Monday, May 04, 2009
Veteran all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya has been included in the 15-member Sri Lanka squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in England this June.
The southpaw, who has been in tremendous form in the ongoing IPL in South Africa, is the oldest member of the squad that was announced in Colombo on Monday. Kumar Sangakkara has been retained as skipper, while Muttiah Muralitharan has been made his deputy.
Most of the Lankan players, who are playing in the IPL, have been included in the line-up. This includes Tilekaratne Dilshan (Delhi Daredevils), Mahela Jayawardene (Kings XI Punjab), Ajantha Mendis (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians).
Apart from the squad, six players have been announced as standby players. They are: Malinga Bandara, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedara, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Tisara Perera and Suranga Lakmal.
The Squad: Kumar Sangakkara (Captain), Muttaih Muralidharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, TM Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardana, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kurasekara, Thilan Thushara, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, M Maharoof, Jehan Mubarak, Indika de Seram.
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