It's more than time for Sri Lanka to drop Avishka.. Look at the predicted playing 11 for The must win game and why

Avishka Fernando.. One might think on the 2nd of September (Not more than 60 days ago) that Sri Lanka have found a perfect young opener in him after his swashbuckling 118   against a Expereinced South Africa team which has just completely disabled a on form SL Team as Killer-Miller took to  kill Lahiru Kumara to kill the hopes of all of us despite Pathum Nissanka: From late addition to top run-scorer managing to score a 72, although he fell to A always wide-bowling Pretorius, and a player who recently reached the world’s no 10 in all rounders Wanindu’s Hat- Trick Lahiru kumara managed to do it for South Africa. Now you might be asking me what does avishka has to do with all of this.. so yeah let’s come to the point 

142 – Was all sri lanka managed and although Lahiru was blamed a lot our batting has a lot of things to think about 

49 –  Was all Sri Lankan batters managed if you exclude Nissanka and Asalanaka ( 9 batsman ) 

3 –  Only 3 batsman (Pathum, Charith and Dasun) went over the 10 run mark

2  –  Both Bhanuka Rajapakse and Avishka fernando got out to Tarbaiz Shamsi by playing the same shot and misreading the googly.

These are Avishka fernando’s T20I scores in 2021 

0 (4) vs ENG

6 (10) vs ENG

26 (23) vs IND

11 (13) vs IND

12 (18) vs IND

11 (14) vs SA

12 (8) vs SA

33 (18) vs OMN

83* (59) vs OMN

30* (28) vs NAM

0 (2) vs IRE

2 (4) * vs NED

0 (2) vs BAN

4 (7) vs AUS

3 (5) vs SA

RUNS           Innings         NO       AVERAGE                BF           Strike Rate

231                   15               3           19.25                    215            107.4

While these seem decent stats it’s a different story altogether had his 83* against Oman not been their his stats would have been a load different. Never Mind that I was one of those who wanted Avishka to play even in tests, But this recent form asks a lot of questions, But sri lanka have been a bit too over-tallerent on Avishka while SL should Look at DDS, Who has had very minimal opurtunities this year. And his handy off-spin could give the oppurtunity for Sri Lanka to open the bowling with DDS, like ENG do with Moeen

These are DDS’S T20I scores in 2021

3 (4) vs ENG

9 (10) vs IND

40* (34) vs IND

23* (20) vs IND

1 (2) vs SA

4 (6) vs SA

1 (3) vs SA

DDS Had a very good season against IND, and a lean one against sa, But he has played against 3 top quality countries like SA, ENG, IND wherease Avishka has played against, Oman, Netherlands, Ireland, Namibia and so on

RUNS           Innings         NO       AVERAGE                BF           Strike Rate

81                   7               2           16.20                    79                102.5

It’s not only about stats it’s about Oppurtunities Avishka has had twice more innings than DDS and of that the 7 dds missed were against teams. Now many would think I am attacking the player I hate, But nope it’s just what I want I don’t care who does it but I want all 11 players to be match winners. This is my predicted Playing 111

1. Pathum Nissanka

2. Kusal Perera

Tolerate with KJP, He’s coming back after a injury. Will play a match winning knock very very soon

3. Charith Asalanka

4. Dhanajaya De Silva (In for Avishka)

5. Bhanuka Rajapakse (Better Role at 5)

6. Wanindu Hasaranga

7. Dasun Shanaka

8. Chamika Karunarathne

9. Dushmantha Chameera

10. Maheesh Theekshana

11. Binura Fernando (In for Lahiru Kumara)

So that’s the end of my article hope you enjoyed it. And this is not about attacking players. And your comments are welcome to correct my mistakes and write better posts in the future.

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