Dananjaya among four changes in Sri Lanka World T20 squad

Published October 11, 2021
This file photo shows  Akila Dananjaya. — AFP/File
This file photo shows Akila Dananjaya. — AFP/File

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have added spinner Akila Dananjaya, batter Pathum Nissanka, and seamers Lahiru Kumara and Binura Fernando to their revised 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, the country’s cricket board said on Sunday.

The quartet replaced all-rounders Lahiru Madus­hanka and Kamindu Men­dis, spinner Praveen Jayaw­ic­krama and veteran fast bow­ler Nuwan Pradeep. Mad­ushanka missed out after fracturing his collarbone during the T20 International series against South Africa.

Middle-order batter Kusal Perera, who was a major doubt due to a hamstring injury, made the final cut.

Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, take on Namibia in their tournament opener in Abu Dhabi on Oct 18.

Revised squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.

Published in Dawn, October 11th, 2021

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