Jeewan Mendis to make ODI debut

Left handed batsman Jeewan Mendis is set to make his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in today’s crucial match in the tri series to be played in Bulawayo.

Mendis is set to replace Angelo Mathews, who has been rested due to a leg injury.

Speaking to srilankacricket.lk, Sri Lankan team Manager Anura Tennakoon predicted rain to play a major part in today’s game. It is reported that rains are experienced in Bulawayo just prior to the commencement of the game.

India beat Sri Lanka in the previous game by 7 wickets in the ongoing Triangular ODI series.

  • shano

    ljp gunarathne th meke inna ona ne JJ

  • shano

    sira mate

  • jj

    ubala mona comments dammath wadak ne ban……selectors lata ona unwa thamau danne….anisa mage 11 meka araka kiyala ambanaka comments dammata wadak ne ban……ubalage time waste wena 1 vitarai

  • dankan

    shihan wat about jeewanta kulatunga dude

  • DIXON

    my team is like this)- 1)KUMAR 2)MURALI 3)MAHELA 4)DILSHAN 5)UPUL 6)MATHEWS 7)KAPU 8)KULASEKARA 9)CHANAKA WELA 10)MALINGA 11)THILAN 12)DILHARA 13)RANDIV 14)DINESH 15)JEEVAN MENDIS………..OTERS(MAHROOF/MENDIS/THISARA/THILAN/KANDAMBY)

  • Shihan

    my 2010 world cup squad , Kumar,Mahela,Dilshan,upul,Chandimal,T Samaraweera, Mattews,Kapugedara,Jeevan Mendis,Thisara,Suraj,Malinga,Kulasekara,A Mendis,C Welagedara

  • lol

    Chandimal should be in the 11

  • Janith

    Lets start a discussion..Name your 15 player squad for the 2011 world cup!! My team is,
    Kumar, Murali, Mahela, Dilshan, Matthews, Malinga, Vaas, Jayasuriya, Kulasekara, A Mendis, Randiv, Kapugedara, Thisara, Malinga Bandara , Thirimanna.

    Specialist batsman – 3,
    Specialist Spinners – 4,
    Specialist fast bowlers – 3,
    Medium pacers – 2,
    All rounders – 7,
    Big hitters – 5,

  • Janith

    Why we all forget chaminda Vaas. i think he still deserve a place in national side. and I am very much looking forward to see him in 2011 world cup.

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk janith

    saga and dilshan chandimalwa kapuwata kawada hari lanka team eke captan chandimalma wenawa.anika chamara silva thilan samaraweera kapugedara digatama faill a nisa thirimanna.chandimal jeewan mendista place eka denna ona.

  • mk

    Both Dilshan & Sanga is jelous

    they know that chandimal is better

  • Ranjan Rodrigo

    I agree with Kalpa that u have to give ODI bats 3 successive games and Chamara is coming back after a long time and he is a first class fielder.He is also a power hitter. If he fails, he shud not play for another 1 year or so. Kapu can be laid off for 2 games as he had a run. Thilan is slow and not a power hitter.
    As forsomeone else comment that Sanga is scared. he is scoring and not too old. Even Dilshan did not wilfully not selet Chandimal.Chandimal and Tirimanne are talent.Newcomers cannot be rushed at start o series. He and Lahiru will get a game sooner or later i feel.This is the procedure even in other countries but tthey will be dropped when they are 35.
    Ranjan

  • Mann

    Chandimal showed his class

  • Madhawa

    Nobody gives a chance to chandimal.
    when sanga holding the caption C, he afraid to give a chance to chandimal because if chandimal played well he will apponted as a wicket keeper.so sanga will drop from team if he loss as a batsman.
    when Dilshan holding the caption C, he’s afraid to give a chance to chandimal, because chandimal is a good opener.if chandimal played well as a opener he will appointed as regular opener with mahela.so dilshan also don’t like to give a chance to him…
    sry for Chandimal…..nywy we should save our young cricketers..we are always wid u guys….

  • kalpa

    no need to drop chamara stl he plays only a single game hw cn u say he’s a poor batsmen?thilan must sit on the bench he cant play odi’s & he’s a slow mover on the field. & kapugedara also needs to stay a game o 2 on the bench.

  • Pinsara

    why? chamara? he didt play well?
    please replace chandimal?

  • shenuka

    Come on srilanka..
    miss ya ange <3