Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12 November 30, 2011

Injured Suranga Lakmal out of Test series

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Suranga Lakmal, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, has been ruled out of the Test series in South Africa because of an ankle injury. He joins Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Dhammika Prasad, who were not considered for the tour, on the list of injured fast bowlers.

Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors, Duleep Mendis, said a replacement was not named for Lakmal. "We are hopeful that by the time the first Test ends at Centurion on December 19, one of the inured fast bowlers would be fit to fly to South Africa and replace Lakmal," Mendis said.

Sri Lanka play three Tests in South Africa, where they have never won a Test, followed by a five-ODI series. The first Test starts at SuperSport Park on December 15.

Sri Lanka squad: Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Kaushal Silva (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chanaka Welegedara, Dilhara Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Thilan Samaraweera.

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  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | December 3, 2011, 22:27 GMT

    yorkslanka..Of course the bowlers mentioned were inadequate..The English press dubbed them 'toothless' & toothless they have remained since playing OZ & Pak. BTW Welegedara is 30 & has been at it for some time.... WI were great since Learie Constantine up to Lara's retirement & thats a real long time. And yes WI ARE a small country in terms of resources & size. Their board is not one of the rich cricket boards & thats why Gayle talked himself out of the team to play lucrative IPL. WI decline has been attributed by many to the influence of better cash earning prospects in baseball and athletics. I am not running down your SL team. They did suberbly from 96 till recently but the replacements they come up with now have been ineffective 4 whatever reason....

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Kaushal Silva (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chanaka Welegedara, Dilhara Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Thilan Samaraweera.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    @Nadun Jayathilaka, It's Remarkable isn't it, Even Steyn's worst figures are still better than all the Sri Lankan Bolwers Overall Career figures ;) It's about time for steyn to change those figures which is pretty Ordinary for his own standards :) Come On Steyn waiting for ur 250 :D

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | December 3, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    @lord emsworth ~ i dont uderstand your comment"sl cant play the small nation card forever", why not, our country isnt growing any?surely you must agree that in terms of resources, we are not at the same level as Ind/Eng/SA/Aus and probably sit in the same bracket as NZ/WI/Pak? You said that WI produced greats and that's right, look at their team of the 80's; not one team can match the efforts of not losing a series for 15 years but they are also in a regrowth phase and are not what they used to be...in terms of the bowlers i mentioned who you saw against england,did they do THAT bad, considering that most of them didn't have more than one years experience of playing at the top level? Dont get me wrong, I am not one of these people who proclaims "we are the best..." all I am saying is that these bowlers will need time to get experience and i honestly believe it will come- but it will take time..doesnt help having a poor captain and bad administration to boot.. as for me, i bleed SL mate

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    dale styen has poor records against sri lanka. he was in team when mahela and sanga built a 624 partnership...

    styen average against SL in Test - 36.50 Economy rate is also very high - 4.72

    Go lanka Go.. You can face Poor styen..

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    Are they faking or what ?..How can all these players get injured like this !. On the other hand its funny the people from Chapathi land who were humiliated by 8-0 loss in England talking about SL`s inability to play out side SL !

  • POSTED BY S.Jagernath on | December 2, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Sri Lanka are going to struggle to get to the 5th day of the tests,they have to hope for rain to prevent them being embarassed.Jayawardene and Sangakkara really struggled on previous tours to S.A.The last time Ntini really exposed their weaknesses against the short ball.Kepler Wessels is correct in saying that the SA 'A' team will destroy Sri Lanka.

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | December 2, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    yorkslanka...Admire your persistent chirpy optimism and staunch support of the SL team... However SL cant play the 'small nation' card forever. West Indies were/are a small nation too...Yet look at their 'greats'..Too many to even mention. I watch SL whenever they tour the UK. Dont live in old Blighty but close enough in Europe. I have seen most of the bowlers you mention (Junior & Senior teams) and none of them in my opinion are going to catch the cricket world on fire.... No, its either that the well is really dry or Duleep Mendis cant see em, or he is being steamrollered by.....?

  • POSTED BY bMike on | December 2, 2011, 15:03 GMT

    Though SL lost some of their bowlers they still have a very strong team. Dilshan, Paranavithara, Sangakkara, Jayawardane, Samaraweera, Mathews, Silva(wk), Herath, Welagedara, Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep. This team can easily beat SA and I hope SL will win the test series 2-0

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2011, 12:57 GMT

    Good team from sri lankan side,,but Taranga must in & para out is better than this,anyway they will change the current conditions surely,,

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | December 3, 2011, 22:27 GMT

    yorkslanka..Of course the bowlers mentioned were inadequate..The English press dubbed them 'toothless' & toothless they have remained since playing OZ & Pak. BTW Welegedara is 30 & has been at it for some time.... WI were great since Learie Constantine up to Lara's retirement & thats a real long time. And yes WI ARE a small country in terms of resources & size. Their board is not one of the rich cricket boards & thats why Gayle talked himself out of the team to play lucrative IPL. WI decline has been attributed by many to the influence of better cash earning prospects in baseball and athletics. I am not running down your SL team. They did suberbly from 96 till recently but the replacements they come up with now have been ineffective 4 whatever reason....

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Kaushal Silva (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chanaka Welegedara, Dilhara Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Thilan Samaraweera.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    @Nadun Jayathilaka, It's Remarkable isn't it, Even Steyn's worst figures are still better than all the Sri Lankan Bolwers Overall Career figures ;) It's about time for steyn to change those figures which is pretty Ordinary for his own standards :) Come On Steyn waiting for ur 250 :D

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | December 3, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    @lord emsworth ~ i dont uderstand your comment"sl cant play the small nation card forever", why not, our country isnt growing any?surely you must agree that in terms of resources, we are not at the same level as Ind/Eng/SA/Aus and probably sit in the same bracket as NZ/WI/Pak? You said that WI produced greats and that's right, look at their team of the 80's; not one team can match the efforts of not losing a series for 15 years but they are also in a regrowth phase and are not what they used to be...in terms of the bowlers i mentioned who you saw against england,did they do THAT bad, considering that most of them didn't have more than one years experience of playing at the top level? Dont get me wrong, I am not one of these people who proclaims "we are the best..." all I am saying is that these bowlers will need time to get experience and i honestly believe it will come- but it will take time..doesnt help having a poor captain and bad administration to boot.. as for me, i bleed SL mate

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    dale styen has poor records against sri lanka. he was in team when mahela and sanga built a 624 partnership...

    styen average against SL in Test - 36.50 Economy rate is also very high - 4.72

    Go lanka Go.. You can face Poor styen..

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    Are they faking or what ?..How can all these players get injured like this !. On the other hand its funny the people from Chapathi land who were humiliated by 8-0 loss in England talking about SL`s inability to play out side SL !

  • POSTED BY S.Jagernath on | December 2, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Sri Lanka are going to struggle to get to the 5th day of the tests,they have to hope for rain to prevent them being embarassed.Jayawardene and Sangakkara really struggled on previous tours to S.A.The last time Ntini really exposed their weaknesses against the short ball.Kepler Wessels is correct in saying that the SA 'A' team will destroy Sri Lanka.

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | December 2, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    yorkslanka...Admire your persistent chirpy optimism and staunch support of the SL team... However SL cant play the 'small nation' card forever. West Indies were/are a small nation too...Yet look at their 'greats'..Too many to even mention. I watch SL whenever they tour the UK. Dont live in old Blighty but close enough in Europe. I have seen most of the bowlers you mention (Junior & Senior teams) and none of them in my opinion are going to catch the cricket world on fire.... No, its either that the well is really dry or Duleep Mendis cant see em, or he is being steamrollered by.....?

  • POSTED BY bMike on | December 2, 2011, 15:03 GMT

    Though SL lost some of their bowlers they still have a very strong team. Dilshan, Paranavithara, Sangakkara, Jayawardane, Samaraweera, Mathews, Silva(wk), Herath, Welagedara, Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep. This team can easily beat SA and I hope SL will win the test series 2-0

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2011, 12:57 GMT

    Good team from sri lankan side,,but Taranga must in & para out is better than this,anyway they will change the current conditions surely,,

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | December 2, 2011, 8:10 GMT

    @lord emsworth- hello again mate, i have to pick you up on the fact that you feel there are no replacements for the greats of our past, the same was said when they came in to replace the players before them..as you say these things will take time but it will come...we have natural cricket talent from our small nation an that's why we have been able to compete with the big countries of cricket, despite a smaller population, less resources and a poorer administration..we will come good again..in terms of bowling,we have good prospects in lakmal, eranga , welagedara, prasana, randhiv and pradeep are our future and with the bat, chandimal,thirimmane ,rajapakse will come good. all rounder wise, mathews and thissara perera will help us get back to where we were i.e in the top four test teamsand top three odi teams..

  • POSTED BY chad_reid on | December 2, 2011, 2:33 GMT

    i have a feeling SL wont win a single match in SA well they might win some but they wont win any series SL need to play some minnows to atleast win a series SA can beat them with a B grade team aginst a full strenght SL team.

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | December 1, 2011, 20:58 GMT

    SA toured SL in 2006 and lost yes. SA were without Smith the captain and SL were much stronger then with Murali, Vaas, and Jayasuriya in the team. SA today are a much strenghtened team. Boje,Dippenar, Gibbs, Nel,Polllock, and Nitini are gone from that team and are replaced by even stronger players. SL depend heavily on the ageing duo MJ and KS and bowlers who struggled in England, at home against Oz and in the desert series with Pak. Re-building is a constant process for all teams but SL's problem is that they dont have worthwhile new replacements. The well has gone dry and I'm afraid SL has hard times ahead...

  • POSTED BY _MiddleStump_ on | December 1, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    Everyone bashing Sri Lankan cricket, specially the pace men just needs to settle down a bit. Every team goes through a rebuilding stage. Give them some time to find there footing... no point in making comments like "a pointless series, where no one will learn anything from losing"

    I'd also like to point out that no team other than the Aussies win cosistently away from home. These same South Africans were white washed in a full lenght tour in Sri Lanka (i believe 2003-04?) India just got swept in England, England came to India and lost the ODI's played. So it isn't just Sri Lanka... it's everywhere in cricket.

    Another point... why is it when a subcontinent team can't win in English, Aussy or South African conditions it's because of their lack of talent... but when those other teams lose in the subcontinent it's because the pitches are "not upto par"

    RIDICULOUS!!!!

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | December 1, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    dont get me wrong we will lose this series, but it would have been nice to see how bowlers like eranga, lakmal , and prasad did if they werent injured..we need to focus on our strength i.e spin bowling..hopefully mendis and herath can do something...welagedara is quietly improving and can be a handful ( as he showed last summer by consistently getting out strauss...what we need is our batsmen to fire and give us a (very slim) chance of not being whitewashed...

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    @Roar911, few months ago these guys were up against Broad, Tremlet and Anderson. It didn't cost SL a 3-0 series. There was any significan difference. but there was a difference b/w 2 pace attacks. Wellagedara have developed a lot. Sadly Eranga is missing out. Still SA favourit by far. Only thing SL can expect is 0-0 draw or 0-1 lost. May b 1-1 cud happen if Dilhara fires. But can't trust him. Good experience 4 young bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Roar911 on | December 1, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    steyn, morkels, tsosobe vs these guys???? *sigh ......there goes another series!

  • POSTED BY buncers on | December 1, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    With so many bowlers injured and Matthews unable to bowl, what are the physios and coaches doing. I am sure Vaasy is available and he never got injured.

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | December 1, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    Oh !! its another big blow SL.......the fast bowler who was looking good in the last tour is injured & now the selectors are hunting for a replacement.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2011, 3:58 GMT

    We have a foreign head coach, batting, bowling and fielding coaches, physios you name it everything is available. The saddest part of the story is that most of the bowlers are injured, the chief selector does not know whom to select as replacements. Are we a team of professionals or a wayside team that is starting cricket? Wonder who has to take the blame and who will take action against the people concerned for the downfall of the standard of cricket in Sri Lanka. Tour of South Africa is going to be a tough one. So let us hope and pray the players will be in a proper frame of mind to give the Proteas a good fight.

  • POSTED BY ARad on | December 1, 2011, 2:10 GMT

    "We are hopeful that by the time the first Test ends at Centurion on December 19, one of the inured fast bowlers would be fit to fly to South Africa and replace Lakmal," Mendis said. This is excellent news. WE NEED MORE FORWARD THINKING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE BACKUP PLANS TO BE IN CHARGE OF PLANNING which is what selection falls under.

  • POSTED BY Deepfreezed on | November 30, 2011, 21:08 GMT

    This is going to be disastrous tour. Sri Lankans wont be able to enjoy their holidays seeing Sri Lanka being embarrassed the way they going to get beat in SA. SLC should seriously reconsider this tour. It is going to be pointless. No one is going to learn anything.

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 20:33 GMT

    This speaks volumes of the depth of knowledge of the Chairman of Selectors.He may have seem to be good when there were good players around. How can he say wud wait until the other players get fit. If u r injured and not picked u cannot join a series mid way u wud not anyway be match fit. As for Tilan Sam. it's a shame how he has been treated. Agree with an earlier comment about players managing their careers. However, who is going to assess and make decisions on those KPI's is it the same selectors who r going to do it ? It's quite a sad chapter of SL cricket. We have gone back to the pre- Ranatunga era where we just turn up for the match hoping to save face.You cannot blame players, selectors etc. The whole system has failed starting from school cricket.

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | November 30, 2011, 18:31 GMT

    Lakmal,Eranga,Prassad,Kulasekere...Doesnt matter. None of them can rub the South Africans or any decent Test team. SL's only chance of not losing the test & ODI series is by not going. Save yourselves money & embarrasment...

  • POSTED BY HLANGL on | November 30, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    To me, Thilan Thushara is a much better bowler who should have been given a longer run. He may not pick a match bag of 8-9-10 wickets, yet he's capable of picking up some vital breakthroughs when they're most required unlike the likes of Lakmal, Welagedara, etc.. Also he's a proper bowler when compared to the likes of Thisara Perera, Shaminda Eranga, etc. & can move the ball at a decent pace. In addition, Nuwan Pradeep also should have been given a longer run than being simply sidelined after the 1st test against Pakistan. For a player to prove whether he truely belongs to the international arena or not, he should have been given a sufficently longer run before being judged. Sidelining after only a single test won't help either the player or the team. At least he should have been persisted in the entire tour. With Malinga not playing tests, SL should work on developing at least two bowlers who can be at least said fast bowlers, who're capable of hitting 140+ kmph on a regular basis.

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    Thilan Thusara will be the ideal replacement......

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | November 30, 2011, 15:36 GMT

    Hope Dhammika Prasad and Shaminda Eranga are fit soon. This is really a joke honestly.

  • POSTED BY Sageleaf on | November 30, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    What is with our fast bowlers? Most are unfit or out due to injury. Does anyone care? Malinga too looked totally out during the Pakistan ODI series. How could we win against South Africa without any good bowler? With South African pace attack our batsmen too gonna struggle. Its going to be a very interesting series. Sanga should captain the side once again.

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | November 30, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    what is going on? how come all of our bowlers are suddenly getting injured?this needs to be addressed asap..this tour is going to hard enough without losing key players...

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Why don't they bring Thilan Thusara? SL were winning games when Nuwan Kulasekara and Thusara were leading the pace attack. Hopefully, Kula heals quickly to play in the Test Series.

  • POSTED BY Mandernew on | November 30, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    Get Sachithra Senanayake in for him

  • POSTED BY Roshini on | November 30, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Yet another fast bowler goes down!!! Eager to know what our conditioning coach has got to say on these frequent breakdowns. Now four down and the list is ever increasing. Before the Always Breakdown Syndrome hits the remaining four, think it's time to consult not known to breakdown Chaminda Vass or Rumesh Ratnayake on longevity.So sad cause I was tipping Lakmal to give a real hiding to Steyn and Morkel on variable speed. Can't figure out why the present crop of fast bowlers are so susceptible to injuries. Are we looking at some kind of generation X "BELLY DANCERS" instead of the old school FAST BOWLERS? Roshini Vass - Homagama Sri Lanka

  • POSTED BY shantiratnamaj on | November 30, 2011, 10:26 GMT

    Sri Lankan players are talented but they are not good at managing their careers this is the main difference between SL players and international players. A team coach can manage the team and little with specific players and their careers. SLC must hire professional managers who can help players or group of players manage their careers. At the moment crickets have managers who manage their finance but not their careers. Each player must have a goal, target, KPI i.e runs per series and per year and they should be given frameworks to evaluate themself. Each player must have a fitness score. At the moment its all by luck! If mahela is fit Samaraweera is not part of the long term plan but if Mahela is in doubt Thilan comes part of the plan..so Thilans plays in the team according to Mahela's fitness.

  • POSTED BY ratedstfu44 on | November 30, 2011, 8:49 GMT

    no good bowlers in SL squad, now lakmal is gone.

    I have a tip : Play with 11 batsman , try to draw.

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    Sharminda Eranga should be replacement

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    It is sad to hear that Chairman of selectors is waiting for one of the injured players to replace Lakmal.It means we do not have any alternative past bowler.Mr Champaka Ramanayake wer is your Young facemen? If so,Mr.Mendis please ask Chaminda Vass to come out from retirement and fill the vacant place oro give a chance to young alrounder Chatura peris.I am realy wondering about what happened to Tilan Thushara Mirando ,Tharanga Lakshitha and Isuru udana? Are they rertired from cricket or injured?

  • POSTED BY FAMATH on | November 30, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    please pay them their salaries & play with this 11 - TM, Para,Kuma,Mahela,Thilan,Chandimal,Mathews,Rangana,Welagedara,Dilhara,Tissara -

  • POSTED BY Rajchamp on | November 30, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    Why are they not selecting Thilan Thushara?

  • POSTED BY goldeneye075 on | November 30, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    what's with Tillan Tushara ?? does any one konw ?? as far as the article goes , there isn't any mention about him// Again, now day's fast bowlers do not keep their fitness intact.. If u look at the carries of MacGrath, Chaminda Vass... these bowlers hardly injered .. mind you they played all forms of cricket... it's the dedication that kept them in all the time... still chaminda is going great,, while people like Dilhara, where in and out due to injeries will VASS is playing... very bad to see these new bowlers as they fall like flies :-)

  • POSTED BY ranga03 on | November 30, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    Why isn't Lasith Malinga's name on the squad list????? I know he doesn't play tests, but what about the ODIs?

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 5:15 GMT

    Where is Mirando?? Is he still injured??

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    Bring Thilina Thushara back!!

  • POSTED BY randikaayya on | November 30, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    Good opportunity for him to put on some muscle so he can use the shoulder a bit more. A mowler with his action and build should generate more pace than 140kmph

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | November 30, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    Indian fan here......Sri Lanka needs to play same 3 seamers in all 3 tests if they want to pick 20 wickets...the constant changing & chopping will take SL no where...it is beyond me why SL selectors dont play Tharanga in tests....Dilshan should open & that is his best chance to score....i would like to see Welegedera/Fernando & Thisara in 1st test...if one of 3 doesnt pick wickets,only then they should play Pradeep...its all about line-length in SA....is Mathews gonna bowl ???? Best Luck !!

  • POSTED BY Roar911 on | November 30, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    wow.... four paceys injured... well, atleast selectors should consider bowlers from u19 squad rather than "hoping someone would recover" ....shamelessly dilhara still finds a place in sl squad! pathetic

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  • POSTED BY Roar911 on | November 30, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    wow.... four paceys injured... well, atleast selectors should consider bowlers from u19 squad rather than "hoping someone would recover" ....shamelessly dilhara still finds a place in sl squad! pathetic

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | November 30, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    Indian fan here......Sri Lanka needs to play same 3 seamers in all 3 tests if they want to pick 20 wickets...the constant changing & chopping will take SL no where...it is beyond me why SL selectors dont play Tharanga in tests....Dilshan should open & that is his best chance to score....i would like to see Welegedera/Fernando & Thisara in 1st test...if one of 3 doesnt pick wickets,only then they should play Pradeep...its all about line-length in SA....is Mathews gonna bowl ???? Best Luck !!

  • POSTED BY randikaayya on | November 30, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    Good opportunity for him to put on some muscle so he can use the shoulder a bit more. A mowler with his action and build should generate more pace than 140kmph

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    Bring Thilina Thushara back!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 5:15 GMT

    Where is Mirando?? Is he still injured??

  • POSTED BY ranga03 on | November 30, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    Why isn't Lasith Malinga's name on the squad list????? I know he doesn't play tests, but what about the ODIs?

  • POSTED BY goldeneye075 on | November 30, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    what's with Tillan Tushara ?? does any one konw ?? as far as the article goes , there isn't any mention about him// Again, now day's fast bowlers do not keep their fitness intact.. If u look at the carries of MacGrath, Chaminda Vass... these bowlers hardly injered .. mind you they played all forms of cricket... it's the dedication that kept them in all the time... still chaminda is going great,, while people like Dilhara, where in and out due to injeries will VASS is playing... very bad to see these new bowlers as they fall like flies :-)

  • POSTED BY Rajchamp on | November 30, 2011, 6:32 GMT

    Why are they not selecting Thilan Thushara?

  • POSTED BY FAMATH on | November 30, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    please pay them their salaries & play with this 11 - TM, Para,Kuma,Mahela,Thilan,Chandimal,Mathews,Rangana,Welagedara,Dilhara,Tissara -

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    It is sad to hear that Chairman of selectors is waiting for one of the injured players to replace Lakmal.It means we do not have any alternative past bowler.Mr Champaka Ramanayake wer is your Young facemen? If so,Mr.Mendis please ask Chaminda Vass to come out from retirement and fill the vacant place oro give a chance to young alrounder Chatura peris.I am realy wondering about what happened to Tilan Thushara Mirando ,Tharanga Lakshitha and Isuru udana? Are they rertired from cricket or injured?