Teams for the ICC World Twenty20 2012

Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the men’s and women’s squads for the ICC World Twenty20 coming up in September in Sri Lanka.

Men’s Squad

1.      Mahela Jayawardena (Capt)

2.      AngeloMathews (Vice Capt)

3.      Kumar Sangakkara

4.      T.M Dilshan

5.      Lahiru Thirimanne

6.      Jeevan Mendis

7.      Dilshan Munaweera

8.      Thisara Perera

9.      Lasith Malinga

10.  Nuwan Kulasekara

11.  Rangana Herath

12.  Ajantha Mendis

13.  Dinesh Chandimal

14.  Shaminda Eranga

15.  Akila Dhanajaya

Please note that Kumar Sangakkara and Nuwan Kulasekara have been selected subject to their recovery from the prevailing injuries


T20 Squad – Womens Team

1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt)

2.      Sandamali Dolawatha

3.      Delani Manodara

4.      Chamari Attapatu

5.      Deepika Rasangika

6.      Ishani Lokusuriya

7.      Chamani Seneviratne

8.      Sripali Weerakkody

9.      Udeshika Prabodini

10.  Maduri Samudrika

11.  Inoka Ranaweera

12.  Prasadini Weerakkody

13.  Inoka Galagedara

14.  Nilakshi Silva

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  • aruna

    1. Dilshan Munaweera
    2. Kumar Sangakkara
    3. T.M Dilshan
    4. Mahela Jayawardena
    5. AngeloMathews
    6. Dinesh Chandimal
    7 . Thisara Perera
    8. Nuwan Kulasekara
    9. Rangana Herath
    10 Lasith Malinga
    11 Ajantha Mendis

  • buddika

    8 BATTING…..
    3 SPINERS….


    My 11 for world t20
    1, mahela
    2, tissara perera
    3, mathews
    4, munaweera
    5, sangakkara
    6, dilshan
    7, jewan mendis
    8, malinga
    9, kulasekara
    10, shaminda eranga
    11, akila danarajaya

    the game is on. it’s a biggining.
    try to new players with different line up.


  • Logart haroon ( president of icc board )

    All the best IRELAND .my advance wish for ireland . i know ireland win this t20 cup. pule staring , wiliam portafiled this two are fire the ball. 2012 T20 WORLD CUP WINNER IS UNSTAPABLE CHAMPION IRELAND..

  • de mel ( sri lankan team selecter )

    My 11 winning team world t20 cup. 1 , t.m.dilshan 2 , dilshan munaweera 3 , sanga 4 , mahela 5 , mathews 6 . perera 7 , jewan 8 , kulasekara 9 , malinga 10 , mendis 11 , akila . . . . please like this.

  • danu




    7. Thisara Perera
    8.Jeewan Mendis
    9.Lasith Malinga
    10.Rangana Herath
    11.Shaminda Eranga

  • Tharindu Dhananjaya

    1. Dilshan
    2. Mahela
    3. Sangakkara
    4. Chandimal
    5. Anjilo methiws
    6. Lahiru Thirimana
    7. Thisara Perera
    8. Jewan Mendis
    9. Nuwan Kulasekara
    10. Lasith Malinga
    11. Rangana Herath
    We Wish Good Luck Sri Lanka

  • Gihan Romesh

    nice 2 see Akila and Munaweera

  • Gihan Romesh

    jaya sri

  • Kasun

    TM Dilshan
    D Munaweera
    K Sangakkara
    M Jayawardena
    D Chandimal/L Thirimanne
    A Mathews
    T Perera
    N Kulasekara
    L Malinga
    A Mendis/R Herath
    A Dhananjaya

  • ranga

    1 Mahela
    2 Kapugedara ( if bat first) / T.M Dilshan
    3 Tirimanne
    4 Sangakkara
    5 Thisara Perera / Matewes
    6 Dilshan / Kapugedara
    7 Mathewes / Tisara
    8 J Mendis
    9 Kulasekara
    10 Malinga
    11 A Dananjaya

  • Bettany

    How come Sri Lanka is going to play a warm-up game against Afghanistan on 15th as well? The team will be split or something?

  • http://Srilankacricket Mike

    This should be Sri Lanka A squad for Afganistan WT20 warmup match:
    Kithruwan Withanage (WK)
    Roshen Silva
    Bhanuka Rajapaksha (C)
    Chamara Kapugedara
    Anjelo Perera
    Ferveez Maharoof
    Kaushal Lokuarachchi
    Ramith Rabukwella
    Sachithra Senanayake
    Dhammika Prasad
    Nuwan Pradeep

    Kanishka Alvitigala
    Chathuranga Kumara
    Sohan Boralessa
    Udara Jayasundara

    This squad should be Sri Lankan future T20 backup side

  • HashanD

    Chandi and Thirimanne both should be in 11. They r the future…

  • Kave Weerawardana

    in my opinion i think the best squad for the t20 WC is

    1-TM Dilshan
    2-Dinesh Chandimal/Dilshan Munaweera
    3-Mahela Jayawardane
    4-Kumar Sangakkara
    5-Jeevan Mendis
    6-Angelo Mathews
    7-Thissara Perera
    8-Nuwan Kulasekara
    9-Ajantha Mendis
    10-Lasith Malinga
    11-Akhila Dananjaya

    In this squad we have
    3 batsmen
    4 bowlers (but even kulasekara can bat too)
    4 all rounders

    i think for the 15 man squad we should drop Thirimanne and get Maharoof or Kapugedara bcaz thirimanne is not a big hitter…

    but eventhough
    GUD LUCK SL!!!

  • Salman Farsi

    Most of the people says senanaek is better than Herath.But i think sl selector are do best.Hearth is a economical bowler.If a bowler is economical wicket must be taken by him.And also a discuss for Kapugedara,he do well in slpl but one think we should remember that Kapugedara do well after srilankas 15 member teams annaunced.So it was too late for Kapu.

  • rock

    In SLPL
    most runs – kamran Akmal
    most wickets- soahil Tanvir
    Pakistani, are u happy?

    • Salman Farsi

      Yes i am happy.Beacuset i support pakistan.Pakistani players has provêd that they are really woarthy for this.I think are able to do same in ahed.

  • rock

    Chandimal played very well but he couldnt hit a six.
    Thirimanne also played well. But I think kapugedara is the man

    • gihan62

      He was given so many chances at international level ! But he screwed up! You want more chances for him ? Good for you

  • gihan62

    My balanced lineup
    3 Sanga
    4 Dilshan
    5 Mathews
    6 J Mendis
    7 Thisara
    8. Nuwan Kule
    9. Ajantha Mendis/ Herath
    10. Malinga
    11. Akila Dananjaya

  • Salman Farsi

    I dont think about sl bcz they are fevarit.Without sl my best fevarit is pak and west indis pak should be play this 11 player of 15- 1.Imran Nazir 2.Kamran Akmal 3.N.Jamsed/Sehzd4.Mohammd Hafez 5.Umar Akmal 6.Sahid Afridi 7.Abdul Razzak 8.Azhar Mahmod 9.Umar Gul 10.Sohail Tanvir 11.Said Ajmol without this 11 player the extra 4 player will shd be 1.Soeb Malik 2.Asad Sofiq 3.Hammad Azam 4.Mohammod sami I think it will be a balanced team bcz 2 pecer 2 mediam fast 3 spinner and also 8 batsman(4 all rounder) have these 11 player.

  • omila wickramasinghe

    very bad selection for the t20 world cup.Chandimal & Thirimanne both are not suit for the t20s.what happend to kaup.recently he is among the runs & this is the time to use him.SLC missed it.i think seletors did’t watch his last inning.

  • samitha

    hey guys dont be jealousy ,when young once come for a squad please encourage them give confident be with them all the time.why the people always go behind and asking for players who are not performing .these young guys should play for the country.they also must get chances.anyway i wish our sri lanka team best of luck and lift the world cup T20/20

  • heshan

    f***** selection Where are kapugedera he is a best 4th lead runs score in slpl 2012
    unforming Chandimal ad thirimanne ? it is very bad

  • shoib (pakistan)

    Dilshan munaweera is a very aggressive batsmen.yes he plays risky shots but thats what you need for 20/20. i saw him got hit the first ball in the SLPL but his answer was a boundry over the bowlers head.thats what you call true talent. forget about everything. your going to be star for sure


    What happen to nuwan pradeep????? he balled well against India…aggressive feast bowler..and why rangana Hearath??? Schithra senanayake hez a wonderful bawler.

  • asanka hemal

    Dilshan munaweera is wonderful player. and this teem is best for T20 in sri lanka.

  • muhammadh rikzy

    this time i praise selectors for sellecting the best squad available in the contry so sri lanka should surely win this t20 because we have all the current bests in the team if loses than it is the truth sri lanka doesnt have better players hope they wont lose. BEST WISHES TO SRI LANKA. Munaweera neeeds to take this opportunity in both hands and do the job what he is known for. He needs more patience i saw him going after each and every ball try to hit it towards the boundry..thats not neccessary he may lose his consistency and we dont want inconsistent players once again…now i think kapugedera era is over the gum which attached them to kapu has now expired … SLPL has helped a lot.because of SLPL selection has been competitive and selecters fear because when they missout a good player there are many fingers pointing at them and ask why..SLPL has made selectors at last to agree with fans…

  • kev77

    Dilshan munaweera ? ok what performance made him be in the squad… Akila dananjaya understandable and should be… 1.Mahela 2.Dilshan(spin) 3. Sanga 4. Chandimal/Thirimanne 5.Mathews(fast med) 6. J.mendis(leg brk) 7 ThisaraPerera(fast med) 8. Nuwan Kula(fast med) 9. Malinga(fast) 10. A.Mendis(mystery spin excluding for India/Pak) 11. Akila Dananjaya(mystery spin)

  • Graham ford

    1, dilshan munweera 2, t.dishan 3, mahela 4, sangakkara 5, thirimanne 6, mathews 7, perera 8, kulasekara 9,malinga 10, akila danarajaya 11, mendis ( no one beat the sri lankan team ) best and strong team in the world . WORNNING – THIS MY OWN ADVICE . DON’T SALE THIS CUP OLSO. -SINHALA MENING – ME CUP EKATH VEKUNNANDA EPA 2011 WORLD CUP EKA VIKUNUVAA VAGE. TATA BUS 20 OONE NAMEE SALLE DEELLA GANDA .CUP EKKA VEKUNANDA EPAA.

  • Sahan

    Finally Selection committee has done the best selection. Glad to see youngsters have been given more chance. I’m waiting to see aggressive Dilshan Munaweera opens batting with T.M. Dilshan. Young Akila Dananjaya has been outstanding in the SLPL. Selectors have made the right move on him and hope he will be very effective, because he is talented and new to international cricket.
    Further we have many hopes on Ajantha Mendis as well with the carrom ball. I hope that youngsters would show their maximum talents in this golden opportunity and senior players will guide them on the correct path.
    Best of luck Sri Lanka !

  • suresh

    what happen SACHITHRA SENANNAYAKA? he is a wicket taker and attacking bowler
    I think Rnagana Herath usless for T20(he can do test and one days)

  • http://Srilankacricket Mike

    Where are Sachithra senanayake, Kaushal Lokurachchi & Nuwan Pradeep? Rangana herath, Ajantha Mendis & Nuwan Kulaseke not suitable for T20

  • Thushith Arachchige

    Good selection despite one or two hiccups . rangana herath should have drooped for chamara kapugedara or Ferveez maharoof even sachithra senanayake. becoz ranga herath is quality spinner in test matches when it comes to t20 he is no where near… he is solely bowler can’t bat or field therefore above selection should have been there we need an extra batsmen in case of dilshan munaweera fails we will have to send mahela up and need a powerful hard hitting middle order batsmen thoush chamara kapugedara doesn’t deserve it we don’t have any other option as we have seen in Slpl other that that great selection two spin all rounders are there two fast bowling all rounders are there,, two misty spinners are there so very balanced and very though of a selection…

    in srilanka we don’t need to play three this is a t20 world cup and if one of spiner fails to cope up with pressure we have 2 spin allrounders cover that up.. so Rangana Herath is a waste of a selection though i wish him good luck.. he is great bowler for Test but doesn’t suits for shorter formats.. he is sometimes economical but not a strike bowler more of a ecnomical hold up type of a player

  • DNP Adhikari

    where is Sachithra Senanayaka?? he is a best spinner in slpl 2012. why select unforming Chandimal? it is very bad

  • http://@madhawatk Madhawa Kolonna

    Really good selection by selectors and MJ. Good to see Munaweera and Dananjaya in the squad, and no Kapugedera. I would still open with MJ and Dilshan, and have Munaweera or Chandimal playing at #3. Or Munaweera can be tested out at #6, 7.

    Munaweera is bound to play at least one of the warm-up matches, so lets see how SL uses him.

  • http://slc Harindu

    This team is very well…arambaka batsmanla dilshan and munaweera unoth hodai…I like it.

  • kasun sameera

    I think this is a good selection. we can win the world cup as well

  • rock

    Chandimal? If there is kapu its good

  • rock

    @asanka u cant drop ajantha best T20 bowler we have currently

    • Asanka

      Problem is all 3 spinners cannot bat & fielding of Ranga & Ajantha is poor. We have a long tail. But in the team balance point of view, we have off spinner, left arm leggie, raight arm leggie and ajantha. So Sachithra is unlucky…

  • Dilip KR

    Well selected<3

  • chama

    i dont think Munaweera is ready for international scene.. he really have to improve his skills and his temperament.. i mean even dilshan cant hit every ball out of the ground

  • Asanga

    Comon Sri Lanka. Go for it !

  • Tara dahal

    The best playing 11 for t20 world cup is as
    1.Mahela Jayawardena (Capt)
    2. Kumar Sanggakkar.
    3 T.M Dilshan
    4 Lahiru Thirimanne
    5.Jeevan Mendis
    6. AngeloMathews (Vice Capt)
    7.. Dinesh Chandimal
    8. Thisara Perera
    9. Lasith Malinga
    10. Nuwan Kulasekara
    11.Ajantha Mendis

  • Asanka

    Let we know the standby players?

  • rock

    best squad munaweera should improve his skills

    • Akila Dananjaya

      Good squad!!! :)

  • Graham ford

    Good selection.why you not selecting mahroof beter than mel you miss it.boom boom power hitter and good allrounder.

    • Shashika

      Is this our coach?

      • dr

        all rounder with worst fielding

  • romesh

    YEs, They have chosen the ideal opener for T20..dilshan need to open with Munaweera, two dilshans to open sri lanka..and shaminda eranga is back!! love the way akila is bowling in slpl..this squad is really good.

  • Asanka

    Finally selectors did the right thing by including Dishan munaweera. But they have to play him as an opener and mahela, sanga should go down the order.
    Only problem is exclusion of Sachitra Senanayake instead of rangana or ajantha. He is a wicket taker as well as economical bowler where as Rangana is only an economical bowler.
    Cant wait to see Muna & Akila playing.

  • zafeer

    i cant understand the dilshan munaweera, he is not in the orginally 30 man squad but nw he is in 15 man squad….we should realize which position he was batting opening the innings, in the team he want bat because, dilshan & mahela wil open the innings. lahitu thirimanne dont have da fire power to play he was in the team. if he face 20 balls he wil score 20 runs
    is it enough. in 20twenty

    • Kave Weerawardana

      so true…instead of Thirimanne we should get Mahroof or Kapu they both bat well
      and good hitters