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Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs
Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga rested – Sri Lanka’s squad will see a massive overhaul for the Zimbabwe series with multiple players unavilable. Wanindu Hasaranga has been rested while Avishka Fernando has been ruled out due to Covid-19. In their place, three cricketers have received maiden call-up. Among the missing players, Dhananjaya de […]

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga rested – Sri Lanka’s squad will see a massive overhaul for the Zimbabwe series with multiple players unavilable. Wanindu Hasaranga has been rested while Avishka Fernando has been ruled out due to Covid-19. In their place, three cricketers have received maiden call-up.

Among the missing players, Dhananjaya de Silva will be unavailable as he is on paternity leave while Lahiru Kumara and Kalana Perera have been ruled out due to failed fitness test. However, Kusal Mendis, who was suspended for breaching Covid bio-bubble during England tour, has returned to the squad. SLC recently lifted the suspension.

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs

Sri Lanka will play three ODIs as part of ICC ODI Super League from January 16. The second and third ODIs will be played on 18 and 21. All matches will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs
Kusal Mendis returns to squad after serving suspension

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs

Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kamindu Mendis.

Standby players: Ashen Bandara, Pulina Tharanga, Nimesh Vimukthi, Ashian Daniel, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando have been named as standby players.

Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka: Hasaranga rested, Avishka Fernando ruled out due to Covid as three players get maiden call-up for Zimbabwe ODIs

Missing players:

Avishka Fernando: He will not play in the series, as he has tested Positive for Covid-19
Dhananjaya De Silva: Vice Captain – He will not play as he is on Paternity Leave
Lahiru Kumara: He will not play as he has not fulfilled the ‘fitness standards’
Janith Liyanage: He will not play in the series, as he has tested Positive for Covid-19
Kalana Perera: He will not play as he has not fulfilled the ‘fitness standards’
Kamil Mishara: He will not play in the series, as he has tested Positive for Covid-19

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