Chandimal included in the T20 World Cup pool

The Hon. Minister of Sports & Public Recreation has granted approval for the following team to be in the pool for ICC World Cup T/20 .


  1. Kumar Sangakkara
  2. T.M. Dilshan
  3. Sanath Jayasuriya
  4. Mahela Jayawardana
  5. Chamara Kapugedara
  6. Anjelo Mathews
  7. Chinthaka Jayasinghe
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Muttiah  Muralidharan
  10. Ajantha Mendis
  11. Suraj Randiv
  12. Lasith Malinga
  13. Dilhara Fernando
  14. Nuwan Kulasekera
  15. Thilina Thushara
  16. Chanaka Welagedara
  17. Suranga Lakmal
  18. M Mahroof
  19. Isuru Udana
  20. Malinga Bandara
  21. Mahela Udawatta
  22. Lahiru Thirimanna
  23. Dinesh Chandimal
  24. M. Pushpakumara
  25. Kaushal Weeraratne
  26. Kaushal Silva
  27. Chamara Silva
  28. Upul Tharanga
  29. Jeewan Mendis
  30. Nuwan Soyza
  • Chinthaka

    Man in form is not in the pool even…. Men out of form are there… cant imagine why Jeewantha Kulathunga is not there… 3 wicket keepers in the squad… why??(Sanga/Chandimal/kaushal) … Jeewantha Kulathunga deserves a place in the squad……

  • Zaharan

    Cries are reasonable for the inclusion of Jeevantha Kulatunga but had the selectors included in the pool, how come it is certain that he would have made it into the final 15 man squad.

    And then, even if they picked him, i still doubt that, they would play him. I am sure that can be a another Indika De Saram scenario.

    I think you guys will remember that, the best T20 player at domestic level did not get a single game in the last world cup isn’t it?

    With Dilshan, Sanath, Tharanga, Sangakkara, Mahela, Chandimal, Kaushal and Kapu, the batting is well supplemented.

    So that is why Jeevantha is over looked.

  • RANGA

    I think slc selection committe was doing joke?

  • http://- poorna

    All i have to say is,what ever team goes to ICC WORLD T20 ,SL will win this,

    SLns can do it,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chaminda

    if sri lanka didnt qualify last 4 asantha de mell need to get respond for that

  • JAYA

    All srilanka fan submited the comments. but i think ASANATHA not watching this site? than how can change his mind? SLCM Please informed to him watch this site & get some idea. otherwise srilanka cricket also going down.

    thanks

    Jaya from- JEEDHA- ksa

  • chaminda

    bad dream of sri lanka cricket

  • jd

    JEEVANTHA KULATHUNGA??

  • kumara- ksa

    Its unbalance pool? Jiwantha. Schintra. janka must be inluding this pool?

    slc poolish selection?

  • charudh

    mahela must open the innings with dilshan

  • charudh

    this is a good decision.but chandimal must not be selected for the 1st xi because he is too young and cant give pressure to a young person

  • sisira- NZ

    what is the doing SLC & SELECTION COMMITTE? why :jiwantha. suchinthra. janaka. thery more than chamarasilva. sanath. lasith maloinga. dilhara.
    ithink SLC also doing political ?

    all srilanka was unhappy in there selection?

    what are you doing MINISTERS OF SPORTS? (I tink he is doing some vote counting in next election?

    what do srilanka is invloing all evants for political?

    I think jiwantha might be unp or jvp?

  • kumara- ksa

    ඇමැති අනුමැතිය ලද ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංචිතය

    කුමාර සංගක්‌කාර (නායක), තිලකරත්න ඩිල්ෂාන්, මහේල ජයවර්ධන, මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්, සනත් ජයසූරිය, චාමර කපුගෙදර, ඇන්ජලෝ මැතිව්ස්‌, උපුල් තරංග, චින්තක ජයසිංහ, තිසර පෙරේරා, අජන්ත මෙන්ඩිස්‌, සුරාඡ් රන්දිව්, ලසිත් මාලිංග, දිල්හාර ප්‍රනාන්දු, නුවන් කුලසේකර, තිලාන් තුෂාර, චානක වෙලගෙදර, සුරංග ලක්‌මාල්, ෆර්වීස්‌ මහරුෆ්, ඉසුරු උදාන, මාලිංග බණ්‌ඩාර, මහේල උඩවත්ත, ලහිරු තිරිමාන්න, දිනේෂ් චන්දිමාල්, මුතුමුදලිගේ පුෂ්පකුමාර, කෞෂල්‍ය වීරරත්න, චාමර සිල්වා, කෞෂල් සිල්වා, ඡ්වන් මෙන්ඩිස්‌ සහ නුවන් සොයිසා

    this is newspapers (Divania-09/03/10)
    this is apporved by MP GAMINI KOKUGE? but hedont know what is the cricket>
    Without jiwanths. schinthra.
    but i think .Chamara silva. pupukumara very luky players in srilanka.
    they didnt play well. but “ASNATHA ” INLUDING THERY NAME IS POOL?

    SRILANKA CRICKET IS POOLISH? (ASANTHA. & TEAM / D.S. & TEAM)

    WHAT THE HELL?

  • nilupa

    I think the selectors did not see any matches that were played.

  • Dilz

    To duminda
    Malinga dint paly for ruhuna in 20 20 matches.he is not in form.I wud pick kaushalya weeraratne ahead of chintaka jayasinghe.chinthaka is not in good form.Welagedara was hammered but he shud paly.without Jeewantha in the squad selected by the ignorant selectors mahela shud open.
    1.Dilshan
    2.Mahela
    3.Sanga
    4.Chandimal
    5.Mathews
    6.Chintaka
    7.Kaushalya
    8.Tisara
    9.Randiv
    10.Murali
    11.Welagedara
    ur comments r appreciated

  • kalana

    why jeewantha kulatunga not include t20 world cup pool.mr.asantha demelangry with jeewantha

  • chaminda

    player of the series jeewantha kulathunga leading and huge talented bowler sachithre senanayaka what a joke wher is these guy asantha de mel is have mind or crazy ?

  • C.J.Goonatillake

    Why Jeevanth Kulatonga,Sachithra Senanayake,Janaka Gunaratna being overlooked? What is the rational of selection? When one consider their current form & performance they deserve places. The cricket selectors’ve included some names which surprises me, who ever selected to the national team must be based on merit not on politics.I hope cricket selectors would do some justice to these players.

  • C.J.Goonatillake

    Why Jeevanth Kulatonga,Sachithra Senanayake,Janaka Gunaratna being overlooked? What is the rational of selection? When one consider their current form & performance they deserve places. The cricket selectors’ve included some names which surprises me, who ever selected to the national team must be based on merit not on politics.I hope cricket selectors would do justice to these players.

  • Duminda

    My t 20 squad
    1. DILSHAN
    2. JEEWANTA
    3. SANGAKKARA
    4. MAHELA
    5. CHANDIMAL
    6. MATHEWS
    7. CHINTHAKA
    8. SURAJ
    9. MURALI
    10.WELAGEDARA
    11.LASITH

    IS THAT WRONG . COMMENTS FROM CRICKET LOVERS ARE HIGHLY APPRICIATED.

  • jiji

    Sana shud play…….. hope he’ll perform under pressure.

  • Duminda

    Jeewantha is 200 % better than Sanath Jayasuriya in present form.But Sanath has political support but Jeewantha doesn
    ‘t have. What to DO.Aho Sri Lanka Cricket !!!!!!!!!!!. This Sri Lanka team won’t be able to select for the second round so far.that’s the truth.

  • Duminda

    Jeewantha kulaThunGA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Duminda

    JEEWANTHA KULATHUNGA YOU ARE Really unlucky Player dear.THIs IS Sri Lanka.FOOLISH SRi Lanka cricket.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Duminda

    Without JEEWANTHA KULATHUNGA , I can’t beleave that.Foolish selectors.

  • deva

    i think d.chandimal should be the national team.and also he has the ability to play any kind of situations.he is on the great form.so he must play the upcoming t20 wc.

  • Lakmal

    What is the purpose of having Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Tournament if
    Player of the series (Jeevantha Kulatunga),
    Bowler of the Tournament (Janaka Gunaratne) and
    Highest wicket taker of the Tournament (Sachithra Senanayake) are not included in 30 man’s WC pool. Sri Lanka Cricket; “where we heading? Do not destroy cricket in SL”. People in Selection panel; “Go home and give it to people who really loves & cares SL cricket”
    Thank you

  • akinahd

    i think it is time to select on merit rather than on history !

  • Sandun

    Sachithra Senanayake, Janaka Gunaratne and Jeevantha Kulatunga should be included instead of Nuwan Soyza, M. Pushpakumara, Suranga Lakmal.

  • has

    who r the openers dilshan and tharanga or dilshan and sanath! WHAT IS SANATHS ROLE IN THE TEAM BOWLER OR A BATSMAN . IS JEEWANTHA TOO OLD 2 B IN THE SQUAD. IF SO HOZ CAN A MAN LIKE SANATH WHO DIDNT PERFORM B IN THE TEAM. WHAT IS THE USE OF HAVING A DOMESTIC TOURNAMENT IF YOULL R NOT SELECTING PLAYERS WHO PERFORM WELL AT DOMESTIC TOURNAMENTS

  • Zaharan

    No doubt many die hard sri lankan cricket fans will be upset, including me to see some of the ?eligible? players are sidelined in place of the ‘out of form’ ones.

    In my opinion, the selectors would have considered not only the form but also the Carribean conditions before naming the squad. This will be the excuse the selectors will try to tell the public.

    I don?t understand why Sangakkara is backing Dilhara too much, I will play a young all rounder instead who can contribute something with the bat, ball and his fielding.

    We cannot expect 24 good deliveries (04 overs) from Dilhara sans a couple of no-balls let alone his poor batting and pathetic fielding.

    I am also sure that, when the final 15 man squad is named, we may see a couple of bigger surprises as well.

    Cheers!

  • Sisira

    JIWANTHA KULATHUNAGA is better batsman in last tournments? but he didnt inluding pool?
    Schira also good bolwes in last tourment. but he also out the ground?

    what are doing Asantha?

  • Ranga

    kACHANA.

    I CANT BELIVES YOUR SELECTION?
    ITS A BIG MISTAKE.
    HOW U APPLY.
    UDAWATTHA. PUSPAKUMARA. CHAMARA KAPUGERDA. ?
    WITOUT JIWANTHA. SCHINTHRA.

    I THINK YOU DIDNT CHECK LAST PROVINAT TOURNMENTS?

  • Ram- UAE

    wHAT THE HELL?

    jiwantha. Schinthra not inluding this pool?

    Asantha & team are you have any prblum with jiwantha?

    YOU Should have givan chance to Future mp Sanath. otherwise you have some ?.

    Please asantha dont eat our cricket (LIKE CPC)

    D.S are you sleeping ?

  • madush

    These selectors are always end up with tragedy, Jeewantha Kulatunga the inform player is not included. Its shame I know they can bring ample reasons for the justification of their decision. We need players, not the names.

  • kanchana

    What happen to Jeevantha kulathunga,Indika de seram & sachithra senanayaka???Mr.de mel said that he will consider about the way that players are playing and select the pool.But where are those talented players????

    T 20 squad:-
    1.Kumar Sangakkara
    2.Sanath Jayasooriya
    3.Mahela Jayawardena
    4.T.M Dilshan
    5.Jeevantha Kulathunga
    6.Indika De Seram
    7.Dinesh Chandima
    8.chamara kapugedaral
    9.Anjelo Mathiws
    10.Thisara Perera
    11.Suraj Randiv
    12.Chanaka Welagedara
    13.Muttaiah Mularidharan
    14.Malinga Bandara
    15.Nuwan Kulasekara
    16.Thilan Thusara Mirando
    17.Mahela Udawatta
    18.M pushpakumara
    19.sachithra Senanayake
    20.Chinthaka Jayasinghe

  • luke

    where the hell is SACHITHRA SENANAYAKE?????????????????

    WTF?? selectors.he was the highest wicket taker of the tournament..

  • shenuka

    somewhat gud selection but why not sachithra senanayke included in the pool??he was the leading wicket takers in both T2O and one days in the provincial tournament.

  • Faraas

    Best of luck Chandinmal.I have been looking him since his debut in first class match.he is too young and playing really well.he will play international cricket very soon

    My ideal team for World Cup T20
    1.Sanath Jayasuriya
    2.TM Dilshan
    3.Sangakkara
    4.Mahela Jayawardena
    5.Chamera Kapugedara/Dinesh Chandimal
    6.Angelo Mathews
    7.Maharoof/Chintaka Jayasinghe
    8.Tissera Perera/Weerarathne
    9.Lasith Malinga
    10.Muralitharan
    11.Welagedara

  • manoj

    What a Shame…… of SRI LANKA CRICKET!!!!

    If any selector looks the performance of players…. even look their statistics of the resent tournament, this is the one of the no. 1 tournament in SL to find good players for international level, but non of selector’s of SLC doesn’t know about the players talent, are they played for SL?
    Player of the T20 Jeewantha Kulathunga –> played 6, runs scored 277, HS 104*, Avg 69.25 SR 152.19
    he doesn’t have a chance for 30-man squad
    Janaka gunarathne best bowler, and Sachithra senannayake also performed well in resent T20, but both doesn’t have any chance of 30-man squad, WHAT A SHAME….
    SLC should have to tell to public how do they select that 30-man pool…….

  • sumudu

    JEEWANTHA KULATHUNGA must be included, most of the players in this pool got chances but they were not successful & you must add players like jeewantha as they are always in form & they have prooved their ability too.
    These players are also not bad but you must add best players & in form players to win the title,that’s the weak point of lankan selectors they must learn from aussie & indian selectors.Must learn from past tournaments.Still repeating the same mistake.

  • Sulochana

    where is JEEVANTHA KULATHUNGA??????????????????????????????????

  • ayesha

    As Asanka pointed out, those three players should be included in the last 15. we can imagine where our cricket is heading. we are now 6 in one day rankings. how can SL improve this position when we do not select those who performed well at the domestic level? Why kapugedara & udawatte are in the list? Have they performed better than Jeewantha? Our selectors are really jokers headed by a muppet.

  • Asanka

    T20 Squad

    1 Dilshan
    2 Mahela
    3 Jeewantha
    4 Chandimal
    5 Sanga
    6 Matthews
    7 Janaka
    8 Nuwan
    9 sachithra
    10 Ajantha
    11 Chanaka
    12 Chinthaka
    13 Murali
    14 Thisara
    15 Dilhara

  • gihan

    what about jeewantha kulathunga???

  • ayesha

    Why is Jiwantha Kulathunga not included in the list? He was the player of the series. Marvan is right. Our selectors as well as the minister are jokers.

  • Asanka

    What a selection

    Best Bowler- Janaka Gunarathna not there
    Player of the series – Jeewantha Kulathunga not there
    Best spinner in last 12 months – Sachithra Senanayaka not there

    These three men should be in last 15. But not even in 30.
    Selectors want to save the place of Sanath Jayasuriya. That is why they didn’t name hard hitting opener(Jeewntha) & spinning all rounder(Janaka)
    with this squad we won’t be progressing to semis may be 2nd round.

  • Dilz

    oook at dis pool.Jeewntha Kulathunga player of the tournament in the 20 20 has not been included.he was in tremendous form.Chamara Silva,Muthumudalige Pushpakumara didnt perform at all.Muthu didnt even paly some of the matches.y not jeevantha???mahela udawatta was in the reserves for wayamba.Thirimanna is not 20 20 brand.Jayasuriya and tharanga included because dey r big names???dis id total injustice for palyers lyk Jeewantha,janak gunarathne who became the bowler of the tournament and sachitra senanayake who is v gud in 20 20

  • AWMSA

    Dinesh chandimal is a best batsmen in sri lanka…..
    and
    we think he is a best batsmaen in T20 world cup in WI
    we r lookin $ dinesh.all d best

  • kumara- Ksa

    why not inluding”JIWANTHA” for this WC T20 POOL>
    He is better mpre than chamara silva.

    what is the mesuments for inluded “lashita malinga” he is playing good tourments?
    Dilhara also same.
    i cant understand what are messumments for “Asantha;s ”

    He playing Vollyball? or football?