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Balanced team picked -Aravinda

Jun 10, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
National Selection Committee Chairman Aravinda de Silva revealed that tactical reasons were considered in selecting the Sri Lanka squad for the up coming Asia Cup tournament in Dambulla. The former Sri Lanka captain stated that the team was picked with the 2011 World Cup in mind and hope to have a serious conversation with the players who were left out from the squad. De Silva was confident that the best team has been picked for this four nation tournament which begins on June 15 and hope that they will deliver the goods with a classy performance. Sri Lanka who are the defending champions will take on Pakistan in the curtain raiser match of the Asia Cup tournament which also features India and Bangladesh. The four teams will play each other twice on a league basis and the two top teams will clash in the final scheduled for June 24. All games will be worked off at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium as day/night fixtures. De Silva stressed the importance of balancing the team and as a result left arm spinner Rangana Herath was selected with the aim of adding more variation into the bowling attack.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/06/11/spo01.asp