Sri Lankan cricketers to watch in ICC World CUP 2011


Many experts think that Sri Lanka is the dark horse in this ICC World Cup 2011. This team has a perfect combination of experience and young dynamic players. Muralitharan is in the team and his poisonous spin is still dangerous for any team. Kumar Sangakara is a successful captain and perfect team man. Sri Lankans are hoping for good result in ICC World Cup 2011.

Kumar Sangakkara



Sangakkara is an expert wicket keeper and good batsman. His record in one day international cricket is good. He may be the main architeque of Sri Lankan team in this ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Caption of the team, wicket keeper and left handed batsman
Age: 33 years
One day international matches played: 280
Runs scored: 8604
Average: 36.76
Century: 10
Half Century: 58
Highest scored: 138 not out
Catches taken: 275
Stumped: 70


Mahela Jayawardene



Status: Vice caption, right handed batsman.
Age: 33 years
One day international matches played: 330
Runs scored: 9027
Batting average: 32.47
Century: 12
Half Century: 55
Highest scored: 128
Catches taken: 168


Angelo Mathews



Angelo Mathews, this young player is eagerly waiting to prove himself in ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Right hand batsman and medium fast bowler.
Age: 23 years
One day international matches played: 33
Runs scored: 666
Batting average: 33.30
Highest scored: 77 not out
Half Century: 6
Wickets taken: 27
Bowling average: 29.62
Four wickets in an innings: 1 time
Best Bowling: 6 for 20 runs
Catches taken: 11


Muttiah Muralitharan



Muttiah Muralitharan needs no introduction. This ICC World Cup 2011 is going to be the last World Cup cricket for Muttiah Muralitharan and he must try his best to make his last appearance in World Cup cricket memorable.

Status: Right arm off spinner.
Age: 38 years
One day international matches played: 340
Wickets taken: 517
Bowling average: 23.19
Five wickets in an innings: 10 times
Four wickets in an innings: 14 times
Best Bowling: 7 for 30 runs
Catches taken: 129

Lathis Malinga



Sri Lankan cricket team is lucky to get one after another pure fast bowler. After Chaminda Vass, Malinga is managing the fast bowling section of Sri Lankan team. With a typical delivery style, Malinga is the main strike bowler of Sri Lankan team in ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Right arm fast bowler
Age: 27 years
One day international matches played: 76
Wickets taken: 111
Bowling average: 27.48
Five wickets in an innings: 1 time
Four wickets in an innings: 5 times
Best Bowling: 5 for 34 runs
Catches taken: 12


Ajantha Mendis



Ajantha Mendis, this young spinner is considered as future Muralitharan of Sri Lankan team. His record so far in one day international cricket is good and he can be the hero of ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Right arm off spin and googly bowler.
Age: 25 years
One day international matches played: 45
Wickets taken: 78
Bowling average: 20.01
Five wickets in an innings: 3 times
Four wickets in an innings: 3 times
Best Bowling: 6 for 13 runs
Catches taken: 5


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