3.Kusal Mendis (Wk)
4.Kusal perera (Wk)
14.Dananjaya De Silva
*** Akila Dananjaya
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
No way we should play Rajitha in flat tracks. Chammika is better. Good to have some experience but don’t think we should play both Dimuth and Mathews. Also not sure if Theekshana is the best option for ODIs. Wellalage or Ramesh Mendis are good spin options. Extra pacey should be Binura or Madushanka. Akila lol… we should take him if we don’t want to qualify.
AKila has been decent form in recent mercantile matches . Could be in contention for the World Cup qualifiers in Zimababwe.Since Hasaranga is not very much effective in ODIs
Binura injury prone and Theekshana can be handy in powerplay and in last 10 overs
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.
Any bowlers in place of theekshana ??with better wicket taking option
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dimuth hasnt failed in ODIs?? If have can i get some matches or series
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