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Penpix of Sri Lanka squad: Mahela Jayawardene
 

Mahela Jayawardene (captain), 29

Right-hand bat
Right-arm medium-pace bowler
236 matches
6,185 runs @ 31.71, 8 centuries, 34 fifties, strike rate 75.41. 118 catches.

Appointed captain in February 2006, Jayawardene is widely credited for helping turnaround Sri Lanka's fortunes in partnership with coach Tom Moody. Proved an innovative and astute strategist with an aggressive style of leadership. Was named ICC Captain of the Year in 2006. Will bat at number three on good batting pitches to help the top order exploit Power Plays. Drops down to five on bowler-friendly surfaces. Sri Lanka's best slip fielder. Mixed form leading into tournament. World Cup record in 1999 and 2003 is poor with just 123 runs at 11.18.

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