Lankan cricketers to be felicitated today
Sri Lanka cricketers Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga are to be honoured by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at a dinner at the Cinnamon Grand hotel today, for their recent achievements on the international fold.
Jayawardene, who took over as captain from Marvan Atapattu, was named the captain of the year in the recent ICC Awards held in Mumbai. His excellent leadership and batting, especially during Sri Lanka's tour of England and in the home series against South Africa, helped him win the prize. He established a world-record partnership of 624 with Kumar Sangakkara in the first Test against South Africa at the SSC, the highest partnership in Test and first-class cricket history for any wicket.
Jayasuriya and Tharanga also figured in a world-record stand when they put on 287, the highest opening partnership in ODI history, against England at Leeds last summer. Jayasuriya scored 152 and Tharanga 109.