Saturday, Sep 18, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

BAN Vs SL: Kusal Perera Appointed Sri Lanka ODI Captain; Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews Dropped

Sri Lanka are scheduled to leave for Bangladesh on May 16 for the three-match ODI series, then will host India in July

BAN Vs SL: Kusal Perera Appointed Sri Lanka ODI Captain; Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews Dropped
Kusal Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 T20Is, takes over the reins from Dimuth Karunaratne. | File Photo
BAN Vs SL: Kusal Perera Appointed Sri Lanka ODI Captain; Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews Dropped
outlookindia.com
2021-05-12T14:36:27+05:30

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka's ODI captain with Kusal Mendis as his deputy for the away series against Bangladesh this month. (More Cricket News)

Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 T20Is, takes over the reins from Dimuth Karunaratne.

Karunaratne, along with senior all-rounder Angelo Mathews, top-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal, have been dropped from the squad by the Cricket Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

READ: India To Tour Sri Lanka In July

Instead, the squad includes several new faces.

Pacer Chamika Karunaratne and batsman Shiran Fernando have earned their maiden limited-overs call up, while speedster Binura Fernando, who has played a couple of T20Is, was also named in the side.

The team is scheduled to leave for Bangladesh on May 16 for the three-match ODI series to be played in Dhaka on May 23, 25 and 28.

Sri Lanka will then host India for a limited overs series in July.

Squad:

Kusal Perera (capt), Kusal Mendis (vice-capt), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Niroshan Dickwella, Dushmantha Chameera, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando.

(With PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

PM's Birthday Gift: 1 Crore Vaccinations In A Day As Health Ministry Pushes For New Record

PM's Birthday Gift: 1 Crore Vaccinations In A Day As Health Ministry Pushes For New Record

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the country will all make a new record of COVID-19 vaccination, which will be a birthday gift to PM Narendra Modi.

Nitin Gadkari Claims He Makes Rs 4 Lakh Every Month From YouTube For His Lecture Videos

Nitin Gadkari Claims He Makes Rs 4 Lakh Every Month From YouTube For His Lecture Videos

The Union Minister claims he became a chef and started cooking at home and has delivered more than 950 lectures online.

Return Of Campus Life As Colleges Reopen After Long Pandemic Shutdown

Return Of Campus Life As Colleges Reopen After Long Pandemic Shutdown

After befriending gadgets for attending online classes students finally are back to real books and real conversations. Read more education stories in our latest issue.

J&K Asks Govt Employees To Submit Reports On Their Family And Associates

J&K Asks Govt Employees To Submit Reports On Their Family And Associates

Government employees in J&K have been warned of action in case they fail to submit detailed reports on their relatives, persons sharing residential space with 'hostile' links.

Advertisement