New Sri Lanka captain: IND vs SL: Dasun Shanaka to be Sri Lankan captain against India in ODI and T20I series, Amazing! Signed first, therefore the command of the team will be handed over, this will be the sixth Sri Lankan captain in 4 years
Dasun Shanaka, New Sri Lankan captain: Just before the limited overs cricket series against India, there will be a big change in the Sri Lankan team. The team is going to get a new captain for the sixth time in four years.
Dasun Shanaka to be new Sri Lankan captain  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Big update from Sri Lankan team just before India-Sri Lanka series
- Sri Lankan cricket team will get new captain for the sixth time in four years
- Shanaka will get the benefit of signing first, the command of the team will be handed over
All-rounder Dasun Shanaka is set to replace Kusal Perera as the captain of Sri Lanka’s limited overs side ahead of the ODI and T20I series against India starting July 13.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to hand over the captaincy of the team to Shanaka, who was the first player to sign the contract.
This 29 year old cricketer is an aggressive batsman and fast bowler. He will be the sixth player to captain Sri Lanka in the last four years. Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Dimuth Karunaratne and Perera have captained Sri Lanka since early 2018.
Shanaka captained the three-match T20I series against Pakistan in 2019 in which his team had a clean sweep. Now he will be seen captaining against India. For the first time, the command of Team India will be in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan, that is, the captain of both the teams will be playing this role for the first time.
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