at Matara and Kurunegala
Sri Lanka Test batsmen Sanath Jayasuriya and Hashan Tillekeratne
will lead the respective Sri Lanka Board President's XI teams
against the touring Pakistan cricketers at Matara and Kurunegala
The dashing left-hander from the South, Jayasuriya will captain
the team in the lung-opener 3-dayer at Uyanwatte Stadium, Matara
from July 23- 25.
Tillekeratne will lead the side in the second 3- day game start-
ing on July 28 at the Welagedera Stadium, Kurunegala.
ON THE FRINGE
Both teams comprise cricketers who are trying to re-establish
themselves in the national team and those on the fringe of na-
ln the absence of regular opener Roshan Mahanama who has gone to
Australia to undergo a knee operation, the national selectors
have named four probable candidates for the openers berth -
Athula Samarasekera and Aruna Gunawardena for the Matara game
and, Chandika Hathurusingha and Duleep Samaraweera for Kurunega-
Focus will also be on two left-arm spinners, the experienced Don
Anurasiri who is on a comeback trail and the bowler tipped to
succeed him, Ajith Ekanayake.
However, the most notable inclusion is that of Jayananda War-
naweera, the controversial right-arm off-cutter who has been
given a chance to regain his place in the Sri Lanka team after
being most mysteriously left out since the twin series against
India and South Africa last year.
Pakistan are due to arrive for a eight - week tour of Sri Lanka
tomorrow and play a series of three Tests and three one-day
Internationals in addition to three side games. They will also
stay back to participate in the 4-nation Singer World Series for
which Australia and India are also expected.
The Sri Lanka Board President's XI teams:
(for 3-day at Matara, July 23-25):
Sanath Jayasuriya (captain), Athula Samarasekera, Aruna
Gunawardena. Marvan Atapattu. Upul Chandana, Ruwan Kalpage,
Nisal Fernando (w/k), Don Anurasiri, Chaminda Vaas, Ravindra
Pushpakumara, Jayananda Warnaweera, Reserves: Roshan David, Indi-
ka de Saram, Ranga Yasalal, Sanjaya Wijenayake.
(for 3-day at Kurunegala, July 28-30):
Hashan Tillekeratne (captain), Chandika Hathurusingha, Duleep
Samaraweera, Sanjeeva Ranatunga, Hemantha Wickremaratne, Romesh
Kaluwitharnna (w/k), Kumara Dharmasena, Eric Upashantha, Alith
Ekanayaka, Suranjith de Silva, Manjula Munasinghe, Reserves:
Ruwin Peiris, Navid Nawaz, M.Rushdy, Gamini Perera.
Excerpt from the Daily News (Sri Lanka) - July 20,1994 by SA'ADI
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