Sri Lanka have named a strong squad for the upcoming Asian Cup, which kicks off on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates.
The team will be led by their regular skipper Dasun Shanaka with Charith Asalanka as assistant. Sri Lanka will kick off their Asian Cup campaign against Afghanistan on the opening day of the tournament at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Binura Fernando and Kasun Rajitha, who were named to the original squad, will not tour due to injuries sustained during the 2022 SLC Invitational T20 League. Asitha Fernando and Pramod Madushan are the proposed replacements for the injured duo .
An uncapped 21-year-old left-hand tailor, Dilshan Madushanka, has found a place on the team. Another notable inclusion in the squad is Ashen Bandara, who last represented Sri Lanka in July 2021 in a T20I against India.
Also on the line are the experienced duo of Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva, and Jeffrey Vandersay, who all missed Sri Lanka’s last T20I series against Australia at home in June, which the visitors won by a 2-1 margin. back into the T20I mix.
Sri Lankan team: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal.
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