikum sanjaya and include Herath pls!
Is this true? I'm glad Chandimal, Chameera and Mathews are making comebacks but the balance seems a little off. Where is Shanaka, isn't he supposed to be our fast bowling all rounder? Is Mathews going to risk injury to fulfil that role?
Also, they have a probable squad which is strange. And they missed out Herath.