Sri Lanka vs West Indies 3rd Test – Preview (Update)

Likely XI-
1.  Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman) 
2.  Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)(Part-time Leg-Spinner)
3.  Dhananjaya De Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)(Part-time Off-Spinner)
4.  Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-Keeper)
5.  Roshen Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)
6.  Danushka Gunathilaka (Left-Hand Batsman)(Part-time Off-Spinner)
7.  Dasun Shanaka (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(130-135 kph)(Vice-Captain)
8.   Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(130-135 kph)(Captain) 
9.   Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
10. Lahiru Kumara (Right-Arm Fast)(can bowl 145+ kph)(Average speed136-140 kph)
11. Asitha Fernando (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)(can bowl 140+ kph)(Average speed136-140 kph)(Debut)

Formant of XI-
Two Bowlers who could ball 140+ –
-Lahiru Kumara
-Asitha Fernando

Three bowlers who Specializes in Seam and Swinging the ball-
Kasun Rajitha
Suranga Lakmal
Dasun Shanaka

Three Part-Time bowlers who could contribute with some overs and get the odd wicket-
-Danushka Gunathilaka
– Dhananjaya De Silva
– Kusal Mendis

3 Changes to the XI-

Dasun Shanaka ,  Danushka Gunathilaka

1 Debutants-

 Asitha Fernando

Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-spinner), Dinesh Chandimal.Mahela Udawatte (Left-Hand Batsman)

Also, Mahela Udawatte or Kusal Perea should be replaced by Dasun Shanaka as he can bowl economically and take wickets plus can bat for long periods or even a quick fire 50. Suranga Lakmal bowling in this tour has not been impressive and seen he has already played 2 test he will be out for the last. While Kasun Rajitha has been really impressive on his Test Debut considering his performance on day 2 of the 2nd test.


12. Dilruwan Perera
13.  Mahela Udawatte (Left-Hand Batsman)
14.  Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(130-135 kph)(Rested) 
15. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Suspend)
16. Rangana Herath (Left-Hand Batsman)(Left-Arm Orthodox)(Injured)(Rested)
17. Jeffrey Vandersay (Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Leg-spinner)

Angelo Mathews (Withdraw from the tour due to Family reason) and Lahiru Gamage (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(injured)

The Sri Lanka selector already stated before the tour that Herath and Lakmal will only play two out of 3 test in the series. So there is no point in arguing about it either they will miss the 2nd test or the 3rd Test.

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