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Sri Lanka Vs England – 1st T20 – Sri Lanka XI

Sri Lanka v England

Sri Lanka –

1.Danushka Gunathilaka

2.Kusal Perera (Captain)(Wicket-Keeper)

3.Avishka Fernando

4.Oshada Fernando

5.Kusal Mendis  (Vice-Captain) / Dasun Shanaka

6.Chamika Karunaratne(Debut)

7.Wanindu Hasaranga

8.Ramesh Mendis (Debut)

9.Nuwan Pradeep / Ishan Jayaratne

10.Dushmantha Chameera

11. Binura Fernando

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  1. Binura fernando ? are u mad u idiots. he is worse bowler who doesn’t know which length to bowl even. England will smash him like peanuts.

    bowling combination – waniya, pradeep, chameera, isuru udana, ramesh mendis, danjaya lakshan (death over specialist) – pradeep sucks in death over balling full tosses.

    Batting combination – avishka , Guna, KJP, Osadha , Dickwella, kusal mendis, shanaka, waniya

    • Dustuk Bista please mind your language as everyone has their own opinion.

      Isuru Udana bowling averages 50 + in ODI and 30+ in t20 and in the Bangladesh tour his bowling average is 56.56 and even in the intra-squad T20 he failed to perform and with the selector policy with talent and performance over the experience he will unlikely play anything but as a back-up bowler or net bowler especially with Nuwan Pradeep taking on the responsibility as the experienced bowler.

      Dhananjaya Lakshan is injured and didn`t play the two intra-quad match so it would be unfair to through him in and expect him to perform in the 1st t20 therefore I would prefer to play him in the 2nd T20.

      Binura Fernando on the other hand has bowled exceptionally well in a high run-scoring intra-squad t20 match and was the 2nd leading wicket-taker in the domestic t20 tournament. Therefore selector will show more faith in him.

      T20 Intra Squad Match influenced this XI

      https://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/sri-lanka-intra-squad-practice-match-20-over/\

  2. My SL XI For T20I;

    1. Danushka Gunathilaka
    2. MDKJ Perera (c)
    3. Avishka Fernando
    4. Kusal Mendis
    5. Dasun Shanaka
    6. Dananjaya De Silva
    7. Hasaranga De Silva
    8. Ramesh Mendis
    9. Biruna Fernando
    10. Dushmantha Chameera
    11. Nuwan Pradeep

    My Preferred XI For ODI’s;

    1. Danushka Gunathilaka
    2. MDKJ Perera (c/wk)
    3. Avishka Fernando
    4. Kusal Mendis
    5. Dananjaya De Silva
    6. Hasaranga De Silva
    7. Niroshan Dickwella/ Dasun Shanaka
    8. Ramesh Mendis
    9. Biruna Fernando
    10. Dushmantha Chameera
    11. Nuwan Pradeep