Cricinfo's All-time Sri Lanka XI

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How dearly the national selectors would love to have a Cricinfo jury to help them pick the national teams, going by how straightforward the selection of Sri Lanka's all-time XI turned out to be. The middle order of Kumar Sangakkara, Aravinda de Silva and Mahela Jayawardene, and champion spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, were all unanimous picks, with 10 votes apiece.

Left-arm spinner Ajit de Silva and legspinner DS de Silva were tied for the spot of Muralitharan's spin partner; but with Murali dominating from one end and Chaminda Vaas, whose nine votes justify his place as the spearhead of the bowling attack, from the other, you could assume the three other bowlers in the XI would have little to do.

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I can't believe Ashantha De

I can't believe Ashantha De Mel was selected? I have some video of him bowling. I'll post that someday. I would have Malinga, the fastest bowler Sri Lanka has ever produced, instead of De Mel.

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