Cricket: Sri Lanka World Cup squad profiles

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 5, 2007 (AFP) – Penpix of Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad Mahela Jayawardene (RHB/RAM/Capt.)

Age: 29. ODI appearances: 236. First cap: v ZIM, Colombo, Jan 24, 1998
A fine technician with an excellent temperament, he has settled in as captain after Marvan Atapattu was injured. Under him, Sri Lanka are a well-knit unit capable of going all the way at the World Cup.

Career details
Batting – Runs: 6185, HS: 128, Ave: 31.71, 100s: 8, 50s: 34, Catches/Stumpings: 118/0

Bowling – Balls: 568, Runs: 539, Wkts: 7, Ave: 77.00, Eco: 5.69, 5wkt/inn: 0

Kumar Sangakkara (LHB/WK)

Age: 29. ODI appearances: 189. First cap: v PAK, Galle, July 5, 2000
He is a classy batsman and a superb wicket-keeper, one of the most influential figures in the side. A major factor in Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign.

Career details
Batting – Runs: 5476, HS: 138no, Ave: 36.26, 100s: 6, 50s: 36, Catches/Stumpings: 166/48

Bowling – Balls: 0, Runs: 0, Wkts: 0, Ave: 0, Eco: 0, 5wkt/inn: 0

Russel Arnold(LHB