My ODI Squad aganist Bangladesh & Zimbabwe Tri-Series :
1 .Dhananjaya De Silva
2. Niroshan Dickwella(Wk)
3. Sadeera Samarawickrama (Last ODI he Scored 42 the Second Highest Score in the Sri Lankan Innings which most likely will allow him a few more games at this position)
4. Kusal Mendis
5. Upul Tharanga
6. Angleo Mattews(C)
7. Dasun Shanaka
8. Shehan Madushanka
9. Jeffrey Vandersay
12.Danushka Gunathilaka / Dinesh Chandimal
13.Asela Gunaratne(Out of Form with Both Bat and Ball)
Highest ODI partnerships for Sri Lanka in 2017.
229 – Danushka & Dickwella
209 – Danushka & Dickwella
159 – Danushka & Mendis
139 – Dickwella & Upul
Angelo Mathews likely to be fit for the tri-series in Bangladesh, expected to play Sri Lanka's first match against Zimbabwe on 17th January. also, most likely to get ODI captaincy – reliable sources.Tweet from Daniel Alexander
- Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep have proven to not have any effect on flat wickets.So its time to move on and give the next generation a chance to prove themselves before the world cup and consider Suranaga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep as Test Bowlers. Also when Sri Lanka went with Experienced Bowlers it proved costly in the champions trophy where the bowlers went for 300+ and couldn`t even take 5-10 Wickets. So its time to get young players who can ball fast at 140+ with several Variations like Lahiru Kumara and Shehan Madushanka also to have a left-arm bowler would bring more variation to the bowling attack.
- The Only Exception for an experienced fast-bowler to be considered for the world cup should be Lasith Malinga.
Sri Lankan Selectors have stated that they normally announce the squad 2 weeks before the departure to tour which is on 13th of January so ideally, they will announce the squad in the coming few days.
Hathurusingha, a former Sri Lanka batsman who quit as Bangladesh coach to help his home country, also signalled a tougher line with the government, which gets the final say in team affairs.
Jayasekera recently stopped the Sri Lankan T20 team from going to India because he did not agree with the selection.
The chief coach is not an automatic member of the selectors’ panel and Hathurusingha wants this changed — even if it means a new sports law.
"I need full control and responsibility to pick the playing eleven," Hathurusingha said.
"According to the sports law the coach can’t get involved in selections. They are considering my request to be a selector while being the coach," added the 49-year-old.
So when Sri Lanka has the Big Meeting on 6-7th of January 2018 Hathurusingha could become the tour selector and Asanka Gurusinha will just be the Manger.