TOP 18 CONTENDERS FOR SOUTH AFRICA ODI SERIES AND WORLD CUP

Niroshan Dickwella
  1. NIROSHAN DICKWELLA [VICE CAPTAIN]

  2. DHANUSKA GUNATHILAKA

  3. KUSAL MENDIS

  4. KUSAL PERERA

  5. DINESH CHANDIMAL{IF THE PITCH IS SLOW}

  6. SADEERA SAMRAWICKRAMA

  7. DASUN SHANAKA

  8. THISARA PERERA

  9. AKILA DANANJAYA

  10. JEEVAN MENDIS

  11. JEFFREY VANDERSAY

  12. LASITH MALINGA[CAPTAIN]

  13. KASUN RAJITHA

  14. KAMINDU MENDIS

  15. ASHAN PRIYANJAN

  16. ANGELO MATHEWS{IF FIT}/ ASELA GUNARATNE;’

  17. NUWAN PRADEEP

  18. SURANGA LAKMAL

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  1. My XI

    1- Niroshan Dickwella
    2- Danushka Gunathilaka
    3- Kusal Janith Perera
    4- Kusal Mendis
    5- Roshen Silva
    6- Kamindu Mendis
    7- Thisara Perera
    8- Akila Dananjaya
    9- Isuru Udana / Suranga Lakmal
    10- Lahiru Kumara
    11- Lasith Malinga – Captain

  2. Best 11 should be ;
    1) Upul tharanga
    2) Kusal Perera or (Dikwalle / Gunathilaka )
    3) Kusal Perera or Kusal Mendis
    4) Dinesh Chandimal (opt 2 captain )
    5) Angelo Mathews (opt 1 captain )
    6) Thisara Perera
    7) Jewan Mendis/Asela Gunarathna (depend on pitch)
    8) Dasun shanaka
    9) Akila Dhanajaya
    10)Lasith Malinda (no where near the leadership quality
    11) Suranga Lakmal / Kasun Rajith/ Lahiru Kumara

    Bench Streangh should be
    1) Lahiru Kumara
    2) Kavidu Mendis
    3) Nuwan Pradeep

  3. 1.Niroshan Dickwella
    2.Dhanushka Gunathilaka
    3.Kusal Janith
    4.Angelo Mathews
    5.Kamindu Mendis / Charith Asalanka
    6.Asela Gunaratna
    7.Thisara Perera
    8.Dasun Shanaka
    9.Shehan Madushanka / Lahiru Kumara
    10.Kasun Rajitha
    11.Lasith Malinga

    *** Akila Dananjaya can replace No. 9 place holders, if he is cleared to ball.

  4. Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera, Jeewan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Lahiru Kumara

    Reserves:
    Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha

    Pending Clearance:
    Akila Dhananjaya

    In terms of the playing XI, a lot would depend on the conditions in terms of the all rounders and bowlers. If conditions suit swing/ seam – I would play Suranga Lakmal; otherwise I would leave him out for Kasun Rajitha. Likewise, I would probably play Dasun Shanaka instead of Kamindu Mendis. Of course, if Akila Dhananjaya is cleared he is automatically in the playing XI in place of Jeewan Mendis.

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