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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 01:24

With the removal of thiri/kitha/chandi may be kapu from the squad & inclusion of upul we can understand one thing. If the top & middle order was collapsed, they need a proper batsmen who can make a big inning + experience. May be they will try to upul as a late middle order batsmen. we can remember that inning of upul as a late middle order batsmen with kule in final aussie tour.

Traditionally srilanka go with 6 batters(kusal/upul, dili, sanga, mahela, mathews, thiri/priya/chandi at times kitha/dimuth) , 2 bowling allrounders (kule & thisara or at times seeku)& 3 bowlers (among mali, lakmal, ranga, sachi, ajantha).

but with the absence of sachi (srilankan leading odi spin bowler) strength of the bowling line up has reduced. because he is a sure & shot bowler with maximum 45 runs from 10 overs + at least 2 wickets. Even malinga said after finishing the final match of the t20 WC as the captain when planning before the india match " my self & sachi go for the wickets & others should give the supporting role for them with bowling economically". but now malinga, lakmal injured, sachithra remedial to the action ,herath not in the squad because he should be proteted to the WC. Therefore now srilanka go with 7 proper batters. in last pak match with the absence of sachi SL included both chandi & priya to the squad; entirely 7 batters + 2 bowling all rounders (seeku & thisara). In this IND tour no mali, herath & sachi. even lakmal. Srilankan best 4 odi bowlers. It is sure that SL wil go against india with 7 batters, 3 or 4 bowling all rounders. It is cristal clear that removal of chandi, thiri, kitha & inclusion of upul, niroshan; they definetely need a batsmen who can play a long inning at the no 7 position with the tail enders if the top & middle order was collapsed rather than dasher.

most probable SL 11

kusal
dili
sanga
mahela
priyanjana
mathews
upul/niroshan/chathuranga
kule
thisara
seekuge/suraj
dammika/lahiru

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 01:21

@Anonymous, nope.Not once i said that Ajmal's, Senanayaka's actions are clean. My only problem is why all the secrecy from ICC and why their targeting specific bowlers and NOT targeting some bowlers... and why the sudden need to steal the research of UWA and start their own labs?

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 01:09

Are you saying we should sacrifice our team to terrorist by touring Pakistan. This dictator is suspicious of everything

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 00:01

Srilanka best ODI 11.

kusal
dilshan
sanga
mahela
mathews
thiri/chandi/ashan
kule
thisara
sachithra
herath
malinga/lakmal

Played 11 against pak series in final.

tharanga
dilshan
sanga
mahela
mathews
chandimal
priyanjana
thisara
seekuge
herath
dammika

mostly playable 11 against india in first three odi's

kusal
dilshan
sanga
mahela
mathews
priyanjana
Chathuranga/suraj
kule
thisara
seekuge
dammika

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 23:47

This is not the Srilankan full strength squad; Srilankan full strength squad is,

Kusal
dilshan
Sanga
mahela
mathews
Chandi/Thiri/Priyanjana.
Kule
Thisara
Sachi
Ranga
Mali/lakmal

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 23:23

what a funny speech!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 21:42

Are you saying there is something fishy going on and there is nothing wrong with Ajmal and Senanayake's actions?

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 19:05

Arjuna is right. I don't like thier monopoly and trying to be a pushover. With most nations buckling under thier heavy handedness.. Arjuna's outburst is laudable... for telling them how it is. But we need to think what we can benefit out of this.. besides Srilanka can't I'll afford to be on thier offside with BCCI with thier own money matters.

We want to get into WC tournament proper cherry ripe with all boxes ticked. With players Fitness being paramount. The more games we play is better for our experimentation in finding the right combination. But player burn out would be th collateral damage. Ofcorse this hastily arranged series will put a damper to our fitness regime...but we could have still come out better from this.. by diligence and careful thought process .. giving some seniors a break should have been the go. We could have used injury as an excuse to rest players. If Dhoni can be rested ... why can't we rest few of ours?? Since we decided to send the full strength squad.. We should have picked 16 or 17 member squad by rotating players. We are doing BCCI a favor.. so number of players shouldn't be an issue if we had clearly communicated that with BCCI prior. I believe selectors should have picked the southpaw Viswa Fernando & Binura Fernando - if we were given the choice of of picking the number of players we wanted. Viswa being a left armer and Binura for his sheer pace ..to test them out in flat pitches..with boisterous one eyed Indian supporters screaming thier lungs out.

Since it isn't... let's hope we can still come out on top.. giving selectors few headaches but. injury free.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 19:01

Totally agree with cover drive.

You have put it in a nutshell.

Also it looks like South Africa is going to be a very strong contender for the world cup this year.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 13:21

Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/ma...

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