The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) variety committee on Thursday, November 24, named a 16-member squad for the a few-match ODI series against Afghanistan.
The Dasun Shanaka-led team will take on Afghanistan in 3 ODIs at household from November 25 to 30. All 3 matches will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Aside from Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, and Lahiru Kumara are all element of the ODI squad.
Aggressive batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa was also named by the selectors in the 16-member squad. Having said that, SLC’s official release mentioned that the remaining-handed batter has requested a break from ODI cricket. Appropriately, the cricket board has decided to launch him from the squad.
Sri Lanka squad for ODIs vs Afghanistan
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Lahiru Kumara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (introduced).
Sri Lanka had a disappointing T20 World Cup marketing campaign in Australia. They began with a 55-run decline to Namibia in Geelong. Even though the Lankans recovered properly to get to the Super 12 stage, they could not make the semi-finals, bowing out with losses to Australia, New Zealand, and England.
Their marketing campaign was further more marred by the arrest of batter Danushka Gunathilaka about allegations of sexual assault.
Sri Lanka Cricket invites ICC to probe match-correcting allegations related to Check series versus Pakistan
In one more major advancement in Sri Lankan cricket, SLC has invited the Global Cricket Council (ICC) to probe match-repairing allegations with regard to the household Examination series in opposition to Pakistan in July.
A handful of months back, a member of parliament from the opposition, Nalin Bandara, had alleged match-repairing for the duration of the series in Galle that finished 1-1.
According to an AFP report, the SLC executive committee has asked for ICC anti-corruption main Alex Marshall to investigate the accusations. A statement from the board explained that SLC is dedicated to the game’s integrity and believes an ICC probe is “the accurate training course of action to choose in light of the new allegations.”
The two-match collection against Pakistan was played in Galle even as the host nation was battling a critical financial crisis. Immediately after dropping the 1st Examination, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 246 operates in the second to sq. the collection 1-1.