Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2012-13 March 27, 2013

Five uncapped players in Sri Lanka's T20 squad

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Five uncapped players have been named in Sri Lanka's squad for the one-off Twenty20 that will complete the Bangladesh tour in Pallekele. Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Nuwan Kulasekara have been rested for the match. Mahela Jayawardene has recovered sufficiently from a finger fracture to be available for selection, but was not picked either.*

Allrounders Shehan Jayasuriya, Chaturanga de Silva, Ramith Rambukwella, and fast bowler Ishan Jayaratne were the new additions to the squad, while batsman Angelo Perera, already in the ODI squad, also found a place.

The selectors' focus on youth development is writ large in their latest team, as all five uncapped players are yet to turn 24, with Jeevan Mendis the only player named in the squad above the age of 30.

Kithuruwan Vithanage, who debuted in the Test series and is in the ODI squad, retained his place for the final assignment of the tour. Sachithra Senanayake was the only specialist spinner, with no room for either Ajantha Mendis, Akila Dananjaya or Tharindu Kaushal.

The match will be Dinesh Chandimal's first as Twenty20 captain, with Malinga set to be vice-captain for the first time. The squad for the third ODI was unchanged from the side named for the first two matches, after the second game was washed out in Hambantota.

Twenty20 squad: Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilshan Munaweera, Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kithruwan Withanage, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga (vc), Sachithra Senanayaka, Shaminda Eranga, Chathuranga de Silva, Shehan Jayasuriya, Ramith Rambukwella, Ishan Jayaratne, Thisara Perera

*This story had originally stated Jayawardene was still recovering from injury and was unavailable for selection.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY Crickyboy on | March 27, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    Well well.. its great to see young guys are given a feel of international experience with less pressure teams to start with. But, it is not prudent to groom our young generation to become cricketers who can only bowl 4 overs to contain batters and bat (or slog) for 5-7 overs. Currently SL has serious problems in finding proper test cricketers. Given this, it is really sad to see Kithuruwan Vithanage is placed in the T20 squad, who should be groomed as a test cricketer. All three formats are required to sustain cricket, however asking one to play all three formats equally well is not the right answer...

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 30, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Even though there are 5 uncapped players, Angelo Perera or Kithruwan Withanage are the most likely candidates to debut.

    Probable XI : Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayaka, Shaminda Eranga, 2 out of Dilshan Munaweera/Angelo Perera/Kithruwan Withanage.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    Kasun Madushanka, Saliya Saman and Ishan Jayaratne are probably out best uncapped fast bowling prospects. we need to expose these players at international level. So with that said I am happy that at least Ishan Jayaratne got a chance. Hope he gets picked for the final 11 and preforms.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    16 man squad for 1 twenty twenty game? :lol

  • POSTED BY pethz on | March 29, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    we need CHAMARA KAPUGEDERA..

  • POSTED BY Jayantha-Nandaraj on | March 29, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    it is not a good idea to get all young cricketers to playfor T20 due to the fact that their concentration is only 4 overs with the ball and average of 7 runs per over for 30 minutes with the bat. how about the longer version of the game???

    chandimal is a fine batsman for longer version of the game and Mathews should have continued as cpt

  • POSTED BY srcric on | March 29, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    bangladesh team doesnt have tamim,shakib,mortaza?it is not a big deal.even SL team didnt have Mahela,Herath in ODIs.in ODIs SL team found a new good openeer.in T20 no one will be there except malinga.that is the most important thing than winning that series.will see how new guys play with BD team.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Hope we are not going to hear about this old players talk from BD fans during the T20I between SL and BD. Some BD fans were crying that since they don't have Shakib, Mortaza, Tamim and some other unknown players, current BD is like BD-A team. In next T20I SL doesn't have Mahela, Sanga, Dilshan, Kulasekara or Herath. Happy now? You wanted to see the SL future side. Isn't it? Enjoy.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    @ ex-Srilankan; If you don't know read some old articles in Cricinfo. Dinesh Chandimal was given the captaincy in T20I team and Angelo Mathews was given the captaincy in Test and ODI teams. That's called splitting captaincy responsibilities. For an example once England had 3 captains. Strauss - Test, Cook - ODIs, Broad - T20I.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    Can the selectors justify the inclusion of Minister's son in the squad as per the below performances. What has he done in the past or present in the club games? Are they going on his Royal College statistics?

    Recent matches Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard 0, 3/32, 20, 0/4 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 22 Mar 2013 FC 3/23, 1, 1/47, 8* Nondescripts v SL Navy Welisara 15 Mar 2013 FC 1/27, 12 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 15 Feb 2013 FC 30, 1/10, 0 Nondescripts v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 8 Feb 2013 FC 51, 1/8 Nondescripts v Kurunegala Y Colombo (NCC) 1 Feb 2013 FC 1/28 Wayamba v Kandurata-Uv Colombo (NCC) 30 Jan 2013 LA 9, 0/13 Wayamba v Uthura-Negan Colombo (SSC) 23 Jan 2013 LA 30, 0/7 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 8 Jan 2013 LA 30, 0/13 Nondescripts v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 2 Jan 2013 LA 3/2 Nondescripts v Panadura Panadura 30 Dec 2012 LA

  • POSTED BY Crickyboy on | March 27, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    Well well.. its great to see young guys are given a feel of international experience with less pressure teams to start with. But, it is not prudent to groom our young generation to become cricketers who can only bowl 4 overs to contain batters and bat (or slog) for 5-7 overs. Currently SL has serious problems in finding proper test cricketers. Given this, it is really sad to see Kithuruwan Vithanage is placed in the T20 squad, who should be groomed as a test cricketer. All three formats are required to sustain cricket, however asking one to play all three formats equally well is not the right answer...

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 30, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Even though there are 5 uncapped players, Angelo Perera or Kithruwan Withanage are the most likely candidates to debut.

    Probable XI : Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayaka, Shaminda Eranga, 2 out of Dilshan Munaweera/Angelo Perera/Kithruwan Withanage.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    Kasun Madushanka, Saliya Saman and Ishan Jayaratne are probably out best uncapped fast bowling prospects. we need to expose these players at international level. So with that said I am happy that at least Ishan Jayaratne got a chance. Hope he gets picked for the final 11 and preforms.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    16 man squad for 1 twenty twenty game? :lol

  • POSTED BY pethz on | March 29, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    we need CHAMARA KAPUGEDERA..

  • POSTED BY Jayantha-Nandaraj on | March 29, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    it is not a good idea to get all young cricketers to playfor T20 due to the fact that their concentration is only 4 overs with the ball and average of 7 runs per over for 30 minutes with the bat. how about the longer version of the game???

    chandimal is a fine batsman for longer version of the game and Mathews should have continued as cpt

  • POSTED BY srcric on | March 29, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    bangladesh team doesnt have tamim,shakib,mortaza?it is not a big deal.even SL team didnt have Mahela,Herath in ODIs.in ODIs SL team found a new good openeer.in T20 no one will be there except malinga.that is the most important thing than winning that series.will see how new guys play with BD team.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Hope we are not going to hear about this old players talk from BD fans during the T20I between SL and BD. Some BD fans were crying that since they don't have Shakib, Mortaza, Tamim and some other unknown players, current BD is like BD-A team. In next T20I SL doesn't have Mahela, Sanga, Dilshan, Kulasekara or Herath. Happy now? You wanted to see the SL future side. Isn't it? Enjoy.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    @ ex-Srilankan; If you don't know read some old articles in Cricinfo. Dinesh Chandimal was given the captaincy in T20I team and Angelo Mathews was given the captaincy in Test and ODI teams. That's called splitting captaincy responsibilities. For an example once England had 3 captains. Strauss - Test, Cook - ODIs, Broad - T20I.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    Can the selectors justify the inclusion of Minister's son in the squad as per the below performances. What has he done in the past or present in the club games? Are they going on his Royal College statistics?

    Recent matches Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard 0, 3/32, 20, 0/4 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 22 Mar 2013 FC 3/23, 1, 1/47, 8* Nondescripts v SL Navy Welisara 15 Mar 2013 FC 1/27, 12 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 15 Feb 2013 FC 30, 1/10, 0 Nondescripts v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 8 Feb 2013 FC 51, 1/8 Nondescripts v Kurunegala Y Colombo (NCC) 1 Feb 2013 FC 1/28 Wayamba v Kandurata-Uv Colombo (NCC) 30 Jan 2013 LA 9, 0/13 Wayamba v Uthura-Negan Colombo (SSC) 23 Jan 2013 LA 30, 0/7 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 8 Jan 2013 LA 30, 0/13 Nondescripts v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 2 Jan 2013 LA 3/2 Nondescripts v Panadura Panadura 30 Dec 2012 LA

  • POSTED BY ajithabey on | March 28, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Good to see Munaweera back after a break. Does it make sense to have Mathews ,Mendis and Malinga in this young line up?

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | March 28, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    @Baseball-Sucks. I do agree that munaweera dint do well in the t20 world cup. but to be honest with u he was unlucky in the t20 world cup. If u look at the 1st game he played against zimbabwe he started well but he was runout. In the 2nd game against the saffers, SL were chasing a tough target of 80 runs in 7 overs and the pressure got to him and got out cheaply. Even sanga and mehela struggled to score runs in that match. In the 3rd match against NZ he only batted 1 over and the match got cancelled bcoz rain. So definitely he dint get a fair chance to prove himself. When someone like kapu getting 91 matches to prove himself, why not give munaweera another chance.

  • POSTED BY miles100 on | March 28, 2013, 2:29 GMT

    Only mistake that the selectors made is including Minister Keheliya Rambulkwalla's son Ramith Rambukwella from Royal College Colombo. Nothing personal agaianst the kid.However this Kid has no proven record yet as there are lot's of other talented kids like 19 year old Niroshan Dickwella who deserves a big place in the squad ASAP before their ability runs out/degrades in 1 or 2 years.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    @exSriLankan, I am not surprised by your screen name given your lack of observation. There are 17 comments on this page so far from Sri Lankans about Ramith Rambukwella and they are all complaining about his inclusion. Wake up boy!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    4 out of five uncapped players have decent domestic records. The one that doesn't is probably the least surprising inclusion ;)...perhaps the depth of talent we have in Sri Lanka is limited to four players...ORRRRRRRR

  • POSTED BY ex-Srilankan on | March 27, 2013, 22:36 GMT

    It is hilarious that Sri Lankans are protesting that politics and sports shouldn't mix regarding the decision by IPL on Sri Lankan players not playing in Chennai but are happy to select sons of politicians based on who their father is and not on performance. Also, why is Chandimal captaining the side that also includes the national captain, Angelo Mathews?

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | March 27, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    @ ndmm : What do I know ?? Well, I know a heck of a lot more than you do for sure. Munaweera did performed well in SLPL , but basically against mediocre bowlers. Anyway He's got his share to prove if he is worthy of being in the national side. BUT HE FAILED !! This is not democracy. You get a few chances to yourself. That's it coz there are so many young talents knocking at the door to have a shot at. Just look how Kusal grabbed his opportunity from the get go. Munaweera is basically vulnerable against the bounce. (Just go n watch the highlights of T20 WC match against Saffars in Hambanthota) As I said he doesn't have shots around the wicket. If he is a T20 opener, he MUST be able to give a rapid n explosive start. Otherwise he's gotta go coz we've got a plenty of young guns left in the stock to fill these gaps. Peace out !!

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    What these guys doing with Akila & Tharindu kaushal???? For find next murali we have to give chances to young upcoming spinners. These two players was in the bench last few months. Now not in the side as well. This is a very bad decision in my point of view....

  • POSTED BY axe_hay on | March 27, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    Kapugedera has got ENOUGH chances at the international level and he has failed all the time. So no point calling for his selection. It really surprising to see average performers like Rambukwella,Eranga and Chaturanga in the squad. Why are'nt Bhanuka Rajapakshe,Akila Dananjaya, Tharindu Kaushal,Sohan Boralessa,Sachithra Serasinghe and Gayan Maneshan in the squad ? They are the brightest young talents SL has !

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | March 27, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    Well its a Great opportunity for BD to win this t20 as BD's record in t20 is very bad with SL selecting an inexperienced side

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Chathuranga de silva and Ramith Rambukwella are weird selections. Where is Bhanuka Rajapakse? even an unfit Bhanuka is better than Rambukwella or Chathuranga de silva

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 17:23 GMT

    Mr.Sanath, please explain us under what basis that Ramith Rambukwella has sneaked into the team! Hope u r not trying to get the politics into the game! Coz the only qualification I can see in him is his close relation with a MP! Hope u will do good to sri lankan cricket better than this in the future! coz will be with u as long as the politics are not brought into cricket only!

  • POSTED BY ndmm on | March 27, 2013, 17:20 GMT

    Hallo baseball monawada danne dilshan WC match kiyada gahuway munaweerata matches hambunada gahanne ????? have u see him playing,go through his past domestic cricket in last match also he has scored 100 .that is his 2nd hundred,hey dont b jealous to the people.their the young guys who can do something for the sri lanka cricket.....................

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    Here's chathuranga de silva's stats. How he selected? Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St 3 2 1 1 1* 1.00 38 2.63 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 51 19.60 0 0 1 0 0 0

    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ

    3 5 163 105 1 1/15 1/26 105.00 3.86

  • POSTED BY dare77lkthora on | March 27, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    My XI: Kushal, Dinesh, Mathews, Angelo P, Jeevan, Thisara, Thirimanne, Sachithra, Malinga, Eranga & Ishan/ Kithruwan. I realy dont understand what Rambukwella did to come in to squad. Has he performed in domestic competition? didnt see it though.. C'mon Sana, you know better

  • POSTED BY SLMaster on | March 27, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    It is very good decision to include the youngsters. But, it would also great increased representation in bowlers than batsmen. Currently SL is lacking better bowlers.

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    where is CHAMARA KAPUGEDARA sri lankas best hitter and best fielder...he is a better player than thiri,chandi.jeevan for t20...ramith rambukwella what a shame..can he play cricket???what a joke.

  • POSTED BY damith91 on | March 27, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    where is kapugedara?he should be in t 20 squad atleast.He is in very good form.bt he didnt get a chance.

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    we need kapu.dont need rabukwella

  • POSTED BY MDCP on | March 27, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    my XI would be 1)kusal 2)munaweera 3)chandimal 4)Jeewan 5)Mathews 6)Angelo P 7)Thisara 8)Shehan/Jayaratna 9)Sachithra 10)Eranga 11)Malinga What the hell is Mr.Rambukwella doing in the squad? Sana's 1st blunder as chief selector!!!

  • POSTED BY SL_Boy on | March 27, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    Dilshan Munaweera should be opening with Kaushal, but for me Kaushal is a much better middle order guy good finisher(he finished 2 matches in Aus) having say that we have Ange and Tissara for the same purpose. Getting complicated so many good SL crickets coming up …

  • POSTED BY Sanga2014 on | March 27, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    When Bangaladesh havent good bowling attack We should try to send Thisara bit of early. It will be a good bating practise for him. Guys, Dont blame to Sanath. I dont think sanath can do much with politics. To me he is the best selecter I have seen

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | March 27, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Why does everybody keep selecting Munaweera into their top XI's ? I really don't get it. What did he exactly do in T20 WC ?? !!! NOTHING !!! He doesn't have shots around the wicket. If it is not in his slot, he can't even take a single n rotate the strike. I say, Let that 19 yr old Shehan Jayasuriya to open with Kusa or " send Thisara " :P Just imagine what Thisara would do if he gets to play 6 overs of powerplay :P

  • POSTED BY nuwanr on | March 27, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    What Lahiru Thirimanne is supposed to do here?

  • POSTED BY russymrm on | March 27, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    It is great to see young talents on the field. they are the future of sri lankan cricket. Well done sana boy, But i'm afraid about one player MR RAMITH RAMBUKWELLA .How he was selcted to the squad? Is it under the part of " MAHINDA CHINTHANAYA". Pls sana dont bring political to the any sports plss.....

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    Where is Akila Dananjaya, Ajantha Mendis & Kapugedera all 3should be in thee squad at least

  • POSTED BY Thefakebook on | March 27, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Good move by SL now we will see a more even contest!

  • POSTED BY ErangaMahesh on | March 27, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    Team should be 1.Kusal Perera, 2. Dilshan Munaweera 3.Lahiru Thirimanne, 4. Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), 5.Angelo Mathews, 6.Jeevan Mendis, 7.Thisara Perera 8.Sachithra Senanayaka 9. Shehan Jayasuriya 10. Lasith Malinga (vc), , 11.Shaminda Eranga,

  • POSTED BY shan1280 on | March 27, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    TOP 11/ Kusal, Munaweera, Chandimal (capt & wk),Thirimanne, Mathews, J Mendis, Thisara, Kithuruwan, Senanayaka, Malinga, Eranga

  • POSTED BY SurenA on | March 27, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    OMG!! Ramith Rambukwella in SL squad for the T20' what a joke? You must be kidding!!! Sanath is trying to ruin his own reputation by political selections like this. Who is next, is it going to be Namal rajapaksha to captain the side!

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:53 GMT

    playing XI should be: 1.kusal perera 2.dilshan munaweera 3.lahiru thirimanne 4.kithruwan vithanage 5.dinesh chandimal 6.shehan jayasuriya\chaturanga de silva 7.angelo mathews 8.sachitra senanayake 9.shaminda eranga\thisara perera 10.ishan jayaratne 11. lasith malinga

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    Final 11 for T20 > 1. Kusal Perera 2. Dilshan Munaweera 3.Dinesh Chandimal 4.Lahiru Thirimanne 5.Angelo Mathews 6. Jeevan Mendis, 7. Thisara Perera 8.Shehan Jayasuriya 9.Sachithra Senanayaka 10.Lasith Malinga (vc) 11. Shaminda Eranga,

  • POSTED BY hotcric01 on | March 27, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    Ramith Rambukwella!Please don't bring politics in to the cricket.This guy nowhere near the international standards.It is just for politics.SL cricket is ruined by dirty politics.Most of other selections are very good.Cricinfo pls publish.

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    ramitha..? what for..? because his father is a government minister..that is the only reason I can see..

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    My team..Kusal,Mune,Shehan J,chandi,Mathews,Angleo p,Thisara,jeewan,Sachithra,Eranga,Malinga...

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | March 27, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    Looks lyk SL going 2 follow d Australian method in T20 nd trying 2 make a specialist t20 team nd giving new players d chance......

  • POSTED BY ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on | March 27, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    Sanath, please don't discourage the talented youngsters by selecting non performing son's of politicians.Please justify this selection.otherwise you'll loss respect you earn from your previous selections. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/394871.html

  • POSTED BY ShehanJay on | March 27, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    When the media ministers son Ramith Rambukwella is in the T20 squad, and the Chief selector is Sanath Jayasuriya who is an MP in the present government...one can easily put two and two together and come up with five. :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    just an example.... what is going on sri lanka

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:21 GMT

    Ramith Rambukwella.........lol

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    Ha....ha Ramith Rambukwella is in the Squad..........where is Bhanuka Rajapakse...I think Bhanuka must in the squad...not Ramith...its politics ????

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Best time for BD to beat no 1 T20 team....

  • POSTED BY Cpt_Sparrow on | March 27, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    Why not Kapu over Ramith ?

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    Ramith rambukwella?? He's a T20 player? you got to be kidding!

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    Ramith Rambukwella?????????????????????????another miracle...shame.

  • POSTED BY ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on | March 27, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    I think this is too much.3 uncapped players enough for a squad.I'd like to see T.M.Dilshan instead of thirimanne or rambukwella.We should not forget we are the number 1 in T20s.If we loss this one, we are drop down to no.2. My xi according to the squad : Kusal, Munaweera, Chandimal, Mathews, Kithruwan, Angelo Perera, Jeewan, Thisara, Sachitra, Malinga, Ishan Jayaratne/Eranga

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | March 27, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    Angelo Perera...Good... So he will be equal to Angelo Mathews+Thissara Perea? Just joking...! all the best Chandimal as Captain!

  • POSTED BY GeemanSL on | March 27, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    My team 1. Kusal Perera 2.Lahiru Thirimanne, 3. Angelo Perara 4.Dinesh Chandimal 5.Angelo Mathews 6. Thisara Perera 7. Jeevan Mendis 8. Sachthra Senanayaka 9.Lasith Malinga 10. Shaminda Eranga

    Dont know who could be the 11th. Maybe kithruwan vithanage to boost the batting.

    There are 2 fast bowlers, 3 all rounders and 2 spin options. Thats more than enough to win against BD

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 8:12 GMT

    Sana pls don't include politics into cricket...Pls think there are knowledgeable cricket fans in SL...What has Ramith Rambukwella done to earn a place in The SQUAD???? Everyone knows he is a son of the powerful Politician Mr K.Rambukwella

  • POSTED BY Lankanforever on | March 27, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    can't really see why Ramitha is in? is he a better batsman than Bhanuka or may be a better offie than Akila or Tharindu. Disgusting.

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | March 27, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    Even though there are uncapped players in the squad I doubt whether many of them will play in the match. Most probable 11 would be Kushal, Munaweera, Thirimanne/Kithuruwan, Chandimal, Anjelo Perera, Mathews, Jeewan, Thisara, Eranga, Malinga and Senanayake

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Dear SJ..Please justify the selection of Ramith Rambukwella....Can you justify him as a better spinning allrounder than Janaka Gunarathne,Sachith pathirana,sachithra serasinghe,Dilruwan perera,Rohan jayathissa,TN sampath,Alankara Asanka Silva.....Lol....This is a shame...

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | March 27, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    My XI : Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Thiri , Mathews, Thisara, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra, Eranga, Malinga. And the batting position of Thisara must be changed according to the situation.

    And I don't see the name of Munaweera in the playing XI EVER..NEVER...EVER !!!

  • POSTED BY first_slip on | March 27, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    Ramith Rambukwella? you got to be Kidding me...

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | March 27, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    This squad looks light on experienced batsmen to me...yes it's a hot and run game but quality is quality irrespective of the format

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Why isn't Angelo Matthews captaining the squad?

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Why isn't Angelo Matthews captaining the squad?

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | March 27, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    This squad looks light on experienced batsmen to me...yes it's a hot and run game but quality is quality irrespective of the format

  • POSTED BY first_slip on | March 27, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    Ramith Rambukwella? you got to be Kidding me...

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | March 27, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    My XI : Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Thiri , Mathews, Thisara, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra, Eranga, Malinga. And the batting position of Thisara must be changed according to the situation.

    And I don't see the name of Munaweera in the playing XI EVER..NEVER...EVER !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Dear SJ..Please justify the selection of Ramith Rambukwella....Can you justify him as a better spinning allrounder than Janaka Gunarathne,Sachith pathirana,sachithra serasinghe,Dilruwan perera,Rohan jayathissa,TN sampath,Alankara Asanka Silva.....Lol....This is a shame...

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | March 27, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    Even though there are uncapped players in the squad I doubt whether many of them will play in the match. Most probable 11 would be Kushal, Munaweera, Thirimanne/Kithuruwan, Chandimal, Anjelo Perera, Mathews, Jeewan, Thisara, Eranga, Malinga and Senanayake

  • POSTED BY Lankanforever on | March 27, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    can't really see why Ramitha is in? is he a better batsman than Bhanuka or may be a better offie than Akila or Tharindu. Disgusting.

  • POSTED BY on | March 27, 2013, 8:12 GMT

    Sana pls don't include politics into cricket...Pls think there are knowledgeable cricket fans in SL...What has Ramith Rambukwella done to earn a place in The SQUAD???? Everyone knows he is a son of the powerful Politician Mr K.Rambukwella

  • POSTED BY GeemanSL on | March 27, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    My team 1. Kusal Perera 2.Lahiru Thirimanne, 3. Angelo Perara 4.Dinesh Chandimal 5.Angelo Mathews 6. Thisara Perera 7. Jeevan Mendis 8. Sachthra Senanayaka 9.Lasith Malinga 10. Shaminda Eranga

    Dont know who could be the 11th. Maybe kithruwan vithanage to boost the batting.

    There are 2 fast bowlers, 3 all rounders and 2 spin options. Thats more than enough to win against BD

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | March 27, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    Angelo Perera...Good... So he will be equal to Angelo Mathews+Thissara Perea? Just joking...! all the best Chandimal as Captain!