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Asia Cup – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – 1st Match

Sri Lanka best possible XI from the Official Squad-
1.   Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-Keeper)
2.   Upul Tharanga (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.   Dilruwan Perera (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
10. Lasith Malinga (Right-Arm Fast) 
11. Dushmantha Chameera (Right-Arm Fast)

Bench-
12. Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)(Likely to miss the First Round of Asia Cup)
13. Amila Aponso (Slow Left-Arm Orthodox)  
14. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
15. Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)  
16. Shehan Jayasuriya  (Left-Hand Batsman) (Right-Arm Off-Spin) 

  • Considering that both Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera can bowl they kind of do Suranga Lakmal role in the team, therefore, it is logical to think to have some really fast pace bowlers considering both Bangladesh and Afghanistan will struggle against real pace of 140+. Suranga Lakmal should play when Sri Lanka go against India and Pakistan as they are more accustomed to that pace, therefore, a seam bowler like Lakmal will be more effective.  

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