Fernando & Malinga recalled for 1st Test

Sri Lankan team for the 1st Test against India to be played in Galle from  18th to 22nd July.

  1. Kumar Sangakkara                             –              Captain
  2. Muttiah  Muralidharan                    –              V Captain
  3. T.M. Dilshan
  4. Tharanga Paranawithana
  5. Mahela Jayawardana
  6. Thilan Samaraweera
  7. Anjelo Mathews
  8. Prasanna Jayawardena
  9. Lasith Malinga
  10. Rangana Herath
  11. Dilhara Fernando
  12. Dhammika Prasad
  13. Suraj Randiv
  14. Thilina Kandamby
  15. Chanaka Welagedara
  16. Lahiru Thirimanna
  • Madhawa

    what happen to CHANDIMAL…??? why aravinda always try to drop him from the team..???are they have any private matter..??? anyway other selections are perfect…but CHANDIMAL should include in the team… he is one of the most talented young player that i saw after ARAVINDA….

  • Malinda

    Where is chandimal and sachitra senanayaka

  • Jayalal

    Lahiru will and shud have an edge over paranavithana. With confidence and permanency. Lahiru may even become more aggressive. i am glad the present selectors have brought him back. Hope Chamara Silva gets an oopening in the next test and looks as if he has at last matured at 30 years,going by his consistency in both ODI and test matches in Aussie soil and against a top class bowling side, culminating in a superb century which gave us a win, Ranjith fernando who went as Manager is a selector and he shud give his opinion to the panel and bring him for the next test.

  • Heshan

    where is kapugedera????????????

  • luke

    for godsake PLEASE include MENDIS again…6- 42 …come on …want to see da 3M attack (MUrali,mendis,malinga) for 1 last time….PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ..wanna see medi,murali ripping through da best middle order in world cricket for da 1 last time!

  • Yohan

    ohhhhh,,,,, whr about D.Chandimal??????????

  • Praveen

    Why are we not using UDRS? when even Sangakkara said it cost us the lst Indian series because we didn’t have it.Why is this cricket board not concerning about our cricketers and bow down to India???? Umpiring decisions always(more than 60%) go against SL. Use UDRS
    the team selected is good.i think nuwan is a one day bowler.also hope Galle pitch has bit of seam and swing,that’s the best way 2 beat India. not by having spinning pitches

  • Thanujaya

    where the upul tharanga & chandimal?paranavithana is hopless….

  • Amaljith Tillekeratne of Brisbane

    Yes M Thilakaratne, Im with u. We saw Hw Chamara Performed in Brisbane and it was a super super display with the bat. Need some extra training on physical strengthen. He Kept the flag flying high in sky.

  • Rukshan Sathyananda

    no Kulasekara !!he is the best bowler in current SL side.and upul tharnaga should open with dilli .and dinesh should take over wicket keeper position.

  • luke

    lahiru thirimanne , paranavithana, good for test …. dilshan, tharanga good for one dayers… udawatte not in good form…. who will be thesrilankan oppeners for t20 ….. ?? should be dilshan , kulatunga ,jayawardane……. but selecters consider mahela as a middle order batsman for all formats it’s good solution… so dilshan and kulatunga will be the t20 openers ….

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  • api srilankan

    what the hell ara? what are you doing ara ? a you doing some experiments? where is chindimal? what is the option for paranawithana. he was fail last all tornements. than why stop milintha. vedvoert. i dont know what is doing ara.

    why kusal he is good w.k but no chance. ara dont eat our cricket


    Good Selection….actually even tho the Formats are different, Test matches that we play also are important in the Final Selection of the ODI WORLD CUP SQUAD…Because Certain Skills can be tested that are required for Both Formats…i think this selection has that in mind aswell as Trying to Win the Series… Its going to be Interesting to see how well Paranawithana,Thirimanne,Kandamby,WELAGEDERA Play if given a chance… Lets wait n C… Gud One Mr.DeSilva! ;-)

  • luke

    where the hell is NUWAN KULASEKARA????? cant believe his omission…Tharanga is more preferable than Paranavithana ..hope they will give a chance to Thirimanne to open with Dilshan..

  • M. Thillekerathne

    Mr. Aravinda / Mr. Sanga

    Sri lanka must have grassy wickets as they did once before, against Indians, in achieving the first test victory.

    Why Chamara Silva was sent to Australia if he is not suitable to represent the Board XI, particularly after being the most successful batsman of the just concluded tour, in both forms ?

    The omission of Nuwan and Mirando is surprised.

    For wicket keeping, Chandimal should be prefered over Jayawardhana and Thirimanne over Parana considering the performances in the practice game.


    good side 4 test criccket we can beat indian also we want a side like this 4 oldies side like this tm dilshan
    j . kulatunga
    jeevan mendis

  • fh

    huh………where is Chandimal..?

    Thirimanne should Open with Dilshan………

    Malinga is fit…WOW

  • CKfromBrisbane

    This is pretty ok team for me. Thisara Perera is becoming a young all-rounder and he really needs to be considered. Pace bowling attack is not that much great. Dilhara is not up to the standard against the better teams like India or Australia. Dinesh Chandimal should have more opportunities to get the confidence in the international cricket.