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Test Cricket Tours - Sri Lanka to South Africa 2011-12

 

 

Tour of South Africa 2011-12      Captain: Tillakaratne Dilshan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Lanka's 47th Test tour

 

Fourth Test-playing tour of South Africa  by Sri Lanka

 

(December 2011  -

          January 2012)

 

 

 

After losing the first Test match heavily, at Durban Sri Lanka achieved its first win in a Test match on South African soil.

Graham Ford confirmed as the new coach in the wake of the Geoff Marsh sacking.

 

 

 

Other Sri Lankan Tours

 

Previous tour

To UAE to play Pakistan 2011-12

 

Next tour 

To Australia 2012-13

 

Next South African tour

 not scheduled

 

 

 

 

Members of the Test tour party  (16)

 

Openers : Lahiru Thirimanne, Tharanga Paranavita, Dimuth Karunaratne.

Batsmen:  Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera.

Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Chandimal, Kaushal Silva

Spin bowlers: Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath

Fast bowlers:  Dilhara Fernando, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Chanaka Welegedera.

 

 

 

L D Chandimal

NCC

22

RHB    WK

ODI

 

T M Dilshan

Bf'd

35

RHB   OB     captain

ODI

 

C R D Fernando

SSC

32

RFM

ODI

 

R K Herath

TU

33

SLA

ODI

 

D M Jayawardene

SSC

34

RHB

ODI

 

D M Karunaratne

SSC

23

LHB  opener

 

 

A D Mathews

Ct

24

RHB   RM   vice-captain

ODI

 

B A W Mendis

Army

26

OB/LB

ODI

 

N T Paranavitana

SSC

29

LHB  opener

 

 

N L T C Perera

Ct

22

RFM

ODI

 

A N R F Pradeep

Bf'd

25

RFM

 

 

T T Samaraweera

SSC

35

RHB

 

 

K C Sangakkara

NCC

34

LHB  

ODI

 

J K Silva

SSC

25

WK    RHB

 

 

H D R L Thirimanne

Rag

22

LHB opener

ODI

 

C A Welegedera

TU

30

LFM

 

 

 

Kosala Kulasekara

ODI

Members of the ODI squad:

 

 

Nuwan Kulasekera

ODI

 

 

 

Lasith Malinga

ODI

 

 

 

Dammika Prasad

ODI

 

 

 

Sachithra Senanayake

ODI

 

 

 

Upul Tharanga

ODI

 

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Average age of  team at time of first Test match

(15 December 2011) :

 26 yrs 10 months.

 


 

Representation of clubs : 

Army:  Sri Lanka Army

Bfd : Bloomfield

Ct: Colts Cricket Club

NCC: Nondescripts

Rag:  Ragama

SSC: Sinhalese Sports Club

TU:  Tamil Union

 

 

 

Key to type : 

LHB left-hand bat,

LBG leg break and googly bowler, 

OB off break,

SLA  slow left-arm bowler,

RFM right arm fast medium bowler

 

 

ODI  member of squad

 

 

 

 

 

Test Appearances made before the tour

 

 

Jayawardene 125,  Sangakkara 103,  Dilshan 74,  Samaraweera 68,  Fernando 37,  Herath 32,  Paranavitana 25,  Mathews 19,  Mendis 16,  Welegedera 14,  Thirimanne 4,  Perera 2,  Pradeep 1,  Silva 2,  Chandimal 0,  Karunaratne 0.

 

 

 

 

Management Team

 

Anura Tennekoon

Team manager

Geoff Marsh

Coach

Marvan Atapattu

Batting coach

Champaka Ramanayake

Bowling coach

Mario Villavaryen

Bowling coach

Ruwan Kalpage

Fielding coach

Brian Thomas

Media Manager

Steve Mount

Physiotherapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selectors

 

Duleep Mendis (chairman), 

 

 

 

 

Selection

 

Unavailable:   Fast bowlers  Shaminda Eranga,  Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad; and wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene (all injured).

Tour party Announced:   Thesports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage agreed the squad and it was announced on 28 November 2011.

Not selected:   Off-spinner Suraj Randiv and batsman Thilan Samaraweera..

Addition to squad:  On 29 November Samaraweera was added to the Test tour party as cover for Jayawardene who had a knee injury. Earlier chief selector Mendis had said he would not feature in Sri Lanka's long-term plans to give more opportunities to youngsters.

Withdrawal : Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal withdrew on 30 November owing to an ankle injury.

One-day squad announced:  3 January 2012

Tillakaratne Dilshan (capt), Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (vc), Kosala Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Dilhara Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne

 

 

 

 

 

Travel

 

Buddhist monks chanted prayers for their success during a ceremony in Colombo on Monday 5 December, prior to the team's departure for South Africa. 

The team arrived in Johannesburg at 14:30 on Tuesday 6 December on a flight from Doha.

 

 

 

 

 

On-tour selection panel

 

 

 

 

 

Reinforcements

 

Uncapped fast bowler Kanishka Alvitigala and seamer Dhammika Prasad flew out to reinforce the team on 19 December when Nuwan Pradeep was forced to return early because of a hamstring tear.  Earlier it was reported that Nuwan Kulasekara would go to South Africa with Prasad, but Nuwan's choice was canceled by the Sports Ministry.  However, he did go with the one-day squad.

Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayeke replaced Ajantha Mendis who had a recurrence of a back injury

Jayawardene injured his back in the third ODI and played no further part in the series but stayed with the team

 

 

 

 

 

Fixtures/Results

 

a

Benoni

South African Invitation XI

Drawn

b

CENTURION

SOUTH AFRICA  First Test

LOST inns 81 r

c

DURBAN

SOUTH AFRICA  Second Test

WON 208 r

d

CAPE TOWN

SOUTH AFRICA  Third Test

LOST 10 w

e

Brackenfell

Emerging Cape Cobras

Won 78 r

f

§  Paarl

South Africa  (1st ODI)

Lost 258 r

g

§  East London

South Africa  (2nd ODI)

Lost 5 w

h

§  Bloemfontein

South Africa  (3rd ODI)

Lost 4 r

i

§  Kimberley

South Africa  (4th ODI)

Won 5 w

j

§  Johannesburg

South Africa  (5th ODI)

Won 2 w

 

 

 

 

† not first-class

 

§  one-day international

 

 

 

Test appearances on tour

 

3  -   Dilshan,  Herath,  Jayawardene,  Mathews,  Perera,  Samaraweera,  Sangakkara,  Welegedera

2  -   Chandimal,  D Fernando,  Paranavitana, 

1  -   Silva,  Thirimanne,  Prasad

0  -   Alvitigala,  Karunaratne,  N Pradeep.

 

 

 

 

Match Appearances

 



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