Sri Lanka National Squad for Asia Cup 2012

The following squad has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports, for the Asia Cup 2012 in Bangladesh.

  1. Mahela Jayawardena (Captain)
  2. T M Dilshan
  3. Upul Tharanga
  4. Kumar Sangakkara
  5. Dinesh Chandimal
  6. Angelo Mathews (Vice Captain)
  7. Lahiru Thirimanne
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Farveez Maharoof
  10. Sachithra Senanayake
  11. Nuwan Kulasekera
  12. Lasith Malinga
  13. Sekuge Prasanna
  14. Suranga Lakmal
  • Huss

    Is this just a list of the team in no particular order? Or is this the batting order? Please reply!!

  • Subodha

    What Happen to Suraj Randeev ????

  • Sam

    What happened to Jeevan Mendis. Isn’t he better than Sachitra. Unable to understand why not Herath along with Shaminda and Kapugedara.

  • Rkjdavid

    I like S.Eranga,Angelo Perera,M.Bandara,C.silva,C.Kapugedara,C.Jayasinghe,

  • Hem Dias

    I think they should rest the main playes and get them ready for the England series. The SL team should be packed with players from the A team for the asia cup. This would give the A team players experience at international level and the main playes would be refreshed for the main test seris against England.

  • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com muhammadh rikzy

    it is true that we need more and more new consistant players into the sri lankan mostly batsmen. we badly need an agressive middle or batsmen (who has th ability to score at a-run-a-ball) and also an agressive and constant finisher who knew better technique in playing the ball. There is no doubt that ROSHEN SILVA(as middle order batsmen) and Angelo Perera are the ideal players which the team requires badly so they deserve a place in the squadb not only there past performance but also they a in good form in the first class premier league matches and among the top ten run getters. i am highly disgusted of these players being neglected by the selectors..

  • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com muhammadh rikzy

    WHAT IS ROTATION POLICY????

    ” The concept took form when Australian cricket reached its crescendo in the
    early 2000s. Those were times when not only were they indomitable both
    home and away, the manner in which they destroyed oppositions gave
    them an aura of invincibility. Teams seemed to turn up against them merely
    to participate, not compete; the winner was usually decided before the first
    ball was bowled. Australia’s record of winning World Cups without dropping a single match on their way to the title epitomised their dominance. They
    had got to a stage where the only way to improve was to compete with
    themselves. They needed to find ways to raise the already high bar further. That’s when they introduced a rotation policy for their in-form cricketers -
    essentially as a means to further boost their unequalled eminence. It meant a
    player would be rested after a few games, regardless of his sterling
    performances, in order to give an opportunity to his peers. The idea was to
    keep each of them on their toes, and more importantly to maintain their
    form.”

    will this type of policy work for sri lanka and help to build up a strong team as Australia?

    When i was asked this question i will have no hastation in saying “YES” you know why?

    I have explained it in detail in one of my previous comments . There i mentioned for the first time in other words of two thinks which is essential for a team to devolop “INTERNAL COMPETITION”(competition among the members of the team through their performance to remain in the team) and other is “EXTERNAL COMPETITION”(competing well with the opposing team) and now know as ROTATION POLICY and this policy is now being adopted by the BCCI to recognise some good players resting their greatest players……

    But as a fan my question is why hasnt this been done in our sri lankan team?
    Havent we got any talented players?
    Is our senior players are doing acceptionally well for the team?

    WHY DONT WE ADOPT SUCH A POLICY THOUGH WE KNOW THAT IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BULID UP A STRONG TEAM.

    BENIFITS OF ROTATION POLICY

    + recognising new promising players
    + can help the players in to be in form because their place in the team is challenged in every match
    + some diciplined innings can be seen hence will always look to do their best every time.
    + consistency level of players can be improved.
    + young players will start to play realy well because of their possible call up to the national team.
    + will help to detect useless players.
    + will help to overcome any sort of crisis in the team regarding form.
    + helpful in getting subsitute player in playing in a role of a key player.
    + captain being able to recognise the weaknesses and strengths of players with out wondering what to do when they are in the team.
    WHY NOT WE ADOPT THIS POLICY AND I RECON THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WHICH WE CAN BUILD UP A STRONG TEAM.

  • charith de silva

    what about randiv,shaminda,dimuth . think about young players ,don’t forget them ////////////////

  • dinith

    where is shamind Eranga who performed really well against ausies in srilanka. i think now he is fully recoverd from the injury. Compared to suranga lakmal, Eranga is much better bowler.
    And why don’t we give a chance to banuka rajapakse and angelo perera. very promising middl order players. we need another hard hitting middle order batsman like banuka or angelo as thirimanna is not that aggresive player. In fact, thirimanna is more suitable for no.3 or no.4..As some one said below, its a wast of time giving more chances to upul tharanga as mahela and dilshan is established as openers.
    Mr. Asanatha de mel,, pls consider the reader’s veiws as well,, perhaps they may have better understanding of the game than you..

  • Musthaq

    What happened to Randiv, and we should give the chances to youngsters giving rest to some senior Players, so we can find out the talent players,

  • Gamlath

    It’s time to look for new talent when team is at peak, selectors keep on ignoring young talent like Banuka Rajapakse, Shaminda Eranga, Kusal Janith, Chathura Peiris, Ashan Priyanjana etc. Our future lies with these new players, It’s imperative that selectors needs to follow a rotational policy before they become full fledge International players

  • nipun

    where is bhanuka rajapaksha? You guys again make srilanka team down..think abt world cup target worldcup

  • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com muhammadh rikzy

    where is randiv, roshen silva, or rajapaksha. why not test any youngsters atleast in matches against bangaladesh. lakmal isnt suitable for international standards because he hasnt got pace, or variations. i cant have any trust that sri lanka would perform same as in CB series. still the selection committee hasnt understood what a ROTATION POLICY CAN DO FOR TYE BETTERMENT OF THE TEAM.

  • cric1000

    should consider bhanuka as well. It is youngsters that have outclassed the experienced players in the side in the current CB series. I really do think that bhanuka should replace tharanga in the side. Right now there is no way that tharanga replaces mahela in the opening possition. And added to that tharanga is not a middle order batsman as well. so there is very little chance for tharanga to get a game unless one of the operners are injured. So why keep him as a bench heater. Isn’t it worth a gamble to invest on a youngster who is regarded as a good aggressive middle order batsman. Especially on subcontinent conditions against relatively weaker bowling sides. Selectors did the same thing with chandimal. just sidelined him for two years for some reason. And just wasted two years of his career. Just because kapugedara’s experiment didn’t work, It dosen’t neccesarily mean it won’t work in the future. Because different players have different skill levels so why meassure every one by the same scale

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Should be include Shaminda Eranga, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep. Should be remove Lakmal & Prasanna

    • 123

      Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep still injured i guess ,but yap Shaminda Eranga deserved a place !

      • http://www.srilankacricket.lk priyanga

        i think should include in to the team bhanuka.saminda eranga.ashen silva.dulanjana mendia.janaka gunarathna.this players not select.i cant understand srilanka cricket selecting policy..