SL Squad Afghanistan Series: Sri Lanka announce squad for Afghanistan series with World Cup 2023 in sight
SL Squad Afghanistan Series: The Sri Lanka Cricket Committee has announced a 16-member squad for the first two ODIs of the upcoming…
SL Squad Afghanistan Series: The Sri Lanka Cricket Committee has announced a 16-member squad for the first two ODIs of the upcoming three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. Sri Lanka will host Afghanistan from June 2–7 in Hambantota. Follow Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Updates with InsideSport.IN
🚨 SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) May 30, 2023
Sri Lanka will continue to be led by Captain Dasun Shanaka, with Kusal Mendis as his deputy. However, there have been some notable changes to the squad since their last ODI series against New Zealand. Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has returned to the ODI squad, while Nuwanidu Fernando has been dropped. Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan, Sahan Arachchige, and Dimuth Wellalage have also been excluded from the squad.
IPL returnees Wanindu Hasaranga, Matheesha Pathirana, and Maheesh Theekshana are also in the squad. IPL 2023 winner Pathirana can also make his ODI debut after a successful outing in the premier T20 tournament.
SL Squad Afghanistan Series:
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (vc & wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana
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Afghanistan announced their squad earlier this month and will be led by Hashmatullah Shahidi instead of leg spinner and T20 phenomenon Rashid Khan.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhail (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujib ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi and Farid Ahmad Malik.
|2nd June 2023||1st ODI||MRICS, Hambantota|
|4th June 2023||2nd ODI||MRICS, Hambantota|
|7th June 2023||3rd ODI||MRICS, Hambantota|
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