Sri Lanka Test squad for the Bangladesh tour

My XI from this Best possible Sri lankan Squad-
1.   Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)
2.   Dimuth Karunaratne (Left-hand Batsman)
3.   Dhananjaya de Silva (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Slow Right-arm Off-Spin)
4.   Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)
5.   Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)
6.   Roshen Sliva (Right-hand Batsman)
7.   Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)(Wicket-keeper)
8.   Shehan Jayasuriya(Bowling All-Rounder)(Left-hand Batsman)(Slow Right-arm Off-Spin)(Replacement for Dilruwan Perera)
9.   Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
10. Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)/ Lahiru Gamage(Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
11. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)

12.Vimukthi Perera (Left-Arm Fast-Medium) 
13.Niroshan Dickwella (Left-hand Batsman)
14.Ron Chandraguptha/Udara Jayasundera/Minod Bhanuka (Left-hand Batsman)(Possible Replacement for Sadeera)
15.Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm Chinaman)

Dilruwan Perera Vs Shehan Jayasuriya-

Dilruwan Perera in the Series against India-
Position in the Team- Experienced Bowling All-Rounder
No.Test- 3
Bowling Average- 58.62 Econ-4.37
Batting Average- 12.40
Verdict-Extremely Poor performance


Shehan Jayasuriya in the Series against West Indies A-
Position in the Team- Bowling All-Rounder
No.Test- 3
Bowling Average- 15.38  Econ-2.87
Batting Average- 20
Verdict- Top-Class performance
Recent Notable Performance-
6/60 against West Indies A
5-109 Against Australia 

  • For an Experienced Player Dilruwan Perera has proven that he can`t lead the Team with the ball without Ranagana Herath and is very bad with Rangana Herath getting close to the end of his career. Therefore Sri Lanka should look for Alternative Bowlers.
  • Shehan Jayasuriya has performed very well with the ball as he is someone like Ravindra Jadeja who changes his bowling action or uses the crease well.Also when given the opportunity he can build an innings and score Big scores or give a Quick-fire 50 if required.

Shehan Jayasuriya First-Class Record
Age- 26
Matches – 54
Batting Average – 39.92
100s – 6
50s – 22
Highest – 237
Bowling Average- 25.86
Wickets – 116

  • Also, Shehan Jayasuriya is 26 young and deserves a chance to prove himself also it better is he start against Bangladesh.Dilruwan Perera is 35 and is very inconsistent and not effective therefore Sri Lanka should try something new.

Vimukthi Perera Place in the Squad-
Position in the Team- Left-Arm Fast-Medium
No.Test- 62
Bowling Average- 26.91  Econ-3.77
Verdict- Top-Class performance

  • Like Roshen Sliva he has been one of Sri Lanka`s Consistent Domestic and A Team Performers and is one of the Best Bowlers in Sri Lanka.

Niroshen Dickwella Obmission and Dhananjaya De Sliva only playing Test for now-

  • Dhananjaya de Silva should stay with Test Cricket only for the Next 6 months and Cement his position at No.3 as Jumping across different format has been one of the reasons why young players are struggling to perform at the start of there career.Also, I think Niroshan Dickwella should stay with ODIs and T20s as Test cricket does not suit him and it is affecting his level of aggressive batting as Test cricket is now affecting his Limited Over Game.Instead, Kusal Mendis Should replace Niroshan Dickwella in Test.

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