Sri Lanka announces ODI squad for Zimbabwe series

Dasun Shanka
Dasun Shanka to lead Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) selection committee has decided to include five new members to the national squad for the ODI series against Zimbabwe.

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Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kamidu Mendis, Asitha Fernando, and Vishva Fernando have been added to the squad.

From the Sri Lankan team, cricketers Avishka Fernando and Janith Liyanage had contracted COVID-19.

Fast bowlers Kalana Perera and Lahiru Kumara are unavailable for the series after failing the skinfolds test.

Kusal Mendis has been included after the SLC recently decided to lift the one year ban that was imposed on him.

Kamidu Mendis has been appointed to replace Dhananjay de Silva who has stepped down from the team due to personal reasons.

Newcomers Kamil Mishara, Nuwan Thushara, and Chamika Gunasekara have also been included in the squad.

ODI skipper Dasun Shanaka who recently recovered from COVID-19 will lead the 18- member team. Dushmantha Chameera is also available after recovering from Covid.

The three ODIs will be played at Pallekele on 16, 18 and 21 January.

Sri Lanka probable ODI Squad:

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Minod Bhanuka, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Vishwa Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekara, Asitha Fernando, Kamil Mishara

The below-given players will come into the squad in place of the aforementioned
players, who will not play in the series:

Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kamindu Mendis

The following players were named as standby players.

Ashen Bandara, Pulina Tharanga, Nimesh Vimukthi, Ashian Daniel, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando

The squad was released subjected to the approval of the Minister of Youth and
Sports Honorable Namal Rajapaksa.


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