Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd ODI – Preview

Sri Lanka possible XI-
1.   Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)
2.   Niroshan  Dickwella (Wicket-Keeper)(Left-Hand Batsman)
3.   Kusal Mendis (Vice-Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
4.   Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
5.   Angelo Mathews  (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)
6.   Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
7.   Thisara Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)
8.   Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg-Spin)(Left-Hand Batsman)
9.   Prabath Jayasuriya (Left-Arm Orthodox)(Debut)
10. Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
11. Kasun Rajitha  (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(Debut)

Bench-
12. Lakshan Sandakan (Left-Arm Chinaman)
13. Dhananjaya De Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)
14. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)
15.  Shehan Jayasuriya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off-Spin)

Even thou the batting failed due to poor shot selection the bowling was even worse from Suranga Lakmal very disappointing and Lakshan Sandakan was equal poor bowling too short or too full.
Lahiru Kumara and Akila Dananjaya were really good in the 1st ODI there bowling was good.

I`ve always believed Dasun Shanaka is the next Angelo Mathew as he can absorb pressure. With Thisara Perea, Kusal Perea and Dasun Shanaka and even Angelo Mathews, once he gets back into form, can rebuild innings even if the top order fails. All four players are match winner they can absorb pressure and then put pressure on the opponent's bowlers.

Note-

  • Lahiru Kumara is injured so he wouldn`t be playing the 2nd ODI

Pitch and Conditions-
The Match to be played for the 2nd ODI is going to be a night ODI, therefore, moisture in the condition will come into play. With Fast-Bowler being the Key since the spinner will have no or little turn as the spinners will just side on. Therefore if you win the toss bowl first so you have the best conditions to take wickets. 

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  1. I believe Angelo needs more
    I believe Angelo needs more time to be selected in the playing elevan, because of his poor form it is not right for him to captain the side, though he has experiences. He should be given extra time to recover and perform well, So, coming months is crucial for Angelo to be selected in the playing 11. Presant form of every player is important and results either batting or bowling should. be given during matches! if SLC are to be ready for the WC 2019, SLC must have a strong captain/leader, not just disceplene only also, results! if the captain himself is failing what can you expect from the rest of the team. I suggest, Thisara is the best choice for SL ODI Captain, if Angelo perform well continusely he can be brought back to the team. Reliability is more important than pass experiences.

  2. mona buruwada Playing team
    mona buruwada Playing team eka select kare.
    Me team eke oppenersla wahi wahala.
    Specialist middle order batsman la naa.
    Dickwella, Mathews , Lakmal , sandakan , Sehan Jayasuriya not perform well recently in ODI’s.
    Need Specialist middle order players like Kapugedera, Andy soloman, Asela Gunrathna
    No allrounder spinner like Seekkuge Prasanna.
    Need to add below players to the next 4 matches

    Kapugedera,Andy soloman, Asela Gunrathna, seekkuge Prasanna, Banuka rajapaksha, ramith rabukwella,jehan daniel instead of Mathews, Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, sehan Jayasuriya, Sadakan, Lakmal.

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