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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka
Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka against New Zealand

The national selection committee may streamline the selection of teams, and have a separate Twenty20 squad, following Sri Lanka’s 36-run loss to West Indies in the fourth ICC  World cup Twenty20 final 2012 in Colombo,Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka chief selector Ashantha de Mel said.  The changes are likely to be introduced in the one-off T20 international against New Zealand to be played at Pallekele on October 30 2012.


Sri Lanka Vice captain Angelo Mathews is expected to take the reins for the game against New Zealand, with Mahela Jayawardene having resigned from the captaincy of the Sri Lanka  following the World Twenty20 final.
“We will have to go with Mathews for the moment but we will assess the captaincy. The team should be captained by a player who has a permanent place in the side,” Ashantha de Mel said  “We need to separate the Test and ODI players from the T20 players and pick a squad that will fulfill the requirements of T20 cricket. “We will pick a young side with players who can make a clean strike of the ball,” de Mel said. Sri Lanka hit the least sixes of the four semi-finalists in the World Twenty20 and managed only one six to West Indies’ seven in the final. “We really have to assess the situation and start building a team of T20 cricketers for the next World T20 in Bangladesh in 2014,” Ashantha de Mel said.


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