Sri Lanka name 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad

By Hilal Suhaib

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara will lead Sri Lanka in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. © AFP.

January 07, 2011 (Island Cricket): Sri Lankan selectors have named their final 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas and Suraj Randiv are the notable absentees.

Captain of Sri Lanka's 2007 World Cup side, Mahela Jayawardena, has been named as the vice-captain.

The squad is as follows:

Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Mahela Jayawardene (vice-captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath.

© Island Cricket

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 viraj's picture

aravinda , ar u crazy,why droped vass???

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Randiv should have been included instead of Herath or Mendis as he adds balance to the side and gives depth in the batting,he can be considered a bowling all rounder.
Although based on peformance, Vaas did deserve a place, it was about him that Aravinda indirectly referred to as that no one who harms the dressing room atmosphere would be included.Vaas and Sanga do not have a good relationship

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c'on lads ....finally the squad has announced,,,,thank god!!no Jayasuriya,,,though we thought he may get through to the team using his political powers...now as true Srilankans we have to back our team and support them to fullest to win the world cup...

rahsan's picture

herath is left arm bowling option bt sanath is better option than herath if he gt some runs that is a extra herath has no experience also im nt blame bt if we lost this wc fist sirasa tv they are da people done programs wid talking negative opasite side of cricket like sanjeewa ranatunga,arjuna, and give pressure to ashantha de mel and left out selection comitee and replaced aravinda aravida is best batsman bt nt selector asantha da man bcoz of him we have these players ,aravinda could nt secure our asia cup title as home team bt asantha gt higher 2007 runners up,(bcoz of rain)also final and semi t20 wc i ll nt watch this wc bt i wish aravinda bcoz if he fail sure all da people hit by stones also to sirasa no chanse to mendis, this is flat wickets 90% playing venues if domestic series play flat wickets like dat sanath perform well we know he cnt play slow wickets he prove dat score 65 ssc also randiv he is da best bowler wid strike rate in flat tracks againts india,aus 2 major spriners enough wid 2 all round fast bowlrs 2 major fast bowlers there is 6 and sanath option he can bat also in middle order bt dis is horible 1st is sirasa media they are da ones aprove all da things going nw and blame to past bt past is better than today they blame 2 asantha de mel all so war time after dis if they hv self responibility they cnt talk cricket allda best srilanka if srilanka win bcoz of malinga,sanga,mahela,dilshan,mathews,tissara, mendis,herath,no chance, last time only one dat is marvan option bt we come to final dat time arjuna told we cnt beat bagladesh we left out 1st round bt we come to final this time mmm we wait and see bt aftr if we lost bcoz of nt players playing movment play dicicions all of this horible selection

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where's RANDIV???????????????????

Tharindu Chat's picture
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Crazy decision to leave Randiv. Aravinda what's the brand of booze you have been taking lately?

Nadeeshan Dawson's picture

I like the squad. Randiv will have his chance, he is too easy to read. It bouncy wickets he is good, but not in the sub continent. Herath will bring variety. I think Vass should have played instead of Dilhara who is never consistent, but Aravinda knows better cricket than all of us.(including the guys who are bashing him above). Glad that Sanath is out, now do yourself a favor Sana boy call it quits. Go work for the people who voted for you. ( I dont know what they were thinking).

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Randiv should really have had the chance as he can bat decently. apart from murali, the only better spin option is herath. mendis's mystery is over. everyone can easily pick him and whack him. randiv shud really have not been dropped

arjun gopal's picture
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Randiv should really have had the chance as he can bat decently. apart from murali, the only better spin option is herath. mendis's mystery is over. everyone can easily pick him and whack him. randiv shud really have not been dropped

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come on guys when it come to decision making one shud take da risk...
and anyway he cant select all 30 !!
Lets b positive and wish them all the very best as one nation.

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