Pathirana receives maiden call-up as Sri Lanka reveal squad for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) unveiled an 18-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, scheduled to commence on August 27 in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Following his amazing run in the domestic circuit and in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), young Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana has received a maiden call-up to the national squad for the Asia Cup 2022.

Experienced all-rounder Dasun Shanaka will be leading the Sri Lankan side in the multi-national event. Whereas, most of the names were retained from their previous series against Australia in June.


Sri Lanka will start their Asia Cup 2022 campaign against Afghanistan on August 27 in the curtain-raiser. Whereas, the anticipated clash of the tournament between arch-rivals Pakistan and India will take place on August 28.

Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have already announced their squads for the continental event, while Afghanistan are yet to name their contingent.

Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhanushaka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanindu Fernando.

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