Sri Lanka Squad for Twenty20 World Cup 2010: Kumar Sangakara (Captain & WK), Sanath Jayasurya, Tillakaratane Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Mahela Jayawardne, Angelo Mathews, Thissara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Muthiah Muralitharan, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Chanaka Welegedera.
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The ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2010 will be played in
Sri Lankan squad is full of older players. That is why, it is called an ageing squad. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and tillakaratane Dilshan have already crossed 30. Vice-captain, Muralitharan, and Sanath Jayasuryisa are in their 40s. They are experienced players and all of them have great contribution behind the success of
Mahela Jayawardene is another important player in the Sri Lankan squad. He has been playing cricket for a long time. He will be an effective player with his experience. Sanath Jayasuriya has been included luckily despite his poor performance in recent times. He is the oldest player and is not performing very well. However, selectors hope that he will get back his form.
Tillakaratane Dilshan is a hard hitter opening batsman. He is known for his aggressive batting style. May be, he will continue his work this time also. Opposite bowlers will try hard to take his wicket as early as possible. If he stays longer in the field then match result will turn in favor of
Twenty-year-old Dinesh Chandimal is the only new face in the squad. He is a right handed batsman. However, there is a strong possibility that he would not be included in the main squad. Chinthika Jayasinge is not new face but he has not played many games for the Sri Lankan team. Chamara Kapugedera is an effective middle order batsman.
Sri Lankan cricket team will heavily depend on two allrounders- Angelo Mathews and Thissara Perera. Angelo Mathews is a good all rounder. He is a regular member in Kolkata Knight Riders. I think that he will play an important role in the upcoming tournament. Thissara Perera is not a bad performer in T20 format.
Sri Lankan selectors will have to face a big problem when it comes to select bowlers in the main squad.
Sri Lankan cricket team also has three spinners. Muthiah Muralitharan and Suraj Randiv are two off spinners. Ajantha Mendis is another spinner in the team. However, three of them will not be used in any match. May be, selectors will select one or two spinners. If players are selected based on their performances, then Ajantha Mendis has the highest possibility to be selection.