Sri Lanka Test Squad for England tour of Sri Lanka 2012

The following squad has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports, for the England Tour of Sri Lanka 2012. Further to the squad announcement made this morning, Angelo Mathews will not be available for the first Test Match in Galle as he has been deemed not fully fit. Chamara Silva to replace Angelo Mathews in the 14 member squad. Thilan Samaweera to act as Vice Captain.

1.      Mahela Jayawardena (Captain)

2.      T M Dilshan

3.      Tharanga Parnavithana

4.      Lahiru Thirimanne

5.      Kumar Sangakkara

6.      Thilan Samaraweera (Vice Captain)

7.      Dinesh Chandimal

8.      Prasanna Jayawardena (Wicket Keeper)

9.      Suranga Lakmal

10.  Dhammika Prasad

11.  Chanaka Welagedara

12.  Suraj Randiv

13.  Rangana Herath

14.  Chamara Silva

  • dinith

    I think our next international tournament is 20/20 world cup in september. so, pls keep a close look on these players and will make a very strong side for the tournament.
    Angelo perera
    Bhanuka rajapakse
    Kusal janith

    Unfortunately, there are no promising young bowlers in the domestic level at the moment who can be brought in to the national side.So, its up to the coaches to find out some good talents immediately. there should be alot of malingass around the country..

  • sisira

    i dont think sl cricket selectors r planing future of the srilanka cricket.if they wants to think that they should not include thilan.they can give a place to young player who r playing well at the moment .specialy vice captaincy too.if this goes like this future of sl cricket DEVI PIHITAI

  • Magic

    I do not know why people need Nuwan Pradeep. He was given domestic matches. He could not even get a wicket for a club. How can he include in the national side? Stupid people want him because of his slinging action?? I think Malinda Pushpakumara should be given a chance.

  • nuwan mahesh liyanage

    Mr.Selectors why don’t you select NUWAN KULASEKAR&SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE
    UPUL THARANGA.Should be remove Suranga Lakmal, Chanaka Welagedara, Tharanga Paranavithana.
    SRI LANKA test team………?


    In the absence of Angelo Mathews – chamara silva was included in the 14 Member squad of the first test match against England.

    In recent warmup matches Silva played splendidly & he should be given chance to play rather sitting in pavilion as 12th or 13th Man.

    Dhammika prasad would be the better option than that of Lakmal, The later is neither performing with ball nor with bat, But Prasad’s batting is appreciably good.

    Prasad has to concentrate on his bowling & surely he will produce some good results for Sri Lanka. More over to avoid followon (crisis situation) the tail ender should bat well (Like Ajantha Mendis scored some 56 runs in one of his test matches) then only the chances of winning or at least draw the series will be more.

    After the huge defeat @ Mirpur, Srilanka should show some better performance in their home town. Mahela has the skills to re write the story & He will do it.

    Good Luck to Srilanka team.

  • dills captain (SLCA club )

    England is a one of best team in world cricket ..we should include best players in SL cricket.
    we have to win this match with good players…..

  • Faris (Abu Dhabi)


  • Faris (Abu Dhabi)

    Tactically you need more bowlers on this side than the batsman… if you don’t have good wicket taking bowlers, there is possible chance for England to put on board a Huge score and trick with the bowling. selectors needs to find some young bowling talents and add to the squad instead placing 80% of batsmen on side

  • Dulanjan

    I think instead of dammika prasad and tharanga paranavithana the best choice is shaminda eranga and upul tharanga both of this players are very talanted. And also i think in oneday games selectors need to give oppotunities to young players like chathura peries, banuka rajapaksha, dimuth karunarathna, kusal janith and angelo perera. The selections of the sri lankan selection committe is put sri lankan cricket team in to a big trouble in the presant.

  • akitha

    just give us this squad
    Openers- Tilakaratne dilshan
    lahiru thirimanne(paranavitana is not perfoming)
    Rest – Kumar Sangakkara
    Mahela Jayawardena
    Tilan Samaraweera
    Dinesh Chandimal(he is doing well so just give him a chance)
    Prasanne jayawardena(WK)
    bowlers -Suraj Randiv
    Rangana Herath
    Chanaka Welagedara
    Suranga Lakmal

    • http://- pandu

      what a prophet? you had your team and won the match. Whats your team for the 2nd test? sugget tirimanna replaced with taranga. we may need a 3rd seamer.

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    only joking

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  • fazil nazeem

    Mr.Selectors why don’t you select Shaminda Eranga Instead Of Prasad when u select u don’t allow him to play this is very poor selection

  • http://-- pandu

    mathews is injurred, and should not be included as he clearly lacks motivation- just a name. lakmal & prasad wont ba a threat to any test team. consider kulasekera, eranga/nuwan pradeep if fit. where is the 15th name? Chamala silva is always unfortunate.

    let the capable selectors give us an explanation on this. it will be the right thing as was done by aravinda when he headed the selection panel.

  • Kasun Chaga

    Where’s Anjelo Perera?

  • Umesh

    Appalling set of fast bowlers — no fire power at all. How can SL take 20 wickets!!! Eng’s bowling attack is much much stronger. Dihara or Nuwan Pradeep should have being in.


    OHHH i hav sme qeustions to ask from sl cricket

    1) what do u expext from tharanga paranavitana?
    2) what’s the reason for select 4 wicketkeepers to a 2 test match series??
    3)what about chamara silva? 163 in practice match more than 1000 runs in domestic season. MAMA HITANNE MADI TEAM 1TA ENNA
    4)angelo mathews fit enough to play 5days match?
    5) if angi can’t play add thilina kandamby who is in prime form also a great captain who gave 300+ runs for opposition in 2 sessions in practice match on last day.(KIYANNA BAHA MINIHAWATH DANNA PULUWAN MINIHAGAWA ATHI APITA NOPENENA TALANT 1K.


  • muhammadh rikzy

    i got no words in english sinhala or tamil to scold this selection committee full of mud donk****. its not difficult to select any of these players
    +chamara silva is left out after having performed extra ordinarily in the premier league tournament and getting 163 in the recent match against england.
    +angelo performing really well in premiar league tournament and getting 85 in the first innings and 90 of 70 balls in the second innings.
    + ashen silva doing acceptionally well getting 66 in the first innings against england and performing really really well in the domestic premiar league tournament
    +roshen silva a very mucb suitable player like chandimal who could represent sri lanka in all three formats.
    its really unjust i m really disgusted and i request all.sri lankans in colombo and galle to go to stadiums to watch these two test matches we need to pretest infront of sri lankann crciket head quaters becoze we have the rigts to do that

  • Ajith

    I have would have preferred to see Upul Tharanga & Sachithra Senanayake in the squad instead of the unfit Angelo Mathews and Prasanna Jayawardena with Chandimal as Wicket Keeper.

  • Ruwanga

    I think chamara silva should be included for this tournament.because he is in great form in domestic league

  • Palash Basu

    need of great partnership.and lack of good tecnic bowler.

  • Aslam

    @ Mike y should we drop Welagedara?? cant u remember he’s the best bowler in srilanka’s test squad?? lame on u… and im really shocked that their not selecting Chamara silva… once again their not giving him a chance to prove..

  • truthh

    SL gonna lose once again with this useless selection,especially blowers!!!

  • dinith

    where is shaminda Eranga?

  • truthh

    lack of good fast blowers!!!wt abt Shaminda Eranga??non of these selected fast blowers are not match winners!!please give chances for new comers!!wt abt chamara silva,i can remeber he played very well in 2007 world cup,in most of the matches he scored more than 50 runs,this selecting Committee asleep or awake!!!please consider above ideas when you select Squad for the matches!!!

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Same losing previous squad. Very ugly selection panel

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Should be remove Suranga Lakmal, Chanaka Welagedara, Suraj Randiv, Tharanga Paranavithana. Should be include Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Sachithra Senanayake, Anjelo Perera

    • Aslam

      why should we drop a best bowler like welegedara?

  • Ayan Patsa

    Where is chamara silva and angelo perera?

    • dills (SLCA club )captain

      should be include shaminda Eranga and Banuka Rajapaksa to test match .we should give a chance young boys to show there talent in these matches.should be include upul tharanga to test matches..