Mendis should open in T20Is

        In the last match of the previous 5 match T20I series against Australia , SLC finally found a perfect opening pair in the current srilanka T20I team that is Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka.Both are the class players.Mendis’s  all fifties are came when he played as a opener in T20Is.Then why SLC didn’t go with Kusal Mendis for opening spot.          

         SLC Always backed Gunathilaka for opening spot.He is a good player for ODI only not in T20I cricket.His hitting ability was poor against 130+ bowlers or 140+ bowlers.So SLC should sacked Gunathilaka in T20Is.

        Gunathilaka is a player who is not needed for the T20 team . As a opener he has not hit a fifty for a long time.Kusal Mendis should open with Pathum. In last match of the 5 match T20I series against Australia he scored 69 and gave the team the win.  All the fifties he scored in the T20 tournament were scored by him as a opener.Kusal Mendis should continue to open with Pathum.

My combination of playing XI in T20Is:

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  3. Charith Asalanka
  4. Angelo Mathews (Good player against spin and good option to counter attack the spin bowlers)/ Nuwanidu Fernando / Good domestic middle order player
  5. Bhanuka Rajabhaksha
  6. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  7. Lahiru Madhushanka / Chamika Karunaratne
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga
  9. Dushmantha Chameera
  10. Maheesh Theekshana
  11. Matheesa Pathirana / Lahiru Kumara

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