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Who is likely to show form in the practise match and be in the XI for the first Test against India?

My XI from this Squad –
1.   Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)
2.   Dimuth Karunaratne(Left-hand Batsman)
3.   Dhananjaya de Silva (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Slow Right-arm Off-Spin)
4.   Angelo Mathews (Right-hand Batsman)
5.   Dinesh Chandimal (Right-hand Batsman)(Captain)
6.   Roshen Sliva (Right-hand Batsman)
7.   Niroshan Dickwella (Left-hand Batsman)(Wicket-keeper)
8.   Lakshan Sandakan (Slow left-arm chinaman)
9.   Rangana Herath (Slow left-arm orthodox)
10. Suranga Lakmal(Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
11.  Lahiru Gamage (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)

Dinesh Chandimal stated he is likely to go with 6 Batsman 1 All-Rounder 4 Bowlers in the 1st Test Against India

  • If you want to score 400+ you need to have Dhananjaya de Silva and Roshen Sliva who are consistent performers in the XI
  • Dimuth Karunaratne will probably be the 5th or 6th bowler as Chandimal favors him as a bowling option.
  • Sandakan will be the most deadly spinner in spinning and bouncing conditions in India. He has improved in Pakistan series Sandakan was more economical than Dilruwan against Pakistan in the Test series.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva will hopefully be considered as the All-Rounder so that Roshen Sliva can play in the XI.

Players who I hope will underperform and not be in the XI-

  • Lahiru Thirimanne(Left-hand Batsman)
  • Dilruwan Perera(Slow Right-arm Off-Spin)

Players who I hope will perform and will be in the XI-

  • Roshen Sliva (Right-hand Batsman)(I hope he scores a Big Hundred in the Practice match to really guarantee his spot in the XI)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama (Right-hand Batsman)(I hope he scores a 50+ in the Practice match to  guarantee his spot in the XI)
  • Dhananjaya de Silva (All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Slow Right-arm Off-Spin)(I hope he scores a 50+ and takes some wickets to balance the side as an All-Rounder in the Practice match to guarantee his spot in the XI)
  • Lakshan Sandakan(Slow left-arm chinaman)(I hope he gets some wickets and is economical than Dilruwan Perera in the Practice match to  guarantee his spot in the XI)
  • Dasun Shanaka(All-Rounder)(Right-hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium)(I hope he scores a 50+ and takes 3-4 wickets and is economical like other Fast Bowlers in the Practice match to guarantee his spot in the XI so he can play as a Front-Line Bowler increasing the batting depth in the XI)

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