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
  • chinthaka

    well done guys u all did fight yesterday well, made us proud of you all. Thank you for bring honor to our country. even though we loose yesterday you all are our champs. we ll be always there to support you all.

    One thing but have to tell no use of talking about past. But have to learn from it, select much better team and get ready for the future Coz there will be No Murali , Vass, Sanath in our team so its time to find some new stars.

    Chear up guys. Wish you all good luck.

  • harini

    hmmmmmmh………!!!
    we couldn’t win the match..!!! apita e gana dukai thama.. we thought that you’ll beat those ‘panditha’ Indian team,,i really hate them..
    but, don’t worry guys… we still love you all..!!!
    try your best in next match..
    best of luck..!!!!

  • Nerugini B

    To Sport ministry of Srilanka,
    This world cup was for srilanka………… The last minutes team selection was not the great idea, whoever did the selection should be fired. The team didn’t play what they normal would do………. The fans had all the hope this Wc for srilanka. if the selection was not to win this 2011 world cup, well you basically put the team down for one person then that was the stupid decision.

    Well Team don’t worry about it do you best for the up coming matches………

    In the future, team member should have some say when selecting the team………..

  • Channa

    Nothing to do but not bad. good luck for 2015 ICC cup.

  • Mohammed

    Well, guys its a disappointing finish ! What a Shame .It was a close call, unfortunately our selectors are totally responsible for the loss of the 2011 world cup, these guys have been mucking around the top team we had and making Murali to play when he is not fit to play.This is not at all acceptable.
    I have been watching the entire series of the 2011 world cup and we came so close,end of the day we lost,Thanks to MAHELA JAYAWARDANA, if not for him would have been embracing for Kumar Sangakara’s team.the field setting was horrible ! fielding was not up to the standard.It’s absolutely disappointing ,The blame goes to the the selectors !
    shame on you !
    Kumar Sangakara is on the THE best captains that Srilanka ever had !

  • http://gmail tharindu ishan

    it is good malinda.

  • Thilini Perera

    love u all, well play

  • Lank Lion

    All the best Sri Lanka! The cup is ours! 2011!

  • G.Sasidharan

    meka finela metch ekka ape katti hithannae meka hevilla leak kiyala hey intha chamara silva samaraweera thnnama sellankaranne
    ada honda test metch ake balanda pulluvang

  • http://google sameen

    srilanka will be winner,if top four batsman perform well then srilanka will be winner,the king of spin murrali attack wil lose indian batsmen.i really love sangakara.

  • BPG

    We wont 2 win world cup again………

  • sri

    hey srilanka team,
    already you got worldcup in 1986, this time we(India) will take and next time you take…..
    ok na
    ant how we will winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • http://Www.yahoo.com Eshan

    I wish our lions team to do best and good health

  • http://Www.facebook.com Razan uaid

    Sanga atulu kandayamta maga saha maga pawlay siyalu danamat lak mwaga daruwan siyaludamat hada tulin suba patami hata sri lanka vs india fainal mach akata.”we wish all da best”

  • fazly

    hey sanga Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Wnt world cup in sri lanka give the nice game go 2 home INDIA wish 2 my sri lankan team All

  • wajid aleem

    I am with you, your team will win, i pray for you, i belong to pakistan. u will will

  • gayan

    L.T.T.E ekata ARMY eken gahuwa wagay gahapiya indiawatah

  • fathima

    the cup z ours..
    Lions,,,v can ROCK!!!
    may almighty best our team…. :)

  • Anura Shanthirathne

    I wish for a successful final match with India

  • kalu

    Are these selectors going to include Chamara silva for the world cup final. See the way that he played during last 4 matches. He should be replaced by Kapugedera for the finals.

  • Rozia

    Hi Sri Lankan Champions

    I including all Pakistani’s best wishes am with you and we are praying for your success in the final of ICC world cup 2011. Although team’s position is very strong but in your last match I was not satisfied with the fielding. I think if you want to win you must be in the ground with this thinking that you are the winner and that no one can take this chance. You must not drop any catch of Indian team as Pakistani team did by dropping 7 catches in semi final. You also must stop the boundaries too of Indian to stop them of making over 250.

    This is a great chance for you to defeat india in their own country. In my view only SRI LANKAN team is the winner of ICC World Cup and we all PAKISTANI are waiting you with the world CUP. We WANT world cup in your hand.

    Tomorrow we will watch the match and we all PAKISTANI will PRAY for YOU.

    WISH YOU GOOD LUCK

  • Johnson

    Dear All

    Play tomorrow match by all spirit and full energetic,do your best and win the world cup and denote to our great blower Muttiah Muralitharan.

  • jaiveeru

    India vs srilanka final will be great but INDIA will surely gonna win the match

  • Akeel Imadudeen

    Whats going on in our team after selected to WC final???why selection board strugling?
    Dear matthews pls try play,after WC u cn hav relax.Mahela should perform well in final or get lost

  • Lasiru

    All the best for tomorrow Sri Lanka!!! I know you can win!!

  • sumudu

    I got a news that Finals will be played in Colobmo.. Is it true ???

  • tanka raj baral

    best of Luck Sri Lanka…….You should kiss the World Cup Trophy,2011.

  • Ranjith

    Hi Boys You Can Do IT Satuerday !

    All The Best Go ahead;

  • chamara

    ape kollo me para jaya gannawa
    hebai wenasakata chamara silva wenuwata wena kenek damanawanam godak hodai neda ????????????
    kalin tibina godak taraga wala chamara lakunu athara ne awagema pakisthanaya akka tibuna taragayat parada wenna loku hetuwak una kiyanna puluwan chamara makada godak wela nikan bola kewa vitharai lakunu atharata awe ne
    murali wenuwata chaminda was ana akanam godak hodai murali neti aka loku paduwak akan tikak hari aduwenawa chaminda vas ana aken

  • http://google miley

    good luck sri lanka!!!

  • shyamini

    Sangakara atulu kandayame siyalum puttalata mage unusum suba pattum.

    We support you’l all the way . It is a pride to be a Sri Lankan . All my Good wishes to Sanagakara and his team we are proud of you . Keep the Lion flag flying high .

  • NISHAN

    We Are Going to Win this match. So Sorry Shri lankans…..
    INDIA ROCKSSSSSSSSS

  • Premasiri

    Had Dilshan & Sangkara were little bit sensible the yesterday’s win wouldn’t have been that difficult. After they had overcome the difficult initial stages, they should have avoided all those cross batted lofted strokes because they are experienced enough to know, how difficult it is a new batsman to start their innings all over under those tough batting conditions. Luckily we had a half fit young batsman of good reflexes in Angelo Mathews & much neglected veteran of all seasons in Samaraweera. The young 20 year NZ’der Kane W’son is a treat to watch. It is good food for thought for our selector to concentrate more on our intelligent promising energetic proven young players of good reflexes who can quickly get adjust to any situation, rather than employing same ordinary aging club cricketers for tours after tours.

  • Faseem

    A voiding Maharoof is a great fault of Srilankan cricket Board, the Boar should realized it in the match that with NewZeland

  • sani

    you won world cup

  • Chamika Induwara Guruge

    The team for the final will be
    1.Dilshan
    2.Tharanga
    3.Sanga
    4.Mahela
    5.Kapugedara
    6.Silva
    7.Mathews
    8.kulasekara
    9.Malinga
    10.Murali
    11.Mendis

  • Nadia

    Sri Lanka, you are my favourite team and I hope you win on Saturday….again!~ We miss the great Jayasuriya though….:)

  • viro

    I wish Sangakkara and his team the very best at the World Cup Final. Keep the Lankan flag a flying boys, you can do this. Hip hip hurray to Sri Lanka.

  • sam

    hay.
    we don’t have a muslim player, muslim guys are so sad in that. even u guys can put mahroof in best 15.
    any way.
    wish u all the very best sri lankan lions… love u lanka.!!!!
    we need this match….

  • ishan

    niyamai srilanka.ubalata puluvan mai parath cup aka usanda

  • buddi

    See the way that Chamara silva played in semi finals too. As same as the previous matches he is a pressure to the other batsmen. He should be replaced by Kapugedera for the finals.

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk/news/sri-lanka-national-team-for-the-world-cup-2011 gothami

    wahama oya thilan samaraweera wa team 1n iwath karanna.e manussaya ball kannek misak lakunu ganne na.eta wada hodai mathews wa samaraweerage thanata dana eka.

  • Nicky Alphonso

    To The Team that played yesterday against New Zealand.

    Great work, strategy and tact.

    It was so amazing to watch you guys.

    Only you guys will know how hard it is out there.

    Go for it. We are with you whichever way this goes. It is a game and you all have given it your best. So give it you best and the rest God will take care.

    All the best for the finals in Mumbai. May God be with you Captain and the Team.

    Nicky

  • suresh fernando

    congrtz lions we can will win 2011 cup hurrrrrrrrry

  • buddi

    We have to think more about the finals. See the way that Chamara Silva played yesterday too. He should be replaced by Kapugedera in the finals.

  • Ajith

    I want to see at Sri Lanka will win the world cup
    Best wishes for Sri Lankan team***************************
    Ajith
    Sri Lanka.

  • Rpk

    If Chamara Silva Play Next Final , Sri Lanka Is Lost the World Cup….. :(

  • Akalanka

    Hey Bowlers ?
    u must ball six difference balls in an over @
    u must ball yorker ball in every an over
    all the best

  • Fawzan

    Come on lions will own the WC this year..

  • sheshani

    i wish gud luck 2 the sri lanka!!!!! i wish with all my heart. i HOPE SRI LANKA WINS THE ICC WORLD CUP!!!!:D