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.
3.Dhananjaya de Silva
8,9 & 10. 3 of Kaushal Silva/Kusal Perera/Niroshan Dickwella/Upul Tharanga
17.Jeffery Vandersay/Lakshan Sandakan
Glad to know Chameera is back and hopefully fully fit for the SA tour.
If we are going to change captains it must be for a younger player with the future in mind and not Herath. Nothing against Ranga, its a move to nowhere.
Yeah. Mathews is a poor captain but there is no need to give the captaincy to 38 year old.
This might be the test squad
9.Chameera(Fit and Playing the competitive cricket).
14.Dickwella( Based on domestic performance).
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.
Well.....good news, isn't it? Both Chameera and Chandimal are fit and with such kind of a contribution from Dickwella, does he overlook Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga in SA tour.....???
I think it is Upul Chandana who will be assigned as fielding coach. Not that other upul who can't even catch a turtle even he tried.
It's bit conflicting because one news paper says they will be coaching the younger sides contrary to this which says national team? It's a good move if they are assigned to the seniors since South African tour is around the corner. But we do have a fielding coach for senior side.
Can anyone clarify it for all of us.
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)