Big guns return for Sri Lanka

Skipper Kumar Sangakkara, star batsman Mahela Jayawadena,spin king Muttiah Muralidharan, fast bowler Lasith Malinga and all rounder Farveez Maharoof will strengthen the Sri Lankan team with their return  for today’s Micromax Asia Cup game against Pakistan to be played in Dambulla. This will help  Sri Lanka immensely to defend the title as Asian champions.

Sri Lanka has opted to go with a solitary spin bowling option with the return of worlds best spinner Muttiah Muralidharan. 24 Year old all rounder Farveez Maharoof will be making a much awaited comeback to the national team after recovering from a series of niggling injuries.

Sri Lanka on paper has strengthened their middle order with Jayawardena, Samraweera and Mathews set to add stability to the innings with their experience. Kapugedara and Maharoof  will inject  added firepower to the lower middle order which would come in handy during the latter part of the innings.

Bright sunshine is experienced at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium (RDICS) currently, and is expected to continue for the remainder of the day. The match is set to get underway at 1430hrs (SLT).

Sri Lankan team for todays game: Tharanga, Dilshan, Sangakkara (C/ WK), Jayawardena, Samaraweera, Mathews, Kapugedara, Maharoof, Kulasekara, Malinga and Muralidharan.

  • NAVEEN

    no udara aravidas tactic is a different one if tharanga or dilshan fail as an opener aravinda will consider maharoof as a opener not mahela accoroding to aravinda’s view mahela need 4 our middle order . accoroding to last match if samaraweera came as no 4 we couldn’t get 242 so i mean jeewantha kulatunga is the best player who suit for our middle order

  • http://slc udara

    tharanga could have cost us the game with that foolish overthrow.he can’t field and more importantly he can’t bat as he dosen,t have a proper technique.
    mahela is our best batsman and if he likes to open make him open.if samaraweera is in the team then no point having mahela in the middle order .as we have mathews in the middle it is clear that we can make mahela open.
    if mahela is the best batsman in sri lanka then let him play full 50 overs.

  • NAVEEN

    mohomed u true when talented players like kulatunga, saram ,munaweera watching tv these 3 guys always play matches and they always in team wat nonsan this is aravinda u will have to do something regarding samaraweera , kapugedara, tharanga and u will have to confirm janaka , kulatunga , saram as soon as possible

  • Mohamed

    Upul Tharanga, Samaraveera and Kapugedera suitable for Test Cricket

  • Mohamed

    Good batting side but Tharanga, Samaraweera and Kapugedera too slow strat poor strike rate

  • Amila bandara

    should be include suraj randiv insterd of Maharoof.suraj is qulity baller has ability to takes wicket as wel as keeps runs down.playing 4 fast ballers with one specialist spiner is not good
    idea.

  • Nipuna

    I think we need one more spin bowler…if pitch favors fast bowlers…itz k. but i feel samaraweera or kapugedara must go out and suraj or herath must come in…..but anyway…i hope the choose the best 11 under the pitch conditions…Good luck boys…..go and win…!