Sri Lanka must not be complacent against Kiwis

  • 16 Jun 2009 11:48:46 GMT


    Don`t worry, our boys are in good shape, will crush the Kiwis today.

  • 16 Jun 2009 11:55:46 GMT

    [Don`t worry, our boys are in good shape, will crush the Kiwis today]

    hope so Zaha,,,,, if our batting gonna do really well, we`ll be safe....

    here is team news, from the preview by cricinfo

    [Team news

    Two of New Zealand`s most important players, Daniel Vettori and Ross Taylor, are carrying injuries that could derail the campaign. Vettori has played through the pain of a shoulder problem recently while Taylor is carrying a hamstring complaint and has missed the past two games. Brendon McCullum is the latest to join the injured list, but is most likely to be available for the crunch tie.

    New Zealand: (possible) 1 Brendon McCullum, 2 Aaron Redmond, 3 Martin Guptill, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Scott Styris, 6 Jacob Oram, 7 Peter McGlashan (wk), 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Daniel Vettori (capt), 10 Kyle Mills, 11 Ian Butler.

    The way things are going for Sri Lanka, they have no reason to change anything. Expect the same side that beat Ireland unless there are any slips at training.

    Sri Lanka: (possible) 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Sanath Jayasuriya, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt, wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Chamara Silva, 6 Jehan Mubarak, 7 Angelo Mathews, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Muttiah Muralitharan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Ajantha Mendis.

    Stats and trivia

    * Three of Sri Lanka`s batsmen - Dilshan, Jayawardene and Sanath Jayasuriya - are in the top 15 on the run list. West Indies also have three representatives but South Africa lead with four

    * Brendon McCullum is New Zealand`s best, sitting in 17th with 97 runs in four games

    * Lasith Malinga shares the spot at the top of the wicket list with 10 breakthroughs, the same number as Umar Gul

    * In three games between the sides, Sri Lanka have two wins and New Zealand one]

  • 16 Jun 2009 12:02:45 GMT

    [The way things are going for Sri Lanka, they have no reason to change anything.]

    No way, there will be atleast one change for sure.

  • 16 Jun 2009 12:15:34 GMT

    Zaha,,, latest on the match

    [Toss Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bat. Sangakkara says the pitch looks flat and is hoping there`s more in it for the spinners as the match progresses. One change for Sri Lanka, Isuru Udana takes the place of Nuwan Kulasekara, which means there`s no game yet for Farveez Maharoof . ]

  • 16 Jun 2009 12:17:23 GMT

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  • 16 Jun 2009 12:25:38 GMT

    Chamara is lucky to get the nod ahead of Indika, hope he can make a good contribution with the bat.

  • 16 Jun 2009 12:34:05 GMT

    Nodakin,,,, Sana wade kawa.... gone for duck,,,,,

  • 16 Jun 2009 12:53:25 GMT

    Silva also gone,,,,,, nodakin.... was sent 1 down,,,,

  • 16 Jun 2009 12:56:28 GMT


    for better video

  • 17 Jun 2009 03:48:34 GMT

    Main thing is not to panic when a wicket falls.The others have to assess the situation and bat sensibly.

    I do feel for Indika de Saram and Maharoof,but the selectors know best.

    Sanath,please play a few balls carefully as you go in,especially a spinner.It will mean a lot to the team....and all of us.

    Isuru Udana is more confusing than Confucious, keep it up.

    Murali, Mendis & Malinga are our match winners.Others will chip in.

    Dilshan,is at his best, Mahela, Sanga, Sanath have to be in the runs.

    Sri Lanka will win the T-20 if they play to their full potential.

    Sanga is a quick-thinking,intelligent captain.

    You can do it guys.