Best World cup qualifiers squad for Sri Lanka

1.pathum Nissanka

2.Dimuth Karunaratne

3.Kusal Mendis (Wk)

4.Kusal perera (Wk)

5.Angelo Mathews

6.Charith Asalanka

7.Dasun Shanaka(C)

8.Wanindu Hasaranga

9.Maheesh Theekshana

10.Dushamantha Chameera

11.Kasun Rajitha


12.Dilshan Madushanka

13.Jeffrey Vandersay

14.Dananjaya De Silva

15.Chamika Karunaratne

*** Akila Dananjaya

Bowling Options 

Kasun Rajitha – 10 Overs

Dushmantha Chameera – 10 Overs

Maheesh Theekshana – 10 0vers – (4 overs in powerplay )

Wanindu Hasaranga – 7 -10 overs 

Dasun Shanaka – 5-7 Overs

Asalanka & Mathews – 3-5 Overs 

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  1. Really shouldn’t bring tried and failed players back just because of their performance in local tournaments. Maybe he has improved, but shouldn’t take the risk with a critical international qualification tournament.
    Theekshana should be in the squad for sure, and his economy is great. But restricting to 45 runs in his 10 overs doesn’t help us a lot to win games. He is just not a strike bowler in ODIs and he can’t bat. We should play to win and not just play to not lose.

  2. Good point, no one has stepped up. Maybe we do play Theekshana in Zimbabwe. The only issue is we will bat only until 8, which is fine. Also Lahiru Kumara has been bowling well recently, seems to have a lot more control. He could be the second pacey a long with Chameera. In India my vote is to play Ramesh Mendis or Welllalage at 8. It is a gamble in terms of bowling though. Hasaranga has to step up or none of this matters.

  3. The main issue is the captain. Is he fit to be in the playing X1 at the first place? Not at all.Then who should lead?Dimuth looks the obvious choice with his recent good form, he should be tried in Zimbabwe & bring in Dananjaya or someone else eg Nuwenidu at his place.

  4. Or Chandimal in Dasun’s place. Dasun does not bring anything to the ODI team & specially in the subcontinent his bowling won’t stand up. A few options in Dasun’s place,Chandimal/Nuwenidu or Dananjaya or other.After the WC someone younger should be promoted as the captain.

  5. Dasun is definitely not performing consistently enough but changing the captain now is too risky. Captain should not picked purely based on form. Dana has not performed well enough either. Chandimal and Dimuth have captained and failed. No point in trying the same things and expecting different results. We shouldn’t ignore the Ireland test form but it was not with a top class team. Dasun needs to deliver more consistently. Period or we will not get anywhere in the WC. It can’t be one match winning innings in every 10 games.

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