Jayawardena to be sent as replacement

Sri Lanka’s star batsman Mahela Jayawardena and 20 year old right handed batsman Dinesh Chandimal are set to be sent to Bangladesh for the IDEA cup triangular tournament as cover for injured Tillekeratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva.

Jayawardena’s inclusion will be subjected to a fitness test as he originally missed the tour due to an injury. Chandimal, who represents NCC has an impressive 1st class average of 52.00 and is known for his aggressive style of play. He also keeps wickets regularly for his club NCC. Chandimal’s inclusion will  depend upon the medical report of Dilshan, which will determine whether he can play any further part in the tournament.

The two players are expected to join the National squad tomorrow morning subjected to fitness and Sports Ministry ratification. However, Dilshan’s recovery period will only be assessed once medical reports are obtained during mid day today.

  • kay

    even the youngsters need experienced players.well done mahela!!!sri lanka still best!

  • mayura

    I think mahela is good as a opening batsman.see he has made centuries two times when he played as a opening batsman in twice.

  • Neil Jayasuriya

    It looks there are lot of Pandiths who would like to make a petty comment on the one of the disciplined batsmen in Mahela Jayawardena. If you want to be “patriotic” you got to adore, protect and develop assets like this. It takes so many painful years to make sportsman like this. Beleive it or not. True there are youngsters but have they proved above and beyond these guys?

    Well done Mahela! Let the bat do the talking. You can make them beggars easily

  • chameera

    i agree with amila, this is the best time to give chance for dinesh chandimal.

  • charith fernando

    This is the time to give opportunities to the youngsters ,specialy players like Lahiru Thirimanne,Dinesh Chandimal,Dilshan Munaweera Thisera perera,let them show there talent in the sri lanka side.Thank you.

  • amila

    i think we should give this chance to the youngster dinesh chandimal to showcase his talents as mahela is not in good touch these days.we should give mahela some rest and let him to get to his foam again..and india or bangladesh have not seen dinesh yet it will be a good thing to expose him at international level and surprise other 2 teams as thissara perera did.

  • kasun

    mahela is good for test matches not for one days(in these days) give a chance to all rounder like thisara perera.see what he done.pushpakumara is all rounder then who is the replacement for him? should be all rounder.srilanka cricket need new faces.youngsters.give a chance to them.they will show what they can…cheers……

  • kasun

    why mahela? why dont you give a chance to new player?mahela is not performing well.please give a chance to new player.younger one.thats good for our country..in future…

  • malinge

    yeah a good decision..
    because chandimal is a good player and he’s in good touch…
    Hope he’ll perform …



  • vas

    sri lanka is the winners of tri series 2010

  • http://www.ourchurchtoolbaar.com charudh

    its great mahelas being sending for tri nation in bangladesh.I hope mahela will play great inningss in this tournemant