Jayasuriya included in the team for T20 World Cup






The Hon. Minster of Sports & Public Recreation has granted approval for the following team to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup (WI)   &  the tour of USA.

  1. Kumar Sangakkara                           –              Captain
  2. Muttiah  Muralidharan                  -              V Captain
  3. T.M. Dilshan
  4. Mahela Jayawardana
  5. Dinesh Chandimal
  6. Anjelo Mathews
  7. Thisara Perera
  8. Nuwan Kulasekera
  9. Suraj Randiv
  10. Ajantha Mendis
  11. Lasith Malinga
  12. Chanaka Welagedara
  13. Chamara Kapugedara
  14. Sanath Jayasuriya
  15. Chinthaka Jayasinghe


Officials

  1. Mr. Anura Tennakoon                                   -              Manager
  2. Mr. Trevor Bayliss                                            -              Coach
  3. Mr. Stuart Law                                                  -              Assistant Coach
  4. Mr. Tommy Simsek                                         –              Physiotherapist
  5. Mr. Jade Roberts                                             -              Trainer
  6. Mr. Sanath Jayasundara                                –              Computer Analyst
  7. Mr. Lal Thamel                                                   -             Masseur
  8. Mr. Chandika Haturusinghe                         –              Shadow Coach
  9. Mr. Asantha De Mel                                       -              Selector on Tour
  • nalin

    Sanath should leave with dignity he can’t bat anymore! not his fault, old age to blame! sanath leave cricket now or people will hate you. remember Aravinda De Silva he went of with grace! Sanath has passed that and he’s burden to the team…… my opinion of course!

  • sumindu

    .Sanath Jayasuriya
    2.T.M. Dilshan
    3.Kumar Sangakkara
    4.Mahela Jayawardana– Captain
    5indika de seram
    6.Anjelo Mathews
    7..Dinesh Chandima
    8.Suraj Randiv
    9.Chaminda Vaas
    10.Muttiah Muralidharan – V Captain
    11.Lasith Malinga

    12.Thisara Perera/chinthak jayasinghe
    13.Ajantha Mendis / Dilhara
    14.Chamara Kapugedara / Samaraweera
    15.Chanaka Welagedara / Thushara Mirando / Maharoof

  • Ungi

    1.Sana/Tharanga
    2.Dilly
    3.Mahela
    4.Sanga
    5.Chamara Silva/Samaraweera
    6.Anjelo
    7.Thissara
    8.CHAMINDA VAAS
    9.Lasith Malinga
    10.Murali
    11.Kulasekara

    OUR BOWLING ATTACK WILL BE EXTREMELY GUD N SO AS THE BATTING
    I SELECTED DIS 4 DA ICC WRLD CUP 2011

  • http://www.IMSI.com SHIRAZ

    1)Sanath
    2) Dilshan
    3)Sanga
    4)Chandimal
    5)Samarawera
    6)Kapu
    7)Mathews
    8)Murali
    9)Randiv/Mendis/Herath (Not sure why Herath is never given a chance to play ODI.)
    10) Kulasekra
    11) Malinga

  • http://canada stuby

    sanath jayasuriya
    2. T.M Dilshan
    3. Mahela jayawardena
    4. Kumar sangakkara
    5. Chamara kapugedara
    6. Anjalo mathiws
    7. Thisara perera
    8. Suraj randiv
    9. Muththia muralidharan
    10. Nuwan kulasekara
    11. Lasith malinga

  • http://ktcgroupofcompaniespvtltd MSM ZANEER

    sanath should be given d opening spot n must nt disgard him if he happens to fail at one innings let him go his pl remember he bought pride t our contry in d world cup no wat he scores n let him proove or let him retire if he fails in d world cup i hope still he has talents but his phycologically effected as d selectors has put him in in n out of changing his batting order at some times he bowls the team 4 victory

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk Marsook Arsath

    I will choose 2011 world cup sri lankan team Sanath,Dilshan,Mahela,Sangakara,Methews,Kapugethara,Kulasekara,Tissara Perera,Malinga,Randiv,Muralitharan

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk Marsook Arsath

    i thing choose selected jegan Mubarak

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk Marsook Arsath

    sri lankan cricket select sana,dillu,chandimal,sanga,mahela,t.perera,kapu,kulasekara, randiv,malinga,j.mendis

  • Kalana

    This is my choose for srilankan T20 squard.

    1. sanath jayasuriya
    2. T.M Dilshan
    3. Mahela jayawardena
    4. Kumar sangakkara
    5. Chamara kapugedara
    6. Anjalo mathiws
    7. Thisara perera
    8. Suraj randiv
    9. Muththia muralidharan
    10. Nuwan kulasekara
    11. Lasith malinga

    i think this the better 11 for srilankan T20 squard….!!

  • sean

    Send The 2010 real cricket team for a international tournemant befor the world cup and check how they perform, So then we will know this team is good or bad. Murali, Sana and Vass shd be there.

  • ruckshan

    Ruwan, Super Team, u missed out Maharoof and Dilhara, Can replace like bellow, But it’s selections decision.

    1.Sanath Jayasuriya
    2.T.M. Dilshan
    3.Kumar Sangakkara – Captain
    4.Mahela Jayawardana
    5.Dinesh Chandimal
    6.Anjelo Mathews
    7.Suraj Randiv
    8.Chaminda Vaas
    9.Nuwan Kulasekera
    10.Muttiah Muralidharan – V Captain
    11.Lasith Malinga

    12.Thisara Perera
    13.Ajantha Mendis / Dilhara
    14.Chamara Kapugedara / Samaraweera
    15.Chanaka Welagedara / Thushara Mirando / Maharoof

  • ruwan

    What About This team, Did u forget Vaas?

    1.Sanath Jayasuriya
    2.T.M. Dilshan
    3.Kumar Sangakkara – Captain
    4.Mahela Jayawardana
    5.Dinesh Chandimal
    6.Anjelo Mathews
    7.Suraj Randiv
    8.Chaminda Vaas
    9.Nuwan Kulasekera
    10.Muttiah Muralidharan – V Captain
    11.Lasith Malinga

    12.Thisara Perera
    13.Ajantha Mendis
    14.Chamara Kapugedara / Samaraweera
    15.Chanaka Welagedara / Thushara Mirando

  • chris mack

    I agree SLC is not to blame for the inclusion of Sanath as the Selectors are appointed by Sports Minister unlike all other countries except perhaps Pakistan and their Cricket Board( thats why Bomb blast affecting SL team due to their ignorance) and the pakistan team is disunited or else wud have performed better). Very soon what happened to P will happen to SL. There are rumblings that Kumar was to resign due to inclusion of Sanath.
    The team was selected without Sanath and Chinthaka ( is it political) but the Sports Minister included them at expense of Upul and another.
    Due to Sanath’s failures, The chairman of selectors shud take all comments appearing in at least 4 newspapers ( comments come from varied sources)and show it to the politicians and to Sarath or he must resign as his team was altered.It wont be long when even Kumar will resign and this time along with mahela because soon our standard will go down. This is one sphere where SL can be recognised and the Ministry shud only interfere if there is blatant misselection.
    Chris , Australia

  • Srilal

    There is no doubt that Sanath has done a lot for the game of cricket.But his past performance does not merit him a place.If you think that just because he is a legend he should continue to play at the expense of young players people like Gilchrist,Shane Warne,Lara should still be in the team.recently Shane bond retired saying that he is quitting because he feels that he is not giving the best for the team.This is exactly what Sanath should do.He is using his political affiliations to be in the team.Shame on him.It is demoralising the entire team since he is in the team for wrong reasons.Sanath if you really love cricket please quit the game now so that some young energetic men can take the game forward.by continuing you will only be cursed by the very people who loved you.I am one of them.Be true to your heart and see your performance over the last two years.

  • http://www.yahoo.com damn

    However sana boy should be there

  • Indian fan

    Jayasurya is included just like Yuvraj, Zaheer, Pathan, Jadeja are.
    We are lucky to be 4 times more pathetic than you guys, else u know we indians may want Ganguly dada, rahul dravid, may be kapil dev and gavaskar as well who knows.
    We have a big problem with subcontinent thinking…
    Fact is you need to be between 20-30 yr with discipline, passion and excellent fitness, all the rest fall in place.
    All the fame should be thrown out of door, there is a reason these guys are not performing, wake up…

  • ishan

    sri lankan cricket only goes backwards until it get rid of politics.
    we all know that sanath is the best batsman that sri lanka has ever produced. but cricket is not a place that one can stay for ever. sanath should be ashamed for coming back to the team. we saw in the news paper that Sangakkara had told that he will resin from cricket if sanath plays the T20 WC. I must say that we are with you for that brave decision. Also if a thing like that will happen i can assure you i will never watch sri lankan cricket again. i am talking as a real Sri lankan. sanath already has ruined his name. A man who should have been a LEGEND of SL cricket now has to finish his career as a useless ordinary player. Sanath i am sooooo sorry to tell this to you because you was my best cricketer for the last decade

  • yearny

    ya thats right
    we accept the selectors
    Kapuwa and Sana done well – Great
    but Kulasekara!!!! – has to be reviewed by selectors

  • rizjiji

    Kapugedera proves himself during da practice match top scorer & only 50.
    Sana shows glimpse of his old form.. 2nd highest scorer. Nw wt do u guys say. All da ppl hu had loadz of tins 2 say bout these 2.

  • rizjiji

    There’s no point on talkn bout jeewantha kulathunga nw he’s not in da squad n therefore is nt playn…..END OF STORY.(eventhough he deserves 2 play). V’ll nw hav to try 2 get da best out of da squad. Based on da pathetic practice match my 11 wud b

    My XI

    1. Dilshan
    2. Sangakkara
    3. Sanath
    4. Mathews
    5. Mahela
    6. Kapugedera
    7. Kulasekara
    8. Randiv/perera
    9. Malinga
    10. Welagedara
    11. Murali

  • Sanga

    SANATH SUX

  • ravi

    How to play sana cricket. he is now mp. what is this joke? MR C. B Rathnayaka please involing asnatha selection & inquring from him & please change this selection commettie.

  • Mujahidh

    great job done by selectors….(sl cricket ta deyyo saakki);
    do u feel involving jayasuriya,mendis,kapugedara usefull?
    we dint think so..
    what happen to dilhara and maharoof?
    hope better give a chance to indika seram,he did well in hongkong sixers…
    what a amazing selection…..

  • Rizna

    Now, Jeevantha Kulatunga the bowler. 4 Wickets in 25 overs , low E/R of 2.6 , 5 maidens, in yesterday (22/4/2010) Wayamba – Bas. North Inter Prov match.

    All these while Kulatunga had been sidelined in the bowling dept. Muba had no option but to give Kulatunga bowling in this match since he has run out of bowlers because regular bowlers like Wela, Ajantha are out at T20 WC. Decision to giving some overs for a player to bowl is in the captains hands. While Muba as the captain was bowling more overs than any player in all the matches putting the teams winning the matches at risk even when the regular bowlers are present in numbers, Kulatunga despite his good bowling abilities, was never considered for a fair bowling opportunity. One eg, is in 2009 Prov, T20 final, when the opening pair was hammering the regular bowlers , Kulatunga was given one over and he broke the partnership taking a catch from his own bowling and if the couple of catches were not dropped he would have gotten more wickets, but he was not given to bowl there after.
    However much you try to supress the talents, the real talent surfaces. You cannot go against the nature.
    Kulatunga is an undisputed alrounder.

  • angeloa

    yeah Mahroof, thusara, and Vass were the leading bowlers in IPL

    why they are not in team??
    both are all rounders

  • janaka

    jayasooriya out of order player now.. do we have to play him only because he is a politician of the Govt.. come on sanath.. we need young players .. do your politics out of cricket..please

    • nalin

      i totally agree, he cant bat so why is he there??

  • yearny

    Mahroof, Vass. Jevantha are unlucky
    what is the use of Kulasekara, Mendis and Randiv

  • yearny

    Mahela is the right captain to lead the game

  • yearny

    Sanga and Mahela performing well when they opening the innings
    and they are in well form
    in IPL also, the opening betting is the key
    Kallis, Sachin, Vijey, Tiwary…etc
    more than that our opposition fast bowlers know well how to get Dilshan and Sana out quickly
    we have to ruin the expectations of oppositions
    so Sanga and Mahela should open the innings
    while Dilli and Sana can strong up the middle order
    Methews performing well when he come to pitch between over number 8 to 14
    so he is good in 2 down position – Ganguly use him well at 2 down
    so the order should be like this

    Kumar Sangakara
    Mahela Jayawardana
    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    Angeloa Methews
    Dinesh Chandimal
    Chamara Kapugedara
    Chinthaka Jayasinghe
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Thissara Perera
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Lasith Malinga

    No need Suraj or mendis – no need to panic regarding the bowling
    Malinga, Methews and Murali enough
    while others (Dilli, Sana, Jayasinghe and perera) support part time

  • Suky

    My XI

    1. Dilshan
    2. Sangakkara
    3. Kapugedara
    4. Mathews
    5. Mahela
    6. Chandimal
    7. Thisara
    8. Randiv
    9. Malinga
    10. Welagedara
    11. Murali

  • dinesh

    i like mahela opening the batting with dilshan and we knows santh is of the all time great but this worlcup sanath have to play bowing allrounder b.coz his out of form

  • dinesh

    hey why sports ministers and politicians involving to select the team what they know abt cricket ha? common sanga pls react like a arjuna his real hero and i want to ask in selecting comitee how many members know abt cricket?

  • riyaz

    what is happening to u guys . how can u say this about sanath jayisuriya . he is master .he is better than sangakara . how many times saga hve won a match for lanka . sanga has played 13 matchs in ipl and punjab has onl one 4 of them . dilshan has played 7 matchs and have not scored 50 rus in 7 mtchs . sanath is better than all these guys .there r only two match winers one is sanath and another is mehala rest of batting is nothing . sanath is master he has got class . he wl prov every body wrong . lanka can never win without santh and only 1 series has won by srilanka without santh. he has got highst no of 6s in onedays

  • djsaggy

    Hi Everyone!

    These days Cricket is a developing Game. It depend the Talent of players and Selection of committee. So this year bad luck for jeewantha. May be jayasuriya will shine his bowling performance. Most important thing is balance of the team. Every Team Depend there Openers, All rounders, Fast & Spin bowlers and Specially middle order batting line. If we can manage these thing, then t20 cup is not so far in our team. I guest this scode is chalange the others in west indians pitches.

    SRI LANKAN – XI

    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    Dinesh Chandimal
    Kumar Sangakkara(C)
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Chamara Kapugedara
    Chinthaka Jayasinghe.
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Angelo Mathews
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Lasith Malinga
    Chanaka Welagedara

    SUB

    Thissara Perera
    Suraj Randiv
    Ajantha Mendis
    Nuwan Kulasekera

    This time we have good chances to win the T20 cup .

  • Dish

    Ok its a truth that Sanath came because of politics. So we cant expect sanga also to drop him. what i think the XI wil be is

    T.M. Dilshan
    Mahela Jayawardana
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Dinesh Chandimal / Chamara Kapugedara / Chinthaka Jayasinghe
    Dinesh Chandimal / Chamara Kapugedara / Chinthaka Jayasinghe
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Anjelo Mathews
    Thisara Perera / Chinthaka Jayasinghe
    Nuwan Kulasekera / Chanaka Welagedara
    Muttiah Muralidharan / Suraj Randiv / Ajantha Mendis
    Lasith Malinga

  • belin

    Seeing Sanath in the squad is not a surprise to me at all. I think he’ll be in playing 11 as well. Organizing provincial T20 cricket tournaments is absolutely pointless because disgusting politics ultimately decide who goes and who stays. I consider Jeevantha is unlucky purely because Sanath is still around. Jeevantha might (!?) get a chance once Sanath is gone for parliament for good. Sanath cannot even cement his place in the Mumbai Indians because he’ not performing with the bat or ball. (Sachin is not stupid like our selectors). The fact is Star power does not win a game for you!!!!!!.
    But what the hell Kapu and Mendis are doing in the squad. Kapu is terribly out-of-form and all cricketing world knows Mendis inside out. I’m glad that people like Mubarak is no in the 11. Sangakkara must be axed from captaincy. For me the best captain is Mahela. He is innovative and attacking. He knows how to win a game. Sanga is the best batsman but he is not the best captain!.(true he carried SL to the final last time). But stupid and inappropriate decisions have cost many games for Sri Lanka and as wll as for Kings IX Punjab.
    I think we have to think out-of-the box to win this time around because other teams influxing with new thoughts to their game. E.G. Australia, India. Therefore I will not be surprise if Australia wins the world cup!!!
    As a final thought I would dare love to see Mahela open the batting with Dilshan…….
    God bless Sri Lanka Cricket!!!

  • http://lasith.weebly.com lasith weerakoon

    not problem with team selection. but the graet thing is team profomance. i think this is a good taem.

  • kaz

    This should be the XI

    1.Mahela
    2.Dili
    3.Sanga
    4.Chandimal
    5.Kapu
    6.Angi
    7.Thisara\Jayasinghe
    8.Randiv\Mendis
    9.Murali
    10.Welagedera
    11.Malinga

  • Sachithra

    1.Dilshan
    2.Mahela
    3.Sangakkara
    4.Chandimal
    5.Mathews
    6.Thisara
    7.Chinthaka
    8.Randiv
    9.Mallinga
    10.Murali
    11.Kulasekara

    This should be the playing 11

  • Sachithra

    Sanath Jayasuriya shouldn’t have been included,,….

    Apart from that point ..this is a really good team..
    Sri Lanka!!

  • Chanaka

    How could Sanath get into this team, his current form does not justify his inclusion. Name of the player does not matter what matters is how he performs at the end. Another surprise inclusion is Chamara Kapugedara his current form is not too good either. What I don’t understand is why selectors are so stringent on Kulatunga his current form is a good indication of his talent & consistency. Stop this nonsense as cricket lovers we are totally disgusted with the selection policy.It’s no doubt that the country would suffer if this trend continues.

  • luke

    im really supriced to see Jayasuriya,kapu,chiinthaka in the squad.felt tharanga,sachithra should be included…hope sana will fire.if he doesnt,mahela will have to open and we are leaving inexperienced hole in the middle order,and then the perfect setting for chandimal,mathews to prove themselves.hope dilly will be back to his usual..

    my 11

    1.Dilly
    2.Sana/Mahela
    3.Sanga
    4.mahela/chandimal
    5.chandimal/kapu
    6.angi
    7.thisara/chinthka
    8.wele
    9.malinga
    10.murali
    11.mendis/randiv

  • Chalana

    Dear Edward

    Jeevantha is one of the very consistent alrounders in the domestic scene. So how do you say his future performances will be doubtful. Name one player who did not have ups and downs.
    Pls don’t measure Jeevantha on his performances in the two Canada matches. He was very unlucky to have not scored in those matches like his not getting selected to national team despite his superb domestic performances.

    Canada was a wet and relatively difficult pitch and everybody was struggling in Canada.

    In Canada cup , Sri Lanka played four matches including the final.ie. Match 2,4 ,6 and the final. Sanath featured in all the matches. Jeevantha played only in match 2 and 6. Jeevantha scored 8 & 11 in the two matches given to him. You are blind on Sana who scored 1 and Mahela who scored 0 in the SL-Zim match in which Kulatunga scored 8. and, Dilshan 0 , Maharoof 2 (Match 4) and, Kandambi 0 in match 6 where Kulatunga scored 11 and, Mahela 5 , Muba 8 in final match. Get the video clips and watch them play as well. Also see the vedio clips of Inter- Prov T20 tournaments SL had so far in 2008/09/10 where Sri Laka national players featured with Kulatunga and last years Champeons league(which Kulatung earned with lot of sweat so selectors or Sanga could not cut him), and the other Inter Prov Tournaments this year and compare and then you will find that there are hundred and one reasons for the guys to scream about Kulatunga’s non inclusion in the squad.

    Scores of some socalled strong International players in Canada cup are : Khan 9, Malik 9, Afridi 1, Sanath 1, Mahela 0 , Sana 8 , Dilshan 0 , Maharoof 2 , Afridi 5, latif 0 , Sana 14, Kandambi 0 , Mahela 5, Muba 8,Kapu 17., against very weak teams.
    In their T20I debuts(2006/SL-Eng), Mahela was out for a duck, Dishan scored only 2 runs, Sanga 21 runs, Maharoof 8 runs, Chamara Silva 12 runs but later they got repeated opportunities in International games. Kapu was no where in any of recent domestic games where Kulatunga was playing some outstanding innings.

    So When Kulatunga is inform and still living, it is asin if he is not given a few international matches (a pinch of what has been given to others despite their repeated failiures), and the T20 WC is the ideal platform to exploit his talents.

  • Chalana

    Dear Edward

    Jeevantha is one of the very consistant alrounder in the domestic scene. So how do you say his future performances will be doubtful. Name one player who did not have ups and downs.

    Pls don’t measure Jeevantha on his performances in the two Canada matches. He was very unluckey to have not scored in those matches like his not getting selected to national team despite his superb domestic performances.

    Canada was a wet and relatively difficult pitch and everybody was struggling in Canada.

    In Canada cup , Sri Lanka played four matches including the final.ie. Match 2,4 ,6 and the final. Sanath featured in all the matches. Jeevantha played only in match 2 and 6. Jeevantha scored 8 & 11 in the two matches given to him. You are blind on Sana who scored 1 and Mahela who scored 0 in the SL-Zim match in which Kulatunga scored 8. and, Dilshan 0 , Maharoof 2 (Match 4) and, Kandambi 0 in match 6 where Kulatunga scored 11 and, Mahela 5 , Muba 8 in final match. Get the video clips and watch them play as well. Also see the vedio clips of Inter- Prov T20 tournaments SL had so far in 2008/09/10 where Sri Laka national players featured with Kulatunga and last years Champeons league(which Kulatung earned with lot of sweat so selectors or Sanga could not cut him), and the other Inter Prov Tournaments this year and compare and then you will find that there are hundred and one reasons for the guys to scream about Kulatunga’s non inclusion in the squad.
    Scores of some socalled strong International players in Canada cup are : Khan 9, Malik 9, Afridi 1, Sanath 1, Mahela 0 , Sana 8 , Dilshan 0 , Maharoof 2 , Afridi 5, latif 0 , Sana 14, Kandambi 0 , Mahela 5, Muba 8,Kapu 17., against very weak teams.

    In their T20I debuts(2006/SL-Eng), Mahela was out for a duck, Dishan scored only 2 runs, Sanga 21 runs, Maharoof 8 runs, Chamara Silva 12 runs but later they got repeated opportunities in International games. Kapu was no where in any of recent domestic games where Kulatunga was playing some outstanding innings.

    So When Kulatunga is inform and still living, it is asin if he is not given a few international matches (a pinch of what has been given to others despite their repeated failiures), and the T20 WC is the ideal platform to exploit his talents.

  • Dinuk

    a grt selection..have to open da innings by DILSHAN and CHANDIMAL..ti wld be grt to wtch…MAHELA also capable of openning innings……..MAHELA’s 110 nt out against KKR ws grt…SANATH should come in da middle or tailender…SANGA is a grt captain………….slinger da MALINGA is going well.it wld be grt to wtch bwling f MALINGA…

  • Nisansala

    My 11 from the selected squad …….. 1.Dilshan 2.Mahela 3.Chandimal 4.Sangakkara 5.Kapugedera 6.Mathews 7.Sanath 8.Thissara 9.Randiv\Mendis 10.Muralidharan 11.Malinga

  • Dami

    sri lankan selection committee always favor for some players . Best example they pick Kapu ,Chinthaka, Kulasekera ahead of Thushara,Kulatunga and Vaas . They were not consider Vass even for the 30 squad . Going back to recent selections always political power invole for the selection. Keep it up selectors . Do your jop properly and give best players to play .

  • chathse

    Sanath has overstayed and has become a burden. What a shame. He should have retired with his dignity intact. Would’ve been nice to have Thushara instead of welegedara. Thushara is playing intelligent cricket in IPL. And Kulatunga is deserving over Kapugedera.
    Even with this lop sided politically motivated selection let’s hope for the best for Sri Lanka.

    here’s my playing XI

    1. Dilshan
    2. Mahela
    3. Chandimal
    4. Sanga
    5. Jayasinghe
    6. Mathews
    7. Thisara
    8. Kulasekera
    9. Randiv
    10.Murali
    11. Malinga.

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