Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera go back as Sri Lanka announce T20I & ODI squads for New Zealand sequence
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Friday, introduced their males’s squads for the impending limited-overs sequence towards New Zealand. The white-ball leg options 3 ODIs and as many T20Is, beginning Saturday (March 25) at Eden Park in Auckland.
Retaining the following ODI Global Cup in thoughts, the choice committee has incorporated veteran batter Angelo Mathews, who closing performed a 50-over global fixture in March 2021. In a similar way, Kusal Perera has additionally been named within the T20I outfit, having closing performed a event in November 2021.
The likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Jeffrey Vandersay and Nuwan Thushara have neglected out from the squad. Likewise, Dushmantha Chameera has been dominated out of the New Zealand excursion. The 31-year-old just lately underwent ankle surgical procedure and hasn’t recovered utterly. Rookie pacer Matheesha Pathirana might be his alternative for the ODIs, whilst Pramod Madushan will fill within the T20I setup.
“The bowler will be unable to excursion, as he’s nonetheless present process his structured return-to-play program, part of his rehabilitation program, following his left ankle surgical procedure,” mentioned SLC in an reputable commentary.
Significantly, the vacationers are recently locking horns with Black Caps within the Check sequence, the place New Zealand received the 2-match sequence opener at the closing ball.
T20I squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Janith Perera, Lasith Croospulle, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana, Pramod Madushan.
ODI squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Sahan Arachchige, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana.