Prasanna, Eranga named in Sri Lanka Test squad

Sri Lanka Test squad against Australia:

1. Tilakaratne Dilshan (captain)

2. Tharanga Paranavitana

3. Kumar Sangakkara

4. Mahela Jayawardene

5. Thilan Samaraweera

6. Prasanna Jayawardene

7. Angelo Mathews

8. Suraj Randiv

9. Suranga Lakmal

10. Chanaka Welagedara

11. Dhammika Prasad

12. Shaminda Eranga

13. Lahiru Thirimanne

14. Seekkuge Prasanna

15. Ajantha Mendis

16. Rangara Herath

The Test series begins in Galle on 31 August.

  • Nalin

    Two problems with the team. The batsman are playing at balls that are deliberately pitched way outside the off stump and give an easy catches to the slips. This is what the Australians and the English bowlers deliberately planned and it has worked. Our batsman ahave to get out of the 20 over bashing mentality which has been the downfall. Hussey & Marsh left such balls when our bowlers tried this. They varied there deliveries. The Sri Lankan bowlers dont bowl to a good length. When they watch the replay’s they could see how tight the Austalian bowlers have been. They need to keep doing it till the batsman finaly gives a chance.

  • j.weerakkody

    please select suitable other player for opening pair. Tharanga is not a better choice for that. He may be placed 8th or 9th position.At the start of a game a very good beginning is a must. Well begun is half done!

  • Bhanuka

    wat happen to sachitra senanayaka, he is very unlucky

  • Priyantha

    No really. This is Test cricket. Mathews can be very useless: worser than what you have seen in ODIs. Chamara Silva too should not be in the Test team. Aren’t there any players who are in good form in SL domestic cricket?

  • rasika

    where we can get tickets for test matches & what are the prizes?

  • C.J

    Pls.try to bring in Nuwan Pradeep Fernando he is the key to win matches against top teams, medium pace bowlers on dead tracks can’t win matches

  • Priyantha

    Remove Mathews. He is not in good form. Play only the ones who are in form.

    • Raja

      You want to drop him and include Chamara Silva who scored a 50 with 101risky stokes.