Malinga, Chandimal set to be overlooked for India limited-overs series

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SRI LANKA’S TOUR OF INDIA, 2017

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Malinga could miss out owing to his poor form in limited-overs cricket.

Malinga could miss out owing to his poor type in restricted-overs cricket. © Getty

Lasith Malinga and Dinesh Chandimal are not probable to be picked for the restricted-overs leg of the India tour, Cricbuzz has learnt. Asela Gunaratne and Nuwan Pradeep are established to make a comeback in the squad that will be declared on Tuesday (December 5).

Malinga’s poor operate has been properly documented and he failed to inspire substantially self confidence all through his Bangladesh Premier League 2017 stint with Rangpur Riders. Malinga has played 7 matches so significantly and managed to pick just 6 wickets at an economy of in excess of eight operates for every in excess of and an ordinary of in excess of 36.

Malinga picked up just three wickets in the five-match collection towards India at house, at an ordinary of 81, and failed to contain the operate-movement as properly. He was subsequently dropped for the collection towards Pakistan.

Whilst Chandimal has managed two half-hundreds of years and a battling ton in the ongoing Check collection, he is established to be missed mainly because of his poor present towards Pakistan in Oct. The senior batsman failed to accomplish in the United Arab Emirates in the five-match collection as Sri Lanka suffered their 3rd 5- whitewash of the 12 months. He registered scored of 4, 2, 19, 16 and in the five online games.

Possible squad: Thisara Perera (c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Chathuranga De Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep

Gunaratne was compelled to be out of action soon after he suffered a broken thumb in the first Check towards India at house, in July before this 12 months. He experienced to undertake reconstructive surgical procedures and has not played since then.

Chaturanga De Silva, who previous played an A single-Day International in South Africa in January this 12 months and was part of the Twenty20 International collection towards Pakistan in UAE and Lahore, is also in the fray even though Sadeera Samarawickrama, who made his debut in the Pakistan collection and registered consecutive ducks, is probable to keep his place in the squad.

Pradeep previous played an ODI in the house collection towards Zimbabwe, which Sri Lanka shed 2-3. He was part of the two-Check collection in Pakistan but picked up just three wickets in 4 innings. Sri Lanka went on to acquire the collection and grew to become the only facet to hand Pakistan a collection defeat in UAE.

The facet will be led by Thisara Perera, who’ll acquire demand from Upul Tharanga, and will consist of senior players like Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne and Suranga Lakmal even though selectors are probable to drop Lahiru Gamage, who has failed to make an effects in the three-Check collection so significantly.

The two groups will start off the ODI leg in Dharamsala (December 10) in advance of travelling to Mohali (December 13) and Visakhapatnam (December 17) for the remaining two online games. They are going to then enjoy three T20Is in Cuttack, Indore and Mumbai on December 20, 22 and 24 respectively.

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