Sri Lanka National Squad for Tri-Nation Series in Australia

1.      Mahela Jayawardena(Captain)

2.      Angelo Mathews (Vice-Captain)

3.      Upul Tharanga

4.      T M Dilshan

5.      Kumar Sangakkara

6.      Dinesh Chandimal

7.      Lahiru Thirimanne

8.      Thisara Perera

9.      Farveez Maharoof

10.  Rangana Herath

11.  Sachithra Senanayake

12.  Lasith Malinga

13.  Nuwan Kulasekera

14.  Chamara Welagedera

15.  Dhammika Prasad


Stand By:

1.      Thilan Samaraweera

2.      Suraj Randiv

3.      Kanishka Elvitigala

  • haritha

    we know mahela wii do his responsibility as captain better than dilshan

  • Kithsiri

    What about Vass, he is one of our best players….good luck to our team

  • Hiran Udugama

    I want to know what happen to these players Jeewan Mendis, Shaminda Eranga and Ajantha Mendis.

    • krishan canagasabey

      A. mendis he must be very disappointed, for me he is always worth having in the team

  • Roz

    Gd Captancy & Gd sqrt, best wishes

  • Roz

    Mahela is a good captain, i wish for our guys……

  • Roz

    Gööd opotunity for Farvees Maharoof & Dampika Prasad

  • Roz

    I think Insha Allah lasith malinga, thisara perera & nuwan kulasekara are enough for sri lankan fast-medium sight welegethara also good.

  • PremasiriS

    The local selectors of last 15 ys have failed to identify the weaknesses in these under performing (risky stoke makers) seniors.The Country can’t hang on to these reckless batters forever, who’re yet to learn the ways of playing the ball all along the ground particularly on the leg side, and who offer at least 2-3 straight forward chances in the initial stages of their innings. A team can’t rely on a top-order where all top 3 makes too many false, edgy & lofted strokes from the very start of their innings, making life very difficult for the in-coming batsmen by increasing the confidence level of opposition bowlers. As for bowlers, there is no need for ones that can’t extract bounce off a good length that has a great effect against devastating batsmen like Warner, Shewag, Watson,… None of the bowlers picked here can do that except for Sachithra who has forced his way into the Team.
    Inconsistent seniors in the 1st XI Team can be easily replaced with the under-mentioned quality extremely talented youngsters who’ve been maintaining consistency from very young age as 15 Y’s, the likes of Angelo Perera, Kaushal Silva , Roshen Silva,Ashen Silva SachithraSerasinghe RumeshBuddika UdaraJayasundera, UmeshKarunaratne,Chandimal,Thirimanne,Mathews who maintains 1st Cla Bat. Aves. 45+,45+,49+,48+,40+,38.+,39+,56+,42+,49+ respectively( at present). I have always thought the seniors should have been removed soon after their pathetic performances against Zimbabwe & Bangladesh of their tours to those countries in 2008/2009. If not for our bowlers and the heroic last minute 33 runs of Murali, it would have been a white-wash in Bangladesh.The selectors of last 25 years have been very much ignorant of the essential ingredients required by a good batter.

    • PremasiriS

      Dimuth’s & Bhanuka’s names too should be added to the above list of promising young batsmen.

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

    sorry i foget to mention about kaushal silva as i have done in my previous comments his stats are
    KAUSHAL SILVA LIST A AVG= 46 FIRST CLASS AVG = 34
    YES THATS TRUE THAT HE HAS FAILED IN HIS PREVIOUS TESTS AND THATS NOT HIS FAULT BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN PLAYING FOR MORE THAN 7 years or so at the no. 3 position and playing at no. 6 may he have been inexpierienced and difficult to adopt himself to that position but he must not be left out that is realy unjust think of his hardships to come to this position.

  • kolla

    we need suraj randiv.he is very useful. I think dammika prasad is useless.good luck lions.

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

    mohamed feshal – list A AVG = 60
    MWLS lakmal – listA AVG=42
    Angello EMANUEL LIST A AVG = 42
    THARANGA PARANWITANA LIST A AVG = 42 test AVG = 42
    ROSHEN SILVA LIST A AVG = 35 d test AVG = 48
    ANGELLO PERERA LIST A AVG = 32 S/R=96+ test AVG = 48
    B RAJAPAKSHA LIST A AVG = 30 S/R = 96+ test AVG = 47

    these are players of ages between 19 & 25. the first two though played only few matches they proved that they can be constant with friendly strike rates. only few of the above players are known by us but others are players from rural areas representing clubs like AIR FORCE , ARMY AND SERECENS. i dont want to give the idea that they should be included in the team very soon but the selectors need to have a sharp eye on these players. B RAJAPAKSHA, PARANAWITHANA ANGELO PERERA AND ROSHEN SILVA ARE MORE SUITABLE TO REPRESENT SL VERY SOON WHILE OTHERS CAN BE GIVEN SOMETIME TO PROVE THEMSELVES IN THE DOMESTIC LEVEL. SO PLS CONSIDER MY COMMENT I REALLY WORKED HARD TO COLLECT THESE STATS OR MY DEAR FRIENDS PLS LIKE THIS ON BEHALF OF SL CRICKET.

  • http://Srilankancricket.lk Nihzan

    Mahela or Sanga One of the best captains in the world i hope our champions wish u all the best mahela and company go sri lanka

  • tharindu

    my recommendation for caption is upul tharanga for sri lanka cricket team

  • Tamil Lankan Fan

    I am proud to have atleast one tamilan in the team. Mathews is the representive of Tamils in SL Team

    • Rajapaksha

      Pls don’t bring in communal ideas into Sports,Mathews has all ingredients to be our next Captain. As a fan my only wish is that we would get many more Sri Lankans from the Northern & Eastern regions to represent the Country.

  • Mohamed

    Good side

  • mohammadh rikzy

    thanks but i am just a fan practising cricket at galle cricket academy. i just wanted to show how fans are clever than the selectors(all committees) come we got the rite and power to question and give our opinion…

  • Minhaj

    Suitable captain and Suitable Team for Tri Nation Series, i m wishing all the Success for Our Heroes.

    i m very very Proud to be a Sri Lankan

  • Dilshad ahamed

    i am blessing for sl team to come for rank 1 in mahela captaincy.

  • Dilshad ahamed

    i am blessing for sl team to come for rank 1 in mahela captaincy.they hav to give chances for maharoof and kapu for atleast 3 odi

  • rayees mohammed rafudeen

    please don’t cater for individuals.

    • rayees mohammed rafudeen

      very good captain mahela

      • Danindu

        TRUE

  • Nas

    I think Chanaka welagedara is useless.

    • Danindu

      CHANAKA IS GOOOOOOD

  • Byron Raj

    Let’s forget about what happened to Dilshan & Marsh…we all have our own take on that..Let’s move on ..and let’s hope the worst is behind us!!

    But are we in the process of REBUILDING our team for the 2015 WORLD CUP?
    Is that the reason behind having MAHELA at the helm? If so what is the thinking behind recycling players who were tried but failed? How long we keep bringing the Mahroofs and Welagedaras back in to the one day side time and time again? What happened to Shaminda Eranga? Is he injured? If not why he is not in the squad? If Welagedara was purely selected for being a left armer then what about Issuru Udana? A player with immense talent and most of all a very good contributor with the bat!! What about Banuka Rajapakse, Roshen Silva, Angelo Perera? Should at least one of them deserve to be in the side? We had 17 in South Africa, so we can have 16 in Australia?

    How many times history have proven that recycled players won’t work? Are we a Nation without talented players? Why keep rewarding players who failed miserably? Have we forgotten the recent disaster called Chamara Silva? Do I have to remind the worst of all nightmares and a Half Tracker Bully Mubarak? He had more lives than a drowning man???? Had more frequent flyer points than a Qantas pilot..but with no rewards???

    When are we going to wake up? Asantha hope you are reading all this? How many tours we had to go through with these no hoper’s before we act?? How many failed tours constitute a Failure?

    Please lets not relive the past history again and again. .how many times we had to say ” What if?”

    For heaven sake Asantha…
    LETS BYGONES BE BYGONE ..LETS CREATE HISTORY…..LET THE FUTURE APPLAUD YOU FOR BEING SELFLESS .. HAVING THE BALLS TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHANGES… NOT BENN GUIDED BY POLITICS AND NEPOTISM ..AND THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE…. MOST OF ALL HAVING THE MINDSET OF COUNTRY’S CRICKET SUCCESS AT HEART!!!!!

    I will leave it up to you..

  • Byron Raj

    Let’s forget about what happened to Dilshan & Marsh…we all have our own take on that..Let’s move on ..and let’s hope the worst is behind us!!

    But are we in the process of REBUILDING our team for the 2015 WORLD CUP?
    Is that the reason behind having MAHELA at the helm? If so what is the thinking behind recycling players who were tried but failed? How long we keep bringing the Mahroofs and Welagedaras back in to the One day side? What happened to Shaminda Eranga? is he injured? If not why he is not in the squad? If Welagedara was purely selected for being a left armer then what about Issuru Udana? A player with immense talent and most of all a very good contributor with the bat!! What about Banuka Rajapakse, Roshen Silva, Angelo Perera? Should at least one of them deserve to be in the side? We had 17 in South Africa, so we can have 16 in Australia?

    How many times history have proven that recycled players won’t work? Are we a Nation without talented players? Why keep rewarding players who failed miserably? Have we forgotten the recent disaster Chamara Silva? Do I have to remind the worst all nightmares and a Half Tracker Bully Mubarak? He had more lives than a drowning man???? Had more frequent flyer points than a Qantas pilot..but with no rewards???

    When are we going to wake up? Asantha hope you are reading all this? How many tours we had to go through with these no hoper’s before we act?? How many failed tours constitute a Failure?

    Please lets not relive the past history. .how many times we had to say ” What if?”

    For heaven sake Asantha…
    LETS BYGONES BE BYGONE ..LETS CREATE HISTORY…..LET THE FUTURE APPLAUD YOU FOR BEING SELFLESS .. HAVING THE BALLS TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHANGES… NOT BENN GUIDED BY POLITICS AND NEPOTISM ..AND THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE…. MOST OF ALL HAVING THE MINDSET OF COUNTRY’S CRICKET FUTURE AT HEART!!!!!

    I will leave it up to you..

  • Jatheer

    very good team for 2012 aus searis

    • DAN

      it is a very good team but WHERE IS AJANTHA MENDIS

      • http://none abs123

        ajanthaendis has not developed. he is no more a threat to batsmen. The bowling coach needs to work with him and come up with new ideas. or else can we have a spinning coach from pakistan for 4 weeks to work on this.

  • samandew

    ya it’s true

    • Danindu

      I like the choice of Mahela as captain!

  • Tharaka Nuwan Rathnayaka

    Good team,but i think Kupugedra, Ajantha Mendis also good player.At next series consider them

    • samandew

      it’s well

    • Danindu

      Ajantha is good but not kapugedara

  • ashen

    dammika prasad is not in form for this series
    he can’t find his rythem correctly..there for i think randiv is must in for team

    • Danindu

      yes

  • M.N.M Arshad

    I think suraj should be in, however we need have our performance back

    • Danindu

      With Mahela as captain we will obviously get our performance

  • http://facebook aroos ashrif

    parvees maharoof very goog allrounter

  • Nas

    Orlando magic

  • Krishantha

    I think Bhanuka Rajapaksha Should be realy considered and thilina thushara Mirando should be brought back.Giving Captancy back to Mahela is a bold move

  • dulaj

    I think suraj should be in.

    • Raja

      I don’t think so.

  • Kasun Chaga

    There’re some players to consider:
    (1) Chamara Kapugedara.
    (2) Anjelo Perera.
    (3) Bhanuka Rajapaksha.
    (4) Kaushal Lokuarachchi.
    (5) Jeevan Mendis.
    (6) Suraj Randiv.
    (7) Sekkuge Prasanna.

    • Raj

      No need of Kapugedara Or Suraj

      • Kasun Chaga

        Oh really….Kapugedara is the highest run scorer in Primiear League. So……..mind it.

        • http://none abs123

          i am sure the selectors dont know about the recent performances of our players. they could at least ask someone like ???

        • Ranjith A

          Look at his averages in any form of the game. Both Chamaras should never have played for SL

  • heshan

    i think KAPU should be given another chance

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

    it would be a fine squad if some youngsters are included and i will withdraw all my critises to jayawardena if he perfoms well as a batsmen and as a captain in this series and win this for sri lanka and i know it is hard but batsmen are in form and they showed that they can win at any situations.
    i would be glad if i can see some new faces in the team after the tour of england A team. i equaly intrested in the traingular sereis as well as the english A tour

    • http://tgrtrustforpeople.blogspot.com premasiri

      yes brother that’s true i realy want to know whether you are a professional cricketer because u give very important comments and your previous comments are realy worth and has come true and i would like if you publish more and more comments. it can help the team and lankan cricket.

      • Raj

        It appears like mohammadh rikzy is trying to get self-satisfaction in writing a comment himself in the name of ‘premasiri’.

  • cali

    Please Randiv get to forword & He is best allrounder.

    • http://none abs123

      unfortunately his recent work is not very good. look at his results with England A team, quite bad. He too needs to have more variation and new thinking to trouble batters. He showed potential initially, and got comfortable like ajantha mendis. both are quire average now, but look at how Herath is fighting to keep his place. Hope the new guy (whats his name?, the tall one who scored a sixer) will come good in aus.

  • Upuli

    Bottom Line : I think the selectors would do an Awesome and Clever work to change Sri Lankan Cricket! Love our cricketers and wish every single player GOOD LUCK!

  • http://www.slinda.com Sumal

    වයිස් කැප්ටන් වලින් මැතිවුස් අයින් කරල සංගට දුන්නනම් හරි.

    • sisira

      if srilanka cricket need good captain in future,wise captain should be chandimal or bhanuka
      .

  • Kasun

    ඔය ෙද්ශපාලුෙවා ෙසල්ලමි කරන මැචි බලනවට වඩා ෙහාදයි කුඔුරැ ෙකාටන්න යන ඒක. මම ෙගාහිං ඒඥ්ඥං ඒෙහනං ෙකාලුෙවා.

  • http://SrilankaCricket Mike

    Selfish Mathews, Welagedara & Rangana Hearath should be remove. Please include Shaminda Eranga, Kaushal Lokuarachchi & Nuwan Pradeep

  • walkthetalk

    Well we know what the captain and vice captain can do for Sri Lnka. But they are least in form. mahela hardly have scored in any form quite a while. mathews is in poor form. He has lost his bowling capabiliies… havent scored either. Well ita important they contribute, mahela has to work hard and so does mathews.. In the currnt form i would say Thisara , NuwanK , and maybe maharoof can be better than mathews. Same goes to mahela … I think we should build another quality batsman .. angelo perera nd bhanuka must be given some chance

  • Dan

    Best spinner (Randiv) axed again. Ridiculous

    • sam

      no way, he is worst

      • Upuli

        He’s not the ‘worst’ and plus i’m not offending any cricket player b’cos i love all of them cause they each have got a lot of Amazing talent!And all they need is a little TIME! and instead of bieng Negative can we,THE BEST FANBASE IN CRICKET think POSITIVE!

    • Raja

      Please don’t cater for individuals.

  • Upuli

    I’m not an expert in cricket but just giving my opinion! I think Randiv should be given another chance he haven’t even played in the last two tours!

    • Gamaya

      i feel the same, but he had poor performance recently…. Rangana s performing really well, so he deserve the place, and we need spinning allrounder in the side, since mathews s failing doing his job, so sachithra or jeevan must have to play in the side..hope randiv will make impressive comeback when he get his next chance.

      • Upuli

        I agree that Rangana is very good! But they should give him chances at least in ODI’s, cause the last time he balled in an ODI he got 5 wickets!

    • Lokuduwa

      One can find 2 dozens of spinners (that can spin better with many variations) than Ranganas & Randivs that has better strike rates & Averages. Apart from Ajantha & Sachithra (who’ve maintained consistency throughout & don’t need bowlers foot-holds to generate spin) all others, who have found places in the Team without any notable performances in the domestic scene are babes of selectors (of last 25 years). Local selectors are quite ignorant of the fact that, a youngster should be brought into the team at the time he performs exceptionally well and when his body performances at its peak.With the kind of local selectors we have even World Class players the like of Tendulkar, Moamed Aamear (Pakistan) wouldn’t have got a chance to play till they pass their 25 th year unless they have got a backing of a politician.

  • Gamaya

    Dont know what is wrong with mathews..he’s not performing well, its time to drop him it doesn’t matter he’s the vice captain, should replace him with some genuine all rounder ,batting all rounder…he s good player no doubt, but he must need to get the feeling that he has to perform more better than this to take SL next captaincy..bhanuka rajapaksha will be a good option for mathews.

  • Susith

    Mahela should have given a rest until he recovers with reasonable batting performances. But to give him the captaincy is just a cover for him being included in the team. sometimes things are taken for granted

    It should have been like this: Tests captain – Samaraweera and VC Sanga
    ODI and T20 – captain – Nuwan Kalasekara and VC Sanga

    • Susith

      It seems as politically oriented Cricket Officials of Sri Lanka and most of the fans do not understand why currently in-form players should only play for national side. Obviously Mahela is out of form, therefore he he not be playing for SL at the moment. Inclusion of him in the squad as the captain is just a cover for him to be included.

      SL is a country where curruption and mis-handling everywhere.

      Replace Mahela with a decnt batsman, or even with Samaraweera

      • Priyantha

        Yes, being dropped for one or two series cannot exclude him from playing for SL forever unless some magic happens. Even the likes of Aravida de Silva, Arjuna Ranatunga, etc. were dropped earlier. they came back strongly.

        Look, about Greame Smith of SA. All were upto drop him but he made massive impression towards the end of SA-SL series.