in

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI- Sri Lanka XI

Dinesh Chandimal (wk) and  Angelo Mathews where the key reason for the collpase and as seniors of the team it is very poor display so Sri Lanka my go with a young team and if they win the ODI or the series then Mickey Arthur could suggest the selectors to keep them out of the T20 and ODI side but to only consider them for the Test Side.

Sri Lanka also needs have coaching staff work with players power hitting shot such as the swith hit, reverse sweep and other unorthdox shot. As primary season for the dot in ODI and T20 in this series is the slower balls and wide yoker or Bouncer slower ball that the sri lanka players are unable to hit. This also my be why no Sri Lanka players are in the IPL.

Toss Prediction-

Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bowl

Sri Lanka XI: 

1.Danushka Gunathilaka 

2.Pathum Nissanka

3.Dimuth Karunaratne(Captain)

4.Oshada Fernando

5.Niroshan Dickwella(Wicket-Keeper)

6. Ashen Bandara

7. Dasun Shanaka

8. Wanindu Hasaranga

9. Asitha Fernando 

10.Nuwan Pradeep

11.Dilshan Madushanka(Debut) / Dushmantha Chameera

Dilshan Madushanka and  Asitha Fernando maybe youngsters but keeping them on the sideline is not much of use unless they get match experience to develop as a player. Also, they bring a bit of variety into the bowling line up being a left-arm bowler and right-arm fast seamer. Suranga Lakmal is there but he is only good with the new ball in limited-overs cricket and not in death over as he is really expensive. Therefore it is time we groom new fast bowlers and for that, they need experience so I would hope Sri Lanka gives them more exposure instead of making them be net bowlers and water boys.

Suranga Lakmal probably only includes as percussion is the other fast bowler break down and to prepare for the Test format as it has been long been proven the Lakmal is expensive at the death overs. 

Dushmantha Chameera (Rested for the first ODI if he plays the full T20 Series as it is necessary to manage his workload) i just hope he doesn`t break down as he has been the only effecitve fast bowler on tour for Sri Lanka.

Fast-Bowlers seem more effective on this pitch than Spinners.

Leave a Comment