What changes, if any, should be made to the batting order for the second SA v SL Test?

Move Kusal Perera down the order.
72% (162 votes)
Replace Kusal Perera with Upul Tharanga as a lower order batsman.
20% (45 votes)
No changes, same batting lineup with the same order.
2% (5 votes)
Replace Kusal Perera with Upul Tharanga at No. 3.
6% (14 votes)
Total votes: 226

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Sunny's picture

Ether Tharanga replaces KJP or KJP moves down to 7 -!: plays as wicketkeeper while Chandimal moves up to 3/4.

Maari's picture
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14 September 2016
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Moving Kusal perera as lower order batsman is not a bad idea.

natk's picture

new fast bowlers please !!

Anonymous's picture

main problem is not having batsmen who can fill sanga's boots at no.3 i think someone like chandimal needs to bat at no.3 beacause top order needs to score heavily if we want to chase big totals. i don't think upul can play that role at 3 when ball swinging well. if chandimal bat at no.3 we can use upul tharanga at 7 as wicketkeeper. giving chances to de silva to bat at no.6. this will be the ideal order. if talking about bowlers i think selectors made some mistakes. had to bring left arm seamer welagedara who got 5 wicket haul last time in SA. also dasun shanka had to be useful in these conditions

Jeewantha's picture
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7 March 2016
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I think Kusal should be kept out of next 2 Tests a failure in the next match would mean he'd get dropped not only from the 3rd Test but from the limited overd squad as well.Which would have huge effect on him just as happend to thiri.

If he plays it must be @7.

1.Dimuth
2.Kaushal
3.Dhananjaya
4.Mendis
5.Mathews
6.Chandi
7.Tharanga/KJP

Suren1998's picture
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18 February 2015
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Very surprised most people want kusal to still play. I want Upul Tharanga to take his spot at number three for the second test. If that doesnt work then swap Dhananjaya de Silva and Tharanga for the third test

rshan1994's picture
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21 February 2013
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Remove Kusal Perera. Bring a bowler. I'm sure. That bowler will do better role with bat than KJP

LM's picture

Bring the players like Roshen Silva, Asela Gunarathna (Avg 65+ in last series) to the team

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