ODI & T20 Squad for the Sri Lanka Tour of Australia

At a Selection Committee meeting held on 28th  December 2012, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the ODI & T20 Squad for the Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2012/2013.

1. Mahela Jayawardena

2. Angelo Mathews

3. T.M Dilshan

4. Upul Tharanga

5. Lahiru Thirimanna

6. Dinesh Chandimal

7. Lasith Malinga

8. Nuwan Kulasekara

9. Thisara Perera

10. Akila Dhanajaya

11. Ajantha Mendis

12. Jeewan Mendis

13. Suranga Lakmal

14. Rangana Herath

15. Kushal Janith Perera

16. Shaminda Eranga


The following were nominated to replace Kumar Sangakkara and Chanaka Welagedara for the 3rd Test Match in Australia.

1. Suranga Lakmal

2. Lahiru Thirimanne

The above had been granted approval by  the Hon.Minister of Sports .


  • Sahan Gunawardena

    I think sri lankan cricket have a wonderful opening pair for ODI cricket.it is TM Dilshan and Upul Tharanga.but the thing is selection commitee always select a opening pair for tests without upul tharanga.he is excellent opening batsmen for long time.also he has a very good batting average and classy technic.so i think he is a best batsmen to move for our test opening pair.

  • chanakav

    SL must be given one more chans to CHANDIMAL opening with dilshan.becous chandimal is netural stroke maker.when he is tiking the score board as he olways did,dilshan can play his normal game. I think THISARA move up to the betting order as soon as possibl

  • thivi

    Haroon Lorgart in his report suggested that the sports minister should not involve in team selection, SO what’s the need to get his approval? I reckon, even our sports minister agreed to his suggestion and promised to implement it. But now…………..?

  • chamil

    Yeah sahan i agree .Dilshan Munaweera should e given more chances. he only got 3 games to play and 2 of them were rained off matches .pure selections once again. but i have a fishy feeling that he will rise up more than the other yougsters .

  • Sahan

    Where is Dilshan Munaweera? He must be playing in the T20 squad. He should be given at least few opportunities to play as the opening batsman in T20s to show his talents.