Sri Lanka ODI squad for Pakistan series in UAE

The following squad has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports, for the PAK v SL ODI series in UAE.

1.      T.M Dilshan (Captain)

2.      Upul Tharanga

3.      Mahela Jayawardena

4.      Kumar Sangakkara

5.      Angelo Mathews (Vice Captain)

6.      Dinesh Chandimal

7.      Jeevan Mendis

8.      Kosala Kulasekera

9.      Lasith Malinga

10.  Suranga Lakmal

11.  Dhammika Prasad

12.  Seekuge Prasanna

13.  Dimuth Karunaratne

14.  Dilhara Fernando

15. Suraj Randiv

  • sherman

    why this gunman tissara perera not in the oneday team……again this cricket going to bad
    all people are looking about tissara perera youn chandimal openning in onedayers……….
    dont forget tissera perera who batted very wel in 2011 world cup he is the real alrounder
    now we have……..selectors pls open your blind eye

  • thilina

    Srilanka need New young captain like Upul tharanga, Angelo mathews. Dilshan not a regular opener or Captain. Sangakkara and Mahela should announce retirement as soon as possible……….

  • Lalith

    Young Kapugedera should be in this squad. He batted superbly in hongkong sixes too. Please see this video before comment on young talent.

    • Raja

      There are far better youngsters than him in the Country at present, pl don’t cry for very ordinary players.

  • LALITH

    See this before comment on Chamara Kapugedera. See how brilliant this young man is specially in one day matches.
    Brilliant Batting

    • Sarath

      Not only Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka, DimuthKarunarathna, RosenSilva, Kithruwan Vithanage Romesh Buddhika,GeethKumara, Chathurangade Silva,Wimanga Perera, …. are far better bats than most of the batsmen representing the Country at the moment. One can find 101 better batsmen like above that can replace any of the favorites of selectors who are automatically get selected regardless their performances because their is no one to cry on behalf of them.

  • Kalana Demel

    REALLY no Ajantha Mendis Thats Just Plain Stupidity By The Selectors.

  • Nalin Perera

    Ajantha is not injured…Our selection committee is bunch of jokers who doesnt know what they are doing..

  • sivakumar

    ajantha mendis need select
    to team.

  • chathura ranmal d.

    @ nuwan mahesh,
    no no mcn, kule, ajantha and eranga have droped from selection beacause of their injuries. I have no problem about this team in addition jeewan mendis. There are lot of all round spiners in sri lanka better than jeewa. Sachithra senanayake is a good example 4 that. They are really talented bt they are not realations of dulip mendis like jeewan mendis. That is the one and only reason 4 their unsuitable 4 sl team. Any way i’ll hope jeewa perform well in this seeris. Good luck dilly and team 4da odis.

  • Dhammika

    Kapugedera played some brilliant knocks in Hongkong sixes recently. Now this talented player is in form . He should be included to this squad.

  • nuwan mahesh

    nuwan kulasekara and ajantha mendis need to select team

  • Roshan priyasanjana

    where is mendis..he should be in the odi’s….pakisthan new players haven’t seen him before…so mendis needs to be there…

  • Chanaka

    Just give performance the priority, and sack players who’re under performing, Lakmal needs guidence and exposure before he plays for the Test team. cricket Board needs to arrange more A tours for future prospects, just let talent to blossom without cliping them prematurely.Appoint cricket officials who are accountable for country’s future.

  • Imran

    Jeewan Mendis will be there in the team till Dulip Mendis is the selector coz they are relatives…all the best lanka…

  • sahid

    This is a good team dineshchandimal must bat between sanga and mahela

  • disara

    give a chace to nuwan pradeep becuse he can do smething new like malinga

  • http://srilnkacricket asith pradeep

    i like

  • w.d.a maduranga

    Dinesh Chandimal need to select final 11

  • lakaml

    kooo ban paranawithana uoota overs 50 ma thaniyen sellam karanda puluwan……

  • kalpa

    heyyy wr’s chamara silva? he scored a fifty n last odi against ausies. nw wt happ 2 him, when he’s n form they drop him, when he’s out of form they select him, may b ther’s sme logic n it, MR.MENDIS pls adv??

    • sahid

      hey come on chamara silva got so many opportunities. even he scored a fifty it was not a good one. its time to give chasers to the youngsters.

  • Raja

    Dilhara is a wasted talent like many a number of other talented cricketers who have come out of schools during the last 2-3 decades, he should consider himself very lucky that he could at least play few matches for the Country. There have been brilliant schoolboy cricketers( Sajith Fernando, VarunaWaragoda, Duleepa Samaraweera, Sanjeewa Warusamana, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Lanka de Silva, Indika de Saram, Ian Daniel,Nuwan Zoysa,PNRanjith, Sajeewa Weerakone, —) who have excelled well both at School & Domestic levels yet still they have been continuously ignored by the selectors and the established senior players to create opportunities for their friends & relatives. Though above mentioned extremely talented players couldn’t or hardly play for the country. Sangara’s mentor’s (Arjuna’s ) 3 brothers many other henchmen of his (some) played too long for the Country than they have actually deserved. Due to these blunders, the promising young players are unable to find their due place in the National side. It is also so sad to note, incapabilities of selectors to drop underperforming seniors, or else without being a burden to the Team it is high time for the three seniors to get dropped themselves. It is also very ridiculing thing to see the World’s No1 T/20 & the bowler who took maximum number of wickets in minimum number of International innings has been kept out in the dark while very ordinary of the ordinary bowlers are allowed to represent the Team at regular basis. By the way it is very sad to here that there has been no funds to pay our National Heros, their due payments who are responsible for bring in enormous wealth & prestige into this Country of corrupt people, at time even the junior cricketers of other Test playing are being paid in lakhs.

  • silva

    a good selection. please do not ever include paranavithana in any sri lankan squad. he is the worst opening batsman sri lanka ever had. he is too slow, dont know how to score and have no cricketing brain.

    • sahid

      well said bro. i think it is time to give upul taranga the place to oppen in test cricket

  • Sam

    My suggestions for Test side>>
    Dilshan should resign as the cricket captain and should get back to the team as an opening batsman. Thilan Should be member of the Test side. Marvan Atapattu the batting coach should resign. The selction committee should be sacked.

    SLC should hold democratic elections and appoint members to SLC accordingly. Highly talented cricketers such as Dinesh Chandimal should be a permanent team member.

    I believe Dinesh Chandimal likes to bat number 3 so he should be given the opportunity to bat at number three and move Sangakkara (number 4 bat) and the batting order down. Upul Tharanga who bats like a Test batsman in ODIs can be tried as Dilshan’s opening partner in Tests.

    The pathetic Thirimanna & Paranawithana who are club standard players that score runs slowly with very slow Run-Rate with no rhythm should be dropped from the Test team. Ajantha Mendis, where is he? Mendis should be the number spinner of the side not Rangana Herath.

    Lastly, Mahela or Sangakkara should be asked to captain the side once more. If either of those two don’t wants to captain the national team then appoint Anjelo Mathews. My question is if South Africa appointed Graeme Smith when he was 22 years with NO Test match experience why can’t Sri Lanka appoint Mathews to the captaincy. After all, the way Dilshan has captained the side it can’t go any worse right?

    • Nalin Perera

      our selection commitee is comprising of bunch of jokers who doesnt know there onions..Ajantha is not injured and he was not selected for strange reasons..

  • Vijay

    What about kapugedhra and Nuwan kulasekara ?

    • chamara Martinez

      omg thatz loozy squad…we r nt satisfyd 4 that…so jeewan mendis showd very poor permonce vs australia…bt he’s selected again :lol…..bt Kapugedara hav a most experiences than mathews,silva,thilan or chandimal….bt he’z not selected !! Thatz really poor middle order list

    • chamara Martinez

      kapu missed again

    • chamara Martinez

      lol