Royal-Thomian clash for Mustangs Trophy
A close tussle can be expected when traditional rivals Royal College
and S. Thomas’ College clash in their 35th limited over match for the
Mustangs Trophy at SSC grounds at 9.45 a.m today. The Thomians have made
one change from the team which played in the Big Match by bringing in
Sachinda Liyanarachchi at the expense of Umesh Fernando while Royal are
likely to include Madusha Rajaratne for today’s game.
Royal are the holders of the Trophy having won last year’s game by
five wickets while Thomians last emerged victorious in 2008 when they
edged out Royal by two wickets. Royal lead the series tally with 17 wins
to 16 by S. Thomas’ with the 2002 game ending in a tie.
Royal (from): Bhanuka Rajapakse (Captain), Chalaka Bogoda, Ramith
Rambukwella, Imal Liyanage, Madusha Rajaratne, Kithruwan Vithanage,
Waruna Dissanayake, Madushan Gunaratne, Gaurav Deva, Maneesha
Thanthrigoda, Devin Pathmanathan, Imran Khan and Charutha Rajaratne.
S. Thomas’: Dinesh Walpita (Captain), Pasan Wijewardena, Brian
Dharmasena, Nuwan Kavinda, Ashen Fernando, Chamod Pathirana, Sachin
Pieris, Lalindra Pieris, Neomal Wickremasekera, Nilakshan Fernando and