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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test- Leaked XI

Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embuldeniya

Sri Lanka XI-

1.Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain)

2.Lahiru Thirimanne

3.Oshada Fernando

4.Pathum Nissanka

5.Dinesh Chandimal 

6.Dhananjaya De Silva

7.Niroshan Dickwella(Wicket-Keeper)

8.Lasith Embuldeniya

9.Asitha Fernando

10.Suranga Lakmal

11.Vishwa Fernando

Dushmantha Chameera RESTED (Has been bowling a lot on the windies tour and needs to monitored so his available for the Bangladesh tour.)(Also Asitha Fernando can swing and seam the ball more )

A great move by the Sri Lanka Management to make Pathum Nissanka bat at no.6 on his debut, especially in the swinging and bounce pitch, would have cause him problems, especially with him being a nervous debut. But in the 2nd Test, Pathum should at least bat, and no.4 as both Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya De Silva are more suited to bat down the order, and Pathum Nissanka, now that he has scored a hundred in the last game, will have given him the confidence. The higher the batsman, the longer he can bat for with other batters than the bowlers and wicketkeeper at the end of the batting line forcing him to be aggressive instead of playing his natural game.

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