Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Best Playing xi Exclusive Prediction (comment your xi)

T20 worldcup india 2021 Sl Best Playing xi prediction

1. Dhanushka gunathilaka

2. Avishka Fernando

3.Kusal Janith Perera

4.Niroshan Dickwella

5. Angelo Mathews / Asela / Thisara (if some magic happen)

6. Dasun Shanaka (Captain)

7.Wanindu Hasanrga

8. Isuru Udana

9.Suranga lakmal


11. Sandakan / Akila danjaya
Reserve Players

1.Kusal mendis

2.Bhanuka rajapakshe

3.dhanjaya de silva

4.kasun rajitha

5.Viswa fernando / Lahiru kumara

6.Ashen Bandara 

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  1. 1)Dhanushka gunathilaka ( part time option possible)
    2)Avishka Fernando ( if he passes the appropriate fitness tests he is more than suitable to replace kusal mendis. He will if given enough time turn into sri lankas version of rohit)
    3)Kusal Janith Perera
    4)Niroshan Dickwella(wk)
    5)Angelo Mathews( if fit)
    6)Dasun Shanaka (Captain)
    7)Wanindu Hasaranga
    8)Ramesh Mendis
    9) Dushmantha Chameera
    10) Lahiru Kumara( if we blood him before. Most sucessful teams( india, south africa, pakistan , australia, england, new zealand) possses 2 fast bowlers both capable of bowling 140 kph. The cricketing world has changed since our glory days, the ball swings less, pitches are less bowler friendly, bats bigger and boundaries smaller. We need pace to extract what little is left in these pitches, bowling 130kph will only lead to our ruin )/ Isuru Udana( inconsistent, hence why he was dropped by rcb . However he possesses the a variety of the best slower deliveries in sri lankan cricket, at least until dushmantha chameera improves, which looks ever so likely to happen soon )
    11) Akila Dananjaya( slightly more innefective since his action change, the offbreak he bowls doesnt turn( slides on with the arm) and if he doesnt turn the ball on indian pitches he’ll be relatively useless/ Sandakan( still more or less ineffective, when his confidence is ruined by getting hit for runs in the first over. He tends to only bowl worse and worse, also players have started to play left wrist spin a lot better since the career of kuldeep yadav died out. And unfortunately he is a poor mans kuldeep. In addition to this the main issue with playing sandakan is he will be playing with hasaranga. By spinning the ball in the same direction he is easy to play for the other teams especially since his line and length is far from impeccable)/ Nuwan Pradeep( only if the pitch allows us to accommodate a third fast bowler)

    Selecting players like Lakmal( 34 yo) will only be detrimental to sri lanka cricket in the long run . Lakmal only bowls 130-135kph, the white ball and indian conditions will limit swing thus limiting his effectiveness. This will lead him to be only cannon fodder towards the end of the innings.It is best if he gets chosen to play red ball cricket only. In addition to this it is for the best if after the forthcoming t20 world cup we drop these older players. If we do not blood our young players early we will be even more useless than we currently are.

    • Agree most of the things .

      But t20 cup is just few months ahead . If u see the bowling having only the pace is not enough. We need to take wickets

      Lakmal is a highly experienced wicket taking bowler and played very well during last few years.
      Mixing his experience + chameera for pace will be best in my opinion.

      All kumara and chameera Were not wicket taking bowlers in the past. But chameera has performed and improved well in Tha ban series.

      If kumara also improves and builds up his wicket taking and death bowling abilities he can be in playing Xi (obviously he can be in 2023 world cup but this year world cup…)