30 man Squad Announced for World Cup

Veterans Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas were selected for the 30 member squad to be prepared for the World Cup. The only uncapped player in the squad is Fast Bowler Nuwan Pradeep.

1.      T.M Dilshan
2.      Upul Tharanga
3.      Dinesh Chandimal
4.      Tharanga Paranavithana
5.      Lahiru Thirimanna
6.      Sanath Jayasuriya
7.      Mahela Jayawardena
8.      Thilan Samaraweera
9.      Kumar Sangakkara
10.  Thilina Kandamby
11.  Chamara Silva
12.  Chamara Kapugedara
13.  Angelo Mathews
14.  Tissara Perera
15.  F. Maharoof
16.  Jeewan Mendis
17.  Muttiah Muralitharan
18.  Suraj Randiv
19.   Rangana Hearth
20.  Malinga Bandara
21.  Lasith Malinga
22.  Ajantha Mendis
23.  Nuwan Kulasekera
24.  Dilhara Fernando
25.  Suranga Lakmal
26.  Dhammika Prasad
27.  Chaminda Vaas
28.  Chanaka Welagedara
29.  Nuwan Pradeep
30.  Thilan Thushara

  • shan

    Dont include vass & sanath to team

    • http://www.facebook.com/jehan.ajaya Jehan Ajaya Samarathunga

      Man,
      Chaminda Vaas is in a great form now.

  • mum

    openig bats man mahela & dilshan

  • Sachindra

    To maintain consistency & to win the WC , we need young batsmen of solid technique & physically strong tall bowlers as it happens with other teams like England,India & South Africa. Batsmen of half technique ( who find it difficult to play the ball all along the ground when it is really needed) & bowlers of small & weak physique should be removed from all National sides . Considering performance & those who have maintained consistency from their young schooldays, the best squad to play in this WC is :
    1. Tharanga Paranawithana,
    2. Lahiru Thirimanne
    3. Dinesh Chandimal
    4. Angelo Mathews (Skipper)
    5. Dimuth Karunarathna
    6. Kahusal Silva ( WK)
    7.Umesh Karunarathna
    8. SPrasanna
    9. Sachithra Senanayake
    10 Thisara Perera
    11. Lasith Malinga
    12 Dilhara Fernando
    13 Ajantha Mendis
    14 Thilan Samaraweera
    15. Farvez Maharoof

    • Sachindra

      Angelo Perera is an equally good player like Dinesh Chandimal, should find a place in this squad. Only possibility is to replace him with veteran Samaraweera.

    • Raja

      How could these promising youngsters find places when the selectors are still messing around with under performing veterans & other ordinary players.

  • http://www.eweblanka.com Kasun Chamara Perera

    This is My team
    Upul Tharanga
    TM Dilshan
    Kumara Sangakkara
    Mahela Jayawardena
    Chamara Silva
    Angelo Mathews
    Tisara Perera
    Suraj Randiv
    Nuwan Kulasekara
    Lasith Malinga
    Muththaiah Muralidharan
    Chaminda Vass
    Dinesh Chandimal
    Ajantha Mendis
    Thilan Samaraweera

  • http://srilankacricket.lk manju fernando

    1 tm dilshan 2 mahela jayawardana 3 kumara sangakkara 4 upul tharahga 5 angelo mathews 6 chamara kapugedara 7 lasith malinga 8 thisira perera 9 suraj randiv 10 nuwan kulasekara .11 mutthaiya muralidaran 12 chaminda vass 13 chamara silva 14 dihara fernendo 15 f maharoof

    • Sanjaya

      Both Chamara, Dilhara, Maharoof and Tharanga not suit for Sri Lanka ODI squad in next WCup.

  • kalum

    1) Upul Tharanga
    2) T M Dilshan
    3) Kumar Sangakkara
    4) Angelo Mathews
    5) Mahela Jayawardena
    6) Chamara Kapugedara
    7) Thissara Perera
    8) Chaminda Vaas
    9) Lasith Malinga
    10) Muttiah Muralitharan
    11) Nuwan Kulasekera
    12) Suraj Randiv
    13) Dilhara Fernando
    14)Charmara Silva
    15)A.Mendis
    this is 2011 wc winig teme

    • rahulan

      1. samarawera
      2. sanath
      3. mahela
      4. dlishan
      5. sanga
      6. perera
      7. mathew
      8. chandimal
      9. kapu
      10. perera
      11. vass
      12. maliga
      13. frenando
      14. murali
      15. randiv
      16. mendi
      17. nuwan

  • rangana

    My Tea is

    1.Dilshan
    2.Upul
    3.Sangakkara
    4.Mahela
    5.C.Silva
    6.Anjelo
    7.Tisara
    8.Lasith
    9.Murahlidaran
    10.Randiv
    11.C.Kapugedara
    12.A.Mendis
    13.N.Kulasekera
    14.C.Vaas
    15.T.Samaraveera

  • Morith Madushan Senadeera

    My Team For 2011 Cricket World Cup
    T.M Dilshan
    Mahela Jayawardena
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Upul Tharanga
    Chamara Silva
    Sanath Jayasooriya
    Angelo MAthews
    Chaminda Vass
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Lasith Malinga
    Nuwan Kulasekara
    Ajantha Mendis
    Thisara Perera
    Thilan Samaraweera
    Chamara Kapuegdara

  • indike

    I think Aravinda would select the following as his final 15.

    1.Mahela Jayawardena
    2.Tillekaratne Dilshan
    3.Kumar Sangakkara
    4.Upul Tharanga
    5.Thilina Kandamby
    6.Angelo Mathews
    7.Thilan Samaraweera
    8.Nuwan Kulasekera
    9.Lasith Malinga
    10.Muttiah Muralitharan
    11.Ajantha Mendis

    12. Chamara Kapugedara (12th man for the whole world cup/specialist batsman)

    13. Suraj Randiv (reserve specialist off-spinner)
    14.Sanath Jayasuriya (reserve specialist on all departments)
    15.Dilhara Fernando (reserve specialist fast bowler)

    Although there’s enough spinners I selected Suraj Randiv in the 15 as Aravinda also would have him. Also I went for experienced Sanath Jayasuriya instead of Jeevan Mendis:D

  • http://slcricket CP Chandrasiri

    1 T.M.Dilshan
    2 Upul tharanga
    3 Kumara Sangakkara
    4 Mahela Jayawardana
    5 Thilan Samaraweera/ Chamara Kapugedara
    6 Angilo Mattives
    7 Thisara Perera
    8 Chaminda Vaas
    9 lasith Malinga
    10 Muralidaran
    11 Randiv / Rangana Herath
    12 Nuwan kulasekara
    13 Chandimal
    2011 world cup is very important for us as sri lankans. As it is in sub continent we have a lots of chance to win this. I think this is the best team as all of these members are at their well performance level. As asian games we shouldn’t want to just participate for that. Any how we need this world cup to our mother Sri Lanka.So guys with best performances at this stage should selected for final squad. Well balanced team with good captancy in above squad surly will bring what we need………. good luck for Sri Lankan team to bring another world cup to our motherland on2011 !

  • lahiru

    My team 2011 WORLD CUP
    01.Dilshan
    02.Upul
    03.Sanath
    04.Kumara
    05.Thilan
    06.Mahela
    07.Kandambi
    08.Chamara
    09.Angelo
    11.Thisara
    12.Nuwan
    13.Lasith
    14.murali
    15.randive

  • Deshan

    My Team is,
    1. T.M Dilshan
    2. Upul Tharanga
    3. Dinesh Chandimal
    4. Sanath Jayasuriya
    5. Mahela Jayawardena
    6. Chaminda Vaas
    7. Kumar Sangakkara (C)
    8. Nuwan Kulasekera
    9. Chamara Kapugedara
    10. Angelo Mathews
    11. Tissara Perera
    12. Muttiah Muralitharan
    13. Suraj Randiv
    14. Lasith Malinga
    15. Ajantha Mendis

    • Thushara

      winning team and order on my opinion

      1Mahela
      2Dilshan
      3Thisara
      4Sanga
      5Chamara silva
      6Angello
      7Kapugedara
      8Randiv
      9Kulasekara
      10Malinga
      11 Murali

  • sk

    1) T.M Dilshan ,2) Upul Tharanga, 3) Dinesh Chandimal / Jayasuriya 4)Chamara Kapugedara , 5) Mahela Jayawardena , 6)Thilan Samaraweera ,7)Kumar Sangakkara , 8)Angelo, Mathews , 9)Tissara Perera, 10)Muttiah Muralitharan, 11)Suraj Randiv / Ajantha Mendis , 12) Lasith Malinga , 13) Nuwan Kulasekera ,14) Dilhara Fernando, 15)Chaminda Vaas

    my 15 man squad.

  • rona

    what are the dates for the postponed WI series? Is it canceled?. pls publish this post and give us an answer.

  • Surin Merinnage

    As my preference and recent performance of the cricketers, the sri lankan world cup 15 member squad should be as follows;

    1) Upul Tharanga
    2) T M Dilshan
    3) Kumar Sangakkara
    4) Angelo Mathews
    5) Mahela Jayawardena
    6) Chamara Kapugedara
    7) Thissara Perera
    8) Chaminda Vaas
    9) Rangana Herath
    10) Lasith Malinga
    11) Muttiah Muralitharan

    12) Chamara Silva
    13) Nuwan Kulasekera
    14) Suraj Randiv
    15) Thilan Samaraweera

    As a Stand by Player due to an injury, i would be recommend :
    16) Dinesh Chandimal

    • Surin Merinnage

      As I mentioned the above squad i would like to adjust as the reserve player should be Thilan Samaraweera as a Batsman, because when we look at the 1996 world cup the Hashan Thilakarathne have done successfully when team in a pressure circumstance realted to falling wickets often.

      But, addition to that i would like to add Ajantha Mendis as well. Becuase he has played well so far during recent Premier Limited Over Tournament Tier A. So we can utilize him as a specialised Bowler to the squad addition to Suraj Randiv. But in case, Ajantha Mendis should improve his fielding ability as well to give full strength to win matches.. Regarding the Spinners should play left and right combination of spinners to confuce the opposition batsmen.

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk/news/30-man-squad-announced-for-world-cup thusitha

    1 Dilshan
    2 Upul Tharanga
    3 Kumar Sangakkara
    4 Mahela Jayawardena
    5 Thilan Samaraweera
    6 Chamara Kapugedara/Dinesh Chandimal
    7 Anjelo Mathews
    8 Nuwan Kulasekara/Chaminda vaas
    9 Lasitha Malinga
    10. Ajantha Mendis/Suraj Randiv
    11. Muralitharan

  • fsd

    Look kapu get a hundred today. He should ceitainly in the squad as he is a player who can change the game for srilanka as he did on the ICC world T20 tournament in Wi last year.Squad should be
    Dil,Mahela,Sanga,Samara,Anji,Kapu,Jeewan,Thisara,Kula,Randiv,Mali
    Bench
    Silva,Murali,Maharoof,Ajanta

    • Kavindha

      One can find 101 better young batsmen who have maintained consistency from their schooldays, than these inconsistent hot favorites of selectors like Kapu ,Chamara Silva, Sangakkara,Mahela & Jayasuriya.

  • 123

    Yes winning the world cup is important but selector should think about SLC future too.. my point is that if selector select jayasauriya ahead of a performing youngster in the domestic competition ,what will happened to his confidence ?it’ll be totally destroyed,,it’s not good for the SL cricket next generation ..i mean SL have nothing to loose if we put a performing youngster in WC.no one will blame SL selectors .so i hope that selectors will go for a youngster instead of jayasuriya .

  • Aussie123

    vaas should join the main squad and put chandimal to the bench

  • heshan

    Mr.Aravinda De Silva, My final 15 would be;
    1.dilshan
    2.tharanga
    3.sanga
    4.mahela
    5 kapu
    6 chandi
    7 anjalo
    8 tisara
    9 kulasekara
    10 mali
    11 murali

  • Fan

    India will win the world cup

    • Kavindha

      Sri Lankan fans have been dumped in a hopeless situation, with all these same old wasted players.

  • Indika

    Dilshan
    Mahela
    Sangakkara (C & Wk)
    Chandimal
    Samaraweera
    Mathews
    Perera
    Randiv
    Kulasekara
    Malinga
    Murali

  • S.Ekanayake

    My WCup Sri Lankan Team

    1. Dilshan
    2. Jayasuriya
    3. Mahela
    4. Sangakkara
    5. Mathiews
    6. Kandambi
    7. Jewan Mendis
    8. Thisara Perera
    9. Vass
    10. Malinga
    11. Murali / Randiv

    Ex: Kulasekara, Malinga Bandara, Chandimal

  • Sanjaya

    My final 15 members in WCup Sri Lanka Team (in batting order)

    1. Dilshan
    2. Jayasuriya
    3. Mahela
    4. Sangakkara
    5. Mathiews
    6.Kandambi
    7. Jewan Mendis
    8. Thisara Perera
    9. Vass
    10. Malinga
    11. Murali/Randiv

    Ex: Kulasekara, Chandimal, Malinga Bandara

  • http://srilankacriket mumthiyas

    1dilshan
    2mahela
    3 sanga
    4 samraweera & kandamby
    5 chandimal
    6.thirimanna & tharanaga
    7angelo mathew]s
    8tissara perara
    9 chamind vaas
    10 murali & randiv
    11 malinga & kulasekara

  • RANGA

    see Premier Limited Over match sanath not form (27/12/2010). how he selected. foolish decission

  • fsd

    Look at SLPL Kapu, Thisara played really well. These two have potential. Upul should not be in the squad.I dont agree that sana and vaas also be in the squad
    I know that whatever happen our selectors will pick this team for the W.C. look !!
    1.Upul
    2.Dil
    3.Sanga
    4.Mahela
    5.Silva
    6.Angi
    7.Thisara
    8.Kula
    9.Suraj
    10.Mali
    11.Murali
    12.Ajanta
    13.Kapu
    14.Dil
    15.Samara
    i

  • 123

    good to see kapu back in form in Premier Limited Over 2010/2011

    • Sanjaya

      Even domestic cricket Kapu form in very rarely. He is useless for ODI for Sri Lanka.

    • Raja

      There were far better schoolboy cricketers ( Lahiru Peiris, Nilushan Nonis, Angelo Mathews, Ashan Priyanjan) than him when he was 1st selected to the National side for other reasons rather than his cricketing skills like several other ordinary cricketers who have represented the country for the reasons of timid behaviors & incompetency of selectors of the recent past.

    • Kavindha

      Eka “match” ekaka 50 k “score” kelate ‘form’ una kiyala kiyanna bai. Adumagane eka dhigata ‘innings’ 3 ne 4 ka wath 50 ehwa gahanna ohne. Kappuwala, Sangala, Mahelala, Chamaralala,…….1 ‘ining’ ekaka 50k ‘score’ kaloth eegawa ‘innings’ 3 nema ‘fail’, ehema gahala “WC” dhinanna bai !

      • 123

        @Kavindha
        CK Kapugedera 108

    • S.Ekanayake

      Even domestic cricket Kapu is form in very rarely. In ODI he is useless for Sri Lanka.

  • Premasiri

    Sometimes I feel like you all are wasting your valuable time in selecting probable teams here, because the Selectors have other ideas. They don’t have any intention of winning this WC that is why they have included some players in this squad who are not good enough even for a club side with their present form. Even though the selectors try to ignore our promising youngsters, in order to provide opportunities to aging club cricketers, Bangladesh have already produced some 21 year olds who have been elected as the best Test Player(Saquib & Tamim) of the Year (2009,2010 respectivly) by The Wisden Cricketer. This is a clear indication of that we are going to get hammered by Countries like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan,…at regular basis, (the same manner that our youth teams get beaten by young Bangladeshies.) in the near future. Despite Cricket is being a major factor that strengthens our economy the selfish & timid local media always highlight news related to ignorant politicians, other bogus stars & games not suited for Asians. It is always better to give more publicity to our young promising players ( economic Assets of this poor country) like , Angelo Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, S Prasnna, Dimuth Karunarthna, Wimanga perera, Umesh Karunarathna,Malida Pushpakumara, Ramesh Abeyruwan, Marlan Madusanka, Chathuranga Kumara…..(who aren’t included here in this squad) because the responsible people are very much ignorant of talented young cricketers in this Country. It is so unfortunate that the World has not seen the Best (highly talented) Cricketers of Sri Lanka’s of last 25 years, due to the incompetency of selectors. Only very few persons do know that quality players like Anura Tennakoone ,Roy Dias, Ranjan Madugalle, Roshan Mahanama, Hashan Thilakarathne & Marvan Attapathu were forced to retire prematurely because the Selectors of last 25 years have always prefered lusty hitters whose strokes were made to travel some distance before kissing the ground, which have always made them very inconsistent performers.

    • Premasiri

      The penultimate line of the above comment should be read as “whose majority of strokes make the ball to travel…”

    • carjunan

      yes I agree with u.Hope Aravinda will do a good job than Demel

      • Sanjaya

        No..No… both are same in most of time. That’s why Kapuwa, Tharanga, Samaraweera and Dilharaare still in the Sri Lankan ODI team. Aravinda always select Sangas favorities.

  • Lakshan Kavinga

    1. T.M.Dilshan
    2. Sanath Jayasuriya
    3.Dinesh Chandimal
    4.Kumar Sangakkara
    5.Chamara Silva
    6.Mahela Jayawardane
    7.Angelo Mathews
    8.Thisara Perera
    9.Chaminda Vass
    10.Muttaiah Muralidaran
    11.Lasith Malinga
    12.Ajantha Mendis
    13.Nuwan Kulasekara
    14.Suraj Randiv
    15.Suranga Lakmal

    • http://Srilankacricket Nilanka Muditha Kumara

      My selection:- 1.Kumara Sangakkara 2.Mahela Jayawardana 3.Upul Tharanga 4.T.M. Dilshan 5.Thilan samaraweera 6.Chamara Silva 7.Angelo Mathiws 8.Thisara Perera 9.Suraj Randiv 10.Muthayiya Muralidaran 11.Lasith Malinga 12.Nuwan Kulasekara 13.Sanath Jayasuriya 14.Chaminda Vass 15.Chamara Capugedara

  • N_1rF

    1. TM Dilshan
    2.U.Tharanga
    3.K.Sangakkara
    4.Mahela Jayawardana
    5.Thilina kandambi / D. Chandimal
    6.Angelo Mathews
    7Rangana Herath / Suraj randiv/ Ajantha Mendis
    8.Thissara Perera/ Jeevan mendis
    9.Chaminda Vass / Nuwan kulasekara
    10.Lasith Malinga
    11.Muralidaran

  • Cricket lover

    My selection:-

    1. Upul Tharanga
    2. T.M. Dilshan
    3. Dinesh Chandimal
    4. Kumar Sangakkara
    5. Mahela Jayawardana
    6. Angalo Mathews
    7. Thisara Perera
    8. Suraj Randiv
    9. Nuwan Kulasekara
    10. Lasith Malinga
    11. Muthtaia Muralidharan

    12. Sanath Jayasuriya
    13. Chaminda Vaas
    14. Thilan Samaraweera
    15. Dilhara Fernando

    • ymadhawa

      nice selection buddy

  • carjunan

    1.Dilshan
    2.Tharanga(we can’t remove tharanga coz he performed really well recently)
    3.Chandimal
    4.sanga
    5.Mahela
    6.Angelo
    7.Thissara
    8.Randiv
    9.Nuwan/vassy
    10.Malinga
    11.Murali
    12.dilhara
    13.Jeewan mendis
    14.Rangana hearath
    15.Ajantha mendis

    • http://slc udara

      what do you mean by performed relly well???????????

      Dilshan
      Tharanga(we can’t remove tharanga he was so lucky recently)
      Cha……….
      ………
      …………….

      • carjunan

        He performed well in Recent tour to India and australia.He made a hundred and so many 50s since his comeback.
        what has sanath done in past year?He was played for a county and vassy did well than him with the bat.I saw the selected 11and tharanga is included in it.

      • yugantha

        Tharanga has some what recovered from his weaknesses and that is the reason he has made some scores recently.It is unfair to say he was so lucky recently.We have to give him some credits on his performences.

      • N_1rF

        Yes he has performed well recently. He has scored 222 runs in 4 games of premier league tournament 2010/2011 with a Century and half century(Avg 55.50). But Sanath has scored only 72 runs in 3 matches (Avg 24.00)????????

  • Hewagama

    01. Dilshan
    02.Tharanga
    03.Sanga
    04.Kapu
    05.Chamara
    06.Mahela
    07.Sanath/Suraj
    08.Anjelo
    09.Thisara/Vaas/Kulraskara
    10.Murali
    11.Malinga/ Dilhara

    Sanath should be included as he is the only leg spinner who played more than 80 ODI’s in this squad.

    • Sanjaya

      Yes. Definetely Sana should be include the SL WCup Team. However SL never win WC with players like Tharanga, Kapu, C.Silva, Dilhara & Samaraweera (Sanga’s favorities)

  • Charith

    According To My Wish Sri Lankan Team 2011 World Cup Should Be,

    1. Tillakarathne Dilshan
    2. Upul Tharanga
    3. Kumar Sangakkara
    4. Mahela Jayawardane
    5. Charmara Silva
    6. Angelo Mathews
    7. Thissara Perera
    8. Nuwan Kulasekara
    9. Ajantha Mendis
    10. Lasith Malinga
    11. Muttiah Muralidharan
    12. Dinesh Chandimal
    13. Thilina Kandamby
    14. Chaminda Vaas
    15. Rangana Herath

    This selection is purely based on the performance and the cricketers who can win (give 100%) a world cup again for sri lanka.….

  • http://- S.Kalindu Jayasanka

    I think this is the best team.

    1. T.M Dilshan
    2. Sanath Jayasuriya / Dinesh Chandimal
    3. Kumar Sangakkara
    4. Mahela Jayawardena
    5. Thilan Samaraweera / Chamara Kapugedara
    6. Angelo Mathews
    7. Suraj Randiv / Rangana Hearth
    8. Tissara Perera
    9. Nuwan Kulasekera / Chaminda Vaas
    10. Lasith Malinga
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

    • RANGA

      i think you dont know cricket? jaya. chamara not in form????

    • carjunan

      yeah good choice.Don’t think chandimal will play in this world cup.But he should play because he is among the best 11.I don’t think kapu or silva or thilan is among the best 11 too.But there is no problem if one from them selected.My 11,,,
      1.Dilshan
      2.Tharanga(we can’t remove tharanga coz he performed really well recently)
      3.Chandimal
      4.sanga
      5.Mahela
      6.Angelo
      7.Thissara
      8.Randiv
      9.Nuwan/vassy
      10.Malinga
      11.Murali
      12.dilhara
      13.Jeewan mendis
      14.Rangana hearath
      15.Ajantha mendis

      • Sanjaya

        What do you mean about performed really well ???
        Yes…..Tharanga (we can’t remove tharanga because he is very lucky and one of the Sangas favorites recently)
        Dilhara is also same.

  • http://cricinfo thihan

    dilshan
    tharanga
    sanga
    mahela
    samaraweera
    kapu
    mathews
    vass
    kule
    randiv
    malinga
    muthiaia

  • Thilana

    My selection,

    Main squad:
    1. T.M Dilshan
    2. Mahela Jayawardena
    3. Upul Tharanga
    4. Kumar Sangakkara
    5. Lahiru Thirimanna
    6. Angelo Mathews
    7. Chamara Kapugedara
    8. Tissara Perera
    9. Suraj Randiv
    10. Lasith Malinga
    11. Muttiah Muralitharan

    Bench:
    12. Nuwan Kulasekera
    13. Jeewan Mendis
    14. Dilhara Fernando
    15. Ajantha Mendis

    This selection is purely based on the performance and the cricketers who can win (give 100%) a world cup again for sri lanka.….

    • Saman

      Nice squad bro…. :) spot on………

      • ymadhawa

        what hpn 2 chandimal..??

        • Thilana

          Oops.. my mistake… it should be Dinesh Chandimal not Lahiru Thirimanna… sorry!!

          Main squad:
          1. T.M Dilshan
          2. Mahela Jayawardena
          3. Upul Tharanga
          4. Kumar Sangakkara
          5. Dinesh Chandimal
          6. Angelo Mathews
          7. Chamara Kapugedara
          8. Tissara Perera
          9. Suraj Randiv
          10. Lasith Malinga
          11. Muttiah Muralitharan

          Bench:
          12. Nuwan Kulasekera
          13. Jeewan Mendis
          14. Dilhara Fernando
          15. Ajantha Mendis

          • S.Ekanayake

            SL never win next WCup withplayers like Kapuwa, Tharanga, Dilhara. Ajantha mendis also not in good form recently.

          • Raz

            What happen to Vass. He performed well in club matches in UK.

  • gayan

    final 15

    dilshan
    tharanga
    sanga
    mahela
    kapu
    thilan
    mattews
    thisara
    randiv
    malinga
    vaas
    murali
    mendis
    kulasekara
    chandimal

  • indike

    Here’s my 15.

    1.Mahela Jayawardena
    2.Tillekaratne Dilshan
    3.Kumar Sangakkara
    4.Upul Tharanga
    5.Thilina Kandamby
    6.Angelo Mathews
    7.Chaminda Vaas
    8.Nuwan Kulasekera
    9.Lasith Malinga
    10.Muttiah Muralitharan
    11.Ajantha Mendis

    12. Chamara Kapugedara (12th man for the whole world cup/specialist batsman)

    13.Thilan Samaraweera (reserve specialist batsman)
    14.Sanath Jayasuriya (reserve specialist on all departments)
    15.Dilhara Fernando (reserve specialist fast bowler)

    I want to select Jeewan Mendis, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath. But I believe the selected ones are better. Also there’s enough spinners in the team.

  • GAYANGANA LEELARATHNE

    ACCORDING TO MY WISH SRI LANKAN TEAM 2011 WORLDCUP SHOULD BE

    1 TM.DILSHAN
    2 SANATH JAYASURIYA / UPUL THARANGA
    3 KUMAR SANGAKKARA
    4 MAHELA JAYAWARDENE
    5 ANGELO MATHEWS
    6 DINESH CHANDIMAL
    7 TISSARA PERERA
    8 CHAMINDA VAAS
    9 NUWAN KULASEAKARA
    10 LASITH MALINGA
    11 MUTTAIH MURALIDARAN

    WE CAN USE JAYASURIYA OR THARANGA AS THE OPENING PARTNER OF DILSHAN. IF WE USE SANA ,THERE IS A ADVANTAGE BECAUSE HE IS ALL ROUNDER.IN THE MIDDLE ORDER WE CAN SUBSTITIUTE CHAMARA SILVA FOR CHANDIMAL.IF MURALI BEING UNSUCCESFUL IN FIRST 2 OR 3 MATCHES WE CAN GIVE OPPORUNITY TO SURAJ RANDIV

    • carjunan

      Good one.But tharanga should open with dilshan.yeah this is a good choice

    • Raz

      chamdimal for jayasooriya

  • Sachindra

    If we select the most ideal team from this given squad with regard to their perfomances, that should be read as:

    1. T.M Dilshan 15. Thilina Kandamby
    2. Tharanga Paranavithana
    3. Angelo Mathews ( Skipper)
    4. Dinesh Chandimal( Wicket Keeper)
    5. Lahiru Thirimanna
    6. Thilan Samaraweera
    7. Jeewan Mendis
    8. Rangana Hearth 12. M Muralitharan
    9. Ajantha Mendis
    10. Dilhara Fernando 13. Tissara Perera
    11. Lasith Malinga 14. Thilan Thushara

    We badly need a quality left-arm leg spinner in our team that is why I prefer Herath to murali. Ajantha , Malinga & Dilhara they all are capable of dislodging any top class batsman in no time. Even batsman like Tendulkar has very high regard for these 3 bowlers in particular. All these batsmen selected here are capable of playing the ball along the ground at will.

    • yugantha

      I think upul tharanga would be a better opening batsman than tharanga paranawithana.

  • RH

    If I’m Mr.Aravinda De Silva, My final 15 would be;

    As Openners (1,2)

    1.T.M.Dilshan
    2.U.Tharanga
    3.S.Jayasuriya

    As Middle Order Batsman (3,4,5)

    4.K.Sangakkara
    5.M.Jayawardena
    6.T.Samaraweera
    7.D.Chandimal

    As All Rounders (6,7)

    8.A.Mathews
    9.T.Perera
    10.C.Vaas

    As Bowlers (8,9,10,11)

    11.M.Muralidharan
    12.A.Mendis
    13.S.Randhiv
    14.L.Malinga
    15.N.Kulasekara

    I think that D.Chandimal should be in the final 15 because he’s a talented & Fearless batsmen & with the ability to keep wickets.

    • Raz

      No jayasooriya please.

  • Chamara Niroshan

    My Choice for WC 2011
    01 Dilshan
    02 Dinesh/Sanath
    03 Sanga
    04 Mahela
    05 Chamara
    06 Anjelo
    07 Tisara/Maharoof
    08 Suraj/Murali
    09 Vaas
    10 Suranga/Dilhara
    11 Kulasekara/Malinga

  • Jayasiri

    1.dilshan
    2.tharanga
    3.sanga
    4.mahela
    5.thilan
    6.angalo
    7.murali
    8.kule
    9.mendis
    10.lasith
    11.vass
    12.rangana
    13.mirando
    14.paranavitana
    15.thisara

  • Kenneth Fernando

    Selection Committee of Sri Lanka should not waste a position in the 15 men squad by choosing Jayasuriya. Jayasuriya has done a great job for the country and now he must understand that when the time comes everyone has to retire. According to his records in last few years it proves that he is no more capable of playing cricket to the International standards. I strongly believe that Chaminda Vass should be in the 15 squad. He is still capable of doing it. Specially we need a specialist fast bowler who restrict runs 30 to 35 in 10 overs spell. Vass is a kind of player who can do that part for the team. So my final 15 is, Specialist Batsmen (5) – Sanga, Mahela, Upul, Samaraweera, Chamara; Batting all rounders (3) – Dilshan, Anjelo, Thisara; Specialist fast Bowlers (3) – Vass, Lasith, Kulasekara; Specialts Spinners (4) – Murali, Herath, Ajantha, Randiv

    • Kenneth Fernando

      There I mean Chamara Silva

  • Premasiri

    //PLEASE IGNORE MY PREVIOUS COMMENT//
    I’ve great respect for both Mahela & Sangakkara as National heroes who have brought honor and wealth into this poor country of rogues & bogus stars, although I feel, there isn’t any meaning in allocating permanent places for them in the National ODI team any longer just because they score runs heavily in home Test matches offering 101 chances in the process. They have let the Country down very badly in many ODI tournaments ever since they have joined the Team. Their ODI Batting Averages in their 1st 35 ODIs were around 20 runs per innings, that itself shows that they are not good for ODIs even though they were always asked to bat at the most important batting positions of No3 & 4. The Country need at least 3 quality batsmen to maintain consistency throughout a tournament for that team to perform well in that particular tournament. If we are to be successful in the coming WC we need batsmen the class of Tendulkar, Haseem Amla,De Viliers,Karlis,…. who are very consistent in their approach to batting. The ODI average of a player tells a volume of what kind of a player that he is. Although we had 4 quality such batsmen in Aravinda,Hashan, Mahanama & Atthapattu (Latter didn’t play a single match in his 1st & last WCs) in our 1996 WC, now we have only 2 such quality batsmen in Samaraweera & Angelo in our established National Side. They too have become useless at present, in always sending them to bat very low down in the batting order. One cannot expect any special performances from Sangakkara & Mahela in their present form because even as youth in 2003 WC they were a complete flop. Yet in the recent past we have lost almost all ODI tournaments with all these greedy veterans and other favorite players of selectors in, if we had performed well it was totally due to our bowlers and young batsmen. I would like to remind here we have lost as many as 5 home series since 2007, once to England, 3 times to India & once to Pakistan. They have always struggled do well even in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in a triangular (involving Zimbbabwe) in 2009. Going at very important positions in the batting order they have always made things difficult for batsmen to follow in trying to survive with risky stokes. If they were selected at the cost of young promising players the both should be sent to bat very low down in the batting order. To win a Tournament involving 7 innings, the batsmen selected should be able to score over 50 runs at least 5 times out of total 7 innings if that team to win that particular tournament.
    Sanath failed in all important matches in the 1996 WC. As for Kaluwitharana he could not go beyond 30 mark in any of those 6 innings though people were made to believe they were the main actors of 1996 WC. This kind of players can be any help to win a tournament is very remote. It is very sad to note that same players who were chosen for all those disastrous tournaments of recent times are included in this 30 man squad in spite of their performances even in Domestic tournaments. It is a well known fact that every year 1 or 2 academically brilliant children get into the Universities scoring highest marks. The same manner one or two extremely talented children do come out from schools each year. It is the main duty of the knowledgeable selectors to pick them young like they do in other countries, Pakistan in particular, for the last Youth WC in NewZealnd, they have a selected young kid who was only 15 years at that time who became the 1st 3 best batsmen of that tournament, a thing our selectors of last 25 could not even think of. I strongly feel young players like Khausal Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sachithra Senanayake, SPrasanna, Malinda Pushpakumara, Marlan Madusanka, Dimuth Karunarathne Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Umesh Karunarathna, Bhanuka Rajapaksha Chathura Peiris should be strong contenders for the coming WC. It is always better to entertain young rather than rotten aging players and other favorites of selectors. .

    • Hewagama

      Jayasuriya Failled in all crucial matches in 96? Nonsence.. He was the key in quarter final and semi..In final he took two catches and wicket..Unfortunatle ge got run out in the final

      • Premasiri

        Please try to comprehend what I’ve written, before commenting. We consider here only his batting. There were far better left arm leg spinners & fielders who could not play a single match for the country because of this kind of greedy cricketers ( Whose success rate in his entire career has been 1 out of 5 innings played, at present Sanath’s success rate is nil) & incompetent selectors of last 15 years.

        • hewagama

          Jayasuriya is a great all rounder. Can u remember his batting in 2008..(if u cant i will help u ) At that time his age 39. in 2009 he played a brilliant innings in 20-20 format… september 2009 he scored a 98 runs (his age 40 )..

          I strongly believe that jayasuriya was not in good form in last 20-20 world cup.but he could recover in the friend 20-20 league in England. if u can search and see how he played against lancashire.

          if u r depending on success rate u have to remove mahela,kumar, dishan all…(what is the success rate.. getting half centuries+ centuries.. like sachin…) u have to keep in mind that sanath scored 28 tons, sri lanka have won 24 times out of 28..

          i like to continue this debate, please tell me what is the wrong with sanath

          01..Too old
          02. Not in good form
          03.Less success rate
          04. or any other factor

          I like to replay u with correct details .

          • Sanjaya

            I totally agree with you. You are realy Sri Lankan & best cricket lover in SL.

  • Premasiri

    I’ve great respect for both Mahela & Sangakkara as National heroes who have brought honor and wealth into this poor country of rogues & bogus stars, although I feel, there isn’t any meaning in allocating permanent places for them in the National ODI team anylonger just because they score runs heavily in home Test matches offering 101 chances in the process. They have let the Country down very badly in many ODI tournaments ever since they have joined the Team. Their ODI Batting Averages in their 1st 35 ODIs were around 20 runs per innings, that itself shows that they are not good for ODIs even though they were always asked to bat at the most important batting positions of No3 & 4. The Country need at least 3 quality batsmen to maintain consistency throughout a tournament for that team to perform well in that particular tournament. If we are to be successful in the coming WC we need batsmen the class of Tendulkar, Haseem Amla,De Viliers,Karlis,…. who are very consistent in their approach to batting. The ODI average of a player tells a volume of what kind of a player that he is. Although we had 4 quality such batsmen in Aravinda,Hashan, Mahanama & Atthapattu (Latter didn’t play a single match in his 1st & last WCs) in our 1996 WC, now we have only 2 such quality batsmen in Samaraweera & Angelo in our established National Side. They too have become useless at present, in always sending them to bat very low down in the batting order. One cannot expect any special performances from Sangakkara & Mahela in their present form because even as youth in 2003 WC they were a complete flop. Yet in the recent past we have lost almost all ODI tournaments with all these greedy veterans and other favorite players of selectors in, if we had performed well it was totally due to our bowlers and young batsmen. I would like to remind here we have lost as many as 5 home series since 2007, once to England, 3 times to India & once to Pakistan. They have always struggled do well even in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in a triangular (involving Zimbbabwe) in 2009. Going at very important positions in the batting order they have always made things difficult for batsmen to follow in trying to survive with risky stokes. If they were selected at the cost of young promising players the both should be sent to bat very low down in the batting order. To win a Tournament involving 7 innings, the batsmen selected should be able to score over 50 runs at least 5 times out of total 7 innings if that team to win that particular tournament.
    Sanath failed in all important matches in the 1996 WC. As for Kaluwitharana he could not go beyond 30 mark in any of those 6 innings though people were made to believe they were the main actors of 1996 WC. This kind of players can be any help to win a tournament is very remote. It is same with Mahela & Sangakkara, as we all know their performances It was so pathetic to describe the performances of our senior batsmen (& other favorites of selectors) It is very sad to note that same players who were chosen for all those disastrous tournaments of recent times are included in this 30 man squad in spite of their performances even in Domestic tournaments. It is a well known fact that every year 1 or 2 academically brilliant children get into the Universities scoring highest marks. The same manner one or two extremely talented children do come out from schools each year. It is the main duty of the knowledgeable selectors to pick them young like they do in other countries, Pakistan in particular, for the last Youth WC in NewZealnd, they have a selected young kid who was only 15 years at that time who became the 1st 3 best batsmen of that tournament, a thing our selectors of last 25 could not even think of. I strongly feel young players like Khausal Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sachithra Senanayake, SPrasanna, Malinda Pushpakumara, Marlan Madusanka, Dimuth Karunarathne Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Umesh Karunarathna, Bhanuka Rajapaksha Chathura Peiris should be strong contenders for the coming WC. It is always better to entertain young rather than rotten aging players and other favorites of selectors.

    • http://cricket lakmal

      1 Dilshan
      2 Upul Tharanga
      3 Kumar Sangakkara
      4 Mahela Jayawardena
      5 chamara silwa
      6 samaraweera/Dinesh Chandimal
      7 Anjelo Mathews
      8 Nuwan Kulasekara/Chaminda vaas
      9 Lasitha Malinga
      10. Ajantha Mendis/Suraj Randiv
      11. Muralitharan