Sri Lanka name skipperless squad
Sri Lanka have announced their one-day and T20 squad for Australia’s tour next month, but not their skipper.
Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was named captain for the recent tour of England, was included in the 20-man squad scheduled to play five ODIs and two Twenty20 games against Australia.
They will also play three Tests, but the squad for the longer version of the game was not announced. The only uncapped player in the squad is Sachithra Senanayake.
The full squad is: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Jeevan Mendis, Chamara Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekera, Isuru Udana, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Malinga Bandara and Sachithra Senanayake.
The series gets under way with the first T20 at Pallekele on August 6.
Source: AFP / Daily Telegraph
Not everyone can be captain isnt it obvious that the man that was fit for the job should be named
I propose Suraj Randiv, the star of the World Cup Final be the captain for the Australian tour.
The ‘boycott Sri Lanka Cricket’ initiative is gathering momentum in Australia. Has Sri Lanka got any diplomatic moves to thwart this inititative?
Ambassador Palitha Kihonna, an Australian Cotizen and leading Sri Lankan Diplomat should fly to Australia without any further delay.
He could though, be prosecuted for war crimes if he steps on Australian soil.
Maybe Prof Rajiva Wijesinghe is the man for the job though his recent Australian tour failed to be taken seriously.
The most credible diplomat at present is Hon GL Peries.
Something should be done to thwart the boycott move, immediately.
Its not too late to appoint sangakkara as a captain again.. with him captaining the side you can try someone new as a future captain… Its not good do give the captaincy straight away to a guy even doesn’t have a permanent place in the side,,
Sangakkara did brilliantly in exposing the evils of political inerference in Cricket and sport. The money that poured into SL since winning the world cup in 1996 was syphoned off by greedy sports ministers and their stooges in SL cricket management. So long as such corruption exists and the Hon President is incapable of taking effective action against such criminals there is little hope for SL cricket. Like the rest of the country I have little interest in SL cvrticket now.