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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 3rd ODI, 5 talking points

rohit sankar
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
01 Apr 2017, 18:15 IST

#4 Thisara Perera's making a case for inclusion in the Champions Trophy squad

Perera is making the right noises ahead of the Champions Trophy

Thisara Perera was brought back into the Sri Lankan ODI team for this home series against the Tigers and has so far justified his call-up. A fine half-century in the first ODI, albeit in a losing cause, was followed up with another well made fifty here at Colombo.

The hard-hitting all-rounder looked well in control of his game as he concentrated on being there in the death overs. He put in a vital 45 run stand off 27 balls with Dilruwan Perera before being dismissed by Mashrafe Mortaza in the final over but his job was done by then.

Perera looks to be the missing link in Sri Lanka's lower order woes and with Gunaratne and Dilruwan Perera in as well, the thin lower order looks beefed up. But being the all-rounder he is, Perera should also be able to contribute more with the ball in hand.

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