Sri Lanka name 16-man squad for SA T20Is

Squad: Lasith Malinga (c) Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Asitha Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan

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  1. It’s a good squad except one surprise omission. That is Dasun Shanaka. He is a clean hitter (option for the lower order power hitting) of the ball and has the highest 6s ratio of 34 % (even higher than Thisara) in ODIs during the last 12 months. But in T20s he has played only in 4 matches and didn’t get a chance to show his true potential as a lower order Power Hitter who can easily achieve more than 150% SR if on form. In my opinion he should have been been given few more chances in this series, keeping in mind that the lower order power hitting option in our ODI WC team is an issue as we are in need of at least two of them to occupy no 6,7 or 8 positions.

  2. Nothing really to get excited about and agree with the views above, why do we not give Dasun a ago? We are crying for a Dasun like player and we keep bringing in other guys ahead of him.

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