Nidahas Trophy 2018: SL v India: Sri Lanka's Predicted XI

Published - 11 Mar 2018, 08:12 PM | Updated - 12 Mar 2018, 12:52 PM

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Sri Lanka started the tournament on a high beating India but suffered a thumping loss against Bangladesh. Bangladesh chased down Sri Lanka’s total of 214 as the bowlers failed to contain the runs.

However, Sri Lanka has performed well so far in this series The batsmen have done good scoring tons of runs in both the games so far.

However, with India back to winning ways it will be an exciting encounter for the fans. Meanwhile, both the team will meet on March 12 at Colombo.

Danushka Gunathilaka:

The southpaw can initiate fireworks at the start of the innings. However, he has failed to capitalize on the starts in the two matches so far.

However, Sri Lanka needs to come good at the top-order if Sri Lanka has to replicate his performance against India.

Kusal Mendis:

Nidahas Trophy, Rohit Sharma, Mahmudullah Riyad, Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka, 70th Independence

Kusal was the second highest run-scorer in the last match scoring 57 runs off just 30 balls. He gave a blistering start to the Lankan innings.

Sri Lanka will want him to come good once to post a huge total on the scoreboard.

Kusal Perera:

Kusal Perera

Kushal Perera was the star performer for Sri Lanka in the last two matches scoring 66 and 74 runs respectively. He scored quick runs at the top as Sri Lanka posted a massive total.

He will be eager to continue to his form in the upcoming fixture against India.

Dinesh Chandimal:

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka, Tri-Nation Series, Bangladesh, ODIs

Dinesh Chandimal brings a level of calm with his brand of captaincy. Chandimal missed out on the game against India after being dismissed by a beauty from Chahal.

The Lankan captain will hold the key in the upcoming games, bringing stability in the Lankan batting.

Upul Tharanga:

Upul Tharanga

The southpaw is the most experienced campaigner in the Sri Lankan batting line-up. Tharanga scored 32 off 15 balls in the end overs to help Sri Lanka get past 200.

Meanwhile, if Sri Lanka wants to go further, Tharanga needs to come good.

Dasun Shanaka:

Dasun Shanaka, much like Tharanga, was responsible for bringing in the Indian bowlers into the game with his sluggish knock.

However, he can produce fireworks in the middle overs to help Sri Lanka score quick runs at the end.

Thisara Perera:

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Thisara is a crucial member of the Sri Lanka side contributing in all the department. He has a lot of experience in the back which will help Sri Lanka’s all-round cricket.

However, Thisara has failed to show the consistency of late. Further, Sri Lanka needs Perera to come good to replicate their performance in the next fixture.

Jeevan Mendis:

Mendis was very economical against India and took the important wicket of Manish Pandey. Further, he also can score useful runs down the order.

His all-round ability will prove Sri Lanka in the next fixture.

Akila Dananjaya:

Just like Ajantha Mendis was found out after the initial burst in his career, Asian teams are getting the hang of Dananjaya. It will be interesting to see if Akila has to tools to combat opponents henceforth.

Although he went for runs in last game, he can be bowl overs miserly.

Dusmantha Chameera:

Dushmantha Chameera, Rohit Sharma

Chameera is one of the successful bowlers for Sri Lanka of late. Sri Lanka would be hoping he strikes a few with the new ball against the men in blues.

Suranga Lakmal:

Suranga Lakmal India Sri Lanka 2017

The tall and lanky fast bowler is one of the best bowlers Sri Lanka has in their ranks. He has impressed everybody with his line and length.

Sri Lanka will want him to pick wickets early to if they want to continue their winning run against India.

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