Sri Lanka announce squad for South Africa ODI series
Sri Lanka have revealed a 17-man squad for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa and Lasith Malinga will continue as the skipper for island nation.
Sri Lanka are now on a full tour to South Africa to play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is. The visitors have started the tour on an awesome note after a heroic show from Kusal Perera in the Test series opener in a thriller game.
After completing the series in white clothes, Sri Lanka will play the ODI series. Ahead of the series, Sri Lankan Cricket Board has announced a 17-man squad which is to be led by the veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga.
Sri Lanka have made some bunch of changes in the squad. Left arm pacer Isuru Udana has been re-called into the squad after nearly seven years. Udana is joined in the ODI squad by fellow left-armer Vishwa Fernando who took eight wickets in Sri Lanka’s dramatic Test victory over South Africa in Durban.
Dinesh Chandimal who has been left out of the Test series due to poor form, is been left out of the ODI series as the board feels he needs to spend more time in the domestic circuit.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Asela Gunaratne, Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera and Sadeera Samarickrama – all of whom were part of the New Zealand series have been left out while fast bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara miss out due to injuries.
Meanwhile, Chamika Karunaratne has been ruled out of the second Test with an injury and has been replaced in the squad by Asitha Fernando.
Sri Lanka ODI Squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (vc), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Angelo Perera, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Isuru Udana, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan