Sri Lanka have confirmed their 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.
The squad will be led by all-rounder Dasun Shanaka as the team begin their campaign on 18 October against Namibia in Abu Dhabi.
Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Pulina Tharanga and Binura Fernando have been demoted to reserves, while Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis and Minod Bhanuka, who was keeping the wickets in Kusal Perera’s absence, have been left out.
21-year-old off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who made his T20I debut in the first match against South Africa, has been included. Praveen Jayawickrema is the only uncapped member in the squad.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lahiru Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana.
Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Pulina Tharanga.
18 Oct – v NAM
20 Oct – v IRE
22 Oct – v NED