Dilshan to lead Sri Lanka in the tour of Zimbabwe

The Hon. Minister of Sports & Public Recreation has granted approval for the following team to participate in the  tour of Zimbabwe.


  1. T.M. Dilshan                       –  Captain
  2. Anjelo Mathews              – V Captain
  3. Upul Tharanga
  4. Thilan Samaraweera
  5. Dinesh Chandimal
  6. Lahiru Thirimanna
  7. Chamara Kapugedera
  8. Suraj Randiv
  9. Nuwan Kulasekara
  10. Thilina Thushara
  11. Ajantha Mendis
  12. Jeevan Mendis
  13. Dilhara Fernando
  14. Charmara Silva
  15. Tissera Perera
  • IND fan

    theres nothing wrong about sanath jaysooriya…..
    Sanath has played for 20 years
    Sachin has played for 20 years
    Both of them are legends
    But why is Sanath being sledged here????
    FROM INDIA I CAN SAY THAT HE IS STILL A GREAT PLAYER AND ANY TEAM WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIM…
    Many people Say that he was dropped from the MUMBAI INDIANS IPL team..
    Well he was not dropped
    But asked permission to go to SRI LANKA to participate in the election just like MALINGA wanted to go to SRI LANKA to celebrate DIWALI OR SOME OTHER FESTIVAL WITH HIS FAMILY,,,
    FOR ME SANATH IS STILL A GREAT BATSMAN
    YOUTHFUL AT 40
    PLEASE DONT TYPE HATE COMMENTS AGAINST SANATH>..

  • SLfan

    I truly respect the comments of CRICOMANIA..Thats what real sport is about friendship between two nations

  • ss

    WONDERFUL SQUAD

    i am writing something lke that after ao many years

  • susantha

    nice to see there some INDIAN people are respecting others

  • DIXON

    HELLOOO INDIAN FAN.. CAN U REMEBER 1996 WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL… WHAT WAS HAPPEND TO VINOD KAMBLY Y HE WAS CRIED… SRILANKANS KNOWS SPIRIT OF THE GAME.. AND WE ALWAYS RESPECT OUR CRICKETERS.. NOT LIKE INDIAN BLOODY FANS… HOW DARE U SAID SRILANKA IS THE POOREST TEAM IN THE WORLD .. U KNOW WE ONLY INTRODUCE HOW TO PLAY 1ST 15 OVERS IN THE ONE DAY MATCHES.. AND CAN U REMEBER 1996 QUATER FINAL MANOJ PRBHAKAR CHANGED THE BAWLING FROM PACE TO SPIN NOW U CAN REALISE POWER OF LIONS… INDIAN ADN AUSIS ARE DONT HAVE UNITY.. THEY KNOW ONLY HOW TO FIGHT WITH OTHERS.. FOR UR ONFORMATION BHAJJI/SREESANTH VS ANDREW SIMONDS/MATHEW HAYDEN — U KNOW ONE MORE FUNNY THING IN THE IPL MATCH—–BHAJJI VS SREESANTH… U BLOODY INDIANS DOESNT KNOW WHAT IS TEAM WORK AND UNITY….. IM PROUD TO BE A SRILANKAN……. GO SL GO…….WE R THE LIONS……. I LOVE MY COUNTRY..

  • Srilankan

    Why Mahroof and Kandamby not included to Zimbabwe tour…I dont know why no one is talking to about this………………….

  • CRICOMANIA

    I AM AN INDIAN….
    Who are the youngsters to look forward to in the Sri Lankan Team?
    I hope this series brings the best of the bench strength for India and Sri Lanka and hope these teams make the Asia Cup final because then only it will be a friendly contest…
    As far as I know players to watch out from India
    raina,kohli,rohit
    Umesh Yadav is a very fast bowler and he bowls around 145 km/hr in the slow Indian tracks..
    Regarding the previous comments on Angelo mathews..
    I agree with all u people that Angelo Mathews is a great all rounder and so too is ravindra jadeja,,,,Indian Media always judges youngsters on one performance but jadeja is a great prodigy…
    Good move by Sri Lankan Cricket Board to try their bench strength.
    I would have been very angry if SLC included Sangakkara,Jayawardene,Malinga because it would have been a no contest against the Experience and Power of Sri Lankan Team.
    So by sending a second string squad hope it evens out in the end…
    Hoping to be a closely fought contest and i do not care who wins because it is all about experience of International Cricket and looking for mindblowing Individual performances which would help both India and Sri Lanka in the longer format…
    By the India is a good country majority of good people…
    and dont judge Indian people by some crap of a mental typing something….
    We Indians always respect Srilankans….

  • Chennaiite

    I am an Indian.I Love Sri Lankan cricket.It is known for producing the best players notably Sanath Jayasuriya,Muttiah Muralidharan,Arjuna Ranatunga,Aravinda de Silva…I must say that the pitch on the New Zealand game was very slow and look how they bounced back in the second game.So I am totally against so called “INDIAN” views.A message to all Sri Lankans please understand that all indians are not like the INDIAN in this blog.They are well behaved people and love and respect every other country mostly Sri Lanka(except PAKISTAN of course)..I immensely respect the SRI LANKAN TEAM and have a lot of respect.I would like to say that both India and Sri Lanka are very good teams in the longer formats and the friendship between the two boards can be understood by the fact that these teams play so frequently.So dont get angry and be perturbed by these comments made by stupid fan who does not know his cricket and does not know to respect other playerss……
    From
    CHENNAI.(We chennaiites are known to respect other people)

  • sewwandi

    It seems like there are some foolish Indians who underestimate SL lions . Tell u what u Indians r well known 4 beating Ur own cricketers & 4 burning their houses. BUT WE sri lankans will be with them in victory & defeat!!!!!!!!!!!GO SRI LANKA GO

  • susantha

    fU ooo indians. we r da asian champs Since 2004. so get lost!! mind ur own biz …. SL Cheers!!!!!!!!!

    “REMEMBER SRI LANKA GOT BEATEN BY 2 INNINGS DEFEAT IN INDIA>”

    @ by da way url GT DEFEATED By Sri Lanka IN Sri Lanka.

  • SL4evr

    Sri Lanka is the most well-behaved team and so is New Zealand….
    They sure represent their country… humble, playing there game without troubling or overpowering others with their sick attitudes….

    Performance some time high sometimes low… but we are always with our Country so we are for our cricket team…

    We don’t say we are the best…. but certainly we are the most capable, talented team around and certainly is one of the best in all forms of this game.

    So do we appreciate good players representing other countries.

    Enjoy Cricket…. be entertained don’t bring in your sickness here

  • nixy

    Excuse me Mr INDIAN !!!! which part of an allrounder dont u see in angelo mathews ???? N may i ask u whether india has ever produced a genuine fast bowling all rounder since kapil dev ??? as far as i remember dats a BIG NOOOOOOOOO !!!! i’m not discriminating indian cricket or nythn but u ppl alwys seem 2 hv sum kinda excuse 2 evrythn … went outta e world t20 aftr e super winning not evn a single game n e excuse was bcz url were tired aftr e IPL … Mind u Angelo Mathews played all 14games 4 KKR n was consistent evn during e wrld t20 n he peaked @ e ryt tym 2 kick sum indian butt’s … he dint hv no fitness problem :) 4 sm reason evn tho u ppl hv done a great job by inventing smthn lyk e IPL the problem with ur players is dat most of dem are over confident … (Ex : yuvi , yusuf pathan , jadeja ) they dint contribute nythn on ur behalf … so without me tryin 2 explain all dis 2 u its jz betr 4 u 2 mayb post a few suggestions on e BCCI website on hw india has 2 improve n how url shud work on grooving a genuine all rounder lyk hw angelo mathews is turning out 2 b :P hahaha … Find a lyf dude …

  • Rapa

    Gud team but I think Thilina Kandambi shud b in it in place of Chamara Silva…..

  • Sulo

    We are always with our team no matter they win or loss.I am proud be a Sri Lankan. doesn’t matter what these INDIAN IDIOTS saying.
    Good Luck Sri Lanka.

  • AussieBOY

    LIONS!HAHA THEY ARE NOT EVEN LIZARDS…..

  • sameera

    proud to be a sri lankan man,bt shame to be a indian idiot.sri lankans are the best.indians cant win against sri lanka they have to try hard to win a game againt zimbabbwe is well.i hope a final with sri lanka & the 2nd best of this compitition zimbabwe.i hate india….

  • shenuka

    watchout aussies and indians how lions roar…if u call sl the poorest team just bcos losing to nz yday ,..wat do u call the indians and aussies when they lose to bangladesh..haha ..shame on u ppl to underestimate sl..lions forevr..and we sl cricket supporters are with our team evn if they win or loose but wat do indians do?haha u guys know it better..so watch out …=LIONS ROX

  • AussieBOY

    ONE MORE THING TO ALL THOSE DIE HARD SRI LANKAN FANS IN THERE!!!!!
    SRI LANKA IS THE POOREST TEAM IN WORLD CRICKET///
    I AM AN AUSTRALIAn

  • INDIAN

    @ SHANAKA TENNEKOON

    1.WHO ARE THE WORLDS NO 1 test team?

    REMEMBER SRI LANKA GOT BEATEN BY 2 INNINGS DEFEAT IN INDIA>….

    REMEMBER SRI LANKA GETTING BEATEN UP BY AUSTRALIA IN ALL THEIR PREVIOUS MATCHES>..THEIR RECORD STANDS 1-9 AGAINST AUSTRALIA>…

    IF U WANT TO TALK ABOUT WORLD t20 ATLEAST INDIA WON THE WORLD CUP ATLEAST ONCE AND SRI LANKA COULD NOT EVEN MANAGE THAT ONCE……

    U TELL LAMBS AWAY

    REMEMBER AGAINST SRI LANKA IN SRI LANKA IN JAN 2009 4-1 DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF INDIA….

    HOPE SRI LANKA DOES NOT LOSE TO ZIMBABWE….

    THIS IS NO TEAM OF THE 1990s …

    AND LOL IS ANGEL MATEWS AN ALL ROUNDER?????

    HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY CLASSIFY HIM AS AN ALL ROUNDER…>?

    HOPE UMESH YADAV BOUNCER HIT THE LANKANS ON THE HELMETS/////

    PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

  • nnassm

    no muslim or hindu in the team,this is showing again mahinda chintanaya,mahroof play good and they should sellect somebody from east .

  • farhan

    i hope this is the best srilankan squad in 2010…youngsters must do their duty well and they win the trophy for srilanka

  • Shanaka Tennekoon

    To all U INDIAN MUTTS: SERIously SHUT UP UR INDIAN TEAM IS FULL OF CRAP U COULDNT WIN A BLOOBY SINGLE MATCH IN THE SUPER8′S IN THE LAST 2 T20 WORLDS CUPS AND WENT OUT OF THE 2007 WORLD CUP without getting into the supa8 all their all just as SUNIL GAVASKAR SAID LIONS AT HOME BUT LAMBS AWAY LOL:) GET A LIFE!!! STATS DNT MATTER SHUT UP AND WATCH THE SERIES FIRST WITHOUT TALKING ABT SHIT U CANT ACHIEVE THESE YOUNG OF LANKA DNT LOOK AT STATS THEY COME OUT TO DESTROY THEIR OPPONENTS AND THAT THEY WILL DO!!!!!!!

    AND ALL U LANKANS WHO R SAYING JAYASURIYA SHUD BE ON THIS TEAM PLSS GROW UR SELF SOME BRAINS!!!!

  • Shanaka Tennekoon

    WOW AMAZING TEAM WHAT A START FOR THE FUTURE AMAZING!!! JEEVAN MENDIS IS A AWESOME CRICKETER!!! Cant wait to see these young bouyz ROCKing the Cricket world TONIGHT!!!

  • Mahendra de alwis

    Hellooooo !!!! Who’s the leading run scorer in the provincial tournament ? answer is Dilshan Munaweera.. being the highest run getter in the tournament he has only been considered in the A team one day team.He must be in the sri lankan team by now,Being the highest run getter from such a young age,selectors must think about this player much more seriously!Clean the mess out of the board and give these player a chance at the big stage . Thank you!

  • ranga-

    why are the slection committe not seen Jewwantha and janaka? what is the meaning Charmara Silva. he HAVE SOME political suports??????????????????

    what the are doing( Asanatha & TEAM )

  • Shihan

    Dilshan? he cant play

  • Rudra

    This team looks pretty sound. Hope this is a taste of things to come. However Ashantha De Mel has to answer and share the blame wholeheartedly for our disappointing performance in the T20. He does not have the courage of his conviction to drop Sanath for the last match after having failed in the previous 4 or so matches on top of the IPL where he was dropped by Tendulkar.When Sanath was dropped 2 years ago, Sanath showed his brilliant form in IPL and was added to the team after he appealed to the Sports Minister.. Similarly why did the selectors not consider his poor form in thi years IPL. Then his poor form in 4 matches of T20.Has Ashantha and Sanath no dignity or self respeect or shame to still remain as Selector and player respectively. Or are both greedy for more money, one having lost a job and the other who does not know how much money is enough in spite of being a Billioner . Excuse of latter is People want him to play for World cup.Who are these people? Do they know Cricket or armchair cricket or book cricket or is this term’People’ borrowed from Politics?

    Rudra from UK

  • Shanaka Herath

    Perhaps promising young guys like Bhanuka Rajapkse should be given a chance. He is a capable and highly talented batsman and we need to introduce new players!

  • ragu

    sanath jayasuriya meaning is jeyam. he is not in form but we need him so other team will always afraid of him. put him in 4th batsman. i know sanga dont like him but what about sangas form?

  • naveen

    yes ajith u true what happen to jeevantha i think he is suit for no 5 position more than samaraweera but i don’t think ashanta give him a chance to play as well as indika saram

  • Nilupuli

    Great>>>>>>>>
    The wisest decision is to grant v. captaincy to Angelo Mathews. This is great chance for him to get experience as he is just 22. But have to think about the captaincy. Dili is a hot tempered guy and he can’t handle the pressure at sometimes. The best person to take the captaincy is Mahela Jayawardena. Sanga too can’t handle the pressure. Also Kulathunga must be on the side. Why they have dropped Malinga? Anyway as a Sri Lankan I wholeheartedly wish our team all the very best!!!!!!!
    GO SRI LANKA

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk/news/dilshan-to-lead-sri-lanka-in-the-tour-of-zimbabwe cricketlover

    *india is a good team*

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk/news/dilshan-to-lead-sri-lanka-in-the-tour-of-zimbabwe cricketlover

    now,
    where is sanga.
    our best player.
    our greatest captain and the best wicket-keeper.
    mahela jayawardena.
    there is india is well.
    so how we can fight with india.
    ok sanga rested.
    but usa tour is not very important.
    so you can rest sanga and mahela for that tour.
    india is good team.
    whyyyyyyy whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???????????????????????????????????????

  • Ajith Abeygunawardena

    WHY ARE THE SELECTORS DISCRIMINATING . WHY IS JEEVANTHA KULATUNGA NOT PICKED ONCE AGAIN.WAKE UP ASHANTHA AND GIVE THE DESERVING PLAYERS A CHANCE TO PROVE THEMSELVES.

  • riyaz

    i am not satisfied with this sqd . why dilshan capt .where is sanath jayasuriya . this was the series whr sanath could have given chance . jaya should have been there .mehala should capt lanka and thr sanga out of side . sangaa wicketkeeping is v worst and he dont khow how to mang side as he did with kings in ipl . peere should open with tharanga . he is the only one in side that can hit sixs .good luck boys hope santh wll be back in team with a bang v soon.

  • Deepak

    LANKA WILL LOSE

  • nilupa

    really a good section but what about maharoof, who has done really well in IPL season 3.

  • IND-FANATICS

    ONLY TWO PLAYERS I LIKE IN SRILANKA!

    1.Muttiah Muralitharan-I am a great fan of him.I really admire his bowling.He is a thinking cricketer.

    2.Sanath Jaysooriya-A Legend.Although he is not in the best form he is the next best batsman in Asia after Tendulkar…….

    I dont LIKE SL because these two legends are being mercilessly dropped IT IS TOTALLY UNFAIR in place of some one….CHANDMIL the youngster i think UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!1!

  • sampath

    wat a wonder where is jeevantha kulatunga whats about thirimanne did he do better than kulatunga in interprovincial matches no kulatunga is the best player also what;s happen to janaka gunarathne

  • IND-FANATICS

    SRI LANKA cannot come anywhere even close to India.Maybe can win India in a 5 over match.Has Sri Lanka forgot the 2 consecutive Innings Defeat at the hands of India?Just like the Senior Team ,the so called “JUNIOR TEAM ” will also flop.Hope YADAV or DINDA give the SL batsman some yorkers and Bouncers.I have a question.Has MALINGA,JAYASURIYA been dropped?Or it is their “”REST”".Malinga or No Malinga SL is going to lose.Hoping for a INDIA-ZIMBABWE final///

  • CRICKETcrazy

    without kulatunga this team will not be a good team kulatunga suit for no 5 position more than samaraweera dilshan’s captiancy is an another matter he is not a tempered man selectors have done a good thing that they remove old jayasuriya

  • C Bernardus

    Well done Selectors. Good luck Dilshan, you will need loads of it. It is a good young and challenging Team. Please remember that we should not forget Sanath Jayasuriya who has brought great fame to this country and joy to all Sri Lankans. Let us therefore forget his failure and honour him, I hope all Sri Lankans will remember him for ever. Finally now that he is in Parliment let him work to uplift the game in all parts of Sri Lanka,

    Carlton Bernardus

  • FAN

    This is not a Sri Lankan Young Team Mendis and Fernando are not old.What would be a shame if INDIA A beat Lanka….Of course India are world no 2 in the ODI format and No.1 in the Test Format,As your own Muttiah Muralidharan said T20 is unpredictable although Sri Lanka and India have very good players in the T20 format.Players to watch out for in India:
    1.Virat Kohli ::Classy player ,scored 2 hundreds against Sri Lanka.
    2.Rohit Sharma::Has hit 5 triple hundreds in the domestic Circuit.
    and scored 80 off 53 balls against Aussies.
    3.Suresh Raina::The best young batsman in the world
    Ashok Dinda puts more than 110% into every delivery….

    And one bowler to watch out for is UMESH YADAV.He often bowls in the
    145-150 km/hr searin pace and is known to have injured a few batsman in the domestic circuit with his lethal bouncers and his toe crushing yorkers ,you can ask Dilshan about that (his IPL team mate)

    He was bowling faster than Nannes and Tait in IPL.Of course do not know how the pitches will be in Zimbabwe ,it may not show his true pace….ANd there is M.Vijay centurion in Ipl
    -From India////

  • hasa

    i think mathews will be a much wiser choice as a captain because dilshan is a hot tempered man

  • Kanishka

    Its good to see Jeewan Mendis getting an opportunity. If anyone deserves a spot he does, after winning two man of the tournament awards for the limited overs and the league tournaments. Just hope that he will get the chance to play.

    Also nice to see Dilhara back in the squad. I think he did really well in the latter stage of the IPL when he was given the chance and actually should have been Murali’s replacement. Not sure if he was in the 30 probables named earlier to have done so. Anyways…good to see that the selectors are taking a chance to test our bench strength!!!

  • Ozzy

    I really like this team,for the fact it looks a young,energetic, talented unit,but can Dilshan handle the pressure as Captain?well we have to wait for that,but promoting Mathews as VC is a huge yet brave decsion I might say to the 22year old.Clever and drastic changes are made within the team.
    Inclusion of uncapped players such as Thirimanne and Jeewan Mendis is a joy to see,because its quite the right time they mix into the International level of Cricket with the impressive performances in the Domestic level.Dilhara,Silva back is also great news
    But Ajantha remains a worry still!!!!!!!!!!

  • ela

    Thi is a good team,but where is jewantha kulathunga?

  • Supitha

    congrats!its a good decision to name Angelo Mathews as the vice captain as he is a excellent cricketer with a good cricketing brain!and i hope that he will captain Sri Lanka in the days to come!

  • Kanishka

    Finally a break for Jeevan Mendis. He deserves to be in the squad for being so prolific in all forms of domestic cricket. Only hope that he wont be made a spectator and will get a game!! Good luck Jeevan

  • http://- Poorna

    fantastic squad,hope these youngsters will performs their very best!!

    GOOD LUCK SRILANKA!!!