Island Cricket

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sri Lanka drop veteran Jayasuriya

BBC: Sri Lanka have dropped veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya from their squad to tour the Caribbean next month, raising doubts about his international career.

The 38-year-old quit Tests in December during the series against England.

And he has managed a total of just 46 runs in four games of the triangular one-day series in Australia.

Another opener, Upul Tharanga, has also been left out, while left-arm seamer Thilina Thushara and slow left-armer Rangana Herath are handed recalls.

Thushara's only previous appearance was a Test against the West Indies in Kingston in 2003, while Herath last featured in a Test against Bangladesh in Colombo two-and-a-half years ago.

Sri Lanka will play two Tests and three one-day internationals, with the first Test in Guyana starting on 22 March.


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, this is interesting but disappointing news! I'll keep watching this site for updates on the tour.


Hilal said...

SLC blows me away every time. We are struggling to win a match and our only hope is Sanath, as it has been for many many years. So we decide to drop our trump card and leave the captain with a completely inexperienced batting order...Good job muppets!

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