Malinga to lead Sri Lanka in T20Is against New Zealand

Sports Desk
24 August 2019, Sat
Published: 04:51

Malinga to lead Sri Lanka in T20Is against New Zealand

Sri Lankan Fast bowler Lasith Malinga recently retired from ODI cricket, he will lead Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, beginning on 1 September at Pallekele in Sri lanka.

Niroshan Dickwella, wicket-keeper batsman, has been named as Malinga's deputy in the 15-member squad for the home series. 

Sri Lanka last played a T20I series against South Africa in March this year, when they lost each of their three matches.

Senior all-rounder Thisara Perera is the most notable absentee from the 15-member contingent. All-rounders Angelo Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva and Priyamal Perera, wicket-keeper batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama and bowlers Suranga Lakmal, Jefferey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando and Kamindu Mendis, all of whom had toured South Africa, have been sidelined.

Visitors New Zealand will play a T20 practice match against a Sri Lanka Board President's XI, followed by the first T20 international. 

Name of Sri Lankan Full squad- Lasith Malinga (c), Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka

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