[Discussion Thread] Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Final, CB Series, Brisbane, March 4, 2012

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Sri Lanka's real battle begins, from now on! It is the time for the 1st of the Final round of the CB Series 2012, more drama, more emotions, more action, more enthusiasm and great cricket is expected from both the sides, Sri Lanka and Australia at Brisbane's Woolloongabba Stadium. Plenty of cheer for either side is expected especially from Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka will be aiming for a final-face-off vs Australia to achieve the CB Series Trophy and continue thier superb winning streak to extend it to a 4 in a row victories vs Australia.

Sri Lanka will welcome the return of Farveez Maharoof and will be unfortunate to lose out all-rounder Thisara Perera due to a muscle-injury, surprise selection of Kapugedera, who virtually has done nothing to the team since he played the CWC Final, is a poor one indeed, Kapugedera bagged a duck  playing for NCC, and straight away flow to Australia when the club game was still on progress. One would have expected Bhanuka Rajapakse or Anglo Perera to have had the chance of playing his 1st International game.

Kapugedera has been a thorn in SLC batting line up forever and his inclusion in the XI is likely to affect SL's talented batting line up,Tharanga should be the obivious choice to play tommorow.

Probable Team

1.Mahela Jayawardene
2.TM Dilshan
3.Kumar Sangakkara
4.Dinesh Chandimal
5.Lahiru Thirimanne
6.Upul Tharanga
7.Angelo Mathews
8.Nuwan Kulasekera
9. Farveez Maharoof
10.Rangana Herath
11 Lasith Malinga

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8.5 hours to go. Got the

8.5 hours to go. Got the bites and the drinks ready??

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1st final

Brisbane is a pace friendly pitch so there will be lot for fast bowlers. I don't think they are going to include Tharanga at 5 or 6. So most probably sachitra or chamara will be in the playing 11. I have no faith in chamara. Better to go with sachitra although its a pace friendly wicket and he is a decent tailender batsman. Hope mahroof's return adds more strength to our bowling attack.

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best team for sri lanka

1. Mahela Jayawardene
2. TM Dilshan
3. Dinesh Chandmial
4. Lahiru Thirimanne
5. Kumar Sangakkara
6. Angelo Mathews
7. Chamara Kapugedera
8. Nuwan Kulasekera
9. Farveez Maharoof
10. Sachithra Senanayake
11. Lasith Malinga

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Kapugedera a sitting duck

Chamara Kapugedera scored a duck in his innings for NCC prior he was flown in to Australia, Chamara Silva while has made a 200 for Bloomfield, poor choice of Chamara for my liking,If they wanted a Chamara , I would have gone with Silva...Bhanuka Rajapakse deserves a chance.

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Get ready for an action packed cricket-ride.

Get ready for an action packed cricket-ride, bites and the drinks are ready...All the very best boys, we can do it, u gauys are very capable of making the impossible possible. Jaya Wewa! Sri Lanka

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Maharoof is back from his injury

Jayawardene says he would have preferred to bat first. There is some rain forecast for later in the day. Maharoof is back from his injury, Dammika Prasad comes in as well and so does Upul Tharanga. There's no Thisara Perera or Angelo Mathews - both out injured.- via Cricinfo

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SL bowl 1st at Brisbane

SL bowl 1st at Brisbane as Clake wins toss under cloudy conditions.

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Uh! Bloody rain!

Uh! Bloody rain!

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Good that it is raining, SL getting hammered

Good that it is raining, SL getting hammered, 69 -10.2 overs, Malinga 28 runs in 3 overs..What is this?

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Herath's catch video. Thanks

Herath's catch video. Thanks Doosra!

http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-l...

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