Sri Lanka unchanged

Sri Lanka will go with an unchanged XI from the team which beat India in the last league stage match for today’s Micromax Cup final against India.

However the team Management has not finalised the batting order for today’s game. Mahela Jayawardena’s batting slot will be closely monitored by observers as his ability to clear the in field during power play’s might play a crucial part in the final outcome of the game if he is made to open the Lankan innings.

The match will commence at 1430hrs (SLT)

Team: Dilshan, Jayawardena, Sangakkara, Tharanga, Silva, Mathews, Kapugedara, Perera, Kulasekara, Randiv & Malinga.

Vajira Dassanayake for

  • S.Ekanayake

    If Sana will not be played in next World Cup, Mahela-Dilshan Opening Stand Realy good for Sri Lanka. Because Sana is still beter than the Tharanga. Another choice of Kapuwa. If Sri lanka team management will be select the players like Kapuwa, Tharanga, Samaraweera, Dilhara then definetely we will lost the next World Cup.

    My Final Selectio for next World Cup:
    If Sana will not be Play;
    1. Dishan
    2. Mahela
    3. Chandimal
    4. Sanga
    5. Jewan Mendis/ Kandambi
    6. Jewantha Kulathunga / Chamara Silva
    8. Thisara Perera
    9. Kulasekara
    10. Malinga
    11. Murali / Randiv

    If Sana will be play;
    1. Jayasuriya
    2. Dishan
    3. Chandimal
    4. Mahela
    5. Sanga
    6. Jewan Mendis / Kandambi
    7. Mathiews
    8. Thisara
    9. Kulasekara
    10. Malinga
    11. Murali / Randiv

    Extra ; Thilina Thushara, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath

    • dinush

      ya i think jeevantha kulatunga can be a best option more than kapuva

  • madhawa

    great match…..nice win……cool team selection…unless one thing. actually I think this is the best opening pair which we needed. Mr.Aravinda,one thing should be change if you want to win WC2010. Tharanga is useless.I think this is the most suitable opening pair.replace Chandimal for no3 position for tharanga. sanga prove that he is good at no4. If u do this, no one can beat SRI LANKA in ICC WC 2010…!!! Best of luck…!!!

  • sandun

    My final eleven is
    5.chamara silva
    7.kaugedara/jeewan mendis

    • DJ

      nice line up except Kapu dont deserve a place in the team hes just a waste of place get Kandamby who is NOT as bad getting runs for Sri Lanka A team so hes a man in form other than that perfect selection Sandun :D


    The Mahela-Dilshan Opening Stand Realy DID make a Change in the Final Outcome! Congrats to the Team Management for the Move! The Red Ferrari along with many Other Srilankan Cricket Writers or Fan Think-Tank had been Canvasing for this Move For a LongTime in ODIs, so Happy to be a part of it in a small way… Now what we have to Think is the MIDDLE ORDER… having Tharanga at no3 is Not a bad Idea…he has to be versatile to Change his approach a bit if he has to come late,take more singles and By Any Chance If Mahela or Dilshan Goes Quickly a natural Opener can Bat in the Power Plays…so i wud give Tharanga a run in the Australia ODIs at no3…MR RELIABLE Sanga comes at no4 and then no5 is a Tussle btwen Silva,Thiran n Kandamby… I Realy Think Kandamby is the CONSISTENT AND ALSO PRESSURE HANDLING Player but Thiran is also Class n Silva a busy player with Attacking Instint, so hard choice thr.. No6 is Angie Mats… He has recently not been in gud Batting form,needs to get a few match practices… no7 Kapugedara Or Jeevan Mendis…Mendi’s Leggies can be useful so is Kanda’s… Mendis can also be included if Tharanga Fails too… No8 is The Talented Thissara Perera… No9,10,11..Kula,Randiv,Malinga…. With Ajantha n Herath also in the squad… We R Looking Hot…LETS GET THE MIDDLE ORDER RIGHT NOW! GodBless Srilanka!

  • http://slc udara

    I think this is a bad choice by the team. why tharanga? if team management is thinking about mahela’s role as an operner there is no need of tharanga. Because thranga is in the team only to fill the opening slot. other than that he dosen’t have enough technique to play as a middle order batsman. instead of tharanga we could have had samaraweera as he can fill the absence of mahela in the middle order. By using tharanga in the middle will not help our run rate as well. This is absolutely not logical thinking by the team.
    But defenitely mahela should open. Because it gives us a huge advantage. Then why tharanga? Aravinda, even i can select the team better than this. be logical sir .

    • Susith

      Yes, why Tharanga? He should be replaced with another young talent