Road to WC 2023

We have a 50/50 chance of direct qualification to the world cup, if not we need to win the qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe. 

Below is my lineup for the world cup with a simple strategy. 

  1. Kusal Mendis (WK) – Aggressive role
  2. Pathum Nissanka – Anchor role
    – The batters coming down no. 3 to 8, the lineup should change to replace the role throughout the innings.
  3. Dhananjaya de Silva (Anchor)
  4. Charith Asalanka (Anchor / Aggressive)
  5. Dasun Shanaka (c) (Aggressive)
  6. Avishka Fernando (Anchor / Aggressive)
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva (Aggressive)
  8. Dunith Wellalage (Anchor / Aggressive)
  9. Kasun Rajitha 
  10. Dushmantha Chameera
  11. Dilshan Madushanka
    – From the above lineup, Captain has 3 proper fast bowlers, 3 spinners along with his own MF bowling.  
  12. Dinesh Chandimal (WK)
  13. Lahiru Kumara
  14. Maheesh Theekshana
  15. Chamika Karunaratne (Anchor / Aggressive)

For the bench, I will have a fast bowler, wicketkeeper, spinner, and all-rounder. We can switch Dunith and Chamika or Kasun/Dilshan with Maheesh according to the pitch. Chandi was selected since he is an experienced batter that can keep wickets ( we do not have time to provide experience for another WK such as Sadeera)

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