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Asia Cup – Sri Lanka Squad – Early Prediction

Sri Lanka possible 17-Man Squad-
1.   Lahiru Thirimanne (Left-Hand Batsman) ​
2.   Niroshan  Dickwella (Wicket-Keeper)(Left-Hand Batsman)
3.   Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
4.   Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
5.   Angelo Mathews  (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
6.   Dhananjaya De Silva  (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
7.   Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8.   Thisara Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
9.   Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)
10.  Lasith Malinga (Right-Arm Fast)
11.  Dushmantha Chameera (Right-Arm Fast)

Bench-
12. Wanindu Hasaranga (Right-Arm Leg-Spin) / Nishan Peiris (Right-Arm Off-Spin)
13. Dinesh Chandimal (Right-Hand Batsman)
14. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
15. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)​ 
16. Shehan Madushanka (Right-Arm Fast) / Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Medium-Fast) 
17. Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman) / Danushka Gunathilaka​ (Left-Hand Batsman)​(Right-Arm Off-Spin)​
 

  • UAE is a place where Fast-Bowler enjoy so Sri Lanka should pack a strong fast-bowler group in the Squad.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne has been in good form recently and has a reputation of scoring big consistently in Big Events like Asia Cup in 2014, World Cup 2015, World Cup T20 2014, therefore, he has a good chance to be in the squad.

Sri Lanka has to have a nice blend of youth and experienced player since now they have stable XI they can work with now they have to build their pool of 25-man squad for the World Cup. A good way to do this is bringing in some young star from the  Sri Lanka Emerging Team / A team.
Sri Lanka generally names a 17-man squad for overseas tours after there experience in India the Delhi test was they didn`t have enough player to fielded. 

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