After the historical cricket match, yesterday, where the great Malinga retired from ODIs, we are heading towards the second ODI of the series.
This is a very important game for Sri Lanka on two fronts.
- This is the series decider. That is if we win the match, we are the series winners. This will be a huge morale boost for us moving forward.
- If we win this next month, the third match will be a dead rubber where we can experiment with new players.
The Cricketry 11 for the second ODI with Bangladesh
- Dimuth Karunarathne
- Kusal Janith Perera (if fit)
- Avishka Fernando
- Kusal Mendis
- Angelo Mathews
- Dhananjaya De – Silva
- Dasun Shanka (This guy is a suitable replacement for misfiring Thisara. If you agree, here is our article on a few others who are much better than Thisara)Is it time we look beyond Thisara Perera?
- Akila Dhananjaya (We need to give him as many opportunities as possible to see if he can get to his former skill)
- Isuru Udana (With Malinga gone, we need a death over specialist)
- Lahiru Kumara
- Nuwan Pradeep
We feel that this is a much more balanced side where we have six bowling options. From the batting perspective, everybody till Isuru Udana is handy with the bat.
What do you think?