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Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI – Sri Lanka XI

Best Squad currently possible for Sri lanka
1. Sadeera Samarawickrama(Right-Hand Batsman)
2. Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)(Captain)
3. Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
4. Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)
5. Angelo Mathews (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
6. Dasun Shanaka (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
7. Asela Gunaratne (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
8. Amila Aponso (Slow left-arm orthodox)
9. Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)
10.Vimukthi Perera (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)
11.Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)

Bench-
12. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
13. Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Yet to prove his Match Fitness)
14. Jeffrey Vandersay(Right-Arm Leg-Spin)
15. Lahiru Thirimanne(Left-Arm Batsman)

  • Vimukthi Perera gave a brilliant performance in the final game when he was given the opportunity to play with figures of 4/25 in 9.1 overs with an outstanding economy rate of 2.72 against the West Indies A in the 3rd ODI. 
  • Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage fitness will be a concern after they play the 3 Test matches in the humidity in India, therefore, should be rested while also developing groups of other fast bowlers so that they can start to rotate them around in all formats to keep all the fast bowlers fresh and fit. Like what all the other national cricket teams are doing.

As if the embarrassing batting performance in the ongoing first test against Sri Lanka on a greenish Eden Gardens Pitch is not enough, another Green Top is waiting for team India. The first ODI between two sides, scheduled to be played at Dharamsala On December 10, is known for its seam and bounce.

Indian batting considers best in the world, surrendered meekly against Sri Lanka fast bowlers led by sensational Suranga Lakmal.

Even though the BCCI clarified that The greenish pitch at Eden Garden has been deliberately prepared to suit fast bowling, there is no denying that the weaknesses of world's best batting line up has been thoroughly exposed.

However, According to the sources the HPCA Dharamsala pitch will be more greenish than the Eden Gardens.

The picturesque venue is unique in India, as it is situated at an altitude of 1457 m above the sea level and Himalayan mountains in the background.

Pitch Condition- Seaming Wicket

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