Disappointed Dilshan considers Sri Lanka future
Tillakaratne Dilshan said on Monday he would like
to continue as Sri Lanka captain for another tour before deciding
about his future after losing his third one-day series in a row. A
Shahid Afridi-inspired Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by 26 runs on
Sunday to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.
The fifth and final match is in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Mendis back in squad for South Africa
Off spinner Ajantha Mendis makes a welcome
return to big time cricket with his inclusion in the 16-man Sri
Lanka squad to tour South Africa for a Three Test series beginning
on December 9. There are no surprise inclusions in the squad. Mendis
who had to miss a lot of cricket owing to injury, is now fully fit
and the selectors did not have any hesitation in recalling him for
this all-important tour. Mendis will partner left armer Rangana
Herath as the two spinners in the squad, with Dilshan for support.
Sri Lanka hoping for a consolation win
After their ODI success 3-1, Pakistan will be
hoping to continue their winning trend while Sri Lanka will be
looking for that elusive victory to reduce the deficit and salvage
some prestige when they meet in their fifth and final one day at Abu