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Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vass  have been excluded from the 15 member Sri Lanka cricket squad for the 2011 World Cup, Sri Lanka Cricket board officials said said a short while ago.

15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup in February-April:

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

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  • fazal Friday, 07 January 2011 01:00 PM


    Kapila Friday, 07 January 2011 12:58 PM


    ashan Friday, 07 January 2011 01:03 PM

    At last Sanath out. but Vass should be given the chance. He is the brilliance of the team. I think the greed for money for Sanath will end.. O may be he will wait till 2015 WC.

    Alipola Friday, 07 January 2011 12:59 PM

    We are surely not going to will the world cup with these Heros of mother Lanka! Your Royal Highness MR please intervine and add then to the team. Specially the master balster.

    thilakarathne Friday, 07 January 2011 01:01 PM

    Dropping Santha is a good move. But Vass ????
    It's true that Sanath did his best when he was playing real Cricket. But not anymore. It's time for him to step down like a true sportman - not just like a politicca !

    I Hussein Friday, 07 January 2011 01:05 PM

    Hope there wont be any last minute changes where 'THE' Sana is concern.
    Finally a good decesion has been made.
    All The Best to Our Cricket Team in the World Cup.

    Konde bendapu china Friday, 07 January 2011 01:02 PM

    Sanath yes but Vass I think should have given at least one chance

    sundram Friday, 07 January 2011 01:02 PM

    Is the decision final. Are we sure that no changes will be made in the near future

    thusitha Friday, 07 January 2011 01:04 PM

    really sad news. thanks for all those great memories. sana u are legend.

    True Sri Lankan Friday, 07 January 2011 01:05 PM

    Why Vass to been dropped. He is doing well unlike Sanath. People were objecting of Sanath being selected. What selectors have done is totally wrong. This means even Aravindra is confused about whole thing. Good luck Sri Lankan Cricket

    pravz Friday, 07 January 2011 01:00 PM

    Sanath could never have made the squad with the form he was in, it would have been a shocker if he was included, he was my favorite cricketer but i think he ruined his image by not retiring and entering politics.what a shame.Vaas did perform quite well but i can understand with kule and malinga in he didn't have much of a chance

    roshan Friday, 07 January 2011 01:23 PM

    It s unfair to drop Randeev he is better than Rangana herath....

    Shaaa Friday, 07 January 2011 01:30 PM

    Instead of Dilhara... could have included Vaas...

    FAIZER Friday, 07 January 2011 01:26 PM

    What happend to well performed FARVEEZ MAHROOF.

    nilan Friday, 07 January 2011 01:29 PM

    I think this is a good decision, but two changes will improve this further more.
    out: 01. Rangana Herath
    02. Chamara Silva

    In 01. Suraj Randiv
    02. Dinesh Chandimal

    saj Friday, 07 January 2011 01:36 PM

    Suraj Randiv should have been ahead of Ajantha Mendis and Rangana Herath as the spinner. He can bat and field better than those two as well.

    Janaka Friday, 07 January 2011 01:35 PM

    All most a good decision. but Suraj Randiv should hv given a Chance instead of Rangana Herath.

    Karu Friday, 07 January 2011 01:36 PM

    Vaas and Randiv " in " & Dilhara and Herath " out "

    Shevon Friday, 07 January 2011 01:41 PM

    Royal Highness??? This is a Democratic country mate.. not an Empire..

    saj Friday, 07 January 2011 01:37 PM

    i feel they were compelled to drop Vaas since they had to drop Sanath.

    IMTHIYAZ Friday, 07 January 2011 01:37 PM

    'NO' to Dilhara Fernando,Chamara Silva and Rangana Herath.Thay have to select Maharoof,Suraj and Chandimal is our future captain

    turdo Friday, 07 January 2011 01:40 PM

    Simply Awesome!! Aravinda does have a backbone after all..

    Bakir Friday, 07 January 2011 01:43 PM

    Vass should have been in, Why Dilhara (No-ball Boy) ???
    Droping Sanath is a good move.

    Azfer - Doha- qatar Friday, 07 January 2011 01:45 PM

    Where is SURAJ RANDIV?

    Better Than Ajantha Mendis in Bowlin Betting N Fielding..

    Siri Friday, 07 January 2011 01:55 PM

    Very true. And also, Dilhara out Vaas in. Vass is even better than before with (added) batting skills. I wish someone will wake up and put this right.

    sam Friday, 07 January 2011 01:57 PM

    Agree 100%

    sam Friday, 07 January 2011 01:58 PM

    Yes !!!!!!

    K. Dias Friday, 07 January 2011 02:14 PM

    Alipola, they are going to play cricket, not Gudu.

    ranbanda Friday, 07 January 2011 02:28 PM

    But who will make the final decision?Then we would like to see who the the last minute inclusions will be.I am sure in the final team sanaths name will be included thats the MR power

    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 07 January 2011 02:28 PM

    Mahrof & Vass done well in season.

    wara Friday, 07 January 2011 02:27 PM

    A very good move

    peter Friday, 07 January 2011 02:43 PM

    to add Sanath??? have you been watching cricket matches lately...

    indike Friday, 07 January 2011 02:37 PM

    What has Chamara Silva done in the last 12 months better than Thilina Kandamby to get selected for the world cup squad?

    Ranjan Friday, 07 January 2011 02:47 PM

    Congrats!! Aravinda for your BRAVE decision. But with all respect,think Vassy should have got a place in the 15. But then, you know better than us.

    SriLankan Friday, 07 January 2011 02:49 PM

    Vass lost the oppertunity due to Good Old Sanna!

    krish Friday, 07 January 2011 02:51 PM

    RANDIV & VASS in.HEARTH & DILHARA out.Then u will get a Champion team.

    Priyantha Friday, 07 January 2011 02:59 PM

    Where 's Suraj Randiv ... oh boy Dilhara is in ...

    Vaas should be in....

    I don't thing this is a right selection ....

    kolla Friday, 07 January 2011 02:59 PM

    What Dilhara..................???? It should be Vaas, he is the only guy who can make use of subcontinent conditions...
    With Dilhara we will ends up bawling 60 overs..

    anwar Friday, 07 January 2011 03:06 PM

    slow down buddy. are you getting paid for this or are your trying the mefrvin trick? calling some one royal is not stupid it shows you are out right dumb.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 07 January 2011 03:06 PM

    I agree..First step to win the cup !.

    Speed Friday, 07 January 2011 03:18 PM

    Why Vaas is droped?

    Rajitha Friday, 07 January 2011 03:19 PM

    maybe he's better but surely he's not a good sportsman. we all saw how he brought disgrace motherland with that Shewag no-ball incident

    V.D.Jayawardene Friday, 07 January 2011 03:32 PM

    Good selection.But performance should be as a team.Good luck to those in the final selection.Keep the Lankan flag flying boys,You could make it this time too..

    TN Friday, 07 January 2011 03:56 PM

    Instead of Dilhara Vaas, Instead of Chamara Kapu Sanath Jayasuriya is more better.

    TN Friday, 07 January 2011 03:59 PM

    He did not convert yet............

    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 07 January 2011 03:58 PM

    Vass & Mahroof cut on cast basis.

    sam Friday, 07 January 2011 04:07 PM

    who is behind Dilhara ???? What is wrong with Vas.

    roshan123 Friday, 07 January 2011 04:22 PM

    Chamara Silva,Rangana Herath. should not be there . i think sanath should be in

    bandar Friday, 07 January 2011 04:40 PM

    Endorsed and full backing to our SL team by us all.

    Hareesz Friday, 07 January 2011 04:47 PM

    Good move. Congrats Aravinda & co.

    Nishantha Friday, 07 January 2011 04:53 PM

    Sana , Hope That you will have a chance in next IPL to show WHO YOU ARE

    trim Friday, 07 January 2011 04:59 PM

    Yes agree Vass is still better than no ball Dilhara.
    Doubtful Rangana can do anything in WC.

    Dulkith Friday, 07 January 2011 04:56 PM

    I believe that Aravinda made mistake by not selecting inform Chaminda Vaas for Thisara Perera or Dilhara Fernando. Chaminda Vaas is a expert in subcontinent pitches.

    shavantha Friday, 07 January 2011 05:07 PM

    Please pick Chaminda Vass for Dilhara vass is still up on par with the existing fast bowlerts but thank you for dropping sanath

    Allan Border Friday, 07 January 2011 05:35 PM

    Mark my words this team will not go beyond semi finals. South Africa or India will be the 2011 champions very Sadly!! Even Ara doesn't know how to come over Sanga's secret choices.. Dilhara F..lollz

    longus Friday, 07 January 2011 05:47 PM

    I agree with your choice. But at the same time Sanath should have been taken instead of Samaraweera.

    longus Friday, 07 January 2011 05:52 PM

    Good Bye to watching 2011 W.C., without Sanath! Sanath should have been taken instead of boring Samaraweera. Are we playing Test cricket in the W.C.?

    Grumpy Friday, 07 January 2011 05:57 PM

    I won't be surprised if he is included on a presidential order (interference).

    dilhaara Friday, 07 January 2011 05:58 PM

    hey, did u see him bowl recently, in australia?.. no balls aside he is much better bowler

    sandman Friday, 07 January 2011 06:05 PM

    Dropping Vaas is a big blow to our team. He is a man with a very big heart and very good with the bat also. This is NOT justified at all.

    citizen1 Friday, 07 January 2011 06:28 PM

    Have you been smoking something strong?

    rosh Friday, 07 January 2011 06:43 PM

    I too have the same feeling abt Dilhara, but when he is in his right rythem, he is so dangerous.

    rosh Friday, 07 January 2011 06:43 PM

    he is the master plaster - not the blaster any more

    anu Friday, 07 January 2011 06:41 PM

    vass should be in he will gurentee you a wicket with in the first 2 overs

    Thas Friday, 07 January 2011 07:24 PM

    Thank god, finally someone has realised that Sanath is an old guy. It took so long to realise that.

    Nishantha Friday, 07 January 2011 07:28 PM

    this is what sanga need , poor srilanka . what happend to Maharuf,randiw,sana and vass ?? Chamara,kapu ,Dilhara ,rangana should not be IN .

    Shenuk Alles Friday, 07 January 2011 07:28 PM

    Dilhara Out ! Vaas In!

    Nesh Friday, 07 January 2011 07:47 PM

    Kandamby should have been included.

    Kane Friday, 07 January 2011 08:15 PM

    I do not understand why all the selection committees keep trusting on Chamara Silva and Dilhara?

    Faqi Friday, 07 January 2011 11:40 PM

    Why is everyone getting so riled up? Its only a game, selection looks good - good luck for the future matches.

    crazy Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:09 AM

    Why Dilhara?????????
    Please make Vaas in.....

    LJaya Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:16 AM

    Wise move by the Cricket board.

    osanda Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:44 AM

    Sanity prevail at last, Aravinda Knows the best...but I think Suraj Randiv should be there not Herath

    Malli Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:41 AM

    This is the bad news for those who are lovely criket.DILHARA(No ball man & Rangana Herath out - Vass & Randiv IN.) We Hope President will do necessary correction.

    SL fan in Aussie Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:55 AM

    It's a well ballanced squad and has horses for the courses. We all should now back our team for the second World Cup win.

    seneka Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:54 AM

    I do not think that you have been watching cricket in the last year or two.

    seneka Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:03 AM

    Vaas should be in the team. He did well, with the bat and ball, in UK county matches.

    ranbanda Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:06 AM

    Alipola firstly sl does not have Kings. Its a democracy .The team selection is good . Alipola worship the king by yourself

    Truth Exposed Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:14 AM

    Surely the selectors must have considered from every angle. Lets see how the team performs.

    Cobra Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:43 AM

    Vaas was simply a victim of circumstances. He had to be dropped because of Sanath or there would have been questions asked. But 40 odd days to go for the WC and anything can happen!!!

    Cobra Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:48 AM

    Alipola was only thinking ahead, you know?

    abc Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:44 AM

    Suraj Randiv, and Vaas should b in mendis and Dilhara out Randiv for his height and accuracy, Vaasi for experiencen and recent international tournament success.

    Cobra Saturday, 08 January 2011 01:49 AM

    Hey guys, you are doing the very thing that we do not want the politikkas to do.Just leave the selectors to do their job, will you?

    w.g.l Saturday, 08 January 2011 04:16 AM

    dear santha please do one thin criket or politics you cant do both

    nimaaz Saturday, 08 January 2011 04:18 AM


    rif Saturday, 08 January 2011 04:34 AM

    good luck for Gall MP

    mohamed - doha Saturday, 08 January 2011 06:01 AM

    where's Suraj Randiv?

    demon Saturday, 08 January 2011 06:01 AM

    vaass bowl too slow...anyone can hammer him...

    LM Saturday, 08 January 2011 06:07 AM

    I think Suraj should be in but not Ajantha Mendis..
    Also Dinesh should be in not Chamara Silva....

    Rajapaksha Saturday, 08 January 2011 06:45 AM

    Randiv was emotional. I think Rangana Herath is a better choice.

    Dr.Archna Sahni Saturday, 08 January 2011 06:53 AM

    Vaas still best among the all fast bowlers in Sri Lanka

    amedha Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:01 AM

    Dropping Sanath a good move but i cant understand why Vaass was dropped.

    Viraj Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:24 AM


    R.Dias Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:35 AM

    Master is finally blasted...!!!!!!!!!!

    ajith Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:57 AM

    With this team we can just scamper to super 8 but not super 4.
    The super 04 will be AUS-NZ & SA-ENG

    Aru Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:06 AM

    How about a Senior Cricketers Team ? Then all these master jesters wont be flustered. Country before greed for money should be the motto.

    Riyazi-Dorking Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:20 AM

    Decision is final !! We have to play with our resources !!
    I think god willing we can win the world cup this time !!
    All the best Sanga...!! We can do it !!

    idroos Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:41 AM

    Definitely HE would include our past hero Sanath at the last moment all wait and see

    sanus Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:59 AM

    Vass is a match winner, unfortunately he was coupled with Sanna. Vass instead of Dilhara... Randiv instead of Herath..

    Ausboy Saturday, 08 January 2011 11:05 AM

    Sanath is still better than Mahela....

    kay Saturday, 08 January 2011 11:47 AM

    Without Sanath we have no chance of even reaching semi. Might as well give up jow. MR please include SANATH inthe teaM

    Don Saturday, 08 January 2011 11:53 AM

    don not agree with Herath ?? what about Randiv???

    Vratnayake Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:35 PM

    I believe this is the best possible players selected out of the pool of thirty players.only surprise is ommission of Suraj Randiv who has the ability to play as an allrounder.

    Mifaz Saturday, 08 January 2011 03:23 PM

    I guess there should be no racial discrimination..

    nimal Saturday, 08 January 2011 04:43 PM

    New pace bowlers are doing good job only need to change in squad bring Randiv into it.

    Dammika Amarakoon Saturday, 08 January 2011 06:06 PM

    Dilhara is playng for the opposition Vass will play for SL.

    dinesh france Saturday, 08 January 2011 08:05 PM

    May be GOTA and BASIL behind dilhara.

    Ranjith Saturday, 08 January 2011 10:22 PM

    You have no knowledge of cricket. The squad is selected to represent SL in world cup 2011, not to play for Matara SC in a local six a side

    dhoni Sunday, 09 January 2011 04:36 AM

    throball player malinga....put vaas instead

    enginneersam Sunday, 09 January 2011 05:01 AM

    Did u watch the Premier league semi-final between SSC vs NCC on tv? Did you see how Dilhara bowled? Before commenting on cricket at least watch a few games.

    Lasantha Sunday, 09 January 2011 08:27 AM

    Sanath and Vass dropped??? Be careful SL Cricket board, you may be dropped for dropping them!! Mervin is on his way there now!!

    cricfan Sunday, 09 January 2011 08:26 AM

    mmmm sana also not in ipl ...... oh oh oh no one selected in that ipl auction ..... so .....

    CrazyCricFan Sunday, 09 January 2011 08:33 AM

    This is not about giving chances to anyone. This is all about selecting best set of players who can we the WC for the country.

    enginneersam Monday, 10 January 2011 06:22 PM

    Maharoof leaks 6 runs per over nowadays. Why have him in the squad???

    Tikshana Tuesday, 11 January 2011 12:37 PM

    Difficult, but correct decissiion.

    sailee Friday, 01 April 2011 08:37 AM

    well they have reached finals now. :)

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