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Sri Lanka is in good shape for World Cup - Pramodya

Pramodya Wickramasinghe  chairman of the selection committee
Pramodya Wickramasinghe chairman of the selection committee

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Selection committee Pramodya Wickramasinghe said, their plan was to play the winning combination for the final and Charith Asalanka who was not among the runs wanted to leave the team and get back to form before the T 20 world cup.

Actually we had big challenge to use many young players to the National team . players like Pathum Nissanka, Dilshan Madushanka, Charith Asalanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Matheesha Pathirana and Promod Madushan are very talented and they have good potential. We always give first priority for fitness and consider players current performance and these two are the our measures for selection.

Not only us all other countries consider fitness. Our present coach Chris Silverwood also keen on the players fitness and players should maintain their fitness.

Especially running between the wickets and good fielding is more important in this T 20 format and we are focused on T 20 world cup and this Asia Cup is good exposure for the all players and we always select the best team. So far I have done all the selections with my committee and no one interfered with the selections.

Actually we are give a chance to the all players to keep their fitness and as soon as they return home all the players should sit for the fitness test. If they couldn’t pass and show their required measure the new system is reduce their contract by 20 percent and time to time we have fitness tests and if the player reduces their contract percentage the player automatically goes out from the contract and this is a good system and all players are keen to keep their fitness. Promody also pointed out Bhanuka Rajapaksa has improved his fitness and he is a highly talented player and an asset in the shorter format.

We are going to play lot of cricket and fitness is very important for any type of format .We are in good shape for the world cup and it’s huge bonus from this Asia cup said Pramodya Wickramasinghe in an exclusive interview with the Daily news.

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