Sri Lankan team for IND vs SL series| SRI LANKA vs INDIA: Sri Lankan squad announced for series against India, player’s return after 2 years, Sri Lanka vs India Lahiru Thirimanne returns as Sri Lanka squad announced
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- India tour of Sri Lanka – July 2021 – ODI and T20I series
- Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) announced 24-member Sri Lankan team
- Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne returns to Sri Lankan team
SRI LANKA vs INDIA: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday announced a 24-member squad for the limited overs series against India. For this series, the Sri Lankan board has also taken Lahiru Kumara in the team, who was running out for a long time. Lahiru Kumara played the last ODI in 2019 and the last T20 in March 2020.
According to a report in ‘Cricbuzz’, Sri Lanka Cricket has also picked up the uncapped Lahiru Udana, Shiran Fernando and Ishaan Jayaratne for the ODI and T20I series against India. The team also includes Dhananjay Laxman and Praveen Jayavikrama, who played in ODIs till now and both of them are set to make their T20 debuts in the series against India.
Dasun Shanaka has been made the captain and Dhananjay de Silva as the vice-captain for the series against India. Earlier, wicket-keeper batsman Kushal Perera was ruled out of the series due to injury while Binura Fernando, who is recovering from injury, has been picked for the T20 series.
The series between the two countries was extended for a few days after the cases of Corona came to light in the Sri Lankan team. Earlier this series was to be held from July 13, which will now start from July 18. The first match of the three-match ODI series between the two teams will be held on July 18. After the ODI series, the three-match T20 series will start from July 25. All matches between India and Sri Lanka will be held at Colombo’s R.K. It will be played at Premadasa Stadium.
Sri Lankan team is as follows
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Pathum Nisanka, Charith Asalanka, Vanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando (T20 only), Dushmantha Chamira, E Uddha Sandakan, Akila Dhananjay, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjay Laxman, Ishaan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayavikrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asheen Bandara and Minod Bhanuka.
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