Dasun Shanaka leads the 15-member contingent
Though the ICC deadline for the naming of the World Cup squads was September 10, Sri Lanka Cricket has not formally named its squad. It’s understood that Sri Lanka’s sports activities minister has not but permitted the squad. Sri Lanka groups should be signed off by the minister, by regulation.
Rajapaksa’s inclusion, nonetheless, is down extra to perceived fame. A star batter on the varsity circuit over a decade in the past, Rajapaksa has an unremarkable home report. In seven T20 worldwide innings up to now, he has 140 runs at a strike fee of 130, although he did play one match-winning 77 off 45 towards Pakistan in 2019. His ODI returns have additionally been modest.
Kamindu, in the meantime, makes the staff on the again of a wonderful T20 invitational event, in addition to for his all-round skill. Although batting is his main talent, Kamindu can also be identified for his fielding, and might bowl finger spin with both arm.
Sri Lanka should play the qualifiers, the place they are going to face Namibia, Eire, and the Netherlands. They can even play two T20 internationals towards Oman within the strategy to the World Cup, on October 7 and 9.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (capt.), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Madushanka, Nuwan Pradeep
Reserves: Pulina Tharanga, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya
*This story was amended at 7:00 AM GMT, September 12, 2021 after the official squad was introduced.
Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @afidelf
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