Moody guarded over Jayasuriya return

LONDON, May 12, 2006 (AFP) – Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody gave a cautious welcome to the prospect of veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya coming out of Test retirement to join the squad ahead of this month’s second Test against England. He is also the fourth batsman to have scored 10,000 runs in one-day internationals after India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, and Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq. “Jayasuriya indicated a willingness to make himself available for Test cricket again and we decided to send him to England as breitling replica watchsoon as possible,” Sri Lanka’s chief selector Asantha de Mel said in Colombo on Thursday.

“I understand he’s coming here in the next few days,” said Moody after seeing England score 318 for three on the first day of the first Test at Lord’s.

“But my focus right now is on the squad of players I’ve got here.

“Sanath’s obviously had some deep thought about his decision to retire. If he’s fit and back in form, it can’t be a bad thing can it?,” Moody said of the 36-year-old former captain.

“He’s a devastating player, he has been for Sri Lanka for many, many years. He’s obviously still a very key component to our one-day campaign and he w