SL ‘A’ Team for ENG ‘A’ Tour Of Sri Lanka

The Hon. Minister of Sports has approved the following squad for the forthcoming England A tour of SL,

1.      Thilina Kandamby

2.      Dimuth Karunaratne

3.      Mahela Udawatta

4.      Malinda Warnapura

5.      Banuka Rajapakse

6.      Danushka Gunathilake

7.      Ashan Priyanjana

8.      Kushal Janith

9.      Seekkuge Prasanna

10.  Suraj Randiv

11.  Maliinga Bandara

12.  Nuwan Pradeep

13.  Kosala Kulasekera

14.  Kanishka Elvitigala

15.  Thilina Thushara

  • PremasiriS

    There are enough talent in the Country but the selectors (the jokers) want to field some ordinary players for reasons known to them only. Even in the 1st XI Team it’s a sorry sight to see M’ela, S’kara, D’han, H’th,… representing the Country despite their inconsistent performances. These selectors of last 25 years have had a taste for reckless hitters who don’t have any control over most of strokes they execute. None of them have skill to play the ball all along the ground when it does matter most, nor they have skills to play a 50 runs without offering 2-3 straight forward chances. One may find 101 false (play&miss) edgy & lofted stokes in any lengthy innings of theirs. The kind of selectors the Country has had for the last 25 years are very much allergic or rather hate technically proficient batters such as A’pattu& S’weera.They even pick spinners that can’t spin nor extract bounce off the pitch without the help of bowlers’ foot-holds at a time the Country has enough quality spinners.

  • PremasiriS

    At a time the Country has top grade batsmen who’ve maintained their consistency from very young age the class of Angelo Perera, Kaushal Silva , Roshen Silva,Ashen Silva SachithraSerasinghe RumeshBuddika UdaraJayasundera, UmesdeKarunaratne whose 1st Class Bat Aves. are 45+,49+,48+,45.+,40.+,38.+,39.+respectively at the moment, there is no necessity to field very ordinary players like Malintha Warnapura, Mahela Udawatte,Thilina Kandamby,Janith Perera, Kosala Kulasekara whose 1st Class Bat Aves. are 36+,31+,37+, 28+, 25+ respectively. If an interested person checks the ages & batting averages of players of both the teams he may find contrasting differences in Sri Lankan players selected to that of Englishmen. As for bowlers they should have selected extremely talented bowlers the likes of Malinda Pushpakumara, Dulanjana Mendis, Umesh Karunarathna, charith Jayampathi and Rohan Jayatissa who are very consistent perfomers in the domestic scene.

  • Viraj De Silva

    Disapointing to note Angelo Perera is not included in to the final 15. we have lost so many youngesters today due to ignorence by so called selectors. is there any logic in trying to play Suraj, Seekkuge etc.., being already worne the National Caps. Please give an opportunity to our youngsters I am sure who could and will performe well had given a chance to performe. where is the U-19 2011 Captain Chathura Peiris..? Akshu Fernando.
    Lakshan Rodrigo…………???

  • walkthetalk

    can some one tell me why angelo perera did not get a chance

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Should be include Anjelo Perera, Kaushal Lokuarachchi & Sajeewa Weerakon. Should be remove Ashan Priyanjana, Kosala Kulasekara & Suraj Randiv

  • Gamaya

    Good to see Danushka Gunathilaka in the side, he got the potential to be SLs next opener or 1down batsman, and i hope bhanuka will perform really well in this series and will get a chance to get a Test/ODI cap sooner.