New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2013-14 November 1, 2013

Eranga omitted for first two NZ one-dayers

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Shaminda Eranga, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, has been left out of the squad for the first two ODIs against New Zealand later this month. Newcomer Ashan Priyanjan, the 24-year-old middle-order batsman, and oppener Dimuth Karunaratne, who played the last of his two ODIs in 2011, have both been included in the 16-man squad.

Eranga has had moderate success in ODIs so far, averaging 27.93 in 13 matches, and his results in 2013, and in the recent first-class tournament, do not suggest a serious dip in form. He struggles to make the XI in home ODIs when Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera are fit, but has in the past been preferred to Suranga Lakmal, who has been named in this squad.

Karunaratne and Priyanjan enter the side through the force of their List A performances in 2013. Test opener Karunaratne hit 271 runs at an average of 90.33 in a recent three-match series against New Zealand A, while Priyanjan averaged 44.

Karunaratne's presence in the squad will intensify competition for the second openers' position, with Kusal Perera's international form having cooled since his arrival at the top level. Upul Tharanga's inconsistency has seen him left out.

A busy right-hander who plays for Ports Authority Cricket Club, Priyanjan has been a regular A team player, particularly since Sanath Jayasuriya became chief selector in 2013. Having arrived at the professional level with plaudits from junior cricket, Priyanjan has earned a reputation for improving steadily - notably with the seam-bowling that has seen him used increasingly as an allrounder.

Spin bowlers Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake and Ajantha Mendis have all been named in the squad, having all also played against South Africa in the team's last ODI series. Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne will likely comprise the middle order, alongside captain Angelo Mathews.

Both ODIs will be played in Hambantota, with one more to follow, in Dambulla. A two-match Twenty20 series is also scheduled.

Squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Ashan Priyanjan

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  • Prabhash1985 on November 2, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    I would prefer if Shaminda was included into the squad. The last time Dhoni hit a biggie, it was purely because Shaminda was so inexperienced. You need to nurture these players carefully. Shaminda is an intelligent player, and he has got genuine pace. If you don't give him enough experience, simply because you don't want to lose initially, please do understand that you are not going to improve. I really like the fact that Dimuth is in the squad. If you want to understand me, it's simple. I like genuine batsmen, genuine pinch hitters, genuine pacers, and genuine spinners, and I don't like people with immense talent and intelligence to be left out. Dilhara had genuine speed, but arguably he didn't have the intelligence to control a batsman, may be because he didn't have enough experience. I hope it will not happen to Shaminda. I really like Malinga-Shaminda combination for the first 3 overs, and Shaminda Kulasekara for another 2 overs. These people are valuable. Help them to grow please.

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    Confidence, Lightening reflex and ability to execute well controlled strokes are quiet unimportant to the J&Ps as long as the henchman can hit the ball hard with a consistency rate of one out of 5 innings played or more. By the way the 4 seniors aren't needed in this squad at a time the Country has been blessed with the under mentioned promising youngsters:Khausal Silva,RoshenSilva, AngeloPerera The Best Schoolboy Bat(2009), Bhanuka Rajapaksha The Best Schoolboy Bat of 2010&2011(1 of the 3 best batters of 2010 Youth WC), ,KithruwanW, Gayan Maneshan,ShehanJayasuriya,AshenSilva,SachithraSerasinghe,UmeshKarunarathna Best Schoolboy Cricketer(2008), Niroshan Dickwella The Best Schoolboy Bat2012 Kusal Mendis the current Best Schoolboy Bat and the 3 most consistent spinners;MalindaPushpakumara,Tharindu Khausal&DulanjanaMendis and many others. It's a grievous injustice to ignore the above mentioned quality players, just to make way for henchmen.

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    has done nothing much as a bowler to be called as an all-rounder. In October 2007 too, the J&Ps brought another all-rounder (aged 25+ at that time)from a hometown of a puppet, allowed to open batting against the Touring Englishmen and included him in the tour party to Australia, at a time, his 1st Class Bat Ave was just 23 after a 100 odd 1st Class Innings, and interestingly he was placed at the 185th position, in the batting list (in the order of runs scored;Total runs scored was just 30 in 5 innings) in the Premier Div Limited Over tournament(2006/07) held just prior to Englishmen's visit to the Country in 2007.(stats can be verified @ any good website like Cricinfo or Cricket archives) It is sad to state not a single local media personnel or any senior player queried about this terrible act and the henchmen is still being considered as an all-rounder by the present J&Ps. The J&Ps don't want to bring in promising youngsters that has maintained consistency. 2bCNTD

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 3:53 GMT

    entertain reckless hitters. They include too many reckless hitters & half-bowlers that have failed the exams time and time again at a time there are enough young brilliant Cricketers that has done well & maintained consistency both at School&Domestic Levels. 1/3rd of every National team of last 20 years has been filled with henchmen. They are still clueless what has been happening in other Test playing Countries and continue with their distressing thoughts created in their reckless minds in exhibiting their incompetency in taking these important decisions that are very vital for the Country's future. The Game at national level is not a place to entertain henchmen & allow them to earn few dollars at the cost of promising youngsters. They're yet to learn that, the player's consistency is more vital than anything other factor. They bring in some henchmen labeling them as all-rounders but those all-round skills are quite unknown to most of the fans. The present all-rounder 2bCNTD

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    Due to the J&Ps' (of last 20 years) ignorance over the importance of employing promising players (youngsters with proper control over their skills that have maintained consistency both at school and in Domestic Cricket) the SLan fans are being continuously embarrassed. J&Ps have no regard for overall consistency of a player; as a result, the players, they consider as indispensable have always failed to deliver when the Team badly needed their services (hardly won a tournament since 2007). They think those that can hit the ball hard with their eyes closed are the most wanted at International Level. If the great players the likes of TENDULKAR & KHOLI were happened to be born in SL, they would not have been considered (Purely as batters) by the J&Ps, to represent the Country until they pass their age, mid 20s, a good example for this is Roshen Silva (1st Class Bat Ave around 50, at present) who performed better than Kholi at the 2007 Youth WC has been continuously ignored just to2bCNTD

  • yohandf1984 on November 2, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    There are few things I like about this series . At first it give a new life to Dambulla Cricket stadium . It is one of beautiful ground in Sri lanka and deserved more matches . secondly SL should rotate seniors here 2 which will give chance to Thiri or an all rounder . If SL can win first 2 matches , third has to be a game for reserves . Good luck lions .

  • on November 2, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    Glad to see 3 josephians in the national squad (angelo,thisara,dimuth)

  • yasask on November 2, 2013, 2:51 GMT

    this series should be a really easy win for sri lanka. but this should be a chance for sri lanka to use their youngsters.no mccullum or taylor for new zealand, who are the only good players in that side.

    this should be the xi. 1. dimuth karunaratne 2. kusal perera 3. dinesh chandimal 4. lahiru thirimanne 5. angelo mathews 6. kumar sangakkara 7. thisara perera 8. nuwan kulasekara 9. rangana herath 10. sachithra senanayake 11. lasith malinga

    sanga should bat low cause hes easily the best batsman in the side just in case there is a collapse and let the youngsters experience how it feels to build a total or chase down a target at the top of the order.the new zealand side is very weak without the absence of brendan and ross so this is a risk free chance of trying out young players.

  • Cpt.Meanster on November 1, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    SL in SL are a tough nut to crack. NZ will feel the heat this series. After what transpired in BD, NZ will arrive with low hopes of winning anything in SL. I feel sorry for the Black Caps.

  • on November 1, 2013, 20:40 GMT

    For the Sri lankan cricket future it is better to test in this series with 1.Thirimanna 2. Chandimal and 3. Mathews 4 Sanga 5. Mahela .

  • Prabhash1985 on November 2, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    I would prefer if Shaminda was included into the squad. The last time Dhoni hit a biggie, it was purely because Shaminda was so inexperienced. You need to nurture these players carefully. Shaminda is an intelligent player, and he has got genuine pace. If you don't give him enough experience, simply because you don't want to lose initially, please do understand that you are not going to improve. I really like the fact that Dimuth is in the squad. If you want to understand me, it's simple. I like genuine batsmen, genuine pinch hitters, genuine pacers, and genuine spinners, and I don't like people with immense talent and intelligence to be left out. Dilhara had genuine speed, but arguably he didn't have the intelligence to control a batsman, may be because he didn't have enough experience. I hope it will not happen to Shaminda. I really like Malinga-Shaminda combination for the first 3 overs, and Shaminda Kulasekara for another 2 overs. These people are valuable. Help them to grow please.

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    Confidence, Lightening reflex and ability to execute well controlled strokes are quiet unimportant to the J&Ps as long as the henchman can hit the ball hard with a consistency rate of one out of 5 innings played or more. By the way the 4 seniors aren't needed in this squad at a time the Country has been blessed with the under mentioned promising youngsters:Khausal Silva,RoshenSilva, AngeloPerera The Best Schoolboy Bat(2009), Bhanuka Rajapaksha The Best Schoolboy Bat of 2010&2011(1 of the 3 best batters of 2010 Youth WC), ,KithruwanW, Gayan Maneshan,ShehanJayasuriya,AshenSilva,SachithraSerasinghe,UmeshKarunarathna Best Schoolboy Cricketer(2008), Niroshan Dickwella The Best Schoolboy Bat2012 Kusal Mendis the current Best Schoolboy Bat and the 3 most consistent spinners;MalindaPushpakumara,Tharindu Khausal&DulanjanaMendis and many others. It's a grievous injustice to ignore the above mentioned quality players, just to make way for henchmen.

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    has done nothing much as a bowler to be called as an all-rounder. In October 2007 too, the J&Ps brought another all-rounder (aged 25+ at that time)from a hometown of a puppet, allowed to open batting against the Touring Englishmen and included him in the tour party to Australia, at a time, his 1st Class Bat Ave was just 23 after a 100 odd 1st Class Innings, and interestingly he was placed at the 185th position, in the batting list (in the order of runs scored;Total runs scored was just 30 in 5 innings) in the Premier Div Limited Over tournament(2006/07) held just prior to Englishmen's visit to the Country in 2007.(stats can be verified @ any good website like Cricinfo or Cricket archives) It is sad to state not a single local media personnel or any senior player queried about this terrible act and the henchmen is still being considered as an all-rounder by the present J&Ps. The J&Ps don't want to bring in promising youngsters that has maintained consistency. 2bCNTD

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 3:53 GMT

    entertain reckless hitters. They include too many reckless hitters & half-bowlers that have failed the exams time and time again at a time there are enough young brilliant Cricketers that has done well & maintained consistency both at School&Domestic Levels. 1/3rd of every National team of last 20 years has been filled with henchmen. They are still clueless what has been happening in other Test playing Countries and continue with their distressing thoughts created in their reckless minds in exhibiting their incompetency in taking these important decisions that are very vital for the Country's future. The Game at national level is not a place to entertain henchmen & allow them to earn few dollars at the cost of promising youngsters. They're yet to learn that, the player's consistency is more vital than anything other factor. They bring in some henchmen labeling them as all-rounders but those all-round skills are quite unknown to most of the fans. The present all-rounder 2bCNTD

  • Prema1948 on November 2, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    Due to the J&Ps' (of last 20 years) ignorance over the importance of employing promising players (youngsters with proper control over their skills that have maintained consistency both at school and in Domestic Cricket) the SLan fans are being continuously embarrassed. J&Ps have no regard for overall consistency of a player; as a result, the players, they consider as indispensable have always failed to deliver when the Team badly needed their services (hardly won a tournament since 2007). They think those that can hit the ball hard with their eyes closed are the most wanted at International Level. If the great players the likes of TENDULKAR & KHOLI were happened to be born in SL, they would not have been considered (Purely as batters) by the J&Ps, to represent the Country until they pass their age, mid 20s, a good example for this is Roshen Silva (1st Class Bat Ave around 50, at present) who performed better than Kholi at the 2007 Youth WC has been continuously ignored just to2bCNTD

  • yohandf1984 on November 2, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    There are few things I like about this series . At first it give a new life to Dambulla Cricket stadium . It is one of beautiful ground in Sri lanka and deserved more matches . secondly SL should rotate seniors here 2 which will give chance to Thiri or an all rounder . If SL can win first 2 matches , third has to be a game for reserves . Good luck lions .

  • on November 2, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    Glad to see 3 josephians in the national squad (angelo,thisara,dimuth)

  • yasask on November 2, 2013, 2:51 GMT

    this series should be a really easy win for sri lanka. but this should be a chance for sri lanka to use their youngsters.no mccullum or taylor for new zealand, who are the only good players in that side.

    this should be the xi. 1. dimuth karunaratne 2. kusal perera 3. dinesh chandimal 4. lahiru thirimanne 5. angelo mathews 6. kumar sangakkara 7. thisara perera 8. nuwan kulasekara 9. rangana herath 10. sachithra senanayake 11. lasith malinga

    sanga should bat low cause hes easily the best batsman in the side just in case there is a collapse and let the youngsters experience how it feels to build a total or chase down a target at the top of the order.the new zealand side is very weak without the absence of brendan and ross so this is a risk free chance of trying out young players.

  • Cpt.Meanster on November 1, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    SL in SL are a tough nut to crack. NZ will feel the heat this series. After what transpired in BD, NZ will arrive with low hopes of winning anything in SL. I feel sorry for the Black Caps.

  • on November 1, 2013, 20:40 GMT

    For the Sri lankan cricket future it is better to test in this series with 1.Thirimanna 2. Chandimal and 3. Mathews 4 Sanga 5. Mahela .

  • on November 1, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    Good decision Eranga is a nothing bowler. He was clobbered by Dhoni in WI. I am afraid we are fast becoming new minnows of the world. Our youngsters are hopeless and seniors are well irresponsible. I know we will be making rank turners so we can win this series but I still go with 2-1 NZ. They are a much better team than Sri Lanka. They bowled us out in CT for 130 odd as well.

  • on November 1, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    It looks like a good squad, but I am not sure about the inclusion of Lakmal and Priyanjan instead of Shaminda Eranga. Also, A Mendis randomly finds his way in and out of the line up. Hoping to see Kusal pull it together with the bat, as he has been playing well in the warm up matches. Need to see the skill from our next Jayasuriya

  • s.g.a. on November 1, 2013, 17:05 GMT

    No one is better than mahela, he is the one of best cricketer in the world of all format of cricket, tharanga never be a sportsman, see his body language look like very lazy character, i 'm totally agree he drop from the team, keep in mind in the game of cricket how many runs u scored it' s useless if u are not a active fielder in the ground. country like australia they never give chance like these players.

  • on November 1, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    sri lanka win 3=0 again n,z

  • on November 1, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    @super_six, DO YOU WATCH CRICKET matches? 139 against Australia in 2011,164 against India in 2013, 120 against England in 2006 at Lords are few of THARANGA's centuries agains quality bowling attack.

    And also he has involved for many record breaking partnerships in ODI against quality bowling attack.282 with sanath agains England at Leeds ,201 with again with Sanath agains New Zealand at Napier,282 with Dilshan and 231 with again Dilshan against England are few of them.

    So Tharanga is 100 better and consitant and better batsman than MAHELA...but people are not aware about that...

  • on November 1, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    my team for n,z=dimuthu,kusal.lahiru,chandimal.mathews,ashan,perera.nuwan.senanayake.akila.shaminda.......

  • SUPER_SIX on November 1, 2013, 14:42 GMT

    @Eranga:- Tharanga dropped because he is a walking wicket against quality fast bowling. His strike rate 70 or so is not good enough for ODI's. YOU can't drop MAHELA the most elegant batsman of Sri Lankan team...

  • johnathonjosephs on November 1, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    This is a full strength Sri Lankan team.... New Zealand is nowhere near full strength and are missing the likes of McCullum, Taylor, and Williamson. This should be a walk in the park

  • on November 1, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Guys this is for the first 2 ODIs. Let's relax a bit. Im sure the youngsters will get a chance in the 3rd ODI and the T20s.

  • on November 1, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Where is maharoof and kapugedara? And surely its about time that youngsters like akila dananjaya, tharindu kaushal, shehan jayasuriya, chaturanga kumara, vimukthi perera, and many more should be given a chance?

  • on November 1, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    lakmal , A mendis why ? j mendis did well against keniya. he has some batting eranga always did his first spell good.but when he get one or two wicket he thinks he did job change his ways that where he getting hit. but he should be in the team he will be good for next world cup.

  • on November 1, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    @ Super_Six, Mahela took two years to score his last century in ODI..He is the most inconsistent batsman at the moment.Tharanga is 100 times better than Mahela. Compare their records bellow,

    Mahela has played 403 matches but has scored only 16 Centuries at the average of 33.39.

    Tharanga has played just 171 matches but has 13 centuries at the average of 33.94..

    But no place to Tharanga in the team. Tharanga is just 28 years old. He should be given chances now considering next world cup. Mahela is not positive batsman at all.We are going to fight with players like Kohili, Dhoni or diviliers..So now it's time to bring young talents to the team..there must be more Jayasuriers waiting outside without a chance...

  • CricketChat on November 1, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    Good selection. My only question, why is SL investing so much on Thirimanne for short formats? From what I have seen of him over the last yr or so, his scoring strokes are limited and struggles to keep up with run rate putting pressure on the rest of batsmen. He should be considered for tests only for the time being. May be, one day he will develop into a good ODI batsman like Dravid from Ind in the 2nd half of his career.

  • SUPER_SIX on November 1, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    @Eranga:-Just because mahela is 37 you can't drop him.There is no rule in cricket saying that you should retire after 36.If he is fit he can play.He didn't do well in test matches but did well in ODI s in recent past . You can't trust chandimal as replacement for Mahela because he is inconsistent.so mahela should play.

  • asithaSL on November 1, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    What happen to Milinda Siriwardene...?? He should have given a chance, even a head of Chandimal. Why SL play with 3 senior, even Malinga , Herath can be rested against young NZ team. This is worst kind of selection. Disappointed...!!

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on November 1, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    again poor selection.same old team. y 3 seniors against team like NZ who defeated BD 2-0 recently. 3 seniors can play future tough tours like Pakistan,England y against NZ. increase ranks?allow keeping more records to Mahela and Sanga?get boring cricket to Cricket fans? or political reasons?

  • on November 1, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    Mahela Jayawardane is 37 now. When the next world cup is played by 2015 he will be 39. So Mahela is unlikely to play that world cup. So now Sri lanka should start finding new talents. New comers should be given enough to time to find the touch.So Mahela should be dropped for this tour.Mahela's current performance is not enough to mach the oppositions like Kohili, Wotson de villiars.

  • on November 1, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    When did they announce this squad? What happened to the previous squad? There were lots of youngsters in the previous squad. Such as all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana. They just sack off youngsters like this without even noticing. They do this in every series. Announce a pretty good squad about a month before, and just before the tournament begins they just select the same old team again.. Regardless of their performance or anything.. And no chance for youngsters.. Well done slc selectors.. Continuing the good job! In return to the huge sack of dollars they make..

  • CricketFever11 on November 1, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Pls dont give Dinesh Chandimal the T20 captancy. He is not good enough to lead the team. Appoint Angi as the T20 captain as well.................

  • on November 1, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    not bad selection, you can not underestimate NZ team so need to take seriously where is Maharoof? our fast balers need to do there job well otherwise NZ will attack & get runs anyway good luck SL

  • Hareendra on November 1, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    I cannot understand why they call Ashan Priyajan an allrounder. He's so far played 60 List A matches and has 3 wickets! How does that qualify him as an allrounder?

  • thusharadanu on November 1, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Why Suranga Lakmal and not Shaminda Eranga?? This is not good... If they want to develop a fast bowler for the team why they not given the chance to the him and get him more experience before the 2015 world cup?? Suranga not done much to be selected!!

  • on November 1, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    Again AJANTHA MENDIS? WHY OH WHY? What has he done to justify his section ?!!

  • SUPER_SIX on November 1, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    No need to rest seniors. They are in their best form these days .And they won't be around for too long. So fans should enjoy their batting & think about future after the 2015 WC .SLC should try the youngsters along with seniors.Then they can share their experience with youngsters.

  • Karnain on November 1, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    This is really good selection to include both seniors and youngsters in the squad even though currently NZ are not at their best in ODIs and they are also without Taylor, McCullum & Williamson. I guess only one of the guns 3 big will play in each match!

  • loke_cricfan on November 1, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    Considering NZ is not the strongest team, just now beaten by Bangladesh, SL should have considered dropping senior pro of Tila, Sanga, & Mahela. Poor selection from SL cricket board.

    -Indian

  • on November 1, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    Considering Mahela Jayawardane's last two years weak performance he should be dropped from the ODI matches, targeting next world cup youngsters should be provided enough chances to find the touch.

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  • on November 1, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    Considering Mahela Jayawardane's last two years weak performance he should be dropped from the ODI matches, targeting next world cup youngsters should be provided enough chances to find the touch.

  • loke_cricfan on November 1, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    Considering NZ is not the strongest team, just now beaten by Bangladesh, SL should have considered dropping senior pro of Tila, Sanga, & Mahela. Poor selection from SL cricket board.

    -Indian

  • Karnain on November 1, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    This is really good selection to include both seniors and youngsters in the squad even though currently NZ are not at their best in ODIs and they are also without Taylor, McCullum & Williamson. I guess only one of the guns 3 big will play in each match!

  • SUPER_SIX on November 1, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    No need to rest seniors. They are in their best form these days .And they won't be around for too long. So fans should enjoy their batting & think about future after the 2015 WC .SLC should try the youngsters along with seniors.Then they can share their experience with youngsters.

  • on November 1, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    Again AJANTHA MENDIS? WHY OH WHY? What has he done to justify his section ?!!

  • thusharadanu on November 1, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Why Suranga Lakmal and not Shaminda Eranga?? This is not good... If they want to develop a fast bowler for the team why they not given the chance to the him and get him more experience before the 2015 world cup?? Suranga not done much to be selected!!

  • Hareendra on November 1, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    I cannot understand why they call Ashan Priyajan an allrounder. He's so far played 60 List A matches and has 3 wickets! How does that qualify him as an allrounder?

  • on November 1, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    not bad selection, you can not underestimate NZ team so need to take seriously where is Maharoof? our fast balers need to do there job well otherwise NZ will attack & get runs anyway good luck SL

  • CricketFever11 on November 1, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Pls dont give Dinesh Chandimal the T20 captancy. He is not good enough to lead the team. Appoint Angi as the T20 captain as well.................

  • on November 1, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    When did they announce this squad? What happened to the previous squad? There were lots of youngsters in the previous squad. Such as all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana. They just sack off youngsters like this without even noticing. They do this in every series. Announce a pretty good squad about a month before, and just before the tournament begins they just select the same old team again.. Regardless of their performance or anything.. And no chance for youngsters.. Well done slc selectors.. Continuing the good job! In return to the huge sack of dollars they make..