Sri Lanka name squads for Pakistan series

By AFP
Published: May 24, 2012

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the fifth one day international cricket match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi November 23, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday announced separate Twenty20 and one-day squads for the home series against Pakistan starting next month.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play two Twenty20 games in southern Hambantota on June 1 and 3, followed by five one-day internationals in Pallekele and Colombo from June 7 to 18.

The Sri Lankan squad for the three-Test series, starting on June 22, will be named later.

A release from the Sri Lankan board did not name a captain, but veteran Mahela Jayawardene is expected to remain at the helm.

Twenty20 squad:

Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedera, Upul Tharanga, Isuru Udana.

One-day squad:

Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Upul Tharanga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilhara Fernando.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Ex cricket lover
    May 26, 2012 - 12:45PM

    since everybody knows how selection is made at PCB, our team, whatever composition they make, will bring disgrace to this nation. they can only win against minnows like holland, canada (though canadian kabadi team beat ours pretty badly last year) and zimbabwe. history is full with examples of legends of pakistani cricket, and everyone of them made his entry into the team with the help of people who werent selectors.

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