Sri Lanka National Team for the World Cup 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket

Following team has been approved by the Hon Minister of Sports for the WC 2011

A press conference will be held tomorrow, 8th Jan2011 at 5.30pm at SLC Head office with the National Selectors on the new team announcement.


  1. Kumar Sangakkara   ( Captain )
  2. Mahela Jayawardena  ( V. Captain)
  3. Upul Tharanga
  4. T.M Dilshan
  5. Thilan Samaraweera
  6. Chamara Silva
  7. Chamara Kapugedara
  8. Angelo Mathews
  9. Tissara Perera
  10. Nuwan Kulasekera
  11. Lasith Malinga
  12. Dilhara Fernando
  13. Muttiah Muralitharan
  14. Ajantha Mendis
  15. Rangana Hearth
  • http://slc Harindu

    aprade final match eka

  • kavishka

    I LIKE SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM
    SRI LANKA CRICKET TEAM IS VERY INTEERESTING CRICKET TEAM
    MY FAVOURITE CRICKETER IS PRASANNA JAYAWARDANE,ANGELO MATHEWS & MAHELA JAYAWARDANE
    PRASANNA JAYAWARDENA IS MY SCHOOL CRICKETER

  • http://NO SALOCHANA

    I LIKE SRI LANKA CRICKET

  • woodrow

    well i think that the cricketers get too much of money and they dont care about sri lanka its only money they think of no dissipline i am ashmed to b a sri lankan watching today cricket cas it shows that everyone is playing only for the money and THE GOVENMENT SHOULD BE THE MOST ONCE TO BE BLAMED> KIK OUT THE ONECE WHO DOES NOT PERFORM AND GET NEW BLOOD TO THE TEAM

  • Rizwan

    Hi ma swt country,

    you know i love you more thn her…
    i need you more thn her…
    but i knw u dnt knw dat
    i lve ma swt sri lanka…..

    no one cn beat u sri lanka, and sanga u r the hero of us……….. as a sri lankan i really glad to gve a big clap to youuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Waseem

    We want to change captancy… Dilshan is a good captain, but he is un lucky… So mahale or sanga superb capain our SL team…

  • http://yahoo NIKI

    I LIKE NUWAN KULASEKARA VERY MUCH.
    DEAR BROTHER KULE,
    I wish U all the best, so sweet eyes, so sweet :-), i lke veryyyyyyyyyyy much, so all the best,

    • http://yahoo sith

      me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • http://brokenangel rikiremix

    hi !
    u look soo crazy yah
    dupt every night

    • http://yahoo mali

      whoooooooo?

  • sumith

    Mr Jayantha darmadasa plZ Delete chamara Silva SL Cricket team. You can it. Sanga We are Fraud You. And we Love Chandimal And mathews

  • http://google dilini

    icc is power of cricket.2011 icc world cup match lost sri lanka. but next icc world match won sri lanka.

  • Chamathka Anjalee De Silva.

    hi our heros,
    all sri lankans loves you so much.and i want to say,all of u done your best.though india won,you are our heros forever.i’m sure sanga,you was a great back-push to our cricketers and you has been a great captain to sri lankan team.as well as i’m cogratulating u.
    and good luck.DILSHAN.YOU WILL BE A VERY GOOD CAPTAIN IN THE FUTURE!

    • http://www.kingaryan.com aryan malik

      east ho ya west india is the best sri lanka losers

      • king razzor

        @aryan malik east ho ya west ho teri maa ki kuss best ho bhanchod indian tum logon ki aik aik aurat ko srilanka ka lun :D lun ki peda war randi k bachon u mother f……

        • akon

          eh..bosdike…chodu-bhagat..bhen ke lavde….zaroor ya toh tu pakistani mdarchod..hoga,…. ssale..yahaan kya maa chudane aa gaye?? aukaat toh hai nahi…saale aa jate ho ..bhikari log!!! pais..team ko dekho…team ke beech..player aapas me khudh ki gaand mara rahe hain..!!! u learn t trust your own players first.

  • gayani

    i like toooooooooooo nuwan kulasekara

    • http://yahoo NIKI

      i like also. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, so sweet player & very best boller, dear gayani i like coz samaharak kule ayyata baninawa,

  • Anne Aneeta Raj

    I love my country Srilanka so much.
    Best wishes to the SL cricket team

  • tharanga

    world cup is over.but we must consider for srilankan cricket future Silva/Kapugedara Samaraweera.They are being given enough chances and it is kind of disappointment and no point of giving more chance.now i think enough… for them….
    if srilankan need powerfull cricket team as an India we need find new players like Angelo……….no need to waste time for these type of useless experienced players.

  • Shehan Saleem

    I think we lost becouse sanga told the team to lose

    • http://yahoo sith

      don’t say that puh…………..

  • http://www.navinduharishchandra.webs.com Navindu Harishchandra

    I’m Navindu.I’m a Sri Lankan
    Nobody can say kumar sangakkara isn’t a good captain,
    he did the best for Sri Lankan Cricket Team.
    Indian Cricket Team won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup because of
    3 reasons,Sri Lankan Cricket Team didn’t select qualified players,
    about 47 overs India increased the volume of their
    national anthem to give moral to indian players,there are about 5000
    or 6000 Indian people in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai so that they gave
    a big cheer.

    • http://gamil gnanashree

      IT is right it was the reason sri lanka was the runner up bcz of that 3 reasons iam great fan of kumar sangakkara………………………

    • akon

      yeah..you are absolutely right man. Sanga did infact very well for his nation.. leading a team which was as confident as Sri lanka, requires a lot of potential. I think Sanga was one of the finest Captains Srilanka has produced. well done!! I’m sure Srilanka will bounce back and now the target remains the big picture– Icc world t20 held at home, and of course, the next world cup..2015 in Australia.. All the very best Dilshan.

  • nosinda wijesundara

    I Think ANANDA COLLEGE 2009 BIG MATCH CAPTAIN DINESH CHANDIMAL is a next world cup 2015 he is opening batsman & captain T.M Dilshan, V.c Angelo Mathews

  • http://google matheeth

    cricket

    • http://google matheeth

      Sanga your batting is me and to all members sri lanka……. that s all

      • http://gamil divya

        its realy true ……………………………………..

  • arunan

    Sangakara is not a good captain he made dilshan bowl for a long time in the final as he knows malinga got at least the first two brilliant players out quick and also he should let mendis play in the final as he is a good player.
    Not just sangakara it is sri lanka team. how could kulasekara miss that simple catch. dilshan and sangakara did no good in batting and nor did tharanga. they did not do what we expected.
    congratulation to Mahela jayawardena and lasiith malinga as they both done really good. i think it is not muralitharans thoult because he did not get enough bowling.

    • iin

      srilanka did win the worldcup but sl score the best as it was batting first. india just chased and won ok u fool just dont blame the cricketers as if u n play beeter than them sanga is btter than u

  • zafran

    we need good leader ship to srilanka cricket sanga or mahela .please don’t mixed sports& Political ……… specially 4 sport minister

  • http://2799335 deepani

    we love sri lankan cricket team .our favorite sanga we wish he.

  • Suresh

    Very best wishes for srilankan team and I love Sankkara very much.
    Thank You.

    • http://gamil divya

      even me ……………………….

  • C.s.kodagoda

    Sanga ,your is a very good captain and fielder.i think another pleyars helps you for win the “icc cricket world cup 2011″

    • http://gamil divya

      i love sangu ………………………………………

  • pramitha

    SANGA MAHELA IS THE BEST CAPTAIN AND V.C IN SLCT ITS YOURS TO GIVE THE CAPTAIN C AND V.C TO 2015 WORLD CUP

    THE LIONS WILL ROAR AT 2015 WITHLEADING OF SANGA MAHELA

    2015 IS OURS

  • pramitha

    Sanga you are the best captain in sri lanka cricket team and mahela is the best v.c in SLCT,YOU TO CAN GET THE 2015 WORLD CUP it s ours

    IT S OURS LIONS!

    • shaju payapalli koluvan

      What you said is right

  • Susith

    mathews must be the next captain

    • http://gamil divya

      no sangakkara is the best captain ………… u no ……………… i like u sangu

  • http://www.raghu2222.com raghu V

    Dear All,

    India is greatest team and you will more about it in the near future.We felt bad when we loose the semifinals in 1996 eden garden Kolkata. Now its your turn and you will continue to loose for other 10 years because you have lost all the great players like Murali, jayasuri,ya, Kalu, Arvinda,rantunga, vaas, dharmasena,roshan mahanama,asnka gurusinghe,ruseel arnold etc.All the very best srilankan cricket.

  • Saneera

    Congratulations… Our heroes done very well

    What is this anti dew chemical sprayed on the wicket of the whankade only at finals ??
    Was our team aware of this stuff?? if they were why didn’t they react to that??
    I think this prevent us from using dew factor for our benefit…
    This chemical affects the breathing system of players also..

    i think it had a negative effect on us

    last time we lost to gilly’s cheat and this time to india’s ground cheat.. didn’t we??

    http://www.asianage.com/cricket/anti-dew-chemical-wankhede-stadium-290

  • http://YAHOO.COMKM SRIMANI ROJITHA

    YOU HAVE DONE YOUR BEST. THOUGH THEY WON, YOU ARE OUR HEROES FOREVER.I AM SURE SANGA, WE CAN GET THE CHANCE TO THE NEXT TROPHYWITH YOUR CAPTANCY.WE ARE WITH YOU.

  • http://abdulrahman093@gmail.com abdul rahman

    all the best

  • gayani lakshika

    I think Mathews will be good captain.
    GOOD LUCK.

    • http://www.bing.com/ Magda

      Big help, big help. And superlative news of crouse.

  • Shamal Jayewardene

    Sanga,
    pls dont resign from captaincy. Pls captain the 2015 world cup and win it.

  • Malinda

    Mahela, many congratulations for your unbeaten century in the world cup finals,we couldn’t win, but your inning will be in our mind for a long time,And wish you to be the champion skipper in the IPL with your KOCHI Team !

  • A.s.j.johnsly

    My best wishes for Sri lanka teme.

  • preethi

    sanga , you are the best captain for the srilanka cricket team. please carry 2015 world cup.

  • lahiru udayanga

    Sanga don’t worry.2015 is closer…..Still u r our herores.I hope in 2015 sri lankans would be able to win world cup under the captancy of Sangakkara.In the England series please give chances to young players like dinesh chandimal,.Lahiru Thirimanne,Dimuth Karunaratne etc…..All the best for upcoming t 20 world cup…..Thank you lions.You made sri lanka more beautier than it….

  • banda

    Well done Lions!!!
    though it ws disappointing, its nt the end of the world.
    whether u win or lose u’l rstill our heroes…….
    Bt the most saddest thing ws 2 c their disappointed faces. Evn v felt s bad 4 that.

    Many more challenges ahead!!!
    good luck 4 the next tournaments

  • Ashan savio

    can i play to the Srilanka cricket team

  • Ranga

    How is it possible Kandambi, Maharoof and Lakmal isnt here?
    Maharoof
    Career averages
    Span Mat Runs HS Bat Av 100 Wkts BBI Bowl Av 5 Ct St
    overall 2004-2010 94 984 69* 20.08 0 121 6/14 25.89 2 20 0

    Kandambi
    Career averages
    Span Mat Runs HS Bat Av 100 Wkts BBI Bowl Av 5 Ct St
    overall 2004-2010 33 814 93* 32.56 0 2 2/37 82.00 0 5 0 Profile

    Chandimal
    Career averages
    Mat Runs HS Bat Av 100 Wkts BBI Bowl Av 5 Ct St
    overall 4 143 111 71.50 1 - - - - 4 1 Profile

  • Kumaravel Kalainban

    My Dear Lions,

    We are proud to be a Sri Lankans, Sanga and boy’s did very well in this world cup tournment, we are very glad to have a captain and a vice captain like sanga & Mahela, it’s not just loosing in the final it’s great win and a achivement towards future of our country cricket, you guys made us proud, no matter what ever happen we are there to support our crickters and our nation. good luck for future tournments and events.

    k kalainban ( from Canada)

  • Mahesh

    Wish u all the best for Sri Lanka team

  • A Sri Lankan

    Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardane are the best captain and the vice captain that Sri Lankan ever had…! Good Luck Lions!!!

  • A Sri Lankan

    Hey Lions,
    You all are finished the last game very well.! Don’t worry, still you are our heroes…actually forever.. :) Indians were very haughty last night and next time they won’t win the world cup anyway. Any world cup, even 20-20 also. Thank you all of Lions…..

    • vishal

      it is not the matter of being haughty…it is being jubiliant. sri lanka played well and we acknowledge it. But taming ill will against team india is not in line with sri lankan culture… i hope u will realize it

  • Viru

    Talking about Ireland tour,If SLBC really need to do something for Sri lankan cricket please …please…please don’t include Silva/Kapugedara/Samaraweera.They are being given enough chances and it is kind of disappointment and no point of giving more chances.This world cup selection was based on experience.These three guys have lot of experience but if you have look at the way they batted through out the tournament,it is ridicules. Actually Silva/Kapugedara both were in the 2007 world cup as well.What type of commitment they gave this time?Nothing.If a board official read this comment,Please think about the future of Srilanka cricket give some chances to players like Dinesh chandimal,Lahiru Thirimanne,Dimuth Karunaratne,Sachithra Senanayake.They haven’t done anything wrong but still they are in the back seat.They are the future of Sri lankan cricket and let them to have some experience and there way at least we can keep a ray of hope for 2015 world cup.Thanks