What is going on about Dinesh Chandimal? He is inform batsman. Also, we all know he plays well in fast bouncy wickets. Why is he not getting game? Match practice is very vital thing. For, world cup, chandimal can be an important part as his statistics showed in AUS, SA, ENG conditions.
As far we understood Sri Lanka will play six batsmen, 5 bowlers. In last match we found,
Dimuth Karunarathne,T M Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews,Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayaka, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara.
If Karunarathne fails, what will be the options? Mahela to Open or Thirimanne to open And Dinesh Chandimal to come. We already understood, how fragile the middle order is. So, Openning with Mahela will be a big risk.
So, in my opinion, Thirimanne can open with Dilshan. Then number 3 Sangakkara, Chandimal at 4, Mahela at 5. For match situation, Chandimal and Mahela can swap their positions, but Mathews at 6 it is a MUST to adding depth in batting line up.