Mahela Jayawardene (captain), 29
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
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