For the upcoming first Home test match against India, The Sri Lankan Selectors have named the squad for the Lankan test side. The ‘no more’ Mystery Spinner Ajantha Mendis has not been named in the squad. Mendis was the key role for Sri Lanka against India in 2008 tests. Lasith Malinga will make his comeback to Test Cricket after his injury. Read the rest of this entry
COLOMBO: Like India, Sri Lanka too have rested some big names. TM Dilshan has given yet another opportunity to lead the Sri Lankan side for the tri-series in Zimbabwe which involves India, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
Some big names including Captain Kumar Sangakkara, Opener Mahela Jayawardane, Lasith Malinga and Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya have not been picked up for the tournament.
Muttiah Muralidharan, the best bowler ever for Sri Lanka missed out of the T20 World Cup earlier because of a groin injury has not been picked as he is not fully recovered.
All rounder, Angelo Mathews has been given the responsibility to depute Dilshan as Vice Captain.
Newbie Lahiru Thirimanne, who played two ODIs and uncapped Jeewan Mendis are a part of the 15 member squad.
Dilhara Fernando has been given a chance for Lasith Malinga along with opener Upul Tharanga and middle order batsman Chamara Silva who were out of T20 World cup.
The Tri- nation tournament kicks starts from May 28th in Bulawayo.
Sri Lanka squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilan Thushara, Ajantha Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Dilhara Fernando, Chamara Silva, Thissira Perera
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has included uncapped domestic player Dinesh Chandimal to their T World Cup squad for the Caribbean tournament.
The Wicket-Keeper Batsman Dinesh Chandimal is performing excellently in the domestic level and has an average of above .
Surprisingly, they have also included The Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya despite his poor run in the recent tournaments.
The squad includes Suraj Randiv, the right arm spinner along with the Ace Muttiah Muralidharan and Ajantha Mendis.
Kumar Sangakkara (Capt), Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Thissera Perera, Suraj Randiv, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Chamara Kapugedera, Ajantha Mendis, Chanaka Welegedera