January 19, 2022

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Sri Lanka announced their squad to face India ; Dasun Shanaka will lead the side

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Team India is all set to play couple of white ball series on the soil of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host team India for three match T20I series followed by three match ODI series. First ODI of this series will be played on 18th July after some covid-19 scares in Sri Lankan camp.

Major team India’s players likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah are currently in England, preparing for five match test series against England which is starting on 4th of August. While Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) announced their second string team for this white ball tour. Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzi Chahal have included in this squad.

After finding the staff members positive, Sri Lankan players moved in the isolation for two more days. They have to follow RT-PCR test for their covid-19 results. While. Sri Lanka cricket board have arranged one more team as back up squad which is currently in Dambulla. Sri Lankan cricket board stays with his original players. Kusal Perera is injured, Dasun Shanaka will lead Sri Lankan team against team India.

Sri Lanka’s squad to face India

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya De Silva (vc), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana

Binura Fernando is likely to play only T20I series. While Minod Banuka will replace Kusal Perera as Sri Lanka’s Wicket keeper. The uncapped batter from Sri Lanka Lahiru Udara got his maiden international call up while Ishan Jayaratne also got his maiden international call up.