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Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe ODI tour- Sri Lanka XI

ODI Squad-
1.Upul Tharanga(Batsman)(Vice-Captain)
2.Niroshan Dickwella(W)(Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Sadeera Samarawickrama (W)(Batsman)
5.Angelo Mathews (Captain)(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
6.Asela Gunarathne(All-Rounder)(Right-arm medium/Off Spin)
7.Dasun Shanaka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
8.Amila Aponso(Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.Lasith Malinga(Right-arm fast-medium)
10.Suranga Lakmal(Right-arm fast-medium)
11.Nuwan Pradeep(Fast Bowler)(140Km/h+)
12. Asitha Fernando(Right-arm fast-medium)
13 .Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm chinaman)
14. Danushka Gunathilaka(Batsman)
15.Kusal Perera(Batsman)(If he is still Injured then Dinesh Chandimal(Batsman) will replace him but most likely Kusal will be still injured)

  • “We need to understand the physical condition of certain players well and may be look at some opportunities. At the same time, we need a winning team. It’s very important make winning a habit. We are talking about building a team and we need to keep these guys playing together and try and give them as much opportunities as possible,” Ford said at a press conference in Colombo soon after returning from their failed Champions Trophy campaign.
  • “We must keep in mind the rankings,” said Cricket Manager Asanka Gurusinha when asked whether Sri Lanka will look to test their bench strength against the minnows. “We need to give our best shot at improving it.

“We will probably finalise the team on Monday or Tuesday,” Gurusinha who is also a member of the selection committee said.

  • Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala speaking to the Daily Mirror said that the team will be led by Angelo Mathews for atleast the first three games. “We hope to field the best possible team in the first three ODIs, led by Angelo Mathews, and if we win that we hope to try some future players for the remaining two ODIs,” Sumathipala said. 

Sub-Continent Condition so Spinning wickets so most Likely to play 2 Specialist Spinners will Play in the XI

  • Dinesh Chandimal Probably will be given another chance since Dinesh Chandimal had a poor campaign in England and now people are beginning to question whether he should play ODI cricket at  all. The memories of some people seem to be short and they have easily forgotten that Chandimal was Sri Lanka’s best  batsman in ODI cricket last year with an average of 60 in 14 games.Selector have been blamed for playing too many players and Kumar Sangakkara has shown faith in Dinesh Chandimal so he will be given another opportunity.
  • Thisara Perera due to under Performing with Bat and fielding but Decent with his bowling will probably be replace by Dasun Shanka who is more of an exciting player.Dasun shanka should play since he can bat and a very good bowling option even at the death overs.He verified that in the 3rd t20 match againist Australia on a flat wicket bowling at the death and only going for 6.75 runs an over for his 4 overs and taking 2 wickets while the great Lasith Malinga was going for 8.75 an overs for his 4 overs and taking 2 wickets.So he is Keen to learn and improve himself unlike Thisara Perea.

Amila Aponso one of the best Youngster that can be a replica of Rangana Herath he is very economical bowler and a wicket taking bowler.
First 3 ODI-
1.Upul Tharanga(Batsman)(Vice-Captain)
2.Niroshan Dickwella(W)(Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Dinesh Chandimal(Batsman)
5.Angelo Mathews (Captain)(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
6.Asela Gunarathne(All-Rounder)(Right-arm medium/Off Spin)
7.Dasun Shanaka(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
8.Amila Aponso(Slow left-arm orthodox)
9.Lasith Malinga(Right-arm fast-medium)
10.Suranga Lakmal(Right-arm fast-medium)/Nuwan Pradeep(Fast Bowler)(140Km/h+)
11.Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm chinaman)
If Dinesh Chandimal under Performs then he should be Replaced By Sadeera Samarawickrama
Upl Thranga should be rested and let the Two youngsters have some international experience for the last two matches.
 
Asitha Fernando should get a run at international level since he is the best fast bowler in the recent domestic and for the A team.
Lasith Malinga can be rested for the last two matches since he is coming off an injury and can prevent him from further injuries.

The Final Two ODI-
1.Danushka Gunathilaka(Batsman)
2.Niroshan Dickwella(W)(Batsman)
3. Kusal Mendis (Batsman)
4.Sadeera Samarawickrama (W)(Batsman)
5.Angelo Mathews (Captain)(All-Rounder)(Right-arm fast-medium)
6.Asela Gunarathne(All-Rounder)(Right-arm medium/Off Spin)
7. Dasun Shanaka
8..Wanidu Hasaranga(All-Rounder)(Right-arm leg-spin)(Talented Youngster that can be brought into the squad who can get alot of rives on the ball and make it turn and a good lower order batsman better than Seekkuge Prasanna who can`t spin the bowl =)
9..Amila Aponso(Slow left-arm orthodox)
10. Asitha Fernando(Right-arm fast-medium)
11.Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm chinaman)

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