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Dasun Shanaka reveals Team Combinaton: Sri Lanka's Probable playing 11 for the 1st ODI Between SL and SA and why?

There was a Pre match Press conference held yesterday, There Shanaka revealed His team combination : 3 Spinners, 2 Fast bowlers and 6 Batsman, It was also revealed that Kusal perera, Will not play, So Chanidmal is likely to replace him in the opening (Could be Minod as well).

 Playing 11

1. Avishka fernando (R/H Bat)

It is definite that Avishka will open, He has been in good form in the recently completed India series, And shanaka and Sri Lanka will hope that he will play well. He has played 23 matches, and piled 823 runs, With  his average reading 36.0 and a unbelievable strike rate of over 90! 

2. Dinesh Chandimal (R/H Bat) (W)

If he plays, Sri Lanka’s most senior player, I personally believe that he should play, because he can be both Aggressive/Defensive, and he has been in fiery hot form in Domestic leagues too, And true Minod is a good keeper, But he doesn’t have good Tactics in batting, and Chandi’s keeping has been superb too! He is short of just one match to 150, because he has played 149 matches and has managed 3698 runs, and so he will give a lot of experience to this inexperienced side! He’s average and strike rate is very bad being, 32.4 and 73.9 Respectively

3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (L/H Bat)

A very aggressive player, who has brilliant “6 shots” his place in the side is definitely confirmed, having played 3 matches, Getting 89 runs at an average of 29.7, and a strike rate of 112 which is brilliant!

4. Charith Asalanka (L/H Bat)

Having a aggressive nature and a super domestic league, makes him confirmatory, He was out of form in ENG, But Shanaka’s tactics has made him one of the best batsman, Another inexperienced player, Playing 5 matches, Piling 130 Runs At a decent average of 26 and strike rate of 73, He’ll look to make his place in the team cemented

5. Dananjaya De Silva (R/H Bat / R/A Off Spin) (VC)

Dananjaya de silva is in a bit of Hot water at the moment, True he’s 90 in England was magnificent, and in the recently concluded T20 Series too he was in form, But in the IND vs SL ODIS He was completely out of form, But he would certainly be granted a places taking into the mind that he is a handy all rounder, Playing 53 matches and managing 1112 runs, Makes him experienced but he’s average of 26.5 and strike rate of 77.0 is worrying! His bowling suggests 27 wickets in 43 innings at an average of 40.0 and a economy of 5.22

6. Dasun Shanaka (R/H Bat / R/ A Fast) (C)

After his vice, Captain Marvelous Shanaka slots in, He has been in unbelievable form in the recently concluded T20 Tournament, and his captaincy has been superb too, Not only his batting but he’s bowling has been great! Having mustered 666 runs in 31 matches at an average of 25.6 and a staggering Strike rate of 96, While his bowling stats show that he has had 12 wickets, at an staggering average of 29.6 and economy of 5.46

7. Wanindu Hasaranga (R/H BAT/ R/ A Leg Spin)

When you say Hasaranga one word reminds you “IPL and “Wow” That’s true caus he has been in Hot form recently Being purchased by RCB in IPL Should make his confidence even better, Sri Lanka’s NO.1 Spinner, and Ranked world’s no 2 In T20I, And a brilliant allrounder his stats read 534 runs at an average of 26.4 and a strike rate of 101.4 and His odi bowling stats don’t  read that good with having 25 wickets in 25 innings, at an poor average of 38 and a economy of 5.00, The reason being batsman being very defensive to this danger man

8.  Chamika Karunarathe (R/H BAT) (R/A Fast)

Chamika is a very effective all rounder, with his power hitting and speedy fast bowling, being a fan of IND’S Hardik Pandya he really is like him he has a cemented place caus he’ stats are 141 runs in 7 matches at an superb average 0f 47.0 and Strike rate 0f 79.2 He’s bowling reads 3 wickets in 6 innings at an average of 58.0 and an economy of 5.27, But this is OK Because he has mostly played on very Slow Surfaces.

9. Akila Dhananjaya (R/H Off spin)

Now then this man is HOT WATER! With being have to change his bowling action twice, and his off-spin, plus leg spin, 

If Akila fails in this match he would mostly be dropped his stats in ODIS Read very good stats if he could perform even better well then he can cement himself reading Stats be 54 wickets in 35 innings, So he is a very experienced player, His economy is 5.07

10. Praveen Jayawickrama (L/A Orthoox)

Wow! Praveen has definitely shushed everyone performing Unbelievably in all 3 formats, One would question Why Binura,Or pradeep won’t be on field but, Dasun said that they will go with 3 spinners, And I’m sure Praveen could spin a web around the Proteas, His Unbelievable stats read 3 wickets in 11 overs at an brilliant average of 22.0 and a economy of 6.00!

11. Dushmantha Chammera (R/A Fast)

Now then he has the number 11 position held strongly looking at the facts and stats he is one of the two Sri Lankans to be selected for IPL 2021, And has superb stats reading  35 wickets in 33 innings at a economy of 5.30, That wraps up everything

Right, So this should be the probable playing, If you like my articles and this one share and if you have any arguments The comments section is There!

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Dilruwan Jayarathne

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