Sri Lanka name ODI and T20 squad for NZ Series

Squad for the First Three (3) One Day Games

  • 1.      Mahela Jayawardena (Captain)
  • 2.      Angelo Mathews (V.C)
  • 3.      T.M Dilshan
  • 4.      Kumar Sangakkara
  • 5.      Dinesh Chandimal
  • 6.      Lahiru Thirimanne
  • 7.      Jeevan Mendis
  • 8.      Thisara Perera
  • 9.      Nuwan Kulasekara
  • 10.  Lasith Malinga
  • 11.  Shaminda Eranga
  • 12.  Rangana Herath
  • 13.  Upul Tharanga
  • 14. Akila Dhananjaya
  • 15. P.D Kaushal

T20 TEAM for the SL vs Nz 1st T20 Game

  • 1.      Angelo Mathews (Captain)
  • 2.      Nuwan Kulasekara (V.Capt NZ tour)
  • 3.      Dilshan Munaweera
  • 4.      T.M Dilshan
  • 5.      Kumar Sangakkara
  • 6.      Dinesh Chandimal
  • 7.      Jeevan Mendis
  • 8.      Lahiru Thirimanne
  • 9.      Thisara Perera
  • 10.  Shaminda Eranga
  • 11.  Akila Dhananjaya
  • 12.  Sachithra Senanayake
  • 13.  Upul Tharanga

*Mahela and Malinga were rested for the T20 game.
*Ajantha Mendis was not considered due to injury for both tournaments.


  • DJ Chamara

    Yep Some times Thirimanna better than Chamara Kapugedara….bt Kapugedara also better than D.Chandimal & J.Mendis……i think Kapu z best recognise batsmen in SL Middle order @ soon…….

  • me

    what happend to chamara kapu? He and thisara are the only two who can hit sixes any time .others are not power hitters.Why srilanka cant produce strong people.

    • srilanka

      in current cricket we cant only depend on technique. we need players not only with technique but also with hitting power.

  • Watch Live cricket

    Mahela and Malinga were rested for the T20 game. This is not goog for Sri lanka team…. By the by all the best of luck.

  • Mahela jayawardena

    Thisara,Angelo are better than maharoof and others and they are not selfish.lahiru is better than kapugedera. We selected the best squad we can .we didn’t select munaweera because he is t20 player. I am un happy to see these comments.

  • Mahela jays wardens

    Thirimanne is better than kapugedera.we selected the best team we can.munaweera wasn’t selected for the one team was because he is a t20 player and nothing else.mathew is brilliant than raja pales,rambukwale and maharoof

  • http://slc Harindu

    Api me para NZ walata elawa elawa demu.apita hoda team ekak innawa.Comeon sri Lanka ……. Go lions Go……..

  • saadi

    Everything is perfect but why is mahela not playing for t20.i noticed that even in the semifinal of the clt20 match he just did not play. is he still upset about srilanka’s wc loss or does he feel that he is unlucky when it comes semi and final matches.
    i don’t know why get this feeling all the time. i feel that there is alot of politics and government interference in world cricket(bribe). I know many ppl agree to this point. any all things aside i just wish our lankans lion to roar to the maximum and play their game giving us all victory. i wish them all the best.

  • Kani

    It’s better to select Sanath Jayasuriya also as a batting specialist & Asantha De Mel also as a bowling specialist for T20 squad along with Upul Tharanga & Thirimanna.

    • saadi

      are u serious or being sarcastic. lol.

  • Sanga

    Oh! Dr Would you beleive it
    So many clean strickers…..
    wow team is packed with power hitters
    Go NZ go back to home

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Where are kaushal lokuarachchi, Ferveez Maharoof, Nuwan Pradeep, Anjelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksha & Ramith Rambukkwella. Should not be include Selfish Mathews, Rangana Herath, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera

  • Madhawa

    @IBA: Lol, couldn’t agree with your more. A fail by De Mel; Tharanga and Thirimanne in T20s, really?!

    Good to see Akila in the ODI team as well, and the new boy Kaushal! It is time SL made their mind on the opening combination for ODIs. Mahela and Dilshan must open in the ODIs, if Tharanga must play in the middle order, if he can’t drop him. We played and won 3 such games without him in the CB Series this year with Thirimanne doing a fabulous job at #5. Also Chandimal should bat at #3, and Sanga at #4.

  • nalin

    why is dilshan munaweera not in the one day team.really poor selections once again.i was happy to see him on paper in the one day squad but now hhis not in the team.i think politics once again .

  • IBA

    “We will pick a young side with players who can make a clean strike of the ball”
    “”We will make a separate specialist T20 Squad”

    T20 specialists like Tharanga and Thirimanne?

    • Roshan

      LOL good one! T20 specialists like tharanga and thirimanne, these selectors are more funnier than bandu n tenison

    • naveen

      Dont insult them…they r talented cricketers… specially thirimanna has very good Technics..but he is not a powerful striker…he is a strong striker…thats about all…