Sri Lanka name T20 and ODI squads – Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka

The following two squads has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012.

T20 Squad

ODI Squad

  1. Mahela Jayawardena
  2. T M Dilshan
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (W/K)
  4. Dinesh Chandimal
  5. AngeloMathews
  6. Lahiru Thirimanne
  7. Kaushalaya Lokuarchchi
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Nuwan Kulasekera
  10. Sachithra Senanayake
  11. Lasith Malinga
  12. Chamara Kapugedera
  13. Upul Tharanga
  14. Isuru Udana

  1. Mahela Jayawardena
  2. T M Dilshan
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (W/K)
  4. Dinesh Chandimal
  5. AngeloMathews
  6. Lahiru Thirimanne
  7. Jeevan Mendis
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Nuwan Kulasekera
  10. Sachithra Senanayake
  11. Lasith Malinga
  12. Rangana Herath
  13. Upul Tharanga
  14. Nuwan Pradeep
  15. Dilhara Fernando

  • Tharsan

    i like to suicide sri lanka cricket player………..


    Mahela falls
    Dishan rainfalls
    Sanga the poor
    Chandimal the only salvator
    Mathews usel’s
    Malinga the slumdog

    Pakistani youngsters beat and bite and humiliate lankan so called masters. why they can select youngsters fearlessly and give them a big responsibility. Are those our neanderthalian experience like mahela unreplaceble. Nonscance. WE HAD HAVE A BIG MASTER. He came THE GROUND AND ESCAPE AT HIS BEST TIME. He is great MURALI And the man only the masterclass master. Think different. We had a good cricket.

    • danuka

      you are absolutly right abt my team selected for ODI by that Squad ( 6 batsman,2 all rounders,3 bowlers)

      2.Tharanga / Thisara(like jayasooriya)
      4.chandimal or Thirimanne
      8.Jeevan Mendis

    • http://~HaveFaithMan~ God

      ~Have Faith Man~

  • chamma

    jeevan mendis should come to T20 squad..

  • ruwan dammika

    sri lanka best temes

  • Naveed

    Why is Maharoof out.. dilhara fernando is there even a kid can bowl will than him waste its just a waste fernando may keep pakistan winning chances alive fernando is there for team disadvantages

  • vimal

    I don’t know wats da value of Kapu , y if anybody cant show his past record ???? this is shame , does selector give any chance like this to new commer ???, he is in only for batsman ,so he must play big inning , y selectors are always thinking about him , any reason ??? , for me some major role cover this person ,& where is the Ajantha Mendis ???? , this is the reason y we think slinga is right , malinga is best t20 palyer n i think he can play only 20 & 50 . atthamai mewage dewal nisa cricket epa wenawa ,seeing Kapu on tv is curse .

  • Reality

    Defference between Mathews anD Malinga.
    Is that, Malinga works hard for ipl and shows a good outcome. But mathews works not hard for ipl and result is no better output. B b but
    Mathews work hard for country for any cricket. But will Malinga do so

  • SPK

    My team should be for T20s,
    3.Dinesh Chandimal
    4.Kumar Sangakkara
    5.Upul Tharanga
    6.Chamara Kapugedara
    7.Angelo Mathews
    8.Thisara Perera
    9.Nuwan Kulasekara
    10.Sachthra Senanayake
    11.Lasith Malinga

  • nuwan mahesh liyanage

    my ODI Squad

    Mahela Jayawardena
    T M Dilshan
    Kumar Sangakkara (W/K)
    Dinesh Chandimal
    Lahiru Thirimanne
    Jeevan Mendis
    Thisara Perera
    Nuwan Kulasekera
    Sachithra Senanayake
    Lasith Malinga
    Suraj Randiv
    Upul Tharanga
    Nuwan Pradeep
    Farvees Maharoof

  • nuwan mahesh liyanage

    RANDEEV & MAHAROOF come to the SL team Why included DILHARA [is a good all rounder]

  • rizwan

    we have to win all matches,,,,,,,
    we dont want to loos in our country, curaters should make favour bitches for our teem players

  • rizwan

    remove, dilhara fernando, chamara kapugedara. and nonsons slow ball issuru udana,

    why dont we try from new and young all rounders

  • Nice one

    My squad for any recent tours
    Upul Tharanga – should come one down
    Methew (all rounder)
    Sachithra Senanayake (all rounder)
    Shaminda Eranga
    Lasith Malinga
    Suranga Lakmal / Nuwan Preedip

  • rangana

    i think kapugedara and mahela must open the inning ,

  • janith


  • apj

    malinga must out,malinga must out,now i think all sl cricket lovers dislike him.because malinga same money.why slc select malinga.

    • Shah

      malinga is a good t-20 player than other format he is suffering to get his form back i m sure that he can get his form in this tour to look forward for t-20 worldcup

  • nik

    This is not the time to fight about players who are selected and who are not selected for the team, Our cricket players one dream these years play IPL even Mahela, sanga, dilshan (only thinking about himself) and Malinga (who stopped test cricket to play mumbai), mathew (who can only blow IPL without no injury) so these are the only players in our srilaka team keep their position sure. these are the only players IPL Teams let them to play matches respectfully, you guys talking about lot of players here by giving names as example Nuwan Kulasekara, thisara perera this players played so many matches for sri lanka but IPL not giving any respect to play IPL matches they are only doing sitting on the bench its mean they are not a good player, YES so i have nothing to talk about other players i select for the srilanka team my squad – Mahela, Dilshan, Sanga, Mathew, Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake (i doubt about his blowing but batting is good as a blower i think he will be a good all rounder ), Nuwan Pradeep(he can blow fast but he has no accurate we have to give him opportunities), suranga lakmal(i think he is good but doubt), shaminda eranga (i think he is good but doubt i dont know where he is or what he ‘s doing without selecting)

  • http://deleted Sajith Suriarachchi

    What the hell is going on including Chamara Kapugedara for the SL Cricket team. He didn’t bat well of last few matches he played. It’s damn.

  • Sajith Suriarachchi

    Including Dilhara Fernando is a big issue for the Sri Lanka Cricket team. Because most of the times he puts no balls & wide balls. Also he waste a lot of time of his bowling.

  • gr8ness

    Ohh.. So we have Kaushalaya finally…!!

  • Achinda uditha

    Ooooooppzzz wht they r going do with useless kapugedara and isuru udana????

  • Chanaka herathnayake

    Kapu will show his skills …

  • Ricky

    Kapugedara, Dilhara back? how many chances they have got. it’s waste of opportunity. why not give another person a chance. shaminda eranga proved to be a good player, he is not in. why isn’t Mahroof in 20/20? he is perfect for this format.

    It is plain to see that Asantha Demel is once again including players he wants. (as in case of Mubarak in past). this is putting sri lankan cricket backwards. not forward. its a shame.

    • Shah

      kapugadera is good batsman he can get his form back he will be a danger batsmanin forward matches

      • Roshan

        dafaq did i just read?

  • nice one

    When we play against India, There are no problem with bating because Indian don’t have good blowing attack. we should create good blowing side nuwan predip, shamind aranga, suranga lakmal okey with it give them the opportunity. even we couldn’t make a good fast blowing attack, we have to suffer in T20 world cup because our batmens are crying to hit a six if they need right time look at the other country players they have good hitting players we have good 50 over player not t20 players we can play good fours not sixes so we have to make a good fast blowing attack if we don’t have a good blowing attack to other teams to keep lower runs we have no future.

    • Mini

      That’s true mchn!!

  • Byron Raj

    I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the selections!!! Because Flat track Mauler Mubarak, Use by date passed Chamara Silva and at least one 4 ball an Over bowler Suranga Lakmal ( Any 85 year old on CIALIS will be more Penetrative than Lakmal ever will be??) are not in any line up. I hope it continues for the test too! WOW! What a relief!!!!!!!!!!!

    But happy to see Nuwan Pradeep, Lokuarachi & Issuru Udana back in the side.

    I still don’t understand why MR NO BALL FERNANDO is selected? He may have a role to play in the test Squad but in One Day? Why? Issuru Udana and Lokuarchi should have been included along with Kapugedara in the one day squad.

    If we are moving forward in rebuilding our squad, its pretty disappointing that selectors Couldn’t seem fit to include at least couple of the youngsters in the line ups??? (Angelo Perera , Roshen Silva , Ashen Silva, Bhanuka or Malida Pushpakumara are not good enough to be included?) If these guys are not going to get an exposure playing in local conditions then when are you planning to include them? Playing against Australia in Australia?? Which will be our next tour. I don’t see the rationale behind it.
    I can’t understand why Shaminda Eranga wasn’t selected? He is not only a good bowler who can bat but best of all he is a Fine fielder!! I remember past Australian coach Buchanan saying that he like to select Athletes in his one day squad. I feel Shaminda is just that a superb athlete. Would that be a sight to see Shamida, Udana, Nuwan Pradeep & Lasith in the same line up.

  • Ifaz

    Hate The Squad…Love our Team…. Lions Its Time To Take Revenge…..Win it….ROARRRRRRRRR

  • ishfak

    what the is Jeevan Mendis is doing to useless fellow

    • rangana

      Mahela ,kapugedara,chandimal ,kulasekara ,sangakkara ,dilshan,mathews,tharang,perera,lokuarachhi,malinga,

      • Crickter

        Kapugedara, S”kkara,Dilshan Have to be replaced with promising youngsters who’ve maintained consistency from very young age.

    • nice one

      Jeevan Mendis is good to play all rounder position but the problem is why we keep lot of all rounder in the side, im agree with to any team bowling all rounders are okey. but batting all rounders suck they cant even show a good batting or bowling ex – Thisara Perera (I cant understand this man position batting all rounder or bowling all rounder can anyone tell me who is he ?)

  • Mini

    Oh!! No… Where ‘s Shaminda Eranga?? What purpose playing with Kapugedaara?? Why Don’t you include Great Spinner Muralitheren to T20 Side!!??? He’ doing a fabulous job in IPL!! Don’t you see it!!!

  • Rnzrokz

    ayyo…..i dnt knw why these selectors these much likes kapugedara?? t20 squad dnt having a experienced spinner… for the odi’s dilhara and jeewan mendis worst.

  • anura

    why menis…….

  • kasun

    isuru udana? what has he done??? where is suranga lakmal and shaminda eranga??

  • cha

    i think mathews,malinga should be remove from the side.

  • abc

    wt da f#k u doing wit kapugdara?

  • SIVA


    • Ricky

      i agree. maahroof should have been here.

      • Outsider

        One can find dozens of far better players than Dilruwan.

  • http://Srilankacricket Mike

    Where is Shaminda Eranga, Chamara Silva & Ferveez Maharoof??????????????? Why included Selfish Mathews, Poor performance Dilhara Fernando Chamara Kapugedara,

    • nicky

      Selfish Mathews ?? Ahemmm !!! May we know under what context you call him selfish ?? I don’t see a better team player than him in the current line up ? Holds his end and bats when someone is closing in on a major milestone , keeps building parnerships with tail enders to build the score when the top order just knows to go throw the wickets away ( especially in tests ). Some people only know to keep attacking someone if they make one simple mistake.

      • Roshan

        nicky, SLC got lot more players better than mathews in domestic..only different is he got the opportunity when he was at his peak..he did better to get there, but i dont see that commitment from him to the game now, just playing his selfish game to secure his place in d team..i believe SLC should replace mathews with genuine spinning all rounder or banuka rajapaksha..i’m not telling that mathews is a bad player, but he dont deserve this place in d current team..drop him for 1 tour and we can have old mathews back..

      • A Crickter

        You are absolutely correct Nicky. He is a player who has been maintaining consistency from the age of 15. There is only Chandimal & Thirimane in this squad who can be on a par with him, all other senior pros are flat track bullies, yet to learn the ways of stroking the ball deliberately all along the ground (The 3 vital places should be given to the promising youngsters). This is the main reason why they have been very unreliable. They should have been dropped soon after they failed to perform against Bangladesh in Jan 2009(we have failed to win a single series since 2007, if we had won any that was due to the young batters & the bowlers). If the 3seniors had decided to continue regardless their pathetic form, the FUTURE of Country’s Cricket is in a great danger.

  • maxraji

    nO Ajantha Mendis r Farveez Maharoof…..kapugedara n izuru udana…got 2 b kidding me….hOw cAn aNybOdY lEfToUt, wHo cReaTe 2 wOrLd rEcOrds n wAs d nO 1 T20 bOwlEr iN d wOrLd.