Monday 23 January 2012 

Jayawardene To Captain Sri Lanka In Australia

Jayawardene To Captain Sri Lanka In Australia
Jayawardene To Captain Sri Lanka In Australia
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Mahela Jayawardene will begin a second term as captain of Sri Lanka during the upcoming One-Day International tri-series in Australia.

Jayawardene captained his country between 2006 and 2009 and has been appointed to lead again after Tillakaratne Dilshan's resignation.

The squad for the Commonwealth Bank Series, which includes India and gets underway on 5th February, sees pace bowlers Chanaka Welagedara and Farveez Maharoof recalled.

Neither man has featured in the ODI side since 2010 but Welagedara has been a key member of the attack in Sri Lanka's Test side.

Angelo Mathews has been named as Jayawardene's vice-captain while Dilshan has been retained in the touring party despite a poor run of form during his time as captain.

The two players to make way for Maharoof and Welagedara are all-rounder Kosala Kulasekara and spinner Ajantha Mendis.

Sri Lanka will play Australia and India four times each in a bid to reach a best-of-three series of finals in early March.

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Tissera Perera, Dammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chanaka Welagedara

Standby players: Thilan Samaraweera, Suraj Randiv, Kanishka Elvitigala

Commonwealth Bank Series

05 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v India Melbourne Cricket Ground
08 Feb 2012, 04:20 GMT India v Sri Lanka Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
10 Feb 2012, 04:20 GMT Australia v Sri Lanka Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
2 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v India Adelaide Oval
14 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT India v Sri Lanka Adelaide Oval
17 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground
19 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v India Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
21 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT India v Sri Lanka Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
24 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v Sri Lanka Bellerive Oval, Hobart
26 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v India Sydney Cricket Ground
28 Feb 2012, 03:20 GMT India v Sri Lanka Bellerive Oval, Hobart
02 Mar 2012, 03:20 GMT Australia v Sri Lanka Melbourne Cricket Ground

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