Opener Dimuth Karunaratne will as soon as once more captain the Sri Lanka crew throughout their two-match Check collection in opposition to Bangladesh later this month. Selectors named an 18-player squad for the essential red-ball collection on Wednesday, with a number of key gamers lacking as Sri Lanka chase essential World Check Championship factors. SL batter Roshen Silva has opted out of the Bangladesh tour, with former skipper Angelo Mathews and right-hander Dhananjaya De Silva requested to assist Karunaratne on the prime of the Sri Lanka order.
Karunaratne is presently ranked sixth on the MRF Tyres Males’s ICC Check Batting Rankings and he will likely be anticipated to offer loads of runs and expertise to a Sri Lanka facet that’s getting into a vital interval within the World Check Championship with a house collection in opposition to Australia to observe the matches in Bangladesh.
With Suranga Lakmal retired, Lahiru Kumara on the outer and Dushmantha Chameera concentrating on white-ball cricket, Sri Lanka’s seam assault is more likely to be led by left-arm Vishwa Fernando.
The opposite seamers included within the squad are Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne and uncapped Dilshan Madushanka, with Mathews anticipated to offer loads of help.
Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya will lead Sri Lanka’s spin assault, with Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama different choices that Karunaratne could have at his disposal.
The 2-Check collection commences in Chittagong on Could 15, with the collection then shifting to Dhaka for the second and ultimate Check on Could 23.
Sri Lanka presently sits in fifth place on the World Check Championship standings, having received two Check matches and drawn one other two in the course of the 2021-23 interval.
Bangladesh have received only one Check throughout that very same interval and are within the eighth place and presently solely sitting forward of England.
Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kamil Mishara, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Suminda Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya.
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