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After the Pathetic display against South Africa – Post World Cup ODI Squad

Sri Lanka Squad after the World Cup 2019-

1.Kusal Perera(Wk) 

2.Dimuth Karunaratne(Captain)

3.Avishka Fernando

4.Shehan Jayasuriya

5.Roshen Silva or Angelo Mathews

6.Charith Asalanka (Vice-Captain)

7.Kamindu Mendis

8.Chamika Karunaratne

9.Akila Dananjaya

10.Isuru Udana

11.Nuwan Pradeep

Bench-

12.Sangeeth Cooray

13.Dasun Shanaka

14.Dushmantha Chameera

15.Lakshan Sandakan

Retain Only 5 PLayers that have performed and shown some promise of talent.

Lasith Malinga will probably Reitre.

Shehan Jayasuriya is the refect replacement for the useless Kusal Mendis.

Charith Asalanka is Nature born leader and has been captain of many tournaments representing Sri Lanka and has shown maturity in handling pressure situations unlike many of our current ODI players.

For any Dumbass that asks down in the comment why do we need to change the ODI players or to suggests other alternative players who have been tried and tested. Just NO those are half-baked players.

The current team batsman are full of negative batting after the 10 overs in the south African match we were going at least 7 an over even thou we lost 2 wickets but when Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis came to the crease the run rate went down to 3-4 an over. They were struggling to even rotate the strike.

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  1. Heres the thing .You cant add a complete new squad and expect them to compete well in the next WC .We will just be adding to what the new selection committees have been doing over the last 4years .We have tried over 50 players FFS since the last WC ! .A lot of these guys have great potential .Its the attitude , guidance and coaching that really needs to change within the Batting unit .

    In my opinion though so many people would say that Angelo is a great batsman , well he hasnt been of late ! .Last innings he played well because he could use the pitch as an excuse , though in reality it was a 270-80 pitch or so and it was really malingas skill tbh that won us that match , it wasnt the pitch .Those 4 deliveries and the luck with the Root dismissal and Dananjayas lucky wickets to wide deliveries to the right handers. But we did field well in that match .

    Moving on from this WC , Sri Lankan fans need to stop fooling themselves by running around the streets everytime we win one match in a blue moon and thinking that we can win a world cup like this (the india match in the last champions trophy).

    The way I see it , Mathews played a good hand the other day because he could go slow and use the other players dismissals as an excuse to blame for his low strike rate .Mathews is literally killing the middle order with his intent .He did not even hit only attacking stroke , I mean not even a single bloody drive till he jogged down the track to those two deliveries, which was completely reckless to say the least . If Mathews is going to bat like that at no.5 , he needs to come in and bat at no.3 and show was better intent.He was fighting demons that we not there .He was facing 120kmph Pretorius as if he was facing Shoaib Akthar. His strike rotation is so poor and only results in building up pressure on the other end . And he is also killing the aggressive attitude of Mendis by telling him to go take it slow like him and that we can catch up lateron with the run rate.

    In my opinion Mendis has been given plenty of opportunities and yet has only made match winning ODI contributions against India in the Champions Trophy and against Zimbabwe. He needs to be dropped now .And Mathews should definitely be given the sack too if he cant learn to rotate the strike consistently by picking up singles and be agressive in the middle order ( aggressive doesnt mean jumping down the track and premeditating to hammer down the ground , he could easily just hit through the line of the ball and hit gaps and get singles ). If this is how mathews is going to bat , at strike rates of around 60 at max , we might as well should replace him with test match batsmen like roshen silva or kaushal silva to fill that role , which is bullshit .Mathews lethargic attitude in the middle order is the downfall of our batting unit.

    We should look to counter attack and hit bowlers out of their lines and lengths when they are bowling well and we are 2 or 3 down cheaply . But that just doesnt happen nowadays with our batsmen mainly because of mathews and mendis .However I thought Dana batted well except for his stupid shot selection to get out .Considering that he is terribly out of place at no.6 he did well and showed some good intent .

    Now I hope all the fools see that Jeevan doesnt have the talent to compete at this level and was dropped in 2015 for a reason. Playing and performing well in domestic cricket and t20 franchises is nothing compared to International cricket. We need to replace Mendis and Mathews in the middle order and put Dana into a batting position suited to him and bring in a few middle order batsmen who will show intent through the middle overs .Hathurusinghes plan was to replace mathews with shanaka which is not such a bad option because he did well in that Eng series under pressure and it would bring intent to the middle order but De Mel came in and thought otherwise .We have guys like Dickwella , Gunaratne , Oshada who are great at strike rotation but yet we dont make proper selections .No matter how many new players we bring in it will always be the same because the attitude is what mainly needs to be fixed .Also playing a great test match bowler like lakmal on flat ODI pitches is complete stupidity .When every team is going for extra pace and young talent we leave all our potential out of the side .At least one of Kumara, Chameera or Rajitha should have been in the squad inplace of Lakmal !

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