New look Lankan attack

Sri Lankan selectors have decided to make four changes to the team which won the 1st Test in Galle. Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralidaran, Rangana Herath and Chanaka Welagedara have been replaced by Dilhara Fernando, Ajantha Mendis, Suraj Randiv and Dammika Prasad.

Malinga has been left out due to an injury concern which occurred during the 1st Test. Ajantha Mendis finds himself a place after the retirement of Muralidaran and Suraj Randiv is drafted in to the team in place of Rangana Herath who could only capture a solitary wicket in the previous Test.

The pitch carried a tinge of green last evening but it may be removed by the ground staff prior to play. Play gets underway at 1000hrs local time and the team which wins the toss is expected to bat 1st.

Vajira Dassanayake for www.srilankacricket.lk

  • shane

    yes, polonowita should take some blame here. this was one of the worst pitches i’ve seen. when we have quality fast bowlers, why prepare a flat track like this??? it will surely kill off test cricket! plus fif we are ever going to get the better of the aussies and saffers, our pitches need to help the bowlers…..over to you SLC

  • Praveen

    Why can’t annruddha polonowita prepare a proper test match wicket…..we dont need to see drab draws slc…do something

  • Susith

    After Murali, SL should promote and emphasize on fast bowling.