View Full Version : Sri Lanka have recalled former captain Mahela Jayawardene and He will possibly play against BD on Friday

January 6, 2010, 06:07 AM
DHAKA, Jan 06 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Sri Lanka have recalled former captain Mahela Jayawardene and two other players as injury cover for the ongoing tri-series one-day tournament in Bangladesh, a senior team official said on Wednesday.

Opener Mahela Udawatte and uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal were called up alongside Jayawardene and all three were expected to join the squad on Wednesday.

Jayawardene was not originally selected for the tournament, which also involves hosts Bangladesh and India, after picking up an injury last month.

"He is now fit and ready to play," manager Brendon Kuruppu told Reuters.

The call-ups follow injuries to middle-order batsman Chamara Silva, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a broken thumb, as well as opener Tillakaratne Dilshan and all rounder Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, who are under observation.

Dilshan suffered a groin injury on Monday on his away to a match-winning century in the opening match of the tournament against Bangladesh and missed the win over India on Tuesday.

"He is not ruled out yet but we will assess his situation before our next match to see if he can play," said Kuruppu.

Pushpakumara injured his right shoulder while fielding during the India match.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by seven wickets before cruising to a five-wicket victory against India. They face hosts Bangladesh in their next match on Friday.


January 6, 2010, 06:22 AM
oh no :sick:

January 6, 2010, 06:39 AM
Jayawardena was horrendous against last time we played them in ODIs wasn't he?

Good player though.

January 6, 2010, 08:13 AM
No problem. We have some good sla to keep him quite. If Dilshan doesnt play then it is very good news. He just not in the form of life but also enjoying extreme favour of luck.