National Squad for the 5th ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 29th July 2013 selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 5th ODI match against South Africa to be played on the 31st July 2013, The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad.

Angelo Mathews(c)

Dinesh Chandimal(vc)

TM Dilshan

Kusal Janith Perera

Lahiru Thirimanne

Kumar Sangakkara

Angelo Perera

Thisara Perera

Suranga Lakmal

Shaminda Eranga

Vimukthi Perera

Sachithra Senanayake

Ajantha Mendis

Dimuth Karunaratne

Chathuranga de Silva

Nuwan Kulasekara was not considered for selection since he is still recovering from an injury,

Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga & Rangana Herath have been rested.



  • Sahan

    Sanath You are great! This says that you have a good vision on future of Sri Lanka Cricket. Since Sri Lanka has already won the series this 5th ODI is the best opportunity to do some experiments with youngsters. This will be a real test for youngsters against a strong team like South Africa. If Sri Lanka could win this match, it will lift up the confidence of new comers as well.

    I prefer if you give Sanga also a rest since he played tough cricket for last few months lifting most of the batting load of the team. I hope you will arrange the batting order also giving more opportunities to youngsters in this match while seniors play a supportive role.

  • neville h.

    this will be world cup 15 only change herath and kulasakara I don’t see two m’s will be there.

  • Priyantha Wijayatunga

    It is best to play the usual team: there is no point in testing new comers on dead-rubber. New comers should be tested on a competitive game.

    • Jimmy_86

      Exactly. Should let the new guys play the ODI series in Zimbabwe. That makes more sense than giving them just one game here.