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    Sri Lanka 30-man squad named


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    no real surprises there

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    I expect West Indies to qualify ahead of Sri Lanka .

    This would suit SL better.

    As qualifying as Qualifier 2 - would help avoid the group with hosts India and Australia and be in the Group v SA, Pakistan, NZ where SL has some what of a better chance, IMO.

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    I hope Atapattu gets picked and makes it to the Team in the preliminary round at least against Bangla, Zim and the Windies. Because it would be important to see whether he can get back into some form and get some runs on the board after his long lay off .


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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I hope Atapattu gets picked and makes it to the Team in the preliminary round at least against Bangla, Zim and the Windies. Because it would be important to see whether he can get back into some form and get some runs on the board after his long lay off .
    The 14-man squad was picked some time back.

    Sri Lanka squad

    No Vandort A little heavy on bowlers, you'd have to think that Tharanga and Atapattu are battling it out for the third opener's spot and there's really no challenger for the middle order of Sanga, Jayawardene, Dilshan, Kapugedera, Maharoof (he's pretty much a given at seven...unless they want Vaas? )
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    sir lanka would culify. murli would be the key bowler again in thier win.

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    sir lanka would culify. murli would be the key bowler again in thier win.

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    Strengths:
    • Tried-and-tested top four batsmen are back.
    • Murali– the name still strikes fear in batting lineups elsewhere- even in Indian.
    • Maharoof and Bandara provide decent value addition with their batting and their support to the main bowlers.
    • Fielding is still effective.
    • Sanath, Bandara and Maharoof can provide some power play in the batting.
    • Sangakkara, as a batsman, can make a difference.
    Weaknesses:
    • Lack of real power in the batting in normal conditions.
    • Susceptible to the odd run-out, especially-
    • Marvan, who's been very scratchy in ODI's until injury and has just come out of one.
    • Vaas– the name doesn't strike any fear now– only medium-pace; will struggle in unhelpful conditions and can't take wickets in bulk without support.
    • Dilhara, their most effective pacer, has old-ball issues, yet he often gets the old ball.
    • Lack of genuine all-rounder options.
    Opportunities:
    • They have a match in Motera, with its slow wicket, and in Brabourne, whose pitch may act up, since it's returned after a long time to international action.
    • They face one minnow team and a prolific West Indian side often prone to batting collapses.
    • West Indian bowling units are often a man or two down, and may even have just one full-fledged bowler.
    • Floodlit matches may help them if they bast first.
    • Form is on their side.
    Threats:
    • The West Indian batting lineup can be highly destructive and may take apart the bits-and-pieces and value-added bowlers. On their day, they don't even spare strikers.
    • Later on, they may have trouble against strike spinners.
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    ^^^And who says Indian aquired MBA's are useless

    The fact that Sri Lanka has to qualify is abit of a joke in my eyes, oh well...

    I personally see Sri Lankan stepping up to the plate and continuing on the impressive form seen In England. In Jayawardene I believe Sri Lanka have found an intelligent, aggressive and tactically aware leader. Not to say we haven’t had one in the past, however I do feel he is a better option that Atappatu.

    For me this would be the preferred lineup:

    S Jayasuria
    U Tharanga
    K Sangakkara
    D Jayawardene
    T Dilshan
    C Kapugedera
    M Mahroof
    C Vaas
    C Bandara
    S Malinga
    M Muralitharan

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    If it’s a dry, slow turning dust bowl, drop Mahroof and bring in Atapattu :P
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    I would not be surprised if Atapattu gets a run infront of one of the five bowlers, probably Maharoof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    I would not be surprised if Atapattu gets a run infront of one of the five bowlers, probably Maharoof.
    I agree , for Indian conditions an extra batsman is more useful than an extra bowler .

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    Atapattu could be picked ahead of Bandara or Maharoof .

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    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/iccc...ry/261472.html

    Maharoof seems to be needed to shore up the run chases sometimes when the top order lose their heads and their wickets !

    If anything SL can afford to play Maharoof, Vaas , Malinga with Murali supported by Jayasuriya and Dilshan which would allow SL to play Atapattu .

    Otherwise Atapattu could be picked ahead of CK.



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