By Raj Gonsalkorale
MahelaMahela Jayawardena has brought the Sri Lanka cricket team to the brink of another historic victory. He and his magnificent men are poised to repeat the performance of Arjuna Ranatunga and his magnificent men in 1996. While Arjuna led us there with his no hold barred attitude towards the Australians, Mahela is taking us there with his iron determination and a superbly united and well oiled team of batsmen, bowlers and fielders. He has led the way with his classy batting and very able leadership, acknowledged perhaps by all teams perhaps with the exception of the Australians. Other batting stars from the old war horse Sanath Jayasuriya, to new comers like Upul Tharanga and Chamara De Silva, that great guy behind the wickets, Kumar Sangakkara, easily the best in the world today, have done their bit for the country.