Angelo Mathews, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Russel Arnold, Mahela Jayawardene and Avishka Gunawardene enjoying a drink after the second and final Test match against Pakistan on August 18, 2014. The celebrations were also a part of Mahela's farewell.
In his final Test match before retirement, Mahela Jayawardene interacts with the Ten Sports TV production crew and photographers at the ground at the start of the second day's play in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the SSC in Colombo on August 15, 2014.
Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Younis Khan are on the wrong side of 30, but does it matter? All three players are lynchpins, and more often than not, they reserve their best for when their team is in dire straits. Some of their performances this year have been testimony to that.
Rangana Herath had a modest start to his career, playing just 14 Tests in nine years, with only 36 wickets to show for it. However, since 2009, he has raced ahead, establishing himself as Sri Lanka's lead spinner.
Mahela Jayawardene and Russel Arnold pose with the Test series trophy after Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan at the SSC in Colombo on August 18, 2014, to clinch the series 2-0. The Test match was Jayawardene's last before retirement.
Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara collide as they attempt to take a catch off Wahab Riaz during the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on August 18, 2014.
Behind the scenes photos from day two of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the SSC in Colombo on August 15, 2014. The Test match was Mahela Jayawardene's last Test match before retirement.
Mahela Jayawardene walks off for the last time in Test cricket after scoring a half-century against Pakistan on the fourth day's play of the second Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on August 17, 2014.
Rangana Herath acknowledges the applause from the crowd for his spell of 9-127, as he walks off the field at the end of Pakistan's first innings on the third day of the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on August 16, 2014.