Sep 18, 2009

Champions Wayamba - Lions From Srilanka

Wayamba Qualified for Champions League by Winning their Twenty20 competition known as the Inter-Provincial Twenty20. Any team from Srilanka, it really doesn't matter whether it's a local school team or a star studded international team, get equal love and admiration from Srilankan cricket fans. The spirit with which they play domestic cricket is the same as any international game.Wayamba is carrying this spirit,love of their fans and the pride of representing the emerald nation into Champions League.

Though former Srilankan Captain Mahela Jayawardene is in the squad as his IPL team Kings XI Punjab didn't qualify,Jehan Mubarak would most likely captain the side. It doesn't make sense to replace a winning captain and just like in the International's Mahela might want to concentrate on his batting.Farvez maharoof who plays for delhi daredevils decided to play for Wayamba, Joining the country comes first bandwagon.

Their bowling looks good with Rangana Herath who impressed everyone against New Zealand along with Ajantha Mendis ( Kolkata Knight Riders ) form a very impressive spin combo in sub-continent. Perrera, Lokuarachchi, Lanka de silva all have played for Srilanka at the highest level. So even though they might look like a weak team they have good experienced players to tackle pressure.Players to look out for obviously MJ of SL,Ajantha Mendis,Herath and also the captian.

Wayamba Squad

Mahela Jayawardena,
Lanka de Silva (Wk),
Ajantha Mendis,
Jeevantha Kulatunga,
Jehan Mubarak (Captain),
Mahela Udawatte,
Farveez Maharoof,
Kaushalya Lokuarachchi,
Isuru Udana,
Tissara Perera,
Shalika Karunanayake

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