Sri Lanka National Team for the upcoming tour of England

Following team has been approved by the Hon Minister of Sports for the Sri Lanka’s tour of England in May 2011.


1.  T. M. Dilshan                     (Captain)

2. Tharanga Paranavithana

3. Lahiru Thirimanna

4. Kumar Sangakkara

5. Mahela Jayawardana

6. Thilan Samaraweera

7. Dinesh Chandimal

8. Prasanna Jayawardena        (WC)

9. Tissara Perera

10. Suraj Randiv

11. Ajantha Mendis

12.Rangana Hearath

13.Dilhara Fernando

14.Chanaka Welagedara

15.Suranga Lakmal

16.Nuwan Pradeep

the upcoming tour of England
  • kavishka

    Where is UPUL THARANGA &THISARA PERERA . he is not play micromax asia cup .Why this cricketers not playing……………? THISARA PERERA is best ALL ROUNDER . UPUL THARANGA is best batsman . LAHIRU THIRIMANNE is very bad batsman . He is playing not well. THISARA PERERA should have been included the test team. DILSHAN is old player but is playing not well.MALINGA is not playing test match.WHY……………………????? SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM IS BEST TEAM.but some srilanka cricket players not best.so MAHELA JAYAWARDENE is younger player. he is BEST captain.so…………..srilanka team is best team.

    GOOD LUCK SL CRICKET TEAM

  • kavishka

    Sri Lanka CRICKET TEAM is very BRILIANT

  • http://yahoo sahaj sahani

    i am in india and i am an indian but support sri lanka because of malinga
    he rocks
    i am 14 years old

  • isuru

    now cricket is a company i hate cricket

  • Hasitha Lahiru

    IM a Srilankan but i hurt our team very BAD PERFOMANCE in the UAE tour.
    Need to Change many of players & also captain.

  • http://srilankacricket man

    SRI LANKA bowling/batting coaches need be change…,they don’t have much experience.

    • http://-- pandu

      how can atapattu work with Asantha de Mel, Ch. of selectors. He was called ‘ a muppet’ by attapattu when he was dropped from the team. Do they see eye to eye?

  • Kasun

    Plz give opportunity to youngsters. Without them we can’t compete in the international stage. Get example from Indian Cricket Board. They gave their up coming players to play in the West Indies tour. Think about next world cup.

    • vinoskanth

      please give chance for the team which played hong kong cricket tour

  • rambukwelladk

    I need to know about SLPL.thnks

  • Rizna

    Carlton’s cricketers go top in the third week of Scotland’s Premiership
    Week 3: Saturday 14 May 2011

    ” Having been unable to complete their match last week, Forfarshire maintained their 100% record and moved into third place with a fine 36-run victory over Drumpellier. The visitors had to endure an increased target under Duckworth-Lewis and actually came within 17 runs of overtaking the home side’s 46-over 263-4 before they were all out in the 44th over, their effort led by just-arrived Sri Lankan pro Jeevantha Kulatunga’s magnificent 124 from just 80 balls.”

    An unlucky Centurian

    • masoomi

      this tour will not success that much how is the board is expecting lasith malinga nuwan kulasekara,angelo methiwes at least these players include in this tour we can expect some result,if 70%new players come in to the team it will make something deference

  • IBA

    Should have included Senanayake.He’s been sidelined for too long.

  • Darshana Bandara

    ITS not easy
    the team is good.its not easy to give chance to all the players at once.yes we have some problems with the team.but its not the time to give all the new players a chance though we have loss the WC.after giving a chance to younger players if they fail,that will also come towards the sri lankan cricket.(and dont forget this is a england tou)r.so keep in touch.look what happens.

  • KK

    this good time for do the some testing for our batting. oid & test. we try open with dilshan chandimal oid & test so its good think in futures as dilshan depatures its good one

  • lkjgkghfj

    How can you include thirimmanne in the squad. He has not got any runs in the domestic matches. Also suranga lakmal did not get wickets. Also I dont agree giving far more opportunities to players like herath and mendis. Senanayaka and pathirana will be good choices because they also can contribute with the bat too. Also in place of a fast bowler shaminda eranga whould be a better choice as he can contribute with bat and bowl.

  • Darusman

    Senanayaka wasn’t the most wicket taker in this season.he is 3rd in the list.bandara dose’t enogh to take part of it.weerakoon was the most wicket taker.followers are PM pushpakumara,randiv, senanayaka,jeewan & pathirana.in batting chandimal was the top of the list.

  • John Adams

    Wow! Is this a srilankan cricket team?
    the bowling attack looks completely toothless without Mubai Indian Malinga and retired seniorman Muthiah Murlithrn.
    Who is this Ranadiv?is he a bowler?seriously?his average and strike rate are pretty poor.
    although mendis bowled well against us why wasnt he included in the final of the world cup?
    was sl afraid as mendis was too weak and meek.

    Here in england swann has already started talking about india tests which means we could get complacent and gift you a win.
    when the ball is swingin’ and seamin’ you spinning track bullies will be shown your real worth in world cricket.
    i am thinking of a 3-0 trouncing.
    Cheers!
    John Adams,Manchester.

    • jeethendra

      ma friend, in your dreams these things will happen, Sri Lankan second league clubs far better than this england team. Let the games play then you will realize who ending up 3-0

    • http://-- pandu

      man dont you see that SLC is sympathetic to the visitors, and have not nominated a full team? or is it something else?

  • Anada

    In odi’s i like to see following players in action-
    Roshen SILVA
    T KANDAMBY
    F MAHAROOF
    S PATHIRANA
    K LOKUARACHCHI

  • Chanaka

    I think, this team could be a better taem than the last world cup squad. However, always selectors missed out good performers. Whu did they fail to include Sachitra Senanayke? He is a fine bowler and the leading wicket taker in the current domestic matches. This should not be a fair decision to keep out him from the national team further.

    Cheers Lion!

  • Pubudu

    For the ODI Squad we need to give the opportunity to the following players
    1. Jeewan Mendis
    good leg spining option sound batsman down the order & in terrific form lately a must for the ODI format. recently scored a double hundred for the club & took 5 wickets.
    2. Banuka Rajapaksha
    Young natural talent did well in England under 19 tours
    3. Sachithra Senanayaka
    Spinner who always takes around 3- 4 wickets in each match he plays, did very well in Australia A tour,even in fast pitches…
    4. Seekuge Prassana
    Does well in domestic matches and A tours… need to give the oppertunity..
    + Dinesh Chandimal who is already in the test squad. Chandimal has the capacity to be the Vice captain to Mathews ,when Dilshan retires from Captaincy so we need to start grooming these players now

  • Gihan

    When maharoof injured it was easy to send him out of the squad, when he is fit the selectors are blind, in here England he is the hero for Lancsire Team, he is showing first class cricket go throug the Lancshire website and see about him, we must give the priority for the talent not like a 2007 world cup final

  • hamid

    Batting department is good but the bowling lack of experience is worrying me.Anyway it a good team but it will be good if they give the chance to chandimal to play more often, cause his is the player for the future apart from mathews.

  • KUMA

    we have give some chance Thilana. ALSO good player. Tharanga also not bad for test.

    • Ajith

      Actually Tharanga is a good test player rather than ODI. In our future ODI team we shold select another youngb opening batsmen as Dilshan’s partner for ODI.

  • Sumeda

    The selectors are blind i guess… if the players are refusing to take part in the tour of England let them play for money.. we are a proud nation and we are thought the young age that country comes first no matter what… this is the base for defeating terrorism in the country too.. select players who have experience in the English conditions such as Janaka Gunarathna, Schithra senanayake..etc. for the tour of England and set an example

    • RD

      only 11 can play

      Janaka is not international class

  • Rajiv GUNAWARDANA

    This is a remarkable squad. It can either be seen as a squad selected with great foresight and thoughts about the development of the team to rank as No1 in both one day and test cricket or, more worrryingly one that has been influenced without the detailed knowledged of cricket. Time will tell, and the greener, seam friendly, cooler conditions in the UK will be a real test. Three cheers to Mr Dilshan for stepping up to the mark and I hope that he too can inspire the team like Sanga, Mahela, Sanath, Arjuna et al.

  • Jayamal

    Why isn’t Upul Tharanga in the team? He is a good ODI batsman and should be given a chance to play test now. Also, is there any point in having 3 wicketkeepers in the team?

  • C.J

    It’s disapointing to see Malinga Bandara and Sachithra Senanayake being left out of the squad.

    • siripala

      Malinga Bandara should have been included. His omission cannot be justified.

  • Sahan

    This is a formidable squad..

  • Malinda

    Where is Sachithra senanayeka, He is the Leading wicket taker in the current club tournement,

  • Cricket !!!!

    where’s Matthews and Kulasekara……if ur not bringing them into the team….please can u do us a favour and…
    refund our money back . Thanks :D
    because there’s no point watching the match :)

    • hamid

      common man Mathews is injured, and give a chance to new fast bowlers cause nobody will no unless they play. If ur worrying about the money don’t watch matches.

  • CricketFan

    The team is okai….but where is Malinga???
    we can’t win without him!!!!!!!
    we DON’T want Suraj Randiv…..wwhattsss wrong with Malinga??
    comon……we are all relying on you !!!!!
    otherwise we’ve wasted money to come and watch and support you all….when u won’t even win
    We had the BEST teamm…..DON’T ruin it now….
    bring malinga BACKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BIG SHOT

      better thing is not to play malinga. because now in our cricket team going to be fuck off.

      malinga is having great time in ipl. now he is taking 2 million as per his contract. he dnt want to play in fucking srilanka cricket team..

  • Nadeeshan Silva

    Upul Tharanga & Thilina Kandambi should have been included the test team. I can’t agree with Thisara Perera’s inclusion of Test squad.

  • Priya yogi

    So Sangakkara is not even a WC any more!?????
    So SK gives up captaincy for a younger player … and Dilshan takes – although a year older!?? Not unhappy but surprised and confused.

    Good luck SL – see you @ Lords ☺