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Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20 – Preview

Most Likely XI against India-
1. Upl Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)
2. Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
3. Sadeera Samarawickrama(Right-Hand Batsman)
4. Angelo Mathews (Batting All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
5. Dasun Shanka (Batting All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
6. Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
7. Asela Gunaratne (Batting All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
8. Thisara Perera (Bowling All-Rounder)(Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)(Captain)
9. Dushmantha Chameera (Right-Arm Fast)(Raw Pace is something the Sri Lankan bowling attack lacks extremely)
10.Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)
11.Vishwa Fernando (Left-Arm Fast-Medium)(Debut)(Impressive in the T10 League) 

Bench-
12. Danushka Gunathilaka(Left-Hand Batsman)
13. Sachith Pathirana(Slow left-arm orthodox)
14. Chaturanga de Silva (Slow left-arm orthodox)
15. Nuwan Pradeep (Righ-Arm Fast-Medium)

“We had a chat last week officially Hathu takes over on December 19 (today). He wants to go forward and he is comfortable from what he has. He has an idea of what he wants to do, he wants to structure the support staff, wants to see the expectations from the players. With the conversation that I had with him I have confidence that the team can move forward and make great strides,” said Labrooy.

Coaching staff for the T20 Series against India-

Manager:  [Sri Lanka]  Asanka Gurusinha
Chief operating officer :  [Sri Lanka]  Jerome Jayaratne
Head Coach:  [Sri Lanka]  Chandika Hathurusinghe
Batting Coach:  [Sri Lanka]  Thilan Samaraweera
Fielding Coach:  [South Africa]  Nic Pothas
Fast Bowling Coach:  [Sri Lanka]  Rumesh Ratnayake
Spin Bowling Coach:  [Sri Lanka]  Piyal Wijetunge
Strength & Conditioning Coach:  [England]  Nick Lee
Physiotherapist: [Australia]  Nirmalan Thanabalasingam

Opportunity for Sri Lankan Players and  Chandika Hathurusinghe to understand each other so they able to communicate and get on the same path before they go against Bangladesh that Sri Lanka has drawn the Series with this year and Zimbabwe that Sri Lanka has lost the Series against this year.

Source of the information about the head coach-
http://dailynews.lk/2017/12/19/sports/137727/chief-selector-confident-batting-will-come-good-after-new-coach-takes-over
https://www.cricketage.in/2017/12/19/hathurusingha-officially-takes-over-as-sri-lanka-head-coach-will-speak-to-media-tomorrow/

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