Usually for a long tour, selectors pick squads for one half and later for reminder. But Sri Lankan selectors, for this November-December 2009 tour of India, have announced one day squad along with squad that'll feature in test series which will be played almost a month before 5 ODI series commences.
Chinthaka Jayasinghe is an interesting name in srilanka's oneday squad to India. now over 31 years, Chintha is a legend in Lankan domestic cricket with over century of first class games, a ton of wickets with right arm seamers and six hundreds as well.
Kaushalya Weeraratne is another similar sort of player opted by captain Kumar Sangakkara, who bats left handed and bowls useful right arm medium pace. An under-19 product, Kaushalya has already represented Sri Lanka in 15 one day games and will look to cement his place in the team this time.
Note that Angelo Mathews and Nuwan Kulasekara are allrounders too, which shows Srilankan selectors are looking for players who can do two jobs rather than batting or bowling specialist.
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara has been selected along with Muthiah Muralitharan. a 26 year old off-spinner, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara is capable with bat as well but his main job on tour, if selected, will be to pick wickets and stake his claim for the void that Muralitharan's retirement will soon be creating.
Kumar Sangakkara ~ the captain, Mahela Jayawardene ~ the shepherd, Sanath Jayasuriya ~ the legend and Tillakaratane Dilshan ~ the reinvented opener are the usual names. Chamara Kapugedera ~ a right handed hard hitting batsman, has been given yet another opportunity despite not doing too well in 50 odd games he's played so far.
Lasith Malinga, Thilan Thushara and Chanaka Walegedera are the three specialist fast bowlers along with Nuwan Kulasekara who, despite being an allrounder, has been doing the job with new ball quite well in recent times.
Ajantha Mendies, the carrom spinner, is also in Srilanka oneday squad.