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Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene and England's captain Andrew Strauss hold up the cup after their teams drew in their test series in Colombo April 7, 2012. REUTERS


Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene gestures as he holds the Man of The Match trophy during a presentation ceremony after England's victory of the second and final Test match between Sri Lanka and England at the P. Sara Oval crickrt Stadium in Colombo on April 7, 2012.  England defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the second and final Test to level the series 1-1 and retain their number one Test ranking.  AFP PHOTO

  Comments - 23

  • Bushel Sunday, 08 April 2012 02:05 AM

    At this moment it is not a situation of young or old. if performing well retain the player and establish the reputation of Sri Lanka. Seniority is not a disqualification and being young is not a qualification.

    Wannie Aththo Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:50 PM

    LahiruThiranna, I question his perfomance

    සිරිපාල Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:52 AM

    බයි ද වේ , අර ලෝක කුසලාන ටෙස්ට් තරගාවලියට අපිට සහභාගී වෙන්න බේරී වේයිද ? . ඒක කල් ගියාද ? .
    අපි අංක එකේ කණ්ඩායම එක පාරක් හරි පැරද්දුවනේ.

    සිරිපාල Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:50 AM

    චන්දිමාල් දක්ෂ ක්‍රීඩකයෙක්, ඒවගේම තවත් අලුත් ක්‍රීඩකයෝ ගොඩාක් පසුගිය දිනවල පැවත් උන ප්‍රීමියර් ලීග් තරඟ වල දක්ෂකම් පෙන්නවා තිබුන, ඔවුන්ටත් අවස්ථාවක් ලබාදීම සිදුකරා නම් හොඳයි .

    games Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:37 AM

    නමුත් ලැබී ඔබට අමතකද මහේල නායකත්වයට පත්වීමට පෙර (දෙවැනිවර ) දිගින් දිගටම අසාර්ථක වූ බව, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පසුගිය තරඟ පරාජයන්ට එය තදින් බලපෑ බව, කෙසේ නමුත් මහේල නැවත ලකුණු අතරට පැමිණීම සතුටක්.

    games Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:46 AM

    අයි පී එල් තරගාවලිය නිසාද තරග 3ක් පැවත් වුනේ නැත්තේ ?

    Labby Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:50 AM

    SAB your comment simply confirms what I have mentioned; his past. What good is there in delving on the past? Stats guru or anything; what is needed from one of the best batsmen in the team is runs when he bats, not stats of previous matches. Move on....

    SAB Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:00 AM

    It seems as if you just started to following SL cricket since this recent England test series. Why don’t you visit websites like “cricinfo” and explore the tab “stats guru” for a player called Sangakkara? You will see lot of “talking” been done in those statistics for you to relish.

    Dulan de Silva Sunday, 08 April 2012 06:22 AM

    Dropping Chandimal and keeping Tirrimana is a waste. Why not try him as an opener or ask Mahele to open. In most matches Mahela was in fact opening as Tirrimana or Dilshan went out fast!

    Gamini Udagepola Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:52 AM

    We gave away the series due to lack of self confidence in the second test.. Well done, at least managed to drew the series. Hope we keep improving with this experience without Greats Murali & Vass.

    sanaboy Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:16 AM

    Congrats for both teams. SL shows some maturity in tests during the series.We really mis the 3rd test due to the IPL? ????

    Labby Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:19 AM

    There's no point in basking in past glories. It's high time Sangakkara did something something of value for the team. He relishes talking more than run scoring.

    tc Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:28 PM

    Well done Sri Lanka and Mahela. Lets hope the next test with England will be a win for the team. The team should give themselves a rest - too much cricket this year?

    Kolomba Kaka Sunday, 08 April 2012 01:11 AM

    The second test could have been drawn if not won easily if our so called seniors other than Mahela did something better.

    Kura Sunday, 08 April 2012 12:21 AM

    Selectors pls, review the capacities of Thirimanna and Prasenna

    Conty Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:51 PM

    3 or 4 people out of 11 do not make a team, it is team work that is needed, and that was shown in plenty. When the top failed Mahela and others filled the top order failure, though a senior in age I take my hat off to Rangana Herath, well done, pity he did not get the opportunity while Murali was in the team. A lesson to be learnt "do not put all the eggs in one basket"

    Conty Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:37 PM

    Your argument is invalid. S/L cricket is still in it's infancy when it comes to the likes of England,Australia,West Indies, India, Pakistan. West Indies will be up there soon as they showed in the recent limited over and T20 games against Australia. However when the politics of S/L cricket ends and they get their house in order the sooner S/L cricket will prosper. Dedication is what is needed money will come later. Chandimal is talented, young and keen he must be allowed to develop and not kicked in the but for a single failure he has a huge future give him a go!!!!!!!!!

    Conty Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:17 PM

    Dilshan & Sanga still have a lot to offer S/L cricket, don't knock them when they fail once or twice this happens to the best of cricketers. Remember Ricky Ponting he replied the critics with a double century against England in Australia. Dilshan & Sanga have both contributed to S/L cricket in the past so give them a break please.

    siripala Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:47 PM

    it is very necessary senior players replace with young players who performed well in domestic series. it is high time to find replacements for Dilshan, Sanga etc

    Black Mamba Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:28 PM

    There are lots of lessons to learn from this series and I hope SL will take them seriously and go forward. With all respects to Herath, we could have also used a leggie-Kaushal Lokuarachchi comes to mind and he can also bat. One lesson!

    ULM Ali Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:36 PM

    Tanx SL still no1.

    dasa Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:18 PM

    Three hearty cheeers to Strauss plus his line-up

    Due to lack of proper consistency and application of our middle order and tail enders, Sri lanka couln't make a match of it.


    Amila. G Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:30 PM

    Mahela knowing your capabilities you and your team would have done better for sure.

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