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Sri Lanka Cricket name new white-ball captains for Zimbabwe series

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COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday, named wicketkeeper batter Kusal Mendis and star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga as the ODI and T20I captains respectively for the home white-ball series against Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka are scheduled to take Zimbabwe in a three-match each ODI and T20I series in January at the Rana Premadarsa Stadium.

The three-match series will kick start Sri Lanka’s preparations for this year’s T20 World Cup, scheduled to be co-hosted by the United States of America (USA) and the West Indies.

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The SLC further revealed that their selection committee, led by former cricket Upul Tharanga finalized preliminary ODI and T20I squads for the home series against Zimbabwe.

The final squads for both ODIs and T20Is will be selected from the preliminary list in due course.
Preliminary ODI squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Charith Asalanka (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sahan Arachchige, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Asitha Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Gunasekera.

Preliminary T20I squad: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Charith Asalanka (vc), Pathum Nissanaka, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Kusal Janith Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kamindu Mendis, Dunith Wellalage, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana.

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