Familier faces like Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya have been rested from Sri Lankan squad for triseries in Zimbabwe (involving India), from 28th May to 9th June 2010..
Tillakaratane Dilshan will captain Sri Lanka although his bat didn't produce many runs in World T20 a fortnight ago or in IPL 3 three months ago. Dilshan is senior most player in the squad which will also be missing services of champion off-spinner Muthiah Muralitharan who's struggling with age and groin injury. Angelo Mathews, the allrounder, will be vice captain.
Upul Tharanga, the left handed opener, makes a comeback since India's tour last year and will be taking top slot with his captain. Dinesh Chandimal, the right handed middle order batsman, made pretty good begining to his international career during World T20 but will be looking for more significant innings in 50 overs format. Chamara Kapugedera was in fine form during caribbean tournament, winning matches against New Zealand and India, and will crucial to Sri Lanka's success in micromax cup triseries.
Thilan Samarweera is a certainty in Sri Lanka's test match squad but in onedayers, he's in and out regularly. Since selectors have elected for a second string squad, Samarweera is given another opportunity and will make a new look middle order with another comeback kid Chamara Silva, the right handed busy batter.
Lahiru Thirimanna is a young left handed lower middle order batsman, known to hit the ball big, is selected for the Zimbabwe triseries. Lahiru has played 2 one day internationals for Sri Lanka, and made 22 in his only innings from 24 balls.
27 year old Jeevan Mendis is a vetern of domestic cricket with a decade of first class matches but earns his first international call now. Jeevan is an allrounder who bats left handed and bowls leg spin. Chinthaka Jayasinghe is another vetern in the squad. At 32 year of age, Chintathaka has played 123 first class games but only 4 T20 games. He's known for his clean hitting and was also a part of Lanka's World T20 squad. Thissera Perera is fast making a name for himself as a medium pace allrounder who almost always does the job of pinch-hitter.
Sri Lankan pace bowling will be without Lasith Malinga, which opens up slot for Dilhara Fernando. Thilan Thushara retain his place despite warming bench for a long time now while Nuwan Kulasekara usually does the job with new ball. Suraj Randiv, the offspinner, and Ajantha Mendis ~ the finger spinner, are the twin spin option in the squad.