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ICC Champions Trophy 2009 - Selection Blunder

Sri Lankan squad for the champion trophy is as follows.

Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardena, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapegedera, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thilan Thushara Mirando, Thilina Kandamby, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga.

What is Mahela doing at No 3.

Mahela Jayawardana is a really good stroke maker in the Sri Lankan line up. He is fluent on both sides of the wickets, and has the ability of playing innovative shots, like Dilshan.

In the last Pakistan series, when Jayasuriya was absence due to an illness, Mahela opened the innings and scored a brilliant century.

SRI LANKA TEAM - WAYAMBA

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TWENTY/20 INDIA (8th TO 23rd OCTOBER 2009)

1.  Jehan Mubarak (Captain)
2.  Jeevantha Kulathunga (Vice Captain )
3.  Mahela Jayawardena
4.  Mahela Udawatta
5.  Thisara Perera
6.  Sameera Soysa
7.  Ajantha Mendis
8.  Shalika Karunanayake