14 December 2010
SLC names 30-man preliminary squad for CWC 2011
The 30-man squad will be pruned to 15 before 19 January, the final date for submission of squad to the ICC.
Muttiah Muralidaran, Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas are the only three players from the 1996 World Cup-winning team who have been included.
ICC Cricket World Cup 1996 winners, opener Sanath Jayasuriya and fast medium bowler Chaminda Vaas have also been named in the squad for the showpiece event. The only uncapped player in the squad is fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep.
The mega event kicks off on 19 February at Dhaka with co-hosts India and Bangladesh playing each other in the opening game. Sri Lanka's first game will be against Canada at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium,Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on 20 February.
Preliminary squad: Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Tharanga Paranavitana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena, Thilan Samaraweera, Thilina Kandamby, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Jeevan Mendis, Muttiah Muralidaran, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath, Malinga Bandara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilhara Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Dammika Prasad, Chaminda Vaas, Chanaka Welegedara, Nuwan Pradeep, Thilan Thushara
CSA names preliminary CWC squad
Gibson looks ahead to return to Sri Lanka and CWC 2011