Time between selection and departure from Sri Lanka
(20 November to 2 December)
Departure from Colombo:Sunday 2 December 2012. The tour party arrived in Canberra on 3 December.
Jeevan Mendis, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera joined the Sri Lanka squad on Tuesday 8 January, after playing in the Big Bash League.Ajantha Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, and Upul Tharanga came from Sri Lanka to join the one-day squad
Time spent in Australia
(3 December - depart Host)
On-tour selection panel
R A S Lakmal
H D R L Thirimanne
Prasanna Jayawardene fractured his thumb batting in the second Test at the MCG. Then Kumar Sangakkara also broke his left hand while batting.
The two above players were called up before the third Test because Kumar Sangakkara (broken hand) and Chanaka Welegedera (torn hamstring) were ruled out of the remainder of the tour and returned home early. Lahiru Thirimanne, one of the stand-by players, arrived on 1 January whereas Suranga Lakmal was delayed obtaining visa clearance
Crixket Australia Chairman’s XI
LOST 137 r
LOST inns 201 r
LOST 5 w
Lost 107 r
Won 8 w
Won 4 w
Lost 32 r
Won 5 w
Won 2 r
� not first-class
Time spent in Australia before First Test:11 days
(3 December - 14 December)
Test appearances on tour
x other match
⊕ T/20 international
∙played for opposition
W wonL lostD drawnN no resultA abandonedu unknown result
Mahela Jayawardena stepped down from the captaincy at the end of the Australian tour, the fifth ODI in Hobart being his final match in charge.
Sri Lanka Cricket suspended Charith Senanayake from the post of manager on 13 February 2013 with immediate effect, pending an inquiry into 3 charges against him. A week later Michael De Zoysa was appointed manager for the following year.
In September 2013 Graham Ford let it be known that he would be standing down as Sri Lanka’s Head Coach after his contract expired in January 2014.
Also on 20 February 2013Chaminda Vaas was appointed bowling coach and Marvan Atapattu promoted to assistant coach.
To general reading of The Times newspaper digital archive (Gale Group);Jamaica Gleanor archive;National Library of Australia Trove; Papers Past NZ.
From former British Newspaper Library, Colindale and online:The Age, Melbourne Argus, Bangladesh Daily Star, Barbados Advocate, Canberra Times, Daily Telegraph, Dawn, Eastern Daily Press, The Hindu, The Independent (Dhaka), Indian Express, The Island (Lanka), Lahore Times, New Nation, New Zealand Auckland Herald, Sri Lanka Daily News, Stabroek News, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Times of India , The Tribune Chandigarh, Trinidad Guardian, The West Australian.
Magazines/periodicals including Australian Cricket, B & H West Indies Annual, The Cricketer International, Cricketer Quarterly, Indian Cricket, Indian Cricket Field Annual, Playfair Cricket Monthly, Shell Cricket Almanack of New Zealand, Wisden Cricket Monthly, Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Wisden’s Cricketers’ Almanack.
Men In White, A History of Australian Cricket (Harte), A History of Indian Cricket (Bose), A History of West Indies Cricket (Manley)