This is my point of view about recent selections for Pakistani tour and the team combination and selections
01 – selection of upul tharanga
If sri lanka pick upul tharanga they need to play him as a opening batsman not as a no 3 or no 4 also if we play him on down we cant get maximum of him and he is straggling when the spinners come to bowl. im accepting that he played at no 6 at Australia abut the in Australia the pitches wont do too much for the spinners so u can play easily. but is sri lanka the piches the ball will turn a lot. so when the ball is spinning he is strangling to play. Team need a batsman who can play spin really well. someone has a good defense and a really good foot movement.
02 – selection of suranga lakmal.
suranaga lakmal selection is not good becaz he is not up to his mark. in the last test vs PAK he struggle to bowl on line and lenth.
03 – Batting line up
Sri lanka operning pair is ok and no 3 position should go to Lahiru Thirimanne becaz you need your best technically sound batsman at no 3. i know Thitimanne is straggling bat if we think about our next 5-6 years he should be bat at 3. no 4 should go to Dinesh Chandimal. he can play spin and pace really well. also he is strike rate is 80-100 and if the team on a good possition line 30-35 over with only one or two wickets down he can be the attacking batsman and can score quickly. Mathews should bat at 5. no 6-7-8. in this series the palaces might be MIlinda , Satchith & Thisara. 9-10-11 might be share by malinga, lakmal , pradeepa and satchita senanayaka.
04 – some sections selectors must consider
These are the guys for the next 5-8 years sri lanka future. Kitruwan Vithanage & Chamara Kapugedara are the guys who capable of hitting big sixes. specially with the new rules 5 fielders out side the 30 yard circle in 40-50 over team need players who can hit long balls over the fence. Dushmantha Chameera is a guy who can bowl 145+ KMPH easly. team need to give him a long run bucaz he can be more handy in the later overs. and Binura Fernando is guy who can swing the ball with new bowl. sri lanka dosen't have the bowlers who can swing consistently. PHT Kaushal , Lakshan sandakan , Jeffry Vendarsay these a re the bowlers who can spin the bowl sharply. Selectors must give at least one player a chance. becaz now rungana herath is also shedding off and sachitra & seekuge & pathirana are not big turners of the bowl and u need a guy who can spin sharply in specially sub continent. these are the guys who capable of doing this thing.
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