2 months from now, Sri Lanka will be playing Namibia to kick off the grand tournament in Australia, however several questions still exist regarding the squad composition and this covers a few of those.
Which players are locked in?
Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa & Pathum Nissanka.
The second opener
Possible options: Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Lasith Croospulle, Ashan Randika
Requirements: Left hander, should get quick starts, preferably a wicket keeper
Most suitable: Niroshan Dickwella
Number 4 conundrum
Possible options: Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva
Requirements: Right hander to complement Asalanka & Bhanuka, can hit off spin as well as pace.
Most suitable: Avishka Fernando
Fast bowling AR
Possible options: Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Dhananjaya Lakshan
Requirements: Power hitter at the back end, middle overs bowling
Most suitable: Chamika Karunaratne
Possible options: Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana, Asitha Fernando
Requirements: Bowl hard lengths at high pace, reliable yorker & slower variations
Most suitable: Matheesha Pathirana
Options: Danushka Gunathilaka/ Lasith Croospulle/ Kusal Mendis
Backup middle order player
Options: Oshada Fernando/ Nuwanidu Fernando/ Kamindu Mendis
Options: Suminda Lakshan/ Jeffrey Vandersay/ Lakshan Sandakan
Backup fast bowler
Options: Dilshan Madushanka/ Lahiru Kumara/ Lahiru Madushanka