Kandy, Jan 13 (MNN) Sri Lanka Cricket has announced its squad led by Dasun Shanaka to play the ODI series against Zimbabwe, which will commence here on January 16.
Avishka Fernando, Kamil Mishara, and Janith Liyanage will not play in the series as they have tested coronavirus positive. Dhananjaya De Silva (Vice Captain) will not play as he is on paternity leave. Lahiru Kumara will not play as he has not fulfilled the ‘fitness standards’, as has Kalana Perera.
They will be replaced by Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, and Kamindu Mendis.
Squad: Dasun Shanaka – Captain, Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kamindu Mendis.
Standby players: Ashen Bandara, Pulina Tharanga, Nimesh Vimukthi, Ashian Daniel, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando
The squad was released subjected to the approval of Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa. The ODIs will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.